LOVED THIS AUDIOBOOK!!! I did love the Anne of Green Gable series as a child and have listened to all of the audiobooks available and can say without a doubt, the Shelly Frasier narration is the absolute best! Her voice brings into the story like none of the others does. Susan O'Malley's is good too, but again, this Shelly Frasier narration is the best of them all!
I hadn't read Anne of Green Gables for quite a few years, and it was a real pleasure to meet Anne, with an 'e' again. The reader was very good and I would highly recommend this book to all those who enjoyed reading about Anne in years gone by or to those who haven't had the pleasure!!!
I only wish that Audible had the entire series! I would love to start listening to Anne of Avonlea
I loved this. I had forgotten how fabulous the book is. I got it to listen to with my grand daughter (age 11). She enjoyed some of it, but it was not altogether to her current taste. Being very much of the movie generation and having seen the movie, she wanted the book to be the same. But I enjoyed every moment of it. A lovely classic beautifully read. One I am sure I will listen to again and again.
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
STORY - (classic) Anne of Green Gables is an easy listen and is beautifully written. It is the story of Anne, an 11-year-old orphan who is adopted and moved to the rural Canadian settlement of Avonlea. Anne is smart, very imaginative and talks too much. She finds joy and beauty in everything (except her own red hair). I suspect much of the timeless appeal of this book is Anne's loving descriptions of the countryside around Green Gables and the life she has found there.
There is not much of a plot, however. It is a very simple story of Anne's daily life from age 11 to about 16 -- going to school, making friends, etc., but it is sparked by her overactive emotions and some silly adolescent antics. There is some sadness toward the end, but the story ends on a positive note.
PERFORMANCE - Shelly Frasier does a great job with multiple characters' voices. She portrays Anne's emotions perfectly -- her pouting, her joy, whispering secrets to her best friend. A classic performance for a classic story.
OVERALL - I enjoyed this book, but I don't quite understand why it's achieved such a classic status. (I guess I like a more complex plot rather than just meandering through daily life). But it is beautifully written and performed, relaxing to hear and will make you feel good.
I love this narrator's version of this book and Anne of Avonlea; I only wish she had done the rest of the series. That said, it was one of my favorite books to read as a child. The way Montgomery describes Anne's surroundings provides so much scope for the imagination.
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A Canadian accent?
I am grateful that I have never met such a manipulative, pretentious, and persistently noxious child.
Sometimes you need a palette cleanser of a book, before going on to another that enchants you. This is a good palette cleanser.
The story is as old as time. A poor character, with a great attitude conquers life's struggles and finds in the end that simple life and family are most important.
I have seen the movies of the Anne of green gables since childhood, so I excited to finally read the first book in the series. I was not disappointed. Of course the details of Prince Edward Island and of Green Gables made me want to book a flight right away. Anne was precocious as ever and in the book you saw more of her development into a young lady and the maturity that comes with age. I can't wait to read the other books in the series. and just like my mother shared the movie with me, I will share the book with my children.