Anne of Green Gables

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4.5 out of 5 stars 16,616 ratings

Anne of Green Gables Publisher's Summary

With all of the pluck and charm of its eponymous young hero, Rachel McAdams (The Notebook, Spotlight, Midnight in Paris) delivers a spectacular reading of Montgomery's beloved bildungsroman. In moments both funny and bittersweet, McAdams' voice is imbued with the spark that has made Anne a much-loved symbol of individualism and cheer for over a century. In this story of "kindred spirits", McAdams' touching and heartfelt narration proves she is just that - bonded on a deep level to this shimmering classic.

When aging brother and sister Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert decide to adopt an orphan boy to help with chores around their farm, Green Gables on Prince Edward Island, neither is prepared for the feisty and imaginative redheaded girl who is mistakenly brought to them instead. Nor are they prepared for the way in which she will change their lives. Through a series of hilarious misadventures, Anne's uncompromising spirit makes her a striking presence in the close-knit village, bringing new friendships, first crushes, and, for her foster parents, a love and openness unimaginable before her arrival.

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  • Book 1

    • Anne of Green Gables

    • By: Lucy Maud Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Rachel McAdams
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5,671
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5,234
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5,212

    With all of the pluck and charm of its eponymous young hero, Rachel McAdams ( The Notebook, Spotlight, Midnight in Paris) delivers a spectacular reading of Montgomery's beloved bildungsroman. In moments both funny and bittersweet, McAdams' voice is imbued with the spark that has made Anne a much-loved symbol of individualism and cheer for over a century.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book! under impressed by the reader

    • By nascarchvy88 on 01-13-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Anne of Green Gables

    • By: L. M. Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Susan McCarthy
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    Anne is adopted by the Cuthberts even after a great mistake at the orphanage. But the frail red-headed young girl stays, even though not wanted at first. She is raised strictly but lovingly by the Cuthberts whose world is set upside down by her wonderful, creative and sometime crazy and eccentric ways. In the end, she gives them endless joy as she grows into womanhood.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A classic Canadian tale.

    • By Michele on 08-04-12

    Regular price: $9.09

    • Anne of Green Gables

    • By: Lucy Maud Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 10 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 236
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 240

    Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, middle-aged brother & sister, live together at Green Gables, their farm on Prince Edward Island. They decide to adopt a boy from an orphanage in Nova Scotia to help out on the farm. Through a series of mishaps, the child that arrives at their door is not a boy, but Anne Shirley, a precocious 11 year old girl!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful gem of a story with great naration.

    • By Kim Holahan on 08-07-10

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Anne of Green Gables

    • By: L.M. Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Susan O'Malley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 198
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 77

    Historic Prince Edward Island in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence is the scene of this charming romance, which has captivated generations of readers young and old. Anne, the orphan child who brings happiness and love into the lives of her foster parents, is one of the most beloved heroines in all literature. But life was not kind to her at the start of her great adventure. For when Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, living alone, decided to adopt a child from the local orphanage, they asked for a boy.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • O'Malley leaves something to be desired

    • By Clinton on 11-07-05

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Anne of Green Gables

    • By: L. M. Montgomery, Margaret Atwood - foreword
    • Narrated by: Kate Burton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 187

    Eleven-year-old Anne Shirley has never known a real home. Since her parents' deaths, she's bounced around to foster homes and orphanages. When she is sent by mistake to live with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert at the snug white farmhouse called Green Gables, she wants to stay forever. But Anne is not the sturdy boy Matthew and Marilla were expecting.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must buy for any Anne of Green Gables fan

    • By Honey on 08-17-10

    Regular price: $15.93

    • Anne of Green Gables

    • By: L.M. Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
    • Length: 10 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 778
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 612
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 623

    On Prince Edward Island, aging siblings Mathew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to adopt a boy to help with chores around the farm. But when Mathew arrives at the train platform, the only living creature in sight, legs dangling from the piles of shingles where she sits, is a freckled, green-eyed, redheaded little girl. Mathew senses immediately that life at Green Gables is going to be very different. And how right he is.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • kindred spirit

    • By Catherine on 05-26-06

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Anne of Green Gables

    • By: Lucy Maud Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
    • Length: 10 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 771
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 543
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 546

    When Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert of Green Gables send for a boy orphan to help them out at their farm, they mistakenly get Anne Shirley, a feisty, independent but warm-hearted 11 year-old girl. Fortunately her sunny nature and quirky imagination win the hearts of her reluctant foster parents and everyone in the community. But not a day goes by without some memorable adventure or prank in the tragicomedy of her life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Magical

    • By David on 09-02-06

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Anne of Green Gables

    • By: Lucy Maud Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Arika Escalona
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 108

    When Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, send for a boy orphan to help them out at the farm, they are in no way prepared for the error that will change their lives. The mistake takes the shape of Anne Shirley, a redheaded 11-year-old girl who can talk anyone under the table. Fortunately, her sunny nature and quirky imagination quickly win over her reluctant foster parents. Anne's feisty spirit soon draws many friends - and much trouble - her way.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great story, classic I have always loved

    • By Shakya on 03-05-12

    Regular price: $8.99

    • Anne of Green Gables

    • By: Lucy Maude Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Victoria McGee
    • Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    Since publication, Anne of Green Gables has sold more than 50 million copies. Montgomery wrote the novel in the twilight of the day, sitting at her window and overlooking the fields of Prince Edward Island, Canada.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator for Anne is a little stiff

    • By Celeste on 04-26-12

    Regular price: $5.59

    • Anne of Green Gables

    • Anne of Green Gables, Book 1
    • By: L. M. Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Laurie Klein
    • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 97

    Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert of Green Gables had no intention of adopting the talkative, mischievous, red-headed girl the orphanage in Nova Scotia sent by mistake. What they wanted was a sturdy, sensible boy to help with the chores. Instead, they got 11-year-old Anne Shirley, whose capacity for adventure was only matched by her bright spirit and love of life. Still, there was something about the little girl that gave them second thoughts. She was keen of wit with a scintillating effervescence that was purely captivating. Just perhaps....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story, bad production

    • By Ann on 12-15-15

    Regular price: $22.39

    • Anne of Green Gables

    • By: Lucy Maude Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Mary Sarah
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,931
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,699
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,700

    When Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, send for a boy orphan to help them out at the farm, they are in no way prepared for the error that will change their lives. The mistake takes the shape of Anne Shirley, a redheaded 11-year-old girl who can talk anyone under the table. Fortunately, her sunny nature and quirky imagination quickly win over her reluctant foster parents. Anne's feisty spirit soon draws many friends - and much trouble - her way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Even this old man love Anne

    • By Karen on 07-20-15

    Regular price: $1.39

    • Anne of Green Gables

    • By: L. M. Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 20

    When an elderly spinster and her brother decide to adopt a boy to help out with the farm chores, mischievous Anne arrives instead, and soon no one can imagine Green Gables without her.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect

    • By ptmcneel on 04-05-16

    Regular price: $20.29

    • Anne of Green Gables

    • By: L. M. Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Colleen Winton
    • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Anne, a young orphan from the fictional community of Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia (based upon the real community of New London), is sent to Prince Edward Island after a childhood spent in strangers' homes and orphanages. Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, siblings in their 50s and 60s, had decided to adopt a boy from the orphanage to help Matthew run their farm. They live at Green Gables, their Avonlea farmhouse on Prince Edward Island. Through a misunderstanding, the orphanage sends Anne Shirley.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story but dated.

    • By Carole Ann Casey on 07-14-15

    Regular price: $12.60

    • Anne of Green Gables

    • By: Lucy Maude Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 88
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78

    L.M. Montgomery's novel introduces the world to the lovable and energetic Anne, who at the beginning of the audiobook is adopted by the Cuthbert siblings, Matthew and Marilla. The brother and sister realize that they are getting up in their years, and intend to adopt a young boy to help Matthew maintain the property.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I loved hearing this story again!

    • By HippyChickJen on 05-26-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Anne of Green Gables

    • By: L. M. Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Susie Berneis
    • Length: 11 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 100

    This tale follows the adventures of Anne, a young red-haired orphan who has spent her entire childhood being passed around from one foster home to the next. Until one day she is sent to Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert by mistake. While trying to adopt a boy to help work on their farm, the Cuthberts end up with Anne, who they cannot send away after learning that an evil woman in town was attempting to adopt her. Anne gains many friendships in her new town with her eager, quick-witted, and bright attitude.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A must have

    • By M Barrett on 03-22-17

    Regular price: $23.09

    • Anne of Green Gables

    • By: L M Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Thomas
    • Length: 10 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    When Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert send for an orphan boy to help around the farm, they get chatty, imaginative Anne Shirley instead. But Anne's warmth and determination soon brighten life in the town of Avonlea.

    Regular price: $21.41

    • Anne of Green Gables

    • By: Lucy Maud Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 11 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    When Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert of Green Gables, Prince Edward Island, send for a boy orphan to help them out at the farm, they are in no way prepared for the error that will change their lives. The mistake takes the shape of Anne Shirley, a redheaded 11-year-old girl who can talk anyone under the table. Fortunately, her sunny nature and quirky imagination quickly win over her reluctant foster parents. Anne's feisty spirit soon draws many friends - and much trouble - her way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book, but poor narrator

    • By star11778 on 05-28-18

    Regular price: $2.09

    • Anne of Green Gables

    • By: L. M. Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Laurel Schroeder
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 38

    Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, middle-aged siblings who live together in the fictional town of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island, decide to adopt a boy from an orphan asylum to help on their farm. But owing to a series of mishaps, the child who is delivered to their care is not a boy at all but a precocious girl of 11 named Anne Shirley. Although, as Marilla dryly informs her, "you certainly have a genius for getting into trouble", with pluck, imagination, and optimism, Anne flourishes at Green Gables.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Narration of a Delightful Classic

    • By HeatherY on 07-06-17

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Anne of Green Gables

    • By: Lucy Maud Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Karen Savage
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    "Anne of Green Gables" is a bestselling novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. Written as fiction for readers of all ages, since the mid twentieth century, the literary classic has been considered a children's novel. It recounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, a young orphan girl sent to a middle aged brother and sister who have a farm on Prince Edward Island, and who had intended to adopt a boy to help them. The novel recounts how Anne makes her way with the Cuthberts, in school and the town.

    Regular price: $8.91

  • Book 2

    • Anne of Avonlea

    • By: Lucy Maud Montgomery
    • Narrated by: Laural Merlington
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 155
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    Anne of Avonlea follows Anne Shirley from the age of 16 to 18, during the two years that she teaches at Avonlea School.

    The book features many of the characters from Anne of Green Gables, including Marilla Cuthbert, Gilbert Blythe, and Diana Barry, and some new ones: Mr. Harrison, Miss Lavendar Lewis, Paul Irving, and the twins Dora and Davy. Anne matures slightly over time, even though she cannot avoid getting into a number of her familiar scrapes.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • ... and so it continues...

    • By Simone on 12-09-15

    Regular price: $7.95

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