Anne of the Island

Narrated by: Colleen Winton
Series: Anne of Green Gables, Book 3
Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (325 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Anne of the Island was published in 1915, seven years after the best-selling Anne of Green Gables, partly because of the continuing clamor for more Anne from her fans - a fan base that continues to grow today!

In this continuation of the story of Anne Shirley, Anne leaves Green Gables and her work as a teacher in Avonlea to pursue her original dream (which she gave up in Anne of Green Gables) of taking further education at Redmond College in Nova Scotia. Gilbert Blythe and Charlie Sloane enroll as well, as does Anne's friend from Queen's Academy, Priscilla Grant. During her first week of school, Anne befriends Philippa Gordon, a beautiful girl whose frivolous ways charm her. Philippa (Phil for short) also happens to be from Anne's birthplace of Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia. Anne, always the good scholar, studies hard, but she also has many life lessons. This book sees Anne leave behind girlhood to blossom into a mature young woman.

Public Domain (P)2014 Post Hypnotic Press Inc.

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Wonderful series of books!

I have enjoyed reading the series of books as a younger adult and now I am enjoying listening to them in my middle-age. In terms of narrator I thought that Colleen Winton was wonderful, it was nice to hear a Canadian accent for a very classic Canadian work of literature. well done!

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Super!!!!!!!

This audio book was more than very much enjoyable. I laughed, I cried, and most importantly, I smiled. This book is all and more than what I hoped for Anne when she was older. It is filled with twists and turns! Anne is officially my favourite heroine. The narration was pretty good. It was filled with expression and made the story enjoyable. That is why I rated it the way I did. (L. M. Montgomery ROCKS!!) ;)

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Kindred Spirits will love this Audio books

This reader captures Anne's spirit and voice and is versatile enough create unique audio personalities for all of Lucy's beloved characters. I lost myself in Kingsport, Bolingbrook and best of all, Avonlea. This book was truly enjoyable and with a cry-worthy ending.

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  • 02-14-20

Good but could have been better. Let me explain.

The narration was expressive and most characters in the story were clearly identifiable, however, I felt the narrator didn't capture the essence of Anne's personality. I think, Anne, in this rendition, came off more ordinary a girl then the spirited character I'm used to thinking her as. Also, in the narrator's attempt to make Gilbert sound masculine she lost his gentle and good natured qualities. Little Davey's voice is unlike any little boy's voice I have ever heard and was very amusing. All in all, I enjoyed it well enough but I had to use my own imagination to correct what I thought the narrator got wrong.

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Best Narration

I've always lobbed this book and I finally found am audio version I was really happy with. Colleen Winton did a wonderful job. She was able to portray a decent distinction between the different characters. The young sounded young, the older characters sounded older, and the main narration was given the youthful sound that fit it. I'm crossing my fingers that Winton has narrated more of L.M. Montgomery's other works.

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Love

I have lived these books since the first time I read them listening to them on audible he’s just made them better

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Loved it!

If you want to slip away from the troubles of the world, reading or listening to the, Ann of Green Gables series is soothing to the soul.

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Classic Story - not the best narrator

Love the Anne of Green Gables series. The narrator was great as Anne. The character transitions were awkward. So many of the characters' readings were choppy.

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Good story and performance

While I liked Mary Sarah's portrayals of the characters better this was a good performance. There is one glitch in the editing as well. I am not as pleased with the plot and path of the story as I was the first two but I did enjoy it.

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Loved this book

At first, it was hard getting used to listening to Colleen Winton. After listening to Anne of Green Gable's read by Rachel McAdams. But after a few chapters I adjusted and really liked Colleen Winton's voice throughout the book. I loved the first book and this one was just as good, if not better.

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  • Dawn
  • 09-03-15

Nice easy listen

Any additional comments?

I am currently working my way through the Anne series, which I loved as child. after much research, of the three versions currently available on audible I finally decided on this one. I wasn't disappointed but the narration is not quite up to the standard of Mary Sarah in Anne of Avonlea. Don't get me wrong it was very acceptable and I have heard far worse. If you are looking for a version of "Anne of the Island," then this one is most certainly up to the job. Relax and enjoy the feel good story but be aware, currently not all the "Anne" books are available on audible so you will have to go elsewhere for the others which is a little disappointing.

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  • fifa
  • 12-11-17

Very good story

I really enjoyed this book.The narrator was not as good as marry Sarah but she is way better then others.I have to return same book narrated by some one else.I wish Audible do Anne of Windy Poplars.
Great book.

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  • Georgina
  • 01-21-15

Love it

I give it 5 star brilliant amazing shod read it or listen to the adio love it get it on I pad iPod or any other divide

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-22-20

Loved it

Great! I am working my way through all of the Anne books. Such lovely stories.

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  • Rachel Jane Baddeley
  • 12-11-17

I loved this gem.🌟

I loved this gem, just like the other wonderfully hypnotic books in the series, Anne of Green Gables

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  • Alison
  • 12-04-17

Very soothing and nostalgic

There are lots of narrators for these books - I think this was a good version. As many people probably download the books but have already read them (maybe many times!), the quality of the reader is a big factor. This was fine.

The story is just as old-fashioned, comforting and pleasing to me as it was when I was about 15 and first read it.

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  • Joanne Gardner
  • 08-25-17

great follow on in the series.

well read, engaging the listener in the goings on of Avonlea and Redmond. Thrilling encounters with old and new characters and their journeys.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-06-20

very enjoyable

Narrator was very Canadian and lovely. She was true to the characters and a joy to listen to.
Enjoyed the story so much too. I have loved Anne for years, but never knew about any of the later books past Green Gables. Am addicted and have to hear them all!

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  • Ant
  • 12-27-18

Disappointing narration

This was always one of my favourite books in this series but I did not enjoy the narration at all. I found myself disliking some of my most beloved characters due to the voices she did for their dialogue! The narrator seemed to put emphasis in places that would subtly change the meaning and have amusement in her voice when there shouldn't have been. It was very off-putting and has made me think differently about characters that I consider childhood friends. While I love this book, I definitely cannot recommend this version.

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  • belonderful
  • 03-23-18

Wooden performance, stopped listening

We (my 11 and 8 year old and I ) had already listened to rachel mcadams and Meghan follows reading the previous two Anne books. I chose this one based on reviews.

It is a terrible performance - so wooden and stilted that at first I thought it was computer generated. My 11 year old said she wasn’t enjoying it. We managed to listen to about 45 minutes of the 8 hours before deciding we couldn’t bear it anymore and switched it off.

Colleen Winton is not the right narrator for this book. There is so little variation in her voice and tone at time that it becomes monotonous and you find you’re not listening any more. I am sad I wasted an audible credit on this. I am going to look for another version and get a sample first .