The Children of the New Forest (version 2)


Read by Nick Whitley

(4.6 stars; 223 reviews)

The Children of the New Forest is a children's novel published in 1847 by Frederick Marryat. It is set in the time of the English Civil War and the Commonwealth. The story follows the fortunes of the four Beverley children who are orphaned during the war, and hide from their Roundhead oppressors in the shelter of the New Forest where they learn to live off the land.

The story begins in 1647 when King Charles I has been defeated in the civil war and has fled from London towards the New Forest. Parliamentary soldiers have been sent to search the forest and decide to burn Arnwood, the house of Colonel Beverley, a Cavalier officer killed at the Battle of Naseby. The four orphan children of the house, Edward, Humphrey, Alice and Edith, are believed to have died in the flames. However, they are saved by Jacob Armitage, a local gamekeeper, who hides them in his isolated cottage acting as his grandchildren.

Under Armitage's guidance, the children adapt from an aristocratic lifestyle to that of simple foresters. After Armitage's death, Edward takes charge and the children develop and expand the farmstead, aided by the entrepreneurial spirit of the younger brother Humphrey. They are assisted by a gypsy boy, Pablo, who they rescue from a pitfall trap. A sub-plot involves a hostile Puritan gamekeeper named Corbould who seeks to harm Edward and his family. Edward also encounters the sympathetic Puritan, Heatherstone, placed in charge of the Royal land in the New Forest, and rescues his daughter, Patience, in a house-fire. Edward leaves the cottage and works as a secretary for Heatherstone, but Edward maintains the pretence that he is the grandson of Jacob Armitage. (Summary from Wikipedia) (12 hr 49 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 20:50 Read by Nick Whitley
Chapter 2 27:47 Read by Nick Whitley
Chapter 3 22:36 Read by Nick Whitley
Chapter 4 26:33 Read by Nick Whitley
Chapter 5 31:07 Read by Nick Whitley
Chapter 6 23:34 Read by Nick Whitley
Chapter 7 20:47 Read by Nick Whitley
Chapter 8 19:18 Read by Nick Whitley
Chapter 9 39:28 Read by Nick Whitley
Chapter 10 20:08 Read by Nick Whitley
Chapter 11 36:35 Read by Nick Whitley
Chapter 12 30:34 Read by Nick Whitley
Chapter 13 28:43 Read by Nick Whitley
Chapter 14 32:40 Read by Nick Whitley
Chapter 15 35:05 Read by Nick Whitley
Chapter 16 31:55 Read by Nick Whitley
Chapter 17 33:40 Read by Nick Whitley
Chapter 18 32:00 Read by Nick Whitley
Chapter 19 22:51 Read by Nick Whitley
Chapter 20 33:43 Read by Nick Whitley
Chapter 21 32:09 Read by Nick Whitley
Chapter 22 21:09 Read by Nick Whitley
Chapter 23 32:29 Read by Nick Whitley
Chapter 24 24:53 Read by Nick Whitley
Chapter 25 37:41 Read by Nick Whitley
Chapter 26 23:08 Read by Nick Whitley
Chapter 27 27:49 Read by Nick Whitley

Reviews

Enjoyable


(5 stars)

The story was interesting and the reader gave personality to the characters.

The children of the New Forest.


(5 stars)

A good old yarn, well read.

Mostly enjoyable


(3 stars)

This was better than I expected although I found the last quarter of the book less interesting. I fell asleep numerous times throughout the reading so I may have missed some bits. The narrator was excellent. Many thanks to him.

Cole


(5 stars)

I loooooooooooooove this is the best book ever written


(5 stars)

I love the kids activities so much that i would like to be thom.๐Ÿ’—


(5 stars)

I love it so much! It's awsomeðยŸย™ย‚ðยŸย™ยƒ


(5 stars)

Great book ๐Ÿ’š๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’ฎ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿƒโ˜˜๏ธ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐ŸŒพ๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒต๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒฌ๏ธ๐ŸŒ€๐ŸŒซ๏ธ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒช๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธโ›„โ˜ƒ๏ธโ˜ƒ๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŒ‡๐ŸŒ…๐ŸŒ„โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒค๏ธโ›…๐ŸŒฅ๏ธโ˜๏ธ๐ŸŒจ๏ธ๐ŸŒฆ๏ธโ›ˆ๏ธ๐ŸŒฉ๏ธ๐ŸŒง๏ธ๐ŸŒŽ๐Ÿช๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒƒ๐Ÿฆก๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿน๐Ÿต๐Ÿน๐Ÿน๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿน๐Ÿญ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿจ๐ŸฆŠ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿน๐Ÿน๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿด๐Ÿด๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฆ“๐Ÿ—๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿฆ›๐ŸฆŒ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ•๐Ÿฆฎ๐Ÿฆฎ๐Ÿ•‍๐Ÿฆบ๐Ÿˆ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฆš๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿฆ†๐Ÿง๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿค๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฆˆ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿณ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿก๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆž๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆ‘๐Ÿฆช๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ๐Ÿ•ท๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‚๐Ÿ•ธ๏ธ๐Ÿš๐ŸŒ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿฆ—๐ŸฆŸ๐Ÿ๐Ÿž๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿฆ‹๐Ÿ›๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿฆ ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŠ๐Ÿฅฅ itjtgb online ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿ™๐Ÿคณ๐Ÿคณ๐Ÿคณ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคžโœ‹๐Ÿค™๐Ÿ–•๐Ÿ––โ˜๏ธ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿ‘‡โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿค๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿค๐Ÿ‘‹โœ‹๐Ÿคš๐Ÿ–๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ŠโœŠ๐Ÿงก

Awesome story


(5 stars)

fascinating story fantastic reader