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The Blue Castle

Narrated by: Barbara Barnes
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (236 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

All her life, Valancy Stirling lived on a quiet little street in an ugly little house and never dared to contradict her domineering mother and her unforgiving aunt. At 29, she's never been in love, and her only consolation has been the forbidden books of John Foster and her daydreams of the Blue Castle.

Then, one day, she gets a letter and decides that things need to change. For the first time in her life, she does exactly what she wants to and says exactly what she feels. At first, her family thinks she's gone around the bend, but soon, she discovers a surprising new world, full of love and adventures far beyond her most secret dreams.

©2011 Heirs of L.M. Montgomery, 1926 by Frederick A. Stokes Company (P)2017 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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My favorite L.M. Montgomery story behind Anne

I love this story! I bought it the day it came out. The narrator did a marvelous job! It just makes you feel good to listen!

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Loved this version

Barbara Barnes does a great job with this story. This is one of my favorite LMM books, about an almost 30-something heroine breaking away from an unhealthy family to live a life more true to herself.

So pleased Barbara Barnes will also be narrating Anne of Ingleside - coming out 10/17/2017. This will finally put all the Anne books on audio - something I've been waiting for since the 1990s. Can't wait!

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The Blue Castle

I have read this book over and over again. Would love to see a movie made from it, but only if it stayed truthful to the book. Love having the audio version.

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Love the book

This author has a way of writing very delightful books. I would definitely recommend to others!

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My new favorite book!

I would highly recommend to everyone! well read by the narrator! montgomery is the best!

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I loved this! Its beautiful story about happiness!

I loved this! Its a beautiful story about happiness! Well written! So cute and funny

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Nice break from my usual

I liked the story line and I related to the main character. The ending felt anticlimactic, but it was okay. This wasn't a gripping book, but it was an easy listen.

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ONE OF THE BEST!!

The Blue Castle is one of L.M. Montgomery's best stories and the reader had done a fairly good job of it.

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Delightful

Struggled with the beginning. A bit much on how awful her life had been.once got past that it sucked me in! Glad I stayed with it ! Loved it!!

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Slow start, but loved it

This story started very slow and the main character was starting to annoy me with her self pity. I am glad that I kept going. It was a very good story about letting go fears and doing what is right.