• Storm in the Village & Fairacre Festival

  • By: Miss Read
  • Narrated by: June Barrie
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Storm in the Village, Miss Read, Headmistress of Fairacre School, learns of a proposed new housing development that soon has the citizens of Fairacre up in arms.

In The Fairacre Festival, after a storm damages the church roof, the villagers must raise money for repairs.

©2009 Mrs D J Saint (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • AngelaM007
  • 02-27-21

Excellent Story and Wonderfully Well Read

I read this book years ago and loved it. This audio book is excellent. The audible version is very well done. Her voices make you see the characters. I’ve heard other audio books by well known actors who aren’t half as good as June Barrie, she makes the story come alive. I can’t recommend this audio book highly enough.

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  • Cobol
  • 07-14-15

Excellent Book

A book involving such fine detail of village life could only have been written by a person with first hand knowledge of Village life, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the book,at times I found it difficult to put the book down.

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  • helen fitzsimmons
  • 07-10-20

Loved it

Loved it as I do all her books. Gentle comforting read. Funny moving and warm

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  • Josephine
  • 11-24-15

Read very good

This was a very good book. The reader was especially good with The Mrs Pringle character.

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  • L. Cox
  • 07-21-22

I Love Miss Read's stories

I have been reading and now listening to Miss Read for more than 40 years. Always lovely, sadly though June Barrie is not the narrator for me and that spoiled this slightly for me.

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  • Pamela
  • 11-27-20

Wonderful window into a past time

The world of Fairacre and Miss Read is simply the life and occurrences of a village school teacher. It is the everyday experiences that are relatable because of the cast of characters that everyone has met in one form or another. The time period and location may differ but people are still people. The world inhabited by Miss Read is perhaps a little rose-tinted and Miss Read herself is level headed capable and not given to dark nights of the soul. And this is probably one of the reasons the stories are so comforting and pleasurable by accompanying Miss Read as she sails through her world.

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  • Flint
  • 06-13-17

Very enjoyable

A very enjoyable book or to be more accurate books. Miss Read provides a wonderful escape from reality when the troubles of the real world are too much to cope with.

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  • Caroline Adams
  • 09-26-15

Memories!

My church school was much like this and, like George Lamb, I'm very grateful for the excellent education, albeit in Spartan surroundings!

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  • Alžběta
  • 05-13-22

Absolutely lovely!

"Storm in the Village" is another excellent entry in the chronicles of Fairacre, beautifully written, gentle, yet razor-sharp and witty. Miss Read simply never disappoints. "Fairacre Festival" is one of the shortest pieces by Miss Read, but also one of the most enjoyable ones, so full of hope and humanity.

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  • Ladychi
  • 02-01-22

Beautifully written and narrated

loved every minute , wonderful characters brought to life by June Barrie, pure nostalgia ❤

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-01-21

Disapproving tone of reader ruined this for me

I had long looked forward to burying myself in this book as a lovely escape but the very snooty and disapproving tone of the reader ruined the experience and I gave up after a couple of hours. So disappointing.