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Publisher's Summary

When Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert of Green Gables send for a boy orphan to help them out at their farm, they mistakenly get Anne Shirley, a feisty, independent but warm-hearted 11-year-old girl. Fortunately her sunny nature and quirky imagination win the hearts of her reluctant foster parents and everyone in the community. But not a day goes by without some memorable adventure or prank in the tragicomedy of her life. Early on she accidentally dyes her "cursed" red hair green. Later, in an effort to impress a neighbor, she bakes a cake, but with liniment instead of vanilla.

Lucy wrote that Anne is an extension of herself and represents the independent, "new" woman of the emerging 20th century. Individualistic, resourceful, and of a great humanitarian heart, she remains a great role model for girls and women today.

(P)2006 Tantor Media, Inc.

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One of my all-time favorites!

Shelly Frasier does an excellent job of narrating. Her narration is just as moving as the story itself.

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simply delightful

I completely fell in love with Anne from.Green Gables. Listening to this classic as an adult is an entirely different experience than reading as a girl of about ten. My appreciation for the beautifully written story grew with each chapter, I hardly wanted it all to end. The detailed descriptions of Anne's witness to the world gave me new daily appreciation for the splendor we so often take for granted. Absolutely one of the most charming novels ever written and narration brings it all to life.

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So charming and delightful!

Which character – as performed by Shelly Frasier – was your favorite?

Anne Shirley sounded just perfect to me. I loved Shelly Frasier's narration

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were several, but I won't spoil them for potential readers. This is one of the few books I found to be genuinely moving. I laughed at Anne's foibles, got annoyed at her incessant chatter, and cried at her sorrows.

Any additional comments?

I can't recommend this book highly enough. While reading, I was reminded of the importance of appreciating the wonder and beauty in everything around me.

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I LOVE THIS READER!

Years ago, I had read Anne of Green Gables and wanted to have a copy on my ipod, but I was worried about getting a dud reader. This reader is excellent! I laugh out loud quite often at the reader's interpretations of Anne and Marilla! The story is wonderful!

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  • Tex.
  • Texas
  • 06-13-14

An Interesting Study in People

Where does Anne of Green Gables rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

the best

What did you like best about this story?

how true to life the people are

Have you listened to any of Shelly Frasier’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't listened to Shelly Frasier's other performances

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It reminds me of people I know currently and have known

Any additional comments?

The descriptions of countryside are beautiful

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Precocious brat from hell

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Someone who downloads kitten photos

Would you ever listen to anything by Lucy Maud Montgomery again?

Never. Ever.

What does Shelly Frasier bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

A Canadian accent?

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Intense irritation

Any additional comments?

I am grateful that I have never met such a manipulative, pretentious, and persistently noxious child.

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Charming palette cleanser

Sometimes you need a palette cleanser of a book, before going on to another that enchants you. This is a good palette cleanser.
The story is as old as time. A poor character, with a great attitude conquers life's struggles and finds in the end that simple life and family are most important.

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  • Stephanie
  • Antioch, TN, United States
  • 01-16-13

A classic I have long wanted to read

I have seen the movies of the Anne of green gables since childhood, so I excited to finally read the first book in the series. I was not disappointed. Of course the details of Prince Edward Island and of Green Gables made me want to book a flight right away. Anne was precocious as ever and in the book you saw more of her development into a young lady and the maturity that comes with age. I can't wait to read the other books in the series. and just like my mother shared the movie with me, I will share the book with my children.

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  • Tiffany
  • Hickory, NC, United States
  • 12-11-12

Fantastic read

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes because it is very entertaining and allows one to exercise their very own scope of imagination

What did you like best about this story?

I particularly enjoyed the underlying theme of the importance of making good choices.

What about Shelly Frasier’s performance did you like?

She brought life to each of the characters through illuminating their individual characteristics

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

absolutely

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Delightful!

What did you love best about Anne of Green Gables?

The story was funny and endearing. One could not help but like Anne even though she was a chatter box. The lessons she learned as she grew up I could easily relate to, having raised three children. I loved the characters of her adopted family, too - one harsh but loving, the other quiet and wise. I would recommend this for school age child or adult.

What did you like best about this story?

It was funny.

What does Shelly Frasier bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Personality in each character.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When she gave up going to college.