I read this book because I am a teacher librarian in a secondary school and "my girls" were starting to borrow it. I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy listening to it, except for the reader. Her voice was too old for a teenage girl. I could get used to that, but it annoyed me whenever she read, "she said", "said he", etc for she always placed a pause just before that. But as I said before, the story was good and I am looking forward to listening to the next two books to see what happens!
I have done Holocaust studies and this book helped bring much of my studies to life. Barbara Rosenblat's reading of the book was so believable that I kept thinking it was really Edith talking to me. I will probably buy the printed version for my school library.
What can I say??? This is the type of book that when you get to work, you are annoyed that you have to stop listening and get out of the car! If you enjoy John Grisham books, you will not be disappointed with this one. I am going to have to find more books by Michael Connelly and ones read by Adam Grupper. Both are suburb.
Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this lovely lady. There are so many good books out there, that it is hard to find the time to re-read anything. This one is so good and short enough, that I am sure I will return to it often. I only wish other books by her and read by her were on Audible!
Because the two parts are not separated it is difficult to get the full benefit of the recording. The first part is for short rests and once it gets you to sleep, it will wake you up again. Difficult to find your way to the second, longer recording, which is suppose to keep you asleep for the entire night. Would have been much more helpful if each part had been a separate download.
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
This is a must read for everyone. It took awhile to get used to the language, and not to cringe when certain words were used, but it was worth it. A bit preachy at times, but the author's aim was to show "christian people" that slavery was wrong. I am sure it was because of the time it was written, but I found that even though Stowe was trying to prove that the slaves were just as good an anyone else, she could still be maternalistic when describing the slaves at times. I would have given the book more stars, except that the sound recording was old and sharp on the ears. Once I got used to it, and concentrated on the story, it was fine.
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