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Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
By: (1874-1942)

Montgomery’s literary classic recounts the exciting adventures undertaken by the fiery eleven-year-old Anne Shirley, an orphan girl accidentally adopted by middle aged siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. A coming-of-age novel, Anne of Green Gables focuses on Anne’s new life at Green Gables farm in Avonlea and her adjustment into the Prince Edward Island community.

The story launches when the aging siblings Matthew and Marilla decide that they could use an extra hand around their farm, and believe that adopting an orphan boy would be an appropriate solution. However, due to a misunderstanding, the orphanage sends Anne Shirley instead. As Matthew heads to the train station to pick up the anticipated boy, he is shocked to be greeted by a red-headed, freckled and quite talkative little girl. Oblivious to the fact that a mistake has been made, Anne cheerfully enjoys the ride to her new home not hiding her enthusiasm whatsoever. Although initially spinster Marilla requires a bit of persuasion, both siblings are drawn in by the irresistible charms of the young chatty girl and accept the orphanage’s mix-up. Undeniably Anne adds the much needed color in the lives of Matthew and Marilla who are quiet and timid, while Anne serves as a complete opposite to the two. As Anne adjusts to her new surroundings, she leaves readers absorbed as she makes social gaffes in her clumsy attempts to soak in the social norms, religion, and morals with which her peers are already long accustomed to. Obstructed by countless mischief and creative excursions, Anne must make a distinction between reality and imagination as she walks along the path of self-expression.

A timeless favorite, Anne of Green Gables leaves a mark on all that have come across the bright and imaginative character portrayed by Anne. It is nevertheless a little girl’s imagination, romanticism, free-spirit and playful antics that have presented Montgomery’s novel with a special place in the world of literature.

All books in this series:
1 Anne of Green Gables
2 Anne of Avonlea
3 Anne of the Island
5 Anne’s House of Dreams
7 Rainbow Valley
8 Rilla of Ingleside

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 55 reviews)

Reviewer: - March 19, 2016
Subject: Anne
Anne's voice is so beautiful
Reviewer: - March 14, 2016
I have always loved this story, so glad i can listen to it!!!
Reviewer: - March 14, 2016
Subject: great voice for Anne
Anne's voice - right on target! Diana's voice needs redoing - sounds like an elderly lady rather than a child.
Reviewer: - February 27, 2016
Subject: Bravo!!!!!
Wonderful! Just wonderful! Thank you to the readers of this book. You made the story come alive.
Reviewer: - February 17, 2016
Subject: Anne of Green gables
I love this story and I love the movies to
Reviewer: - February 16, 2016
Subject: Gilbert
Most voices great except Diana and Gilbert, who sounded too mature and too exaggerated respectively. However a great listen on the whole.
Reviewer: - February 16, 2016
Subject: Diana
Good voices except Diana, too mature with a South African sounding accent.
December 28, 2015
love the story
Reviewer: - December 26, 2015
Subject: Dramatis Personae
I love the voice for Anne (spelled with an 'e'), but Diana's was rather strange. I love Marilla's and Matthew's voices as well. Rachel Lynde was perfect. Thanks so much for this. :)
Reviewer: - October 2, 2015
Subject: Book
The book is really good and sounds great but Diana's voice is off but still is really really good
Reviewer: - September 16, 2015
Anne's and Marila's voices are wonderful.
August 18, 2015
love it. want to hear more read by the person who reads the part of Anne
Reviewer: - August 11, 2015
Subject: Diana
I agree regarding Diana's voice, it throws off the reading. But non-the-less i loved it
Reviewer: - May 24, 2015
Subject: book
lovely book gentle but emotional!
Reviewer: - May 24, 2015
Subject: book
Second time I listened to it and still as excellent as I remember!
May 14, 2015
this was amazing book, but Diana's voice was very creepy. i wish she sound as she apears. Anne's voice'was lovly.
Reviewer: - April 22, 2015
Subject: Voice
aunt Josephine voice and diana's weren't fitting
Reviewer: - March 19, 2015
Loved it! But Diana's voice was kind of creepy. -__-
Reviewer: - January 22, 2015
Subject: Book
Well, I agree with you all, the story is still very good. Anne sounds like a real child/teenager, but Diana sounds like an old English grandmother. Not even a hint of Canadian.
Reviewer: - January 18, 2015
Subject: Loved it :)
I adored all the voices, Anne's especially. And I became quite fond of Diana's, as well. Amazing job by everyone taking the time to make this classic enjoyable for all ages.
Reviewer: - December 20, 2014
Subject: Loved it, but..
Diana's voice did not fit at all. Weird old lady voice that didn't match the character. It was like whoa, how did Diana age 80 years.
Reviewer: - November 30, 2014
Subject: Super
Super. Moja anglictina bude lepsia :).
Reviewer: - November 18, 2014
My children LOVE this story. The voices are clear and not irritating like some others. The introduction is getting old before every chapter! Thank you for these free audio books and saving my voice!
Reviewer: - November 14, 2014
Subject: Voices
Diana's voice was disapointing, yet Anne's was lovley.
Reviewer: - November 8, 2014
Subject: diana
You get used to diana's voice
November 7, 2014
I especially love the Matthew Cuthbert cast. The voice was so.. Matthew. Good to listen to this.
Reviewer: - September 10, 2014
I love the book and story but Diana's voice was a complete let down. She sounded like a 90 year old english woman.
September 8, 2014
What the Diana!? Ha! So silly. But I loved this audio book! Thank you so very much to all who were involved.
Reviewer: - July 30, 2014
Subject: Great storytelling
When a reader can hold the attention of