Little Lord Fauntleroy (Dramatic Reading)

Frances Hodgson BURNETT (1849 - 1924)

This story is about an American lad of 7 years old who lives with his young widowed mother in New York. He spends his days with his friend the grocery man Mr. Hobbs, the boot black Dick, and other young lads from his town. His best friend is his mother, whom he calls dearest, because that is what his papa used to call her. Cedric has curly blond hair, a sturdy young body, and a beautiful face that is only matched by his sweet temperament. He is always thinking of others and what they might need.

One day, an English lawyer comes to Cedric's house with news that will change his young life forever. Cedric's papa was the son of a great Earl in England. The earl has lost all three of his sons and is now looking for his heir. He is a crusty old gentlemen with a hard, cold heart. He has spent his life chasing after his own pleasures and not caring one mite for the needs of others, especially the needs his tenantry. He is extremely prejudiced against Americans and was outraged when his youngest son married an American woman. His proud heart views with disgust his young heir before he even meets him, expecting him to be rude, uneducated, and selfish. Little does he know that the meeting of the Earl of Dorincourt with little Cedric is destined to change his life forever. (Summary by Abigail Rasmussen)

Narrator: Abigail Rasmussen
Cedric : Steven Rasmussen
Earl of Dorincourt (Grandfather): John Trevithick
Mrs. Errol (Mother): Lydia Rasmussen
Mr. Hobbs: Sven Rafferty
Mr. Havisham: Robert Harder
Dick: Zack Rasmussen
Tall Footman: Jacob Rasmussen
Mary (Mother's Maid): Deena Rhoads
Mrs. Dibble: Beth Thomas
Mrs. Mellon: Kara Shallenberg
Wilkins the Groom; Mr. Mordaunt the minister; Sir Thomas Asshe: Todd
Miss Vivian Herbert: Julia Niedermaier
Lady Lorridale; Gate-keeper's Wife; Woman in Crowd; Starter (friend of Cedric): Rachel
Sirr Harry; Clerk: Elizabeth Klett
Ben (Dick's Brother); Mr. Higgins; Workman: Arnaldo Machado
Mr. Harrison; A Young Gentleman: Glenn O'Brien
Bridget; Dawson: Savannah Alday
Friend of Cedric: Vanessa Cooley
Another friend of Cedric: Mercy Rafferty
Lookers-on: Todd; Savannah Alday; Rachel and Glenn O'Brien

Audio edited by: Abigail Rasmussen and Rachel
Proof listeners: Abigail Rasmussen and Adele de Pignerolles

Genre(s): Dramatic Readings, Family

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 01 Group 00:22:40
Play 02 Chapter 02 00:49:12
Play 03 Chapter 03 00:11:32
Play 04 Chapter 04 00:23:26
Play 05 Chapter 05 00:39:36
Play 06 Chapter 06 00:44:04
Play 07 Chapter 07 00:14:58
Play 08 Chapter 08 00:18:16
Play 09 Chapter 09 00:12:54
Play 10 Chapter 10 00:39:05
Play 11 Chapter 11 00:22:02
Play 12 Chapter 12 00:18:31
Play 13 Chapter 13 00:11:08
Play 14 Chapter 14 00:09:27
Play 15 Chapter 15 00:15:08