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In the second book of the trilogy, Emily Byrd Starr longs to attend Queen's Academy to earn her teaching license, but her tradition-bound relatives at New Moon refuse. She is instead offered the chance to go to Shrewsbury High School with her friends, but there are two conditions: first, she must live with the aunt she dislikes, and second, she must not write for the duration of her high school education.

At first, Emily refuses the offer, unable to contemplate a life without writing, but then her cousin changes the condition slightly, amending it to just a restriction concerning writing fiction. Emily does not think this is much of an improvement, but it turns out to be an excellent exercise for her budding writing career. In fact, Emily ends up having some of her poems published, and she begins writing for the town newspaper. Soon, Emily is offered a fabulous opportunity, but accepting it would mean changing her life forever....

©2011 Heirs of L.M. Montgomery / 1925 by Frederick A. Stokes Company (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Wonderful story, American narrator

Emily is as delightful as ever, and the performance is pretty good! However, the narrator keeps giving people twangy American accents and seems undecided as to whether "Charlottetown" has an S in it or not.

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I've waited years for Emily to go audio!

Saying that, I have to say it was a pleasure to revisit her. The narrator doesn't do well with the accents she assigns to many characters unfortunately. I'm still happy I bought the books, I just wish she'd better chosen how to represent their voices.

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headlines are not optional

I love this narration. I'm pleased to know she does the 3rd book as well.

I really love this story. Emily is very dear to me. I think myself an Emily over an Anne.

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Flawless

The narrator is a master. It may take a few minutes to get used to her but believe me you’ll love her. Great book. Great reader

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One of my favorite books

I wasn't sure at first if I would like this narrator, as I preferred the younger-sounding narrator of the first book. But once I adjusted to it, I felt she did a really good job. And she has a lot of range, giving each character a distinct voice. There were one or two minor character voices that I didn't like (they sounded oddly Southern, as someone else mentioned) and one other character that didn't fit how I felt they should sound, but that's just being nitpicky.

I was able to lose myself in the story, because the narrator did a good job.

And oh, I love this story! I've read it so many times, but this was my husband's first introduction to Emily. He agrees that there are few better writers than LM Montgomery -- if any. And as a writer himself, he was able to identify with Emily so many times.

Of the three books, this is probably the least memorable for me ... the main things I remember from the series seem to fall in books 1 and 3. And yet, as I'm reading book 2, I remember happily as events unfurl.

I highly recommend this series for all ages.

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Narratrix Isn’t Great

Since this is the only choice on Audible I bought it, resentfully. I’m sorry but this narratrix isn’t great. There’s something I just can’t catch with my ear that makes it just bothersome enough to spoil the story. I wish I knew how to go about auditioning for this profession, because I’m sure I could do it better justice. Anyhow, adore the story, give us another option for narratrix, Audible!

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great book for young and old

I love the whole Emily series! i read it the first time with 13 or 14 and now again with 40 and it still makes me smile and inspires imagination.
Laural Merlington does a great job with this book.