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Anne of the Island

Written by: L. M. Montgomery
Narrated by: Colleen Winton
Series: Anne of Green Gables, Book 3
Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Anne of the Island was published in 1915, seven years after the best-selling Anne of Green Gables, partly because of the continuing clamor for more Anne from her fans - a fan base that continues to grow today!

In this continuation of the story of Anne Shirley, Anne leaves Green Gables and her work as a teacher in Avonlea to pursue her original dream (which she gave up in Anne of Green Gables) of taking further education at Redmond College in Nova Scotia. Gilbert Blythe and Charlie Sloane enroll as well, as does Anne's friend from Queen's Academy, Priscilla Grant. During her first week of school, Anne befriends Philippa Gordon, a beautiful girl whose frivolous ways charm her. Philippa (Phil for short) also happens to be from Anne's birthplace of Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia. Anne, always the good scholar, studies hard, but she also has many life lessons. This book sees Anne leave behind girlhood to blossom into a mature young woman.

Public Domain (P)2014 Post Hypnotic Press Inc.

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  • Smile
  • 2016-12-11

Wonderful series of books!

I have enjoyed reading the series of books as a younger adult and now I am enjoying listening to them in my middle-age. In terms of narrator I thought that Colleen Winton was wonderful, it was nice to hear a Canadian accent for a very classic Canadian work of literature. well done!

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  • Richard
  • 2017-01-08

Super!!!!!!!

This audio book was more than very much enjoyable. I laughed, I cried, and most importantly, I smiled. This book is all and more than what I hoped for Anne when she was older. It is filled with twists and turns! Anne is officially my favourite heroine. The narration was pretty good. It was filled with expression and made the story enjoyable. That is why I rated it the way I did. (L. M. Montgomery ROCKS!!) ;)

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  • J. Ruben
  • 2016-06-07

Kindred Spirits will love this Audio books

This reader captures Anne's spirit and voice and is versatile enough create unique audio personalities for all of Lucy's beloved characters. I lost myself in Kingsport, Bolingbrook and best of all, Avonlea. This book was truly enjoyable and with a cry-worthy ending.

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  • DE
  • 2020-02-14

Good but could have been better. Let me explain.

The narration was expressive and most characters in the story were clearly identifiable, however, I felt the narrator didn't capture the essence of Anne's personality. I think, Anne, in this rendition, came off more ordinary a girl then the spirited character I'm used to thinking her as. Also, in the narrator's attempt to make Gilbert sound masculine she lost his gentle and good natured qualities. Little Davey's voice is unlike any little boy's voice I have ever heard and was very amusing. All in all, I enjoyed it well enough but I had to use my own imagination to correct what I thought the narrator got wrong.

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  • Cyn
  • 2020-02-01

Best Narration

I've always lobbed this book and I finally found am audio version I was really happy with. Colleen Winton did a wonderful job. She was able to portray a decent distinction between the different characters. The young sounded young, the older characters sounded older, and the main narration was given the youthful sound that fit it. I'm crossing my fingers that Winton has narrated more of L.M. Montgomery's other works.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2018-10-01

Love

I have lived these books since the first time I read them listening to them on audible he’s just made them better

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  • Donna
  • 2018-04-15

Loved it!

If you want to slip away from the troubles of the world, reading or listening to the, Ann of Green Gables series is soothing to the soul.

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  • Lisa Smith
  • 2018-02-08

Classic Story - not the best narrator

Love the Anne of Green Gables series. The narrator was great as Anne. The character transitions were awkward. So many of the characters' readings were choppy.

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  • mduCantoo
  • 2018-01-05

Good story and performance

While I liked Mary Sarah's portrayals of the characters better this was a good performance. There is one glitch in the editing as well. I am not as pleased with the plot and path of the story as I was the first two but I did enjoy it.

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  • Tiffany
  • 2017-12-14

Loved this book

At first, it was hard getting used to listening to Colleen Winton. After listening to Anne of Green Gable's read by Rachel McAdams. But after a few chapters I adjusted and really liked Colleen Winton's voice throughout the book. I loved the first book and this one was just as good, if not better.