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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,170 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Frederick Marryat Narrator: Glen McCready Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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The Children of the New Forest is Captain Marryat's classic children's adventure story.

The four Beverley children find themselves orphaned when their father is killed by Cromwell's army at the outset of the English Civil War. The book follows their experiences as they are forced to abandon their aristocratic title and go into hiding in the New Forest.

Read superbly by Glen McCready, this new abridgement is aimed at 7-12 year olds. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 2/13/2014

    " A rich and wonderful look at the English Civil War from the perspective of four orphaned children who were forced into hiding during the search for Charles I. The children's survival in the woods, their ingenuity and adaptation as well as their quiet acceptance of their new circumstances made for a terrific story. But as the book progressed and the children aged the intrigue, adventure, peril, romance and politics were equally terrific. We all thoroughly enjoyed this tale from start to finish! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 2/11/2014

    " I never knew I could learn so much about history and husbandry when reading a children's book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 1/24/2014

    " I love this book....I can just picture myself in the Forest, hiding from the Roundheads! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Joseph | 1/18/2014

    " I enjoyed every page of this classic story though I felt that I am slightly old for this kind of story :)But definitely a good read...And I can envision myself reading this again few years down the lane... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen B | 12/31/2013

    " This is such a classic book for adults and children alike. I loved the escapist element. A perfect summer read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tabitha | 12/10/2013

    " I love this book, which I read last year coz it makes us feel that we're therem there with Edward, Humphrey, Alice and Edith. It makes us feel as if we've time travelled, and that we're invisible spies, looking inside the lives of the Beverley children "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria M. Elmvang | 11/11/2013

    " This was one of the first classics I ever read by myself. I remember rereading it at age 11 so I can't have been more than 9-10 when I read it first. It's a classic in the true sense as it easily stands the test of time, and I enjoyed it just as much this time as I remembered doing back then. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin Cox | 7/6/2013

    " I'm going to honest--I think I mostly like this book because of the premise: Four kids lose their parents and have to take care of themselves in an old house in the forest. And as my sibling will tell you, this was always my favorite playtime premise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 4/5/2013

    " I loved this book when I read it as a child. It was one my brother had and so I was probably eleven or so when I first read it. This edition is generous with illustrations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 9/10/2012

    " A volunteer at the Library recommended this book to me and I really enjoyed it. It was fun to see how the children learned to take care of themselves and I learned a little about the time of Cromwell. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kathryn | 8/28/2012

    " I really had high hopes for this, but found it really slow! The kids were too perfect and not a lot actually happened. I wasn't in the mood to read about all their farming improvements. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kendra Fletcher | 5/26/2011

    " History Year Three. Reformation from the view of Catholic siblings. Great food for thought from our Protestant perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Lou | 9/12/2010

    " Reading this with David for winter term. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 rudilin blanco | 7/24/2010

    " excellent story. powerful characters that mirrors exactly the turbulent times of the book's period. a very excellent work of fiction. ;D "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Snoozie Suzie | 11/12/2009

    " Please see my comments "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 10/28/2009

    " If CS Lewis says he wasn't inspired by this story to write the Chronicles of Narnia, he's lying. And Marryat even kept the drama in real-life England -- Cromwell, King Charles, and all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 8/14/2009

    " This is such a classic book for adults and children alike. I loved the escapist element. A perfect summer read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tabitha | 9/6/2008

    " I love this book, which I read last year coz it makes us feel that we're therem there with Edward, Humphrey, Alice and Edith. It makes us feel as if we've time travelled, and that we're invisible spies, looking inside the lives of the Beverley children "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 12/22/2007

    " I love this book....I can just picture myself in the Forest, hiding from the Roundheads! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 rudilin | 10/17/2007

    " excellent story. powerful characters that mirrors exactly the turbulent times of the book's period. a very excellent work of fiction. ;D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 7/23/2007

    " I'm going to honest--I think I mostly like this book because of the premise: Four kids lose their parents and have to take care of themselves in an old house in the forest. And as my sibling will tell you, this was always my favorite playtime premise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kiwiria | 7/3/2007

    " This was one of the first classics I ever read by myself. I remember rereading it at age 11 so I can't have been more than 9-10 when I read it first. It's a classic in the true sense as it easily stands the test of time, and I enjoyed it just as much this time as I remembered doing back then. "

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About the Author
Author Frederick Marryat

Captain Frederick Marryat (1792–1848) served in the Royal Navy for over twenty years, participating in the Battle of Aix Roads and the War of 1812. When he turned his pen to naval life, he became the preeminent chronicler of British naval seamen in the great age of Nelson. His many novels were admired by such authors as Conrad, Hemingway, Thackeray, Coleridge, and Washington Irving.

About the Narrator

Glen McCready is a professional actor with extensive West End experience in the theater and musical theater, as well as in films and television.