The Blue Castle

Narrated by: Barbara Barnes
Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (441 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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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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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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My favorite book of all time... Finally!

I don't know how to fully express what this book has meant to me in my life. It is a though L. M. Montgomery has written a piece of my soul before I ever existed. I am so glad I finally found it on audible since I haven't had time to sit and read a novel straight through for years. This is a book about overcoming fears and creating your life by letting go and living. I think everyone dreams of ending up in a life that is everything you dream and leaving behind abuse and mistreatment. Valancy's story ends in triumph.

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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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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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Montgomery Lovers Rejoice

I loved this. It was sweet, sassy, uplifting, clean...a good story beautifully told. It may not be the enduring classic of the Anne series but it is another great effort by a talented writer. I enjoyed the reading, as well. It was a little laid back and maybe not how I would have heard the words in my head if I were reading it, it but was skillfully and fittingly done. Highly recommended.

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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.

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Really nice story

A friend recommended that I read this book. It reminds me of a story like Jane Eyre. This isn’t classic fiction but it is very good. I enjoyed it a lot.