Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables is one of the best loved Canadian books of all time. Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, middle-aged brother & sister, live together at Green Gables, their farm on Prince Edward Island. They decide to adopt a boy from an orphanage in Nova Scotia to help out on the farm. Through a series of mishaps, the child that arrives at their door is not a boy, but Anne Shirley, a precocious 11 year old girl! Anne is bright, quick, and eager to please, but dissatisfied with her name, her pale countenance dotted with freckles, and her long braids of red hair. Anne takes much joy in life, and adapts quickly, thriving in the environment of Prince Edward Island.
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I had never read Anne of Green Gables and since I was going to the area about which it was written decided to. Great story read by an engaging narrator.
This is my favorite narrator-she is expressive and has a lovely voice. I sampled all of the versions before choosing this one. I already loved the book but listening to it was a pleasure.
This is simply one of the kindest, brightest, life and truth affirming books I have read for quite a long time. I sincerely recommend it to all the kids and grown ups out there, especially if you feel somewhat down. All is well with the world if you are eager to see the right and the Light!!!
Giving a tougher review than an all round 5* proved impossible!
Anne of Green Gables is an old fashioned 'butter wouldn't melt in your mouth' classic filled with sweet sentiments and conjuring up a very comforting vision of days gone by... And even if those days are slightly Disneyfied peachy perfect who cares :)
The facts: A story about a slightly peculiar yet delightful orphan girl who gets adopted 'by mistake' by an aging brother and sister. Anne melts their hearts in the process of growing up and exceeds their, and her own, expectations - via a number of amusing scrapes and mishaps.
In a word, charming!
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