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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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the voice of the narrator and her tempo really were not my cup of tea... thank God the story is beautiful

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • SRH
  • 2020-11-24

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sometimes the narration was good, sometimes not. the narrator has a lovely Canadian accent but I didn't especially love her portrayal of Anne as a silly naive mouse, even though Anne is silly and naive.

the miss pronounced words ground my nerves as did the unnecessary clear annunciation of certain sections of the book and of the letter "t", as if she were speaking to a non-native English speaker.

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  • megan chilson
  • 2017-10-22

bad editing

Colleen Winton was not a bad performer. However, the editing sometimes made her seem like one. There were multiple times when it was clear the different takes have been pieced together because her tone or volume change suddenly, sometimes even in the middle of a sentence. There was one instance where it had been edited so poorly that she was practically speaking over herself. Disappointing considering how much I love this story. They spent hours recording, they couldn't have spent a few more minutes and ensuring the editing was done properly?

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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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  • Mandy
  • 2021-06-30

Great Performance Excellent Story

By far the best story in the series. listened to it twice and will listen twice more! Colleen Winton narrated Anne of Avonlea as well as this one and she has proven herself to be a great narrator!

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2021-06-27

Excellent narrator

Beautifully narrated, brings this wonderful classic to life. What a pleasure. Very grateful that the Anne of Green Gables series is available to be listened to!

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  • Max
  • 2021-05-09

Truly Enjoyed!

I had a ton of trouble finding a suitable narrator. And although I wanted to skip some parts many times I really stuck through it. Now, it isn't anything to do with the performance. Rather, the story just dragged on in some parts for me.

Overall, I really really love Anne and her stories thus far.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 2021-02-15

Perfect Voiceover

Loved the recording, the performance brings the characters and story to life beautifully. Highly recommended!