Ruth Fielding of the Red Mill

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(4.3 stars; 21 reviews)

Brave, adventurous and loyal, recently-orphaned Ruth Fielding is sent to live with her estranged Uncle Jabez at the Red Mill in Cheslow, New York. A new town means making new friends, and the teenage Ruth quickly befriends the children of a wealthy merchant. But as the relationship between her and her uncle becomes strained and she attempts to become friends with a very disagreeable girl, will Ruth's cheery disposition be enough to get her through?

This is the first of the Ruth Fielding series, with follows Ruth and her friends from adolescence into early adulthood. (Summary by Charlotte Duckett) (4 hr 53 min)


01 - The Red Flame in the Night 10:18 Read by Sonali Punja
02 - Reno 8:26 Read by Sonali Punja
03 - What Has Happened? 10:22 Read by Sonali Punja
04 - The Gate of the Green Eyes 10:34 Read by Sonali Punja
05 - The Girl in the Automobile 19:07 Read by Sonali Punja
06 - The Red Mill 12:26 Read by Sonali Punja
07 - Aunt Alvira's Back and Bones 8:21 Read by Sonali Punja
08 - Hoarding up: Passions-Money-Water 11:28 Read by Sonali Punja
09 - The Crest of the Wave 9:33 Read by Sonali Punja
10 - The Race 10:54 Read by Sonali Punja
11 - Uncle Jabez is Excited 9:26 Read by Coreena
12 - The Catastrophe 7:28 Read by Coreena
13 - Butter and Buttercups 14:44 Read by Sonali Punja
14 - Just a Matter of a Dress 8:36 Read by Sonali Punja
15 - In School 12:38 Read by Sonali Punja
16 - Behind the Green Lamps 13:37 Read by Sonali Punja
17 - Tormenting Mercy 14:35 Read by Sonali Punja
18 - The Spelling Bee 20:25 Read by Sonali Punja
19 - The String of Poverty 12:11 Read by Sonali Punja
20 - Uncle Jabez is Mysterious 13:34 Read by Coreena
21 - The End of the Term 8:53 Read by Coreena
22 - Mercy 13:57 Read by Lynne T
23 - In Olakah Glen 10:16 Read by Lynne T
24 - The Initials 8:20 Read by Sonali Punja
25 - Endings and Beginnings 13:11 Read by Sonali Punja


Liked the story, tough Reader

(4 stars)

Another easy listen with a mystery! The story was fun with adventures and uncomplicated characters. Unfortunately, one of the readers is *extremely* difficult to understand. I almost gave up several times but I think my ear adapts a bit after a while. I listen while I work, so it was worth it to me to keep listening instead of looking up the book.

Pleasant story, some harsh narration

(3.5 stars)

It would be so nice if narrators would simply read the stories. Most have very pleasing voices, until they attempt to do character voices. The majority of the time the result is annoying rather than entertaining. Will try to finish listening, but it is a challenge.

First in great series!

(4 stars)

I started this and had to stop because I couldnt understand the words. I found the book and read it at Project Guttenberg and decided to give it another try. once I understood what was going on and the pronunciation of names it helped alot

good young teen story

(3.5 stars)

Great book for young teens. Listening was a bit tough; main reader’s accent took getting used to. Sound quality of one chapter with different reader was so bad it was nearly impossible to understand.


(5 stars)

not much in way of mystery; enjoyable plot though. read well and consistent enough with a few chapters having different readers than the majority. Will be listening to the sequel next.