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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.

©2006 Alcazar AudioWorks (P)2006 Alcazar AudioWorks

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  • Amy
  • 12-02-2010

Excellent read. Keeps you on your toes.

The Lost Prince seems like a natural progression after Little Lord Fauntelory for children, family, or teenage reading. During the first of part of the Lost Prince, you think you have it all figured out but then . . .what's real is not and what's not is real.

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  • Teri
  • 02-06-2008

The Lost Prince

What a surprise treasure from one of my favorite children authors!

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  • Yuefang
  • 22-06-2017

WONDERFUL!!!

I love everything in it, I've never expected clsssic children story can be so engaging for adult like me. I'm venturing another by this author.

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  • Joseph R
  • 17-09-2009

Unlikely Heroes

David Thorn performed this tale as if he had written it; a once upon a time, gritty, long, long ago and definitely not a Shirley Temple version. His voice has a grand log fire, rocking chair, candlelight, weathered quality to it. One can hear the smile in his tones. I changed my mind a few times about this book. I finally settled on liking it, but it is not on par with "The Secret Garden" or "A Little Princess". However, many books I enjoy fall short of the merits of those works. In any case, Frances Hodgson Burnett was no sentimentalist.

The story is set before WWI shook the foundations of many royal houses of Europe in a time of secret societies, assignation plots and counter plots. After showing themselves up to the task, the heroes, two young boys are sent on a mission carrying a secret message which signals the start of a revolt against a bloody tyrant of a small country. A bit surprising considering the period, one of the boys is a cripple, from polio I surmise. I don't recall another such in the role of hero from literature of the time.

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  • Concerned Shopper
  • 18-07-2021

Excellent

Great children's story. The narrator was absolutely fantastic. This is a great book for boys, or anyone!

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  • Barbara Williford
  • 16-10-2021

Great read

Marco is a young man traveling the world with his Father and their man servant. They lead an usual life of moving in the night to new places and learning new languages. His father and the man servant spend much of their time training Marco in many skills but Marco is unaware why. When I’m England, he meets a young crippled boy who has the same passion as he does about Samrovia, a country of his heritage. When they are sent on a journey with secret messages, his destiny begins to unravel.

The audible is from older versions of cassette tapes and hasn’t been updated. The story will be interrupted to change the tape. This really needs to be deleted and updated. Also, the narrator has strong pronounced, whistling “S” that should also be addressed.

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  • maxim pash
  • 28-09-2021

Disturbingly immoral piece of literature.

The morality of "The Lost Prince" by Frances Hodgson Burnett is that not all people are created equal. Some are genetically predisposed to be "royal", possessing qualities far more superior to an ordinary people for which they should be recognized, admired, and even worshiped. Author made sure that the crippled boy The Rat who is supposed to be a friend of Marco and even called "one of us" by Marco's farther 'rightfully' sees his royal friend as a much greater human being, a 'master" to a peasant, addressing him as Sir in the end. I find this work by Frances Hodgson Burnett quite an immoral piece of literature glorifying social inequality. And definitely not suitable to be read by children. For young readers I would recommend Mark Twain instead, who is actually questioning social injustice and inequality in his most famous work.
However I have to admit that incredible narration by David Thorne made this audiobook quite an art of deception.

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  • Imagine That
  • 02-09-2021

Long

This story was somewhat interesting but dragged through most of it. It was entirely too long and narrator was a bit hard to listen to. Certainly NOT anything like Little Lord Fauntleroy or A Little Princess or The Secret Garden which all flowed well and were wonderful stories.

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  • Annette Burkholder
  • 06-05-2021

Boring

A clueless prince wanders Europe with his buddy. This story had promise but never delivered.

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  • Mindy Lein
  • 24-03-2021

Love it!!!!

I love this book!! I have read and reread it many times. but there was one review that said it was to drawn out, if that is the case, then get the abridged version of The Lost Prince. I love the narration, he has a perfect voice for this story.

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