What more idyllic setting could there be for the new home of L.M. Montgomery's famed Anne and her groom, Gilbert Blythe, than a white cottage nestled into the ocean shore and surrounded by gardens and new friends? After a Green Gables wedding, Anne and Gilbert settle in Four Winds Harbour as Gilbert starts his medical practice. Great happiness, as well as sorrow, greets the newlyweds as their early years together unfold. Narrating the work of a consummate storyteller is a tall order, and Barbara Caruso rises to the occasion. She is an unobtrusive narrator, letting the power of each episode take center stage. All the while, she adds her mark to each personality - the spunk and glow of Anne, the eccentricity of Miss Cornelia, the heartache of Leslie - and brings merit to the recording.
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"L.M. Montgomery fans will be delighted by Barbara Caruso's narration of the fifth volume in the series." (School Library Journal)
This was a delight -- the only drawback seemed to be the mispronunciation of several words; of particular annoyance was any reference to Gog & Magog, as the narrator kept pronouncing Magog as "Mā-gog" rather than "Mah-gog"... other than that distraction, was extremely pleased.
The narrator does a really good job on all of the characters.
The story was better than "Anne of Windy Poplars" and as good as the more widely known first three books in the series.
I love the storyline and was looking forward to each new chapter. The narrator does a phenomenal job of changing voices and giving life to each character. Think she is one of the best narrators I listen to. The most memorable moment was that of Ann's first child passing away. And following it with passing on Captain Jim. Mirrors true life events with sadness followed by happiness. An excellent novel and looking forward to the next one in the series
I am a former high school English teacher, a stay-at-home, homeschooling mom, and a childbirth educator. Audiobooks are my way of dealing with the daily, boring tasks of life. They help me squeeze in "reading" time, which is hard to find these days!
I listened to the samples of all the different recordings of his book, and I liked this narrator best, but I almost didn't get it because the audio wasn't great. When I got it, however, the audio quality was great. Barbara Caruso does a great job.
The drama never ceases. Anne's life is filled with wonderful friends who we might envy to know! An ideal setting for her audience to only dream of; a sunlit grove with trees and a sea cove to fish in and dream away.
Can't hear you....I'm reading!!
I will always love L.M. Montgomery's Anne books. She is like an old friend you visit once in awhile. She brings you back to innocent times where values were treasured. Times where you actually sit and talk to people to get to know them and cherish them. What a great book! However, I do wish the book went into depths with the relationship of Anne and Gilbert. But all in all a good read!
I have always like the Anne of Green Gables and wanted to check out the rest of the series. I like Barbara Caruso's reading, so yes I would listen again.
Anne of Green Gables. I liked the first few more, but I am more familiar with them then the latter part of the series.
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