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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (700 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Wittig Albert Narrator: Virginia Leishman Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter Release Date: February 2007 ISBN: 9781440744099
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Miss Potter’s new hometown of Holly How is having its share of troubles, and three children, favorites of Beatrix, are counting on the help of the fairies of Cuckoo Brow Wood. Now, with her signature tact, Beatrix must work with her friends—human and animal—to set things right.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Enchanting…a delight from start to finish.” Publishers Weekly

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ishki | 2/19/2014

    " What a wonderful to spend a day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 2/17/2014

    " The third in the Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, The Tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood is not quite as good as the first two books but is still worth reading; it is a charming and fun, quiet, cozy read. I am continuing with the rest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marci | 1/6/2014

    " This book is the first in the series that I read, and then I got all the rest and read them too. It really takes me back to my summers in the Lake District and makes me very homesick! I love the series. I think Ms. Albert got all the details just right. It's charming without being silly. It's well written. It's interesting. The blend of fictional and historical characters is virtually seamless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah | 1/3/2014

    " This book has a bit of the fairy tale element to it, but it has also been found that Beatrix Potter believed in fairies and woodland creatures. Again, another cute story to add to this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 12/29/2013

    " Truly enjoyable whimsy & mystery rolled into one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorothy | 12/21/2013

    " I was reading this series out of order. I like reading a series in order, but I finally got to read the first one this year (2009). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Francey | 12/21/2013

    " Rats, cats, fairies, and a lady with amysterious past. Is she a witch, or just out to cause trouble in the Land between the Lakes? Beatrix discovers all the answers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 12/14/2013

    " As good as the first if not better, this reminds me so much of Tolkien's Hobbit style, not the subject matter but this terrific cozy mystery is very appropriate to all ages. If you read to your children this would make an excellent choice, it'll keep you as interested in the storyline as the kids will be by the talking animals.My only problem is that I read this out of order, it seems that Fantastic Fiction listed this out of order it is really the third book in the series, The Tale of Cuckoo Brow Wood (2005) is in fact the 2nd. Now having obtained that from my local library I'll read that one next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 12/12/2013

    " I am enjoying these cozy English country tales. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 10/26/2013

    " This is the third in the series about Beatrix Potter. It is very like the others in the series, but cute. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianna | 9/28/2013

    " A cute story continuing the Cottage Tales series. These books are light, easy reads without being sappy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vickie | 9/7/2013

    " I do love this gentle cozy series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 6/25/2013

    " To me this third book was the most charming of the series so far. Entertaining as the problems of the people and the animals intertwine. The coziest of cozies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 6/13/2013

    " A sweet story, set in a tiny English village in 1907, with Beatrix Potter and other nice people, talking animals, and a mystery or two. Just lovely! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 6/5/2013

    " Third book in the series. Just as good as the previous two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 4/25/2013

    " I really enjoy these Beatrix Potter mysteries. The author weaves in the lives of the animals around Beatrix, showing how they are an inspiration to her for her children's books. The mystery is not about murder (a plus) but is about other sorts of crime. Very fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kimberly Taylor | 8/12/2012

    " I did not care for this one as much as the first two, by a long shot! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alysnyder Snyder | 3/14/2012

    " Just the thing for some light escapism- A whole little world full of eccentric yet relatable characters with a bit of a mystery and a lot of warmth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eddy Allen | 2/17/2012

    " Miss Potter's new hometown of Holly How is having its share of troubles, and three children, favorites of Beatrix, are counting on the help of the fairies of Cuckoo Brow Wood. Now, with her signature tact, Beatrix must work with her friends-human and animal-to set things right. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carah | 2/14/2012

    " Thoroughly enjoying this series. Lighthearted, set in the Lake District (gorgeous!!) and with Beatrix Potter as the heroine. Good stuff. And you don't have to read the stories in order, even though there are references to the other mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/16/2012

    " oh dear how i love these little beatrix potter mysteries. they are so charming, such gentle reads, really lovely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 11/23/2011

    " Each of the books in the series have been really good so I intend to read the others and those she has written in a second series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 8/30/2011

    " Did I figure it out? Yep. did I care? nope. brings Potter's lifestyle to life and includes an interesting "case" for her to figure out, all which living in Regency times and in a small town life. Excellently well written, and surprisingly historically correct, all while being an enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jakenv | 8/4/2011

    " Another one of authors good reads. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 3/12/2011

    " I have to admit, I picked this (and it's companion novel) because I really love the China Bayles novels and I loved Beatrix Potter as a child. However, I just could not get into this series and doubt I will continue with it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dalepat | 12/17/2010

    " Each of the books in the series have been really good so I intend to read the others and those she has written in a second series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carah | 11/9/2010

    " Thoroughly enjoying this series. Lighthearted, set in the Lake District (gorgeous!!) and with Beatrix Potter as the heroine. Good stuff. And you don't have to read the stories in order, even though there are references to the other mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vickie | 7/22/2010

    " I do love this gentle cozy series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 6/9/2010

    " Loved this little gem! Looking forward to reading more of the series. Pure English whimsy with a bit of mystery ~ "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 1/14/2010

    " Third book in the series. Just as good as the previous two. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie | 1/4/2010

    " Charming continuation of Beatrix Potter's life...fiction based on some actual events. I love the way that Susan Wittig Albert writes for both humans and animals and the mysterious events that happen in both worlds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 11/17/2009

    " I like this series and am ready to read the next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 9/25/2009

    " I loved this charming little boo with Beatrix Potter's character growing with each book and Rascal the Jack Russell Terrior and "Custard's last stand". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alysnyder | 9/13/2009

    " Just the thing for some light escapism- A whole little world full of eccentric yet relatable characters with a bit of a mystery and a lot of warmth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marissa | 7/5/2009

    " Fun read. If you are a fan of Beatrix Potter these books are delightful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorothy | 3/7/2009

    " I was reading this series out of order. I like reading a series in order, but I finally got to read the first one this year (2009). "

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About the Author
Author Susan Wittig Albert

Susan Wittig Albert is the author of the acclaimed China Bayles mysteries. The first book in the series, Thyme of Death, was nominated for both an Agatha Award and an Anthony Award for Best First novel. Throughout her career, Wittig has written over sixty novels. She cowrote the Robin Paige Victorian Mysteries with her husband, Bill Albert, and wrote a number of Nancy Drew novels under the pen name Carolyn Keene.  She has also written a number of nonfiction works and a memoir entitled Together, Alone: A Memoir of Marriage and Place. Before becoming a full-time novelist, Wittig worked as a university English professor. She lives in Texas.

About the Narrator

Virginia Leishman successfully revived The Railway Children and other titles by E. Nesbit. She parses phrases carefully for nuance, and flavors dialogue with personality and spontaneity, as exemplified in her rendition of A. S. Byatt’s Possession.