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Anne of Windy Poplars Audiobook

Anne of Windy Poplars

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Anne Shirley has left Redmond College behind to begin a new job and a new chapter of her life away from Green Gables. Now she faces a new challenge: the Pringles. They're known as the royal family of Summerside - and they quickly let Anne know she is not the person they wanted to be principal of Summerside High School.

But as she settles into the cozy tower room at Windy Poplars, Anne finds she also has great allies: the widows Aunt Kate and Aunt Chatty and in their irrepressible housekeeper, Rebecca Dew, are on her side. As Anne learns Summerside's strangest secrets, winning the support of the prickly Pringles becomes only the first of her triumphs.

©1936 Heirs of L.M. Montgomery,Frederick A. Stokes Company (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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    A Little Bit of Everything 06-15-17
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    "Thankful for this; character voices odd at times"
    What did you like best about Anne of Windy Poplars? What did you like least?

    I love this story. It is probably one of the less eventful Anne books, but I enjoy the slower pace, letters to Gilbert, and the fun relationships Anne develops with her new neighbors in Windy Poplars.


    If you’ve listened to books by L. M. Montgomery before, how does this one compare?

    It's one of her simpler novels. There are a couple of plot lines worth following. Much is just everyday-type events, but it's a nice diversion.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    The narrator reads very smoothly and accurately. However, some of the voices did not seem right to me. She uses a deep, husky voice for several characters, including Rebecca Dew and Katherine, and another single female character of 29 - these characters were too spunky for that slow, deep voice. The voice of Elizabeth was too timid. There was one character whose voice was so annoying (yes, it was in character, but still), I fast forwarded through two chapters, which I don't usually have to do. I was able to find a deal at a lower price, and at that lower price, I don't regret purchasing it. It may not get the repeat listens like the recordings, but I enjoyed the experience overall.


    Did Anne of Windy Poplars inspire you to do anything?

    Look to see what other new LMM books are being released.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa King Brandon, FL United States 07-31-17
    Lisa King Brandon, FL United States 07-31-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Great!"

    I am listening to all the Anne books in order and thoroughly enjoying them. This has been my favorite mainly because of the performance. She was wonderful. Every character had their own voice and just by hearing it you knew which was speaking.
    I've enjoyed listening to Anne grow through these books and I know lovers of this series will enjoy this recording.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    K. Anderson Aliso Viejo, CA USA 07-18-17
    K. Anderson Aliso Viejo, CA USA 07-18-17 Member Since 2017

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    "Too many grouchy old ladies but still charming"

    This was a charming installation in the Anne series. My only dissatisfaction is that there are too many monologues by grouchy old ladies.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda Davis 07-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Hated this recording"

    I absolutely hated this narrator. She tries to use voices for each character, but she only has four voices that she recycles.

    Anne's Voice- spoken in her usual/natural voice. I thought she read Anne as stuck up and snotty.
    Male Voices- also used for character Kathrine and Rebecca Dew.
    Children's Voices- didn't matter if they were girls or guys
    Old Women Voices- slightly different than Children's Voices.

    Oh the narrator nearly drove me insane. I could not immerse myself in the story at all. What a horrible waste of a Credit.

    The story: Kinda boring. Just filler stories, as this was written later after the series was finished. Gilbert was sorely missed. I didn't even like Anne that much in the series. She seemed very stern and Marilla-ish. I love Marilla, but I hate when characters act like other characters. Since nothing notable happened in this book, you could easily skip it.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    uffdasuzanne 06-21-17
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    "Oh Anne"

    I have been listening to all the Anne books, having read the books more than once and watched the movies many times. As always, I am still in love with the writings of Lucy Maud Montgomery.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    knittymama 08-17-17
    knittymama 08-17-17
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    "A good escape listen"

    This is great for getting your mind off anything. It's generally happy but with a complex enough set of overlapping characters and storylines to get your mind off your own stress

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer HONOKAA, HI, US 07-27-17
    Amazon Customer HONOKAA, HI, US 07-27-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Just What I Needed!"

    I have wanted this book in audio format for years. I was so excited to see that it had come available. The book, of course, is wonderful! LM Montgomery can do no wrong. The beloved characters stole my heart, as always. The narrator did a wonderful performance worthy of the book! Highly recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cassie New York, USA 09-01-17
    Cassie New York, USA 09-01-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Somewhat disappointed by the narrator"
    Where does Anne of Windy Poplars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    My favorite narrator of the Anne books is definitely Barbara Caruso. I SO wish she could have narrated this one, too.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I don't understand why the narrator had to make almost every woman other than Anne in this book sound like a man!!! And some had really over-done Southern accents.


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    Bw 08-29-17
    Bw 08-29-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Horrible narration"

    Narrator was nit consistent with voices and always used gruff male voices for women and banby voices for all children.

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    Amazon Customer 08-17-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Glad someone recorded this book, but..."
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    After listening to the rest of the series read by the wonderful and talented Barbara Caruso, Tara Ward's narration was shocking to say the least.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Ms. Ward's voice has a nasal quality at best. She uses the same four voices for the entire book, regardless of the character's age or gender.


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you for releasing an audio version of Anne of Windy Poplars. It's not the best of the series, but it's important to the story of Anne. Hopefully Anne of Ingleside is next on the list? I'm sure Tara Ward's narration tone and style has a place in someone's writing, but I definitely don't think Anne of Green Gables is for her.

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