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  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

  • By: Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Narrated by: Ann Richardson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 13

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm has delighted readers for over 100 years. Published in 1903, when girls were inevitably depicted as pretty, gentle and proper, Rebecca Rowena Randall burst onto the scene of children's literature. Sent to live with her prim and proper Aunt Miranda, who is expecting her much more demure sister, Rebecca is a "bird of a very different feather".

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A sweet experience.

  • By cosmitron on 07-07-18

3.5 stars: I adore Rebecca

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-28-18

I am a huge Shirley Temple fan and LOVED her in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, so when I saw this tour I knew I had to jump on it! Well, besides the characters names Rebecca, and Miranda, nothing from the book made its way to the movie. After the initial shock, I realized that I got to experience a whole new story.

Listening to this classic was very interesting. It was almost as if I was shuttled back in time and in that quaint little town right there with everyone. There were many references to religion and social status that I was more aware of as an adult; even the writing style was so different from what we are used to nowadays (providing an informal history lesson).

Listening to this audiobook was like opening a time capsule buried a hundred years ago! It may be a good audiobook option for those long family car rides or as a bed time story.

Note: if you are like me and listen to audiobooks at 1.25x, beware. It takes a bit getting used too, as the narrator already speaks rather swiftly and increasing the speed made her sound a bit like the Micro-Machine guy. 😉

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Post Hypnotic Press. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.