Beginning with Anne of Green Gables in 1908, author Lucy Maud Montgomery created a publishing enterprise as ambitious and successful as its heroine, the flame-haired and hot-tempered orphan, Anne Shirley. Performed in a mature, impeccable American English by Barbara Caruso, Anne of Avonlea is the second of six Anne novels. The present volume finds Anne at age 16, teaching school, studying with Gilbert, forming a social club, and getting into her usual trouble.
Along with the unforgettable heroine and great quirky side characters, the listener is treated to the small, peaceful Prince Edward Island in Northeastern Canada, beginning on "...an August afternoon with blue hazes scarfing the harvest slopes, little winds whispering elfishly in the poplars"...
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(P)1996 by Recorded Books, Inc.; Cover Art ©1996 by Wes Lowe
"Barbara Caruso gives a delightful reading of an old-fashioned, reassuring classic. For all ages." (Lawrence Eagle Tribune)
The entire series is so wonderful, very engaging, nothing objectionable. And Barabara Caruso feels like a friend, her narration is the very best. I now judge all other narrators by her.
I bought this book for my wife, who loved "The Anne Books" while she was growing up. And my wife loved this audio version as well. The narration does an excellent job capturing the moods and voices of each character. Great audio quality, too.
The Anne Shirley story is near and dear to my heart since I grew up watching the films. I decided to actually listen to the books and was not disappointed! LM Montgomery paints such a vivid and life-filled picture of Anne that makes you both laugh and cry. Also Barbara Caruso is the best out of the narrators (I listened to samples of all of them Susan O'Malley bing one of the WORST) Barbara adds life to this wonderful story.
I have read this book probably 20 times and seen the movie as many times. The narrator makes all the difference in the world to a very familiar and loved story.
I love the Davey character. Even better as he was narrated. I find myself saying after recently listening to thi sbook again "Why (insert question here)...I wanna know."
In Anne of green Gables...and she was the reason why I chose her narration on this second book. Some reviewers complained she was a bit over the top...I thought she captured Anne in all her essence...and the so important supporting characters. She had a wonderful range that made her believable as most of the characters.
I ALWAYS CRY no matter how many times I read this book. SO TOUCHING.
A must read for all little girls..from young to old. I am almost 40 now and love the story just as much as I did when I was a little girl.
Yes, I now know why this story and these characters have stood the test of time. What a timeless story of love, friendship, childhood, and of the incredible Anne Shirley.
Wonderful, I can't wait to listen to her other books.
If you're listening to this one you're probably already a fan of Miss Montgomery---flights of fancy, humor, good people, good times.
Yes, but you can also listen to it in small chunks successfully, which I find very important with audiobooks.
I enjoyed the book but the Narrator was slow in her reading and kept taking long pauses. She either ended a sentence or a paragraph I could never figure out. This book is not as good as the first but I would recommend getting the book, just pick a different narrator.
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