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!
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.
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?
I haven't read Anne of green gables in a long time and this has been a great reminder of how much I love the Anne books. I'm excited to share this series with my daughter
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.
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!
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.
Great book for everyone not confusing at all I loved it so much I could read it over and over
"always a pleasure"
gorgeous story, sweet but falling short of too much sentimentality. Love the bit where she gets Diana drunk.
"Truly a delightful listen."
The pairings of this wonderful book and this narrator is such a perfect match indeed.
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