The Lost Prince

  • by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Narrated by David Thorn
  • 11 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"In every nook and cranny, high and low, they sought for him¿.He had vanished as a star vanishes when it drops from its place in the sky."From the author of such children's classics as The Secret Garden, Little Lord Fauntleroy, and A Little Princess, The Lost Prince is the enchanting story of a young boy discovering his true destiny. Twelve-year-old Marco knows he is being trained for something, but he isn't sure what. All his life he has traveled with his father in secrecy, learning many languages and the ways of a gentleman, but forbidden to speak about their country of origin, Samavia. Samavia has been fraught with war for the last 500 years, ever since the prince mysteriously disappeared. But now, there is hope that peace may come at last, as it has been rumored that a descendant of the lost prince may have been found.

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Interesting story of its time

This is a childrens story that would never be written today, as the characters hold very different values to the modern child. It is set in an age of a world of limited communication, definately no mobiles, or airplanes, and where the ideals of loyalty, bravery, and honour were uppermost. I found it fascinating. The reader was excellent.

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- C. M. Thomas

Dated, but still an enjoyable adventure

It's not one of Frances Hodgson Burnett's well known stories, but I've always enjoyed this adventure. Yes it's dated, and somewhat heavy on Victorian spiritualism, but if you can look past those moments it's an enjoyable story, with real moments of danger and a satisfying ending.

The narration was good, although I did notice one line which the narrator read in the wrong character's voice. Overall though, he uses a good range of voices for the different characters, and his accents are good.

The most annoying thing about this audiobook, and it's totally unnecessary, is that it has been copied over from a CD at some point, but instead of editing out the CD breaks they have left them in, so every hour or so the narration is interrupted by an American Woman telling you 'this story is continued on disk X'. She also introduces each chapter, which seems odd. It more than a little ruins the mood, which is a pity, as overall I was very happy with this purchase.
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- Jacqueline

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-09-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.