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The second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. This book follows Anne from the age of 16 to 18, during the two years that she teaches at Avonlea school. It includes many of the characters from Anne of Green Gables, as well as new ones like Mr. Harrison, Miss Lavendar Lewis, Paul Irving, and the twins Dora and Davy.

©1909 L.M. Montgomery (P)2013 Trout Lake Media

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Changed opinions

at first, I thought that the voice could not possibly be as good as Rachel McAdams in the first one, but after a chapter or two I got over the difference of expression and found a different thrill in the tone and expressions of Mary Sarah.

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Great book, narrator was a poor choice

The book is great. It's slightly less engaging than the first of the series but the story still remains captivating and worth a read/listen. The narrator however was an extremely poor choice. She reads fine, but if you are trying to find yourself deep in the story you'll have a hard time getting past the British accent applied to a Canadian. This is especially annoying if you just finished the first novel narrated by Rachel McAdams. The audio quality also seemed very dated.

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Great story! Poor quality recording

I thoroughly love the Anne of Green Gables series! I bought this book because it was such a good price (a little over a dollar!). However, there was a lot of background noise that seemed to be from a poor-quality recording device. At times I also found the narrator to be stumbling over her words, and taking longer than necessary pauses. That being said, she did a good job with different voices/accents for the various characters. At time she sounded just like Megan Follows in the Anne of Green Gables movie trilogy.

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love this book

I am so in love with this series. I have been since I was little. very well read.

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I cannot understand the narrator!

I listened to the first book read by Rachel McAdams, and I absolutely loved it. However, I am extremely disappointed in this book as I can’t understand the British speaking narrator at all!

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  • Sarah
  • 2015-10-16

beautiful

the only thing I did not like was their was little to no difference between voices making it sometimes confusing to know which character is speaking

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  • Teresa Kathcart
  • 2015-05-08

Pure poetry

A fabulous performance of this great classic. This story is timeless and a joy to listen to again and again.

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  • Rhonda
  • 2015-03-19

Wish Mary Sarah would read more of the Anne series

Love Mary Sarah narrating the Anne books. A pleasure listening to the happenings in Avonlea and so disappointed she hasn't read more of the books.

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  • Mrs. M
  • 2016-09-13

Wonderful book and great reader!

I love Anne! And now I've got my kids to love her too. Sarah was a perfect narrator and we truly enjoyed it.

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  • VB
  • 2017-03-20

Annoying

The narration by Mary Sarah is so annoying that it spoils a lovely book. I love this series and thoroughly enjoyed book one narrated by Rachael McAdams but can't stand listening to this one. The voice sounds far too old for 16 year old Anne, the accent is entirely inappropriate for the location of the books and there is no sign of Anne's joyous and lively personality. Mary Sarah's voice is more suited to a prim, elderly spinster.

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  • buzzard
  • 2020-10-12

Please, Rachel McAdams?

I had just listened to Rachel McAdams read Anne of Green Gables, which is exquisitely done, and needed to listen to this one for a book club. I couldn’t. The narrator has entirely the wrong voice for this story. It might be great for other stories, but for this one it was just grating. So, please, can Rachel McAdams finish off the series for us? Please?

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  • C Jones
  • 2020-03-29

Pathetic narration !

Anne series is one of my family favorites - but this narrator is pathetic. Reader clips and chops phrases and sentences - hard to listen. Absolutely NO scope of imagination!

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  • incognito
  • 2016-12-18

Wonderful story!

my daughter and I are listening to this series together. And we love it! Such a sweet sweet story.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2016-11-04

loved the story - hated the narrator!

wonderful story! a childhood favorite that I still enjoy. but the narrator is awful - her manner of speaking is so annoying i almost just got a new book so I didn't have to listen to her.

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  • Jessica Carey
  • 2017-05-05

Horrid Narration

This narration was so wretched that I purchased a different version after listening to about two hours of it. No differentiation between different character's voices, weird rhythm/phrasing, and the only audiobook I've encountered that has errors in it (she misread a phrase and read it again but they didn't erase the mistake). Save your dollar and get a better version!!!

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