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  • Heidi | Johanna Spyri

    Heidi

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Johanna Spyri
    • Narrated By Marnie MacAdam
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    Heidi is sent to live with her embittered grandfather high in the Swiss Alps. Heidi's innocent joy of life and genuine concern and love for all living things become the old man's salvation. From the goat - herder Peter and his family to the sickly girl Clara and her desperate father, Heidi's special charm enriches everyone she meets. Unselfish to the core, Heidi's goodness overcomes all obstacles - even those seemingly insurmountable.

    D. A. Smith says: "Auditory quality not acceptable"
  • Heidi | Johanna Spyri

    Heidi

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Johanna Spyri
    • Narrated By John McDonough
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    Orphaned at an early age, the young girl Heidi finds a home high in the Swiss Alps with her reclusive grandfather. There, each glorious day is filled with discovery, adventure and the friendship of a gentle goat boy, Peter. But when Heidi is sent away from her mountain paradise to a large, cold city, she is determined to find a way to return to the place she loves. For generations, children around the world have fallen under the spell of this small alpine girl. Heidi is the heartwarming story of an exuberant child’s goodness, courage, and love.

  • Heidi | Johanna Spyri

    Heidi

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Johanna Spyri
    • Narrated By Frances Cassidy
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    Orphaned Heidi lives with her gruff but caring grandfather on the side of Swiss mountain, where she befriends young Peter the goat-herd. She leads an idyllic life, until she is forced to leave the mountain she has always known to go and live with a sickly girl in the city. Will Heidi ever see her grandfather again? A classic tale of a young girl's coming-of-age, of friendship, and familial love, Heidi has inspired countless dramatic versions, both on TV and in film.

    T. Dall says: "Great book!"
  • Heidi | Johanna Spyri

    Heidi

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Johanna Spyri
    • Narrated By Flo Gibson
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    This beloved Swiss children's tale has been beloved by generations of children and adults. Orphan Heidi's life in the Alps with her grandfather, Peter the goatherd, and her friendship with Klara, her invalid playmate, is both poignant and heartwarming.

    Amazon Customer says: "A wonderful Story. Highly recommended"
  • Heidi | Johanna Spyri

    Heidi

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Johanna Spyri
    • Narrated By Fabienne Hadorn
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    Anonym und in bescheidener Aufmachung erschien vor über 120 Jahren die schlichte Geschichte eines kleinen Mädchens, das sich nichts Schöneres auf der Welt vorstellen kann, als das Leben in den Bergen.

  • Heidi | Johanna Spyri

    Heidi

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Johanna Spyri
    • Narrated By Johanna Ward
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    This classic tale of a remarkable, unaffected five-year-old orphan will charm you, just as Heidi charms her fierce, hermit grandfather when she comes to live with him in the Swiss Alps.

    Julie Tucker says: "A MUST-HAVE!!"
  • Learn German Heidi | Johanna Spyri

    Learn German Heidi

    • ABRIDGED (8 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Johanna Spyri
    • Narrated By Christina Heger, Alan Munro
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    Johanna Spyri's famous story of Heidi abridged for German language students. Includes PDF text with line by line translation. Includes German-English audio, English-German audio, German only audio.

  • Toni, The Little Woodcarver | Johanna Spyri

    Toni, The Little Woodcarver

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 11 mins)
    • By Johanna Spyri
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
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    Toni loses his father at a young age, and his mother, Elsbeth, is tasked with trying to provide for her son in the country all by herself. Toni discovers a passion for wood-carving, but circumstances do not allow him to pursue this line of work, and he instead finds himself as a herdsman up in the mountains. This life doesn't agree well with little Toni, and he falls ill and winds up in a sanitarium. He does not get better until he is reunited with his mother and all at once life for Toni and Elsbeth takes a positive turn thanks to the help of another patient in the sanitarium.

    teina davis says: "Delightful"
  • Heidi: Abridged for Young Readers and Learners of English | Johanna Spyri

    Heidi: Abridged for Young Readers and Learners of English

    • ABRIDGED (40 mins)
    • By Johanna Spyri
    • Narrated By Peter Batchelor
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    Heidi is one of the best-selling books ever written and is among the best-known works of Swiss literature. This version is a delightful abridgment of the classic tale.

    Sasha & Mel says: "Unbearable"
  • Heidi [German Edition] | Johanna Spyri

    Heidi [German Edition]

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 30 mins)
    • By Johanna Spyri
    • Narrated By Christina Heger
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    Heidi verkürzte für junge Hörer.

  • Heidi | Johanna Spyri

    Heidi

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Johanna Spyri
    • Narrated By Bettina Reifschneider
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    Das kleine Mädchen Heidi verbringt mit ihrem Großvater auf einer abgelegenen Hütte ihre ersten Lebensjahre. Der Großvater wird sehr traurig, als Heidi mit ihrem Vormund, der Tante Dete, nach Frankfurt ziehen muss. Dort lebt Heidi im Haus des Witwers Sesemann als Spielkameradin für dessen gelähmte Tochter Klara. Heidi erkrankt jedoch vor Heimweh und muss auf Anraten des Arztes zu ihrem Großvater zurückgeschickt werden. Das ist eine herzerquickende Lektüre voll tiefen Ernstes und frischen Humors. Heidi wurde innerhalb weniger Jahre zu einem Welterfolg; die Bücher sind in über 50 Sprachen übersetzt und mehrmals verfilmt worden.

