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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (49 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philippa Pearce Narrator: Gerard Doyle Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2005 ISBN:
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One day old Mr. Franklin asks Bet to go out to the field and read aloud from a book about earthworms. Why? Who is listening? Soon, Bet becomes the most trusted friend of her listener, who turns out to be a bewitched mole.

At first she and the mole simply sit together in their field, reading, talking, sharing hopes and fears. But soon Bet is helping the Little Gentleman unravel his long and legendary past, a past that includes the death of a king and a pouch of magic herbs. Bet begins to believe the mole's powers are stronger than he knows. She thinks he can even shift her size and take her exploring in his tunnels if he tries. Nothing is impossible. When the mole finally reveals his deepest wish, Bet knows she can help him.

But will it change everything?

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 11/5/2012

    " A lovely book with a surprising inspiration from British history. I enjoyed it a lot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl in CC NV | 7/22/2012

    " With an old-fashioned flavor, and shades of Kate DiCamillo, this is a rich fable for all ages. I especially liked the bit where Bet realizes just how 'other' moles are to humans, and vice versa. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 11/22/2011

    " A very interesting book about a talking mole who became extra special when a spell was cast on him. I liked the characters and the relationships created by the author were very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cupcake Girl | 9/18/2011

    " This is a very calm read, nothing too dangerous or scary. But that dosen't mean that it's not brilliant! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/15/2011

    " This book has a very old-fashioned charm about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 5/30/2010

    " One of my favorite favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget R. Wilson | 8/22/2009

    " Interesting book that uses and old legend about William III of England as its basis. The little Gentleman is a talking immortal mole. A fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 7/31/2009

    " A rather strange book, but interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Belynda Smith | 7/28/2009

    " Pearce skilfully weaves history with a story about friendship and sacrifice. Large text and short chapters shouldn't fool you, this is a challenging read for 10+ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 7/11/2009

    " A rather strange book, but interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget R. | 4/4/2008

    " Interesting book that uses and old legend about William III of England as its basis. The little Gentleman is a talking immortal mole. A fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Belynda | 8/30/2007

    " Pearce skilfully weaves history with a story about friendship and sacrifice. Large text and short chapters shouldn't fool you, this is a challenging read for 10+ "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/4/2007

    " This book has a very old-fashioned charm about it. "

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About the Narrator

Gerard Doyle was born of Irish parents and raised in Hertfordshire, England. In Great Britain he has enjoyed an extensive career in both television and repertory theater and toured nationally and internationally with the English Shakespeare Company. He has appeared in London’s West End in the gritty musical The Hired Man. In America he has appeared on Broadway in The Weir and on television in New York Undercover and Law & Order. A seasoned narrator of audiobooks, he has been awarded eleven AudioFile Earphones Awards and in 2006 won the prestigious Audie Award for his reading of Blackstone’s recording of The Dead Yard by Adrian McKinty. He lives with his wife and two children in Sag Harbor, New York.