Eben Holden - A Tale of the North Country


Read by Roger Melin

(4.6 stars; 67 reviews)

Eben Holden - A Tale of the North Country. Having lost both parents and his home in northern Vermont, orphan Willie Brower is taken in by Eben Holden, "Uncle Eb" who transports him westward to save him from being sent to an orphanage. Through the Adirondacks and into the St. Lawrence valley they travel. Eben is kind, happy, and loves to tell stories to the youngster, many of which were to shape the life and ideals of Willie during his life.

This story follows Willie as a young orphan, later as a journalist, and finally as a soldier who enlists in the army at the outset of the American Civil War. The book was immensely popular when it was published in 1900 and the years to follow, as the characters were all drawn from people who the author had known himself. (Summary by Roger Melin) (10 hr 19 min)

Chapters

01 - Chapter 1 16:31 Read by Roger Melin
02 - Chapter 2 18:41 Read by Roger Melin
03 - Chapter 3 28:22 Read by Roger Melin
04 - Chapter 4 31:04 Read by Roger Melin
05 - Chapter 5 9:32 Read by Roger Melin
06 - Chapter 6 8:48 Read by Roger Melin
07 - Chapter 7 22:55 Read by Roger Melin
08 - Chapter 8 18:22 Read by Roger Melin
09 - Chapter 9 13:51 Read by Roger Melin
10 - Chapter 10 16:53 Read by Roger Melin
11 - Chapter 11 3:52 Read by Roger Melin
12 - Chapter 12 16:15 Read by Roger Melin
13 - Chapter 13 21:40 Read by Roger Melin
14 - Chapter 14 9:52 Read by Roger Melin
15 - Chapter 15 7:41 Read by Roger Melin
16 - Chapter 16 20:34 Read by Roger Melin
17 - Chapter 17 14:38 Read by Roger Melin
18 - Chapter 18 12:12 Read by Roger Melin
19 - Chapter 19 12:36 Read by Roger Melin
20 - Chapter 20 6:55 Read by Roger Melin
21 - Chapter 21 10:34 Read by Roger Melin
22 - Chapter 22 12:53 Read by Roger Melin
23 - Chapter 23 10:40 Read by Roger Melin
24 - Chapter 24 9:21 Read by Roger Melin
25 - Chapter 25 5:39 Read by Roger Melin
26 - Chapter 26 12:41 Read by Roger Melin
27 - Chapter 27 8:15 Read by Roger Melin
28 - Chapter 28 15:56 Read by Roger Melin
29 - Chapter 29 15:24 Read by Roger Melin
30 - Chapter 30 12:06 Read by Roger Melin
31 - Chapter 31 13:56 Read by Roger Melin
32 - Chapter 32 9:24 Read by Roger Melin
33 - Chapter 33 9:00 Read by Roger Melin
34 - Chapter 34 12:45 Read by Roger Melin
35 - Chapter 35 13:07 Read by Roger Melin
36 - Chapter 36 13:00 Read by Roger Melin
37 - Chapter 37 6:21 Read by Roger Melin
38 - Chapter 38 15:00 Read by Roger Melin
39 - Chapter 39 31:00 Read by Roger Melin
40 - Chapter 40 28:40 Read by Roger Melin
41 - Chapter 41 3:09 Read by Roger Melin
42 - Chapter 42 7:37 Read by Roger Melin
43 - Chapter 43 15:38 Read by Roger Melin
44 - Chapter 44 10:37 Read by Roger Melin
45 - Chapter 45 5:31 Read by Roger Melin

Reviews

Very good book and superb reader.


(4 stars)

Eben Holden is one of those stories that starts out slowly and gradually builds up momentum. Folksy in the best sense of the word, it has moments of sorrow, joy laughter and wistfulness, much like real life. Roger Malin is an expert, gifted reader who narrates this book with just the right amount of understated emotion to let the story unfold in the listener's mind.

Great reading of a classic American tale


(5 stars)

I second the previous reviews. Roger does a great job with this book. The tale is classic Americana and tells of a young man coming of age in the 1840s and 1850s. All the hopes and dreams and angst and disappointment really caught me up in the story.

SERENDIPITY


(5 stars)

A wonderful reading of a master diarist. How sad that so many people never experience good times as trailblazers. The "good ol' days" may never have been so good as we remember, but we are fortunate to believe that they were.


(5 stars)

A really good book to listen to. Roger Melin is such an excellent reader that it makes the story more interesting to listen to and it's hard to stop at any spot in the story.

Good Simple Story


(4 stars)

Roger Melin is my favorite reader. This book reminds me of the writing of Wendell Berry, so if you are a fan of his, I think you will like this book.


(5 stars)

fabulous book and very well read. old timey but not meaningless. In fact lessons demonstrated are lessons pertinent to today

excellent reader and story


(5 stars)

awesome book! I love the combo of the reader and author!


(5 stars)

Great book and as always Roger Melin is a GREAT orator.