Across The Years

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(4.3 stars; 55 reviews)

These 18 wonderful short stories by Eleanor H. Porter, the author of Pollyanna, deal with those marvelous and maddeningly frustrating creatures: human beings. As always, Porter describes real people with sensitivity and an insight into all of their variety that makes you say "I knew someone just like that". She is able to capture the faded, but not quite extinguished, dreams of the elderly and the bright hopes of youth. The theme of this collection is how we humans deal with life and love throughout our lives, "Across the Years", no matter where we are or what era we live in. (Summary by phil chenevert) (6 hr 8 min)


01 - When Father and Mother Rebelled 28:10 Read by kandice stehlik
02 - Jupiter Ann 7:10 Read by Julia Niedermaier
03 - The Axminster Path 24:22 Read by kandice stehlik
04 - Phineas and the Motor Car 21:33 Read by Patti Cunningham
05 - The Most Wonderful Woman 23:28 Read by Inah Derby
06 - The Price of a Pair of Shoes 25:29 Read by Gabriela Cowan
07 - The Long Road 22:10 Read by Carolyne
08 - A Couple of Capitalists 21:54 Read by Tara Dow
09 - In the Footsteps of Katy 21:22 Read by Betsie Bush
10 - The Bridge Across the Years 19:19 Read by Inah Derby
11 - For Jimmy 20:22 Read by Inah Derby
12 - A Summons Home 16:21 Read by Alex Lau
13 - The Black Silk Gowns 11:18 Read by Alex Lau
14 - A Belated Honeymoon 23:31 Read by Inah Derby
15 - When Aunt Abby Waked Up 20:09 Read by Inah Derby
16 - Wristers for Three 18:06 Read by Inah Derby
17 - The Giving Thanks of Cyrus and Huldah 16:05 Read by Betsie Bush
18 - A New England Idol 27:43 Read by Inah Derby



(2 stars)

after falling in love with this author this book was depressing and a big dissapointment. seemed like all the stories were tragic parents neglected or aged couples in the depths of despair. most of the readers were hard to understand and I am very lenient about readers! I much prefer her other books!

(1 stars)

Very poorly read—most are unintelligible. I have loved this author but was so disappointed with this recording.

(5 stars)

Wonderful stories !! Enjoyed them very much. Good readers. Thank you !

(5 stars)

Very good story. Lots of good lessons and life's principles here.

good book and well-read

(5 stars)

Good book and well-read

(5 stars)

I like the lessons of respect to the elderly in this book. I hope it made people consider their parents more.

Stories to lighten your soul

(5 stars)

Almost like Aesop fables. Morale and manners. But, not in your face.

(4 stars)

A good book... Some readers are hard to understand. But the stories are very interesting!