Understood Betsy (version 3 Dramatic Reading)

Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1879 - 1958)

Sickly and sheltered, nine-year-old Elizabeth Ann is horrified to hear she must be sent away to live with the "Putney cousins." According to Aunt Harriet, these mysterious relations are cold-hearted, stiff-necked, as well as heavy-handed when it comes to the delegation of children's chores. But what will life at the Putney farm truly have in store for Betsy? (Summary by Twinkle88)

Cast List:

Narrator: MaybeCordelia
Betsy: Nancy Halper
Abigail Putney: Maria Kasper
Henry Putney: Larry Wilson
Ann Putney: Joanna Michal Hoyt
Aunt Frances: Kim Lamb
Aunt Harriet: thestorygirl
Little Molly: Lily
Ellen Peters: Jenn Broda
Stashie Monahan: JayKitty76
Eliza: Laura Riley
Ralph: Philip
‘Lias Brewster: David Purdy
Miss Benton: Mariah Martin Shein

Additional characters voiced by Andrew Gaunce,
April H,
Carol Pelster,
Dave Aery,
David Purdy,
Greg Giordano,
Jake Malizia,
Joanna Michal Hoyt,
Laura Riley,
Lauren-Emma Blake,
Michelle Purdy,
ToddHW, and
Zach Hoyt

Audio edited by Erin Stone,
MaybeCordelia, and
Mira Williams

Additional proof-listening by likagorskaia, rraudales, and YANGXU

Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Family

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Dramatis Personae 00:02:34
Play 01 Chapter 1: Aunt Harriet Has a Cough Group 00:23:33
Play 02 Chapter 2: Betsy Holds the Reins Group 00:22:01
Play 03 Chapter 3: A Short Morning Group 00:19:08
Play 04 Chapter 4: Betsy Goes to School Group 00:12:44
Play 05 Chapter 5: What Grade is Betsy? Group 00:18:33
Play 06 Chapter 6: If You Don't Like Conversation in a Book Skip this Chapter! Group 00:25:09
Play 07 Chapter 7: Elizabeth Ann Fails in an Examination Group 00:20:52
Play 08 Chapter 8: Betsy Starts a Sewing Society Group 00:21:10
Play 09 Chapter 9: The New Clothes Fail Group 00:12:30
Play 10 Chapter 10: Betsy Has a Birthday Group 00:27:57
Play 11 Chapter 11: ''Understood Aunt Frances'' Group 00:31:42