The Lucky Piece: A Story of the North Woods

Read by Roger Melin

(4.6 stars; 36 reviews)

While riding a stage back to the city late in the summer, a youngster had no money to spend, and so gives his lucky piece as payment to a young girl selling berries by the roadside. As time passes, in the Adirondack mountains of northern New York state, a tale unfolds involving two young women, two young men, and a bevy of characters the likes of which lend to a series of events which make up a fascinating story. Constance was one not to be controlled, she was a free spirit, as in fairy tales, wont to follow the moment rather than ideas presented to her by others. Frank came from a well to do family who expected nothing but success from their offspring. Robin appeared of suspicious origin, but was noble in nature, while Edith Morrison was quite well known at the Lodge in the mountains where the tale takes place. There are love stories, mushrooms, close and distant relationships, and life in the Adirondacks in this story which revolves around the lucky piece which once served as payment for a hatful of berries. (Roger Melin) (6 hr 3 min)


Prologue - But Paladins Ride Far Between 24:25 Read by Roger Melin
Out In the Blowy Wet Weather 23:18 Read by Roger Melin
The Deep Woods of Enchantment 20:29 Read by Roger Melin
A Brief Lecture and Some Introductions 25:32 Read by Roger Melin
A Flower on a Mountain Top 20:10 Read by Roger Melin
In the Devil's Garden 26:36 Read by Roger Melin
The Path That Leads Back to Boyhood 23:56 Read by Roger Melin
What Came Out of the Mist 28:45 Read by Roger Melin
A Shelter in the Forest 21:43 Read by Roger Melin
The Hermit's Story 27:34 Read by Roger Melin
During the Absence of Constance 25:23 Read by Roger Melin
Constance Returns and Hears a Story 13:20 Read by Roger Melin
What the Small Woman in Black Saw 21:32 Read by Roger Melin
What Miss Carroway Did 15:54 Read by Roger Melin
Edith and Frank 19:41 Read by Roger Melin
The Lucky Piece - Epilogue 25:20 Read by Roger Melin



(5 stars)

This is a Medieval tale transported to modern times. It is not the normal lovestory of the 20th century, but, if the reader will relax and peruse it at face value, it will become very personal and enjoyable. As always. Roger Melin adds a special glow to any story.

great story/well read

(4.5 stars)

Even though I thought I had it figured out, there were still surprises at the end. Very nice story.

(4 stars)

excellent story excellent narrator thanks Libervox.