Daddy-Long-Legs


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(4.8 stars; 196 reviews)

Daddy-Long-Legs is a 1912 novel by an American writer Jean Webster, written in the form of letters. It follows the protagonist, a young girl named Jerusha “Judy” Abbott, through her college years. She writes the letters to her benefactor, a rich man whom she has never seen.
(Summary from Wikipedia) (3 hr 37 min)

Chapters

Part 01 13:23 Read by Betsie Bush
Part 02 23:46 Read by Betsie Bush
Part 03 31:51 Read by Betsie Bush
Part 04 12:05 Read by Betsie Bush
Part 05 34:32 Read by Kymm Zuckert
Part 06 27:15 Read by Alys AtteWater
Part 07 35:33 Read by Alys AtteWater
Part 08 19:20 Read by Kymm Zuckert
Part 09 19:52 Read by Kymm Zuckert

Reviews

wonderful book and reader


(5 stars)

This is my favorite reading of the book. Betsy does a fantastic job! Wish she had finished it. She has a very unique and lively reading voice that draws you in. The story is one of my favorites. I think I have listened to it a dozen times or more and never get tired of it. Good job!

Nice.


(5 stars)

I really enjoyed listening to this book.... likely enjoyable for both genders and all ages, but I recommend it for female young adults. Lovely explanation of college life, and as I love surprise endings, this was fun to listen to. Overall, a fantastic book.

I laughed, i ached, I reflected


(5 stars)

Such a delightful book. It is full of heartwarming and comical moments all while allowing you to see through the eyes of a blossoming orphan. I will read this again and again!


(5 stars)

It was so heart-warming that after I finished the "fairytale", I had to go back and listen to part of it again, in case I had missed any details. It gave me a happy feeling. EVERY ONE OF THE READERS DID AN EXCELLENT JOB of expressing the whimsical enthusiasm of a young woman to whom everything is new.

GREAT!


(5 stars)

It was really truly lovely! I liked Betsey's reading the most.

Not enjoyable for me


(1.5 stars)

I didn't care for the worldly nature of the main character. The more educated she became the less I liked her. She becomes a socialist, a feminist, she feels enlightened to learn 'we come from monkeys and the Garden of Eden was a myth' Despite attending church weekly she speaks of the ignorance of the religious multiple times. I found her ranting childish and annoying. Her rants reminded me of my least favorite qualities of Anne Shirley without any of her redeeming qualities. Anne grows and matures but Jerusha never matures. I also found the main plot twist obvious from the very beginning and frankly disturbing.

A Fine Time


(5 stars)

Perhaps it’s wrong to seek refuge from our cultural suicide in novels from before the disastrous “War to End All Wars.” Many things have improved; Jean Webster and her family fought for racial equality, women’s rights, and other essential causes. But they also believed as few now do in the promise of America, a promise that was fulfilled for millions who embraced life’s challenges with the humor, hunger for knowledge and hard work of Judy. Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful and Inspiring


(5 stars)

What a charming book this is! I enjoyed every minute. The writing is beautiful and witty. All of the readers did a good job and many of their performances added to the whimsy of the story. Fans of the Anne of Green Gables series will enjoy this book. I highly recommend.