ABOUT THE BOOK -
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. And Matthew and Marilla find their lives transformed and their hearts opened to a deeper love than they ever knew possible.
Lucy Maude Montgomery (1874-1942) was born on Prince Edward Island, Canada, the setting for Anne of Green Gables. She left to attend college, but returned to Prince Edward Island to teach. In 1911, she married the Reverend Ewan MacDonald. Anne of Green Gables, the first in a series of "Anne" books by Montgomery, was published in 1908 to immediate success and continues to be a perennial favorite.
ABOUT THE NARRATOR -
Laurel Schroeder is a professional on-camera and stage actor, voiceover talent, and audiobook narrator and producer.
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MY THOUGHTS -
I thoroughly enjoyed listen to this version of Anne of Green Gables. It might surprise you that I have never read the books! But I have watched the movies and loved them. The movies were always a favorite of my daughter's. I think she still has the DVD's today.
Listening to this really brought back memories. What made this so great was - the reader! Laurel Schroeder did a fantastic job! She was equally as great as the voice for Anne as for Matthew and Marilla.
If you have read the books or watched the movies and want to add to your enjoyment - listen to this version! If you have never read or watched any of them - SHAME!!! Well now you really need to. No excuses - this one is fantastic!
A nice clean story that I recommend for any age really. Even younger girls (8 - 10) and on up would like this. It is sad in one place (so far) but she doesn't dwell on it so its OK for younger listeners. This would be a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon with the whole family.
I voluntarily posted this review after receiving an Audible copy of this book from Audiobookworm Promotions ~ Thank You!
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