Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

Narrated by: Lorna Raver
Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (145 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The indomitable 10-year-old Rebecca has been sent away from her home at Sunnybrook Farm to live with her two spinster aunts in the quiet town of Riverboro in order to be brought up as a proper little lady.

Precocious, curious, and full of creative energy, Rebecca isn't quite ready to be tamed yet. The prim and demanding Aunt Miranda has her hands full. But soon, Rebecca's irrepressible spirit and bright intelligence win the hearts of all in Riverboro, including her rigid aunt...and she even manages to become a fine young lady in the process.

The unconventional and charismatic Rebecca, a wholly new kind of girl character when she was first introduced in 1903, has since become one of the most beloved characters in children's literature.

(P)2007 Blackstone Audio Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Beautiful and warm and satisfying." (Mark Twain)
"Why could [Rebecca] not have been my daughter? Why couldn't it have been I who bought the 300 cakes of soap? Why, O, why?" (Jack London)

What listeners say about Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm

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Still Great After All These Years

It has been fifty years since I read the covers off this book along with those of Mark Twain and other such. I think I enjoyed it more this time than my first read. How well the author deals with life issues and the death of love ones. She takes everything head on and her good natured leading lady takes the world as she finds it. It reminds me of Anne of Green Gables only with a gritty flavor.

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Beautiful story

As a little girl I remember Shirley Temple's version of this book. Nothing is ever better than the book itself and this book was wonderful! I loved the narrator's different voices and accents. The book came alive for me!12!

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Innocent and refreshing

A cute story that was a pleasant change from some of the heavier novels that I have been reading lately. A refreshing change of pace. Period piece that shows a young girl growing up. Very straightforward, and you get what you'd expect.

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Excellent story and narrator

This is one of my all time favorite audiobooks! The near raider doesn't awesome job with the boys of the characters

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No idea why I didn't like it as a kid!

Loved the story. Loved the narrator! Her voice was absolutely perfect for the location and time of this story.

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There's a brook, but not a common brook.

Would you listen to Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm again? Why?

Well of course, it's a wonderful period piece. Another factor is that it is a book and Rebecca a character that have been influential in so many lives.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Seriously? Rebecca of course, not that aunt Jane, Mr Aladdin , Mr and Mrs Cobb on and on down to the simple See Saw Simpson weren't wonderfully drawn and engaging characters.

Which scene was your favorite?

I think my favorite scene was when she first meet Mr Adam Ladd ( Mr Aladdin) , falling off the porch.

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

The scene with the borrowed baby and the conversation between Aunt Jane and Rebecca .

Any additional comments?

This story is definitely a should read, along with the Anne of Green Gables ( Avonlee, Island) and possibly the first Pollyanna.

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a truly great, often overlooked children's classic

What made the experience of listening to Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm the most enjoyable?

Lively narrator, great characters, down to earth, charming story

What was one of the most memorable moments of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm?

when they go door to door selling soap

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

I think a lightness and at the same time a kind of straight-forward quality. No gushing here, no sentimentalizing. Just perfect!

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

It made me laugh out loud a few times

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wonderful book, deserves to be better known and widely loved. Probably could use a new movie version to re-spark people's interest. It's in the same class as great classics like Anne of Green Gables, Pollyana, Heidi, The House on the Prairie series, Little Women. Charming, funny, light, sweet and old fashioned in the best way-- a glimpse into another time, yet feels wonderfully modern, too.

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Rebecca is timeless!!!

Combine Anne Shirley and Pollyanna and you have adorable Rebecca. Loved the story, the reader and the great vocabulary!

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Wholesome classic

Loved the reading of it, loved the story, loved the timeless life lessons. Always wanted to read this book.

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Wonderful book

This book was a story of girl that I was to read for a book club. It was in perfect form of words and I love the way the author wrote it. Please read it and enjoy!!!!

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  • Frances
  • 10-30-09

A pleasant reminder of innocent days

It's been a very long time since I first met Miss Rebecca and I have enjoyed making her acquaintance all over again. A great plot and wonderful characters. More action than description when compared to L M Montgommery's Anne books. A pleasant narration.

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  • ruth farrington
  • 03-01-18

Good yet

It was as Ann of green witch I some a read of good books are glad be found