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Anne of Green Gables Audiobook

Anne of Green Gables

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Publisher's Summary

When Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, send for a boy orphan to help them out at the farm, they are in no way prepared for the error that will change their lives. The mistake takes the shape of Anne Shirley, a redheaded 11-year-old girl who can talk anyone under the table. Fortunately, her sunny nature and quirky imagination quickly win over her reluctant foster parents. Anne's feisty spirit soon draws many friends - and much trouble - her way.

Montgomery wrote the novel in the twilight of the day, sitting at her window and overlooking the fields of Cavendish. Since publication, Anne of Green Gables has sold more than 50 million copies.

Public Domain (P)2013 Trout Lake Media

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    Julia Flemington, NJ, United States 02-02-14
    Julia Flemington, NJ, United States 02-02-14 Member Since 2015

    I love audioboks!

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    "Fabulous narration of a classic"
    If you could sum up Anne of Green Gables in three words, what would they be?

    Charming, seductive, classic


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved hearing the old fashioned sayings the characters use. I also love that each character has their own little catchphrases that the narrator highlights perfectly. But of course, I love Anne! She captivates the characters if the book, as well as the reader. She gets into great micpschief but always has the best additude. I have listened to this more than once!


    Have you listened to any of Mary Sarah’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first Mary Sarah narration. I am hooked, she was great. I am sorry that she does not narrate the whole series. I sampled other narrators for the Anne of Green Gables series, and Mary is the best! Perfect cadence and emphasis on the right words. I can't imangine enjoying the story as much with out her. She brings Anne's rants to life!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes I did laugh! You never know what will come out of Anne's mouth! And Mrs. Lynd says equally ridiculous things although they are not so kind.


    Any additional comments?

    This story and narration by Mary Sarah has become like Linus' blanket for me and I love to listen to it anytime I want to relax and escape to Avonlea.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Edward Exton, PA, United States 07-20-15
    Edward Exton, PA, United States 07-20-15 Member Since 2013

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Even this old man love Anne"

    I see that virtually all of the reviews of this book are (understandably) from women. I, on the other hand, am a 68 year old, male, retired academic & scientist who typically reads sci fi & fantasy these days. I bought this audiobook because a) we'll soon be going on a cruise to Prince Edward Island (the setting of the story) and b) Audiobooks was offering it for 95 cents. I expected to hate it. The language, particularly of the heroine, is flowery & archaic and the character of Anne is loquacious to the point being manic. I fully expected to want to strangle her by chapter 3. Much to my surprise, I loved this book. The author & narrator are equally responsible for my enjoyment. I can't imagine anyone doing Anne better than Mary Sarah. I'm still not certain why I loved it so much but I did. Maybe it's the fact that the writing is so much better & more interesting than in most of the sci fi & fantasy I've been reading. Maybe it's the use of words with which I was unfamiliar (or which I hear only infrequently) because I love words & pride myself on my vocabulary. Maybe it's the simple coming of age story set in a quaint past in a culture that may or may not have ever really existed. Whatever the reason, I loved it and have already bought volume 2. For another 95 cents, how could I not?

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-04-15 Member Since 2012

    Christian, wife, Mom, loyal friend, RN, traveler, avid scrapbooker, and lover of wine.

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    "Wonderful narration!"

    I love this series...and this narrator gives the perfect performance! I have listened several times now :-)

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Debb Cozzi Valley Center, CA United States 07-30-15
    Debb Cozzi Valley Center, CA United States 07-30-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Revisiting a childhood favorite"

    I can't think why it has taken me so long to revisit this wonderful story. I must have read it at least 4 or 5 times in my early teen years. Listening to it now after so many years was like being reunited with old, dear friends.

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    Ashlee Harris 04-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Classic!"

    Well worth the listen... Every time. I'm always amazed at the goodness and the self reflection that I get out of this book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Kelly Colorado Springs 01-15-16
    Kelly Colorado Springs 01-15-16 Member Since 2016

    Reading allows me to travel through time, to visit the world's unique and stunning places, to become somebody I am not... It is glorious.

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    "A Classic for a Reason - it is Excellent."

    I had never read the Anne of Green Gables series, but it is one of my daughter's favorites. So, although I don't generally enjoy ready young adult and youth books now, I decided that I was going to see what the fuss was all about. And my daughter is right. This book was wonderfully written. The descriptive way L. M. Montgomery writes gave life to the characters and let me fall in love with Anne just as Marilla and Matthew did. As Anne talked - and talked and talked - a picture grew in my mind. I could see this precocious little redhead wearing her plain little dresses and I found myself hoping that Marilla would learn to love her and that the townspeople would learn to see her as the curious, spunky and sweet child I saw. I liked Anne well enough that I already purchased the second in the series.

