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Anne of Green Gables

Written by: Lucy Maud Montgomery
Narrated by: Arika Escalona
Series: Anne of Green Gables, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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

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  • Shakya
  • 2012-03-05

Great story, classic I have always loved

What did you like best about Anne of Green Gables? What did you like least?

I love the characters and the honesty of the story. It is as it was in the past when children were disposable but Anne brings love and light where ever she goes.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Matthew and Anne and their relantionship.

What three words best describe Arika Escalona’s performance?

Not quiet right

Do you think Anne of Green Gables needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

It has many sequels.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 2011-11-25

Classic Anne

Would you consider the audio edition of Anne of Green Gables to be better than the print version?

As a grad student, I don't have much time to dedicate to pleasure reading. There's no better way to fall asleep than by listening to audio books of familiar stories! This rendition of Anne of Green Gables is a wonderful addition to my audio book collection.

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  • b
  • 2011-06-04

Very Enjoyable!

I love the complete series of Anne books. The movies with Megan Follows were a delight. This narration is well done and very easy to listen to - especially as background audio for data entry work! The variation in the narrator's voice for different characters was entertaining yet realistic. It was easy to "envision" the events as I remember them in the movie series. I definitely would recommend this for anyone who loves the Anne of Green Gables series!

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  • Mackenzie
  • 2011-04-24

Girlish wim at its best

A book that should be read throughly by all girls aged 9-15. Her wild adventures would inspire any youth.

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  • Richard
  • 2011-12-07

Classic for a reason. Narration was fine, but...

I have been in love with Anne since I first heard her story at age 10. The characters are so real, tangible, and lovable that it doesn't matter that the story has no real plot. It's just about being human at certain age, and it is beautiful.

The only trouble is that Escalona has great reading voice, but clearly no chops as an actor. The dialog was read all wrong (generally with the same voice and inflection as the general narration) and it did a great disservice to what makes the book so good; the characters.

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  • Knagel
  • 2010-12-23

Awesome!!

You will love this story, narrator is very good, audio is very good!! I don't have any complaints at all!!

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  • D. Fullerton
  • 2020-05-07

Great reader

This is one of my favorite books and this is the best reader that I’ve heard so far. I’m very picky about readers.

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  • Nicole Kavanagh
  • 2019-07-25

great book

loved this book. the narrative was great and I will be downloading the whole series

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  • Krystal
  • 2018-09-21

Always a favorite!

Anne of Green Gables has always been a favorite story of mine since childhood. I revisit it often. Something about this book always makes me feel comforted.

The narrator is not my favorite, and perhaps that is because I have heard a different narrator do a marvelous job. But even so, it did not take much away from the listening experience.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-05-04

L.M. MONTGOMERY'S ANNE DESERVES BETTER

THE NARRATOR JUST DOESN'T GET IT. SHE SHOULD TAKE HERSELF OUT TO A SCHOOL YARD AND LISTEN TO THE SYMPHONY OF VOICES. DITTO FOR THE ADULTS. AFTER THE 3RD CHAPTER I COULD DO A DA DA DA. DA DA. DAH DA. A GRATING RENDITION! IT'S CLOSER TO WHINES AND SCREECHES BE SHE RENDERING DIALOGUE OR DESCRIPTION. THIS IS WHY I WISH WE CUSTOMERS COULD SAMPLE PASSAGES FROM THE BEGINNING-MIDDLE-END OF A BOOK. THEN WE COULD DETERMINE WHETHER WE LIKE THE NARRATOR OR PREFER TO INVESTIGATE ANOTHER OPTION.