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The Anne of Green Gables Collection

Anne Shirley Books 1-6 and Avonlea Short Stories
Written by: L. M. Montgomery
Narrated by: Susie Berneis, Tara Ward
Length: 73 hrs and 19 mins
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Fans of L. M. Montgomery's Anne Shirley rejoice! Collected here are six of the original Anne Shirley books in the order they were published. This collection includes Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne's House of Dreams, Rainbow Valley, and Rilla of Ingleside. Published between 1908 and 1921, these heartwarming tales of hidden hopes and cherished dreams will enchant fans and new listeners alike.

Public Domain (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Narration is awful

I introduced Anne of Green Gables to my 8 year old daughter with the wonderful version narrated by Rachel McAdams - wow, she really brought the characters to life, and made Anne and Gilbert sound 'relevant' in their life and story to someone listening in 2019 to a story written 111 years ago. Sadly, this version is terrible. The narration lost all the magic for us, and the intonation really unappealing. The accent used made the characters sound like they were from southern USA, not at all Canadian.

The other challenge in this download, while compilation of multiple LM Montgomery books, it does not keep its place and we kept getting sent back to an old part of the story and you'd have to scroll through to find the chapters. Having 'part 1' or 'part 2' that aren't at the end of a book, but part way through is illogical to me and frustrating to listen to.

I'm requesting a refund.

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Good!

This collection is definitely a deal. I had a hard time looking for the individual chapters but now I got it. The narrator is easy to understand.

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Could not listen

Excellent series. Love the books but neither my daughter or I enjoyed the performance so returned for another version.

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  • DM
  • 2019-09-23

The books are nothing like the t. v. series!

The author turned Anne, from a strong willed / minded, smart and imaginative young women into a dithering wife and mother...Mrs. Doctor Dear. The story also was a propaganda piece (both religious and political) displaying a narrow minded view of the world. My problem with the story is that I am applying my current sensibilities to a story set more than a century ago. Yet the author seemed to resent the bold, intelligent and well educated young character she created in the first few books, and recreated Anne -as a married woman- to become a placid pawn of her husband, children and housekeeper - a secondary character in books which should have been about Anne's life.

Audible did a great job with the material.

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  • J. Cooper
  • 2019-03-08

Part Guide

Just as a warning, each book has a different Narrator. Some take a bit to get used to. So, if you're very picky about narrators I recommend a different title.

Part 1:
Anne Of Green Gables Chapters 1-28

Part 2:
Anne Of Green Gables Chapters 29-38
Anne Of Avonlea Chapters 39-55

Part 3:
Anne of Avonlea Chapters 56-68
Anne Of The Island Chapters 69-82

Part 4:
Annes Of The Island Chapters 83-109
Annes House Of Dreams Chapters 110-115

Part 5:
Annes House Of Dreams Chapters 115-141

Part 6:
Annes House Of Dreams chapters 142-149
Rainbow Valley Chapters 150-168

Part 7:
Rainbow Valley Chapters 169-184
Rilla Of Ingleside Chapters 185-198

Part 8:
Rilla of Ingleside Chapters 199-219
Chronicles Of Avonlea Chapter 220-225

Part 9:
Chronicles Of Avonlea Chapters 221-231
Further Chronicles Of Avonlea Chapters 232-247

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  • Kimberly morgan
  • 2018-12-28

Great collection 6 of 8 Anne Books

Book #4 Anne of Windy Poplars (between Anne of the Island and Anne's House of Dreams) and Book #6 Anne of Ingalside (between Anne's House of Dreams and Rainbow Valley) are not included in this collection, but this is a very good collection nonetheless.

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  • Erinleamoore
  • 2018-11-24

Where is,”Anne of Ingleside”?

People who buy this book and are expecting to get all the books, find out that this book is missing, “Anne of Ingleside.” That’s the only bad thing. So if you get this series, buy, “Anne of Ingleside” too.

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  • Mrs. Barbara N. Shobe
  • 2019-01-06

Missing major parts of the story!

Missing Anne of Windy Poplars, Anne of Ingleside, Rilla of Ingleside and worst of all, it cuts from the middle of Rainbow Valley to the Avonlea Chronicles without even acknowledging the mistake.

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  • Edith Kirk Williams
  • 2018-11-11

Wonderful! What a treat!

What a treat to find this on Audible! It’s a bargain to get 73 hours for 1 credit! The narrator does a great job. The story is inspiring - how a lonely orphan finds beauty, love, and belonging in a harsh world. I loved it at age six and I love it again at age 60. Highly recommended!

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  • Britney
  • 2019-02-18

Great story, good narrator, audiobook format is c

I love this story so much. And the furst narrator is engaging! The second narrator has a sweet voice but I much prefer the first. my big problem with the audiobook is that none of the chapters are labeled, book is broken into six parts for download purposes but not labeled. It's very difficult to tell which book I'm on, and Which chapter I'm in in that book. Twice, in the audiobook, the story shifts of abruptly and I I've tried to see if the book was changing or what caused the change. I've tried to rewind and relisten to make sure I didn't miss something. it would have been much easier had there been any indication of where in the story I was

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  • LoveLA
  • 2018-11-03

Not loving the narrator.

I purchased this to continue reading about Anne after reading the first book, narrated by Mary Sarah. Sorry to say that it is a huge disappointment to me after listening to the other narrator. Mary Sarah was awesome; this narrator, unfortunately, does not appeal to me at all. The story, itself, is enchanting! and I loved it and want more!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-01-07

Incomplete

Love these stories so much. So happy to finally get most of the on audio. Unfortunately Book 6 -Anne of Ingleside is missing. The rest is ok.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-09-14

WORTH THE WAIT

To a reader nothing beats finding out the as the author originally meant it to be told. While this collection only has 6 of the 8 books. you can now read the whole with audible. I could not recommend it more. The ability to imagine is a precious gift for those of all ages. These books slow it to flourish. I think the books should be read in order.
Books 4 and 6 need to be purchased separately. The narrations are well done and clear.
I could not recommend this series more highly enjoy it I did

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-01-26

Missing two of the "Anne" books

This set is missing "Anne of Windy Poplars" and "Anne of Ingleside". The narrator of the first few books is TERRIBLE, painful to listen to. I would rather have bought the books separately with a decent narrator.

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