    Now I have to say I no longer dislike youth fiction -- because I like Anne of Green Gables.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JoAnn Campbell 10-31-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A Treasure"

    Reading this book would not have been as enjoyable as listening to the narrator capture the spirit of Anne. Loved it and the narration too.

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    Mama C 03-30-15
    Mama C 03-30-15 Member Since 2008
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    "There's No One Like Anne"

    I hadn't reread this classic in years, but it's as good as ever. The narrator just didn't do justice to the characters. I think this is one book that should be read in print.

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    Donald 04-06-15
    Donald 04-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "A timeless classic of Canadian literature"

    The author is an astonishingly talented individual & the narrator was able to keep the story flowing smoothly. All the while I was envisioning Megan Fallows as Anne. At moments I chuckled at Anne's comedic adventures & I even teared up at more than one occurrence. A thoroughly enjoyable Canadian classic that will continue to entertain generations.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Murrieta, CA 06-08-16
    Amazon Customer Murrieta, CA 06-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "It is great"

    I loved it soooooooooooooooo much. It is the greatest book in all of all history

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    12/11/14
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    "Happiness!"
    What did you like most about Anne of Green Gables?

    The whole book is just so uplifting, the character Anne is a bundle of joy, throwing herself fully into everything in her life whether it be happiness or despair.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Lucy Maude Montgomery? Why or why not?

    Yes, I really enjoyed this writing, even though the main character is a young girl who uses lots of big words and sometimes sounds so grown-up, it also feels so real.


    Have you listened to any of Mary Sarah’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No I haven't, at first I wasn't sure about the narrator but I guess I learned to love her along with the character and have already bought the next in the series, checking that it was Mary Sarah again.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    All of Anne's adventures were so uplifting and really made you appreciate things that little bit more. If I every feel down, I know that giving this book a listen will make me feel happy again.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a classic that I felt I really should catch-up on and I'm so glad that I did, it is not just a book for children!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    5/1/16
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    "lovely"

    beautiful. I enjoyed the story and the way it was told. what a wonderful book.

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  • Dr
    4/16/16
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    "Saccharine Sweet"

    More purple prose than I have ever read before. A very dated story. Well read but I won,t bother with this author again

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  • mama panda
    4/12/16
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    "Beautifully Read!"

    Listened to this with my 5 & 7 year old and enjoyed it so much! My girls were drawing the story as we listened, time well spent!

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  • Zita B.
    3/14/16
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    "Anne of Green Gables"

    Over all, this story was very descriptive and told me what teenagers used to do instead of university. The author had good expression for speech. I would love to listen to Anne of Avonly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Diane Hassall
    2/25/16
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    "My childhood favourite revisited."

    Sometimes rereading a much loved book can be disappointing. Not so with this. Absolutely loved it. Listened mostly when I was walking my dog round the park and found myself laughing out loud. Will listen to the others in the series soon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Farniboy
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    9/20/15
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    "A tonic to a fast, hard, uncaring modern world."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I'd recommend this to anyone. Its just a lovely, warm and funny story, well told. It made me laugh and smile and it just gave me that feel good glow. I was also crying at the end, as I drove my lorry around. Very cathartic! It makes you want to escape from this mad world to a simpler, slower time, when people cared for their neighbours and family.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Its got to be the ginger, chatterbox herself.


    What about Mary Sarah’s performance did you like?

    A good performance. With a nice range of voices for the many characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It's highly addictive. I'd downloaded Anne of Avonlea before I was halfway through listening to this.


    Any additional comments?

    Well worth a listen. I would recommend it to anyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Nicky
    8/3/15
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    "A return to childhood"
    What made the experience of listening to Anne of Green Gables the most enjoyable?

    A great return to childhood.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Anne - with an E


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Happiness can be found in the smallest of things


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    7/29/15
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    "Delightful"
    Any additional comments?

    Having read this series of books as a child, I came across it again whilst searching for an easy listen. The price was my initial temptation as it meant I could purchase this audio book and use my credit for something else. The story as other reviewers have said is uplifting and really has such a feel good factor it. I was transported to Avonlea and Green Gables and into Anne and Diana's wonderful care free world, journeying with them through the innocence of childhood and the trials and tribulations of growing up. If you need a pick me up, this will most certainly do the trick. Worth every penny. Now time to download Anne of Avonlea. I think there are 9 books in this series, so there is the potential to use lots of credits as further into the series the books are much more expensive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Claire
    7/24/15
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    "Amazing book"

    Great book for everyone not confusing at all I loved it so much I could read it over and over

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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