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.
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I love audioboks!
Charming, seductive, classic
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!
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!
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.
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.
I love books! But my family of 8 leave me little time to read, lol. Audible has been the perfect solution!!!
Yes! Many more times! I have always loved this story.
Ann with and E - Her spirit!
Lucy Maude Montgomery takes me to a different place as I listen. I have enjoyed the story of Anne in all its forms and they all affect me in the same way.
She is phenomenal. There are some audio books that grate on me because of poor vocal quality or reading skill but Mary Sarah does an exquisite job.
Certainly the death of Matthew was very moving, knowing the deep love Anne had for him. His unconditional love was essential in Anne's maturing process and self-discovery.
I always loved the movies when I was young and I am very glad I found the audio book that was well read and formatted. This story reawakened some of the wonder of life I had lost sight of. You can't often find such a thing for a couple of dollars.
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.
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.
I have listened to this book 2 or 3 times and each time I hear it a little differently. I pickup new ideas from Anne.
When her (new dad) picked her up at the train station and he fell in love with her riding home.
She set a tone for the book.
I loved the first two movies and know that the books are always said to be better but just couldn't get time to pick them up and begin. Mary Sarah brought Anne to life beautifully, and I love that I don't have to set aside time to visit Avonlea. I can listen as I'm cooking, cleaning, driving or nodding off to sleep.
I read this book along with my daughter as it was an assignment for her from school. The story was timeless, as evidenced by the enduring popularity of the series. It's beautiful writing was only enhanced by a lovely reading that made every character distinct. Anne's enthusiasm and sense of wonder,, Matthews taciturn nature, and every other character was clear and delightful.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
"Truly a delightful listen."
The pairings of this wonderful book and this narrator is such a perfect match indeed.
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