  • Heidi | Johanna Spyri

    Heidi

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Johanna Spyri
    • Narrated By Sarah Greene
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    At the age of five, little orphan Heidi is sent to live with her grandfather in the Alps. Everyone on the village is afraid of him, but Heidi is fascinated by his long beard and bushy grey eyebrows. She loves her life in the mountains, playing in the sunshine and growing up amongst the goats and the birds. But one terrible day Heidi is collected by her aunt and made to live with a new family in the town. Heidi can't bear to be away from her grandfather; can she find her way back up the mountain, where she belongs?

  • Heidi (Dramatised) | Johanna Spyri

    Heidi (Dramatised)

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 47 mins)
    • By Johanna Spyri
    • Narrated By uncredited
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    When Heidi, a lively orphan girl, goes to live with her grandfather in a little hut high in the Alps she soon learns to live in perfect harmony with her surroundings, leading a carefree life with her constant companion, Peter, a young goatherd. But her happiness is short-lived when she is sent to stay with a rich city family as a companion for the sick Clara. Although she becomes fond of the older girl, Heidi is terribly homesick.

  • Heidi | Johanna Spyri

    Heidi

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Johanna Spyri
    • Narrated By Silvia Cecchini
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    Il testo integrale del romanzo reso celeberrimo dall’adattamento a cartoni animati avvenuto nel 1974 ll romanzo fu in realtà pubblicato nel 1880 ed è ambientato fra la Svizzera e la Germania intorno alla fine dell'Ottocento. La storia racconta di come Heidi, una bambina di cinque anni, orfana e priva di qualsiasi istruzione, venga allevata sulle montagne svizzere, e sia poi costretta a confrontarsi con una realtà cittadina, che, pur nella sofferenza, le darà il dono di apprendere la lettura e di credere in Dio.

    Antonio Bernardos says: "Beware: Italiano"
  • Heidi | Johanna Spyri

    Heidi

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Johanna Spyri
    • Narrated By Bobbie Frohman
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    Heidi who has been orphaned, is taken from her alpine home with her beloved grandfather by her less than loving aunt to be a companion for a crippled child of a wealthy family in Frankfurt. They become bosom friends but Heidi becomes ill and has to return home, but when her crippled friend comes to the Alps for a visit, well, we don't want to spoil the story for you.

  • Heidi | Johanna Spyri

    Heidi

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Johanna Spyri
    • Narrated By Teresa Gallagher
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    The evergreen tale of the Swiss orphan girl Heidi has charmed and intrigued readers since its original publication in 1880. Heidi comes to live with her grandfather in the Swiss Alps where she befriends the animals and children, in particular the goatherd Peter. She is later taken away to the stern and confining home of the invalid Clara where she enriches the lives of those around her but longs to return home. After many adventures she returns to her grandfather's cabin in her beloved Alps.

  • 'Heidi' Abridged for Young Readers and Learners of English | Johanna Spyri

    'Heidi' Abridged for Young Readers and Learners of English

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 34 mins)
    • By Johanna Spyri
    • Narrated By Alan Munro
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    Heidi is one of the best-selling books ever written and is among the best-known works of Swiss literature. This version is a delightful abridgment of the classic tale.

  • Heidi | Johanna Spyri

    Heidi

    • ABRIDGED (1 hr and 7 mins)
    • By Johanna Spyri
    • Narrated By Jan Francis
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    Jan Francis reads Johanna Spyri's classic tale of the adventures of a little Swiss girl. Ever since her mother died, Heidi has been looked after by her aunt Dete. But now Dete is moving to Frankfurt, and Heidi must go and live with her grandfather in a hut high up in the Swiss mountains. There she meets Peter the goatherd and his blind grandmother, and the three become great friends. Heidi loves her new, carefree life - but then her aunt returns to take her away from everyone she loves.

  • Heidi | Johanna Spyri,Thomas Tippner

    Heidi

    • UNABRIDGED (51 mins)
    • By Johanna Spyri, Thomas Tippner
    • Narrated By Matthias Ernst Holzmann
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    Als Heidi von ihrer Tante Dete bei ihrem Großvater abgegeben wird, glaubt sie, niemals mehr glücklich zu werden. Ihr Großvater liebt sie nicht, Dete lässt sie alleine und der freche Peter scheint sie nur ärgern zu wollen. Alles scheint verloren. Dann aber besinnt sich die kleine Heidi auf ihre Stärken: Ihre immer fröhliche Art und die Hoffnung, alles wird einmal gut.

  • Moni and the Goat Boy | Johanna Spyri

    Moni and the Goat Boy

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 8 mins)
    • By Johanna Spyri
    • Narrated By Karen White
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    Moni, the goat boy, was a very cheerful young man who loved his job and his flock with all his heart. When young Paula first encounter's Moni's jubilant nature and happy song, she is captivated by his joy and becomes his friend. Moni spends each day up in the mountains with the goats and has a particularly special attachment to a kid named Maggerli. One day, Moni runs into a boy from another village who has discovered a beautiful diamond cross and the boy tells Moni that if he keeps his secret about the gross, he will buy Maggerli for Moni to save her from death.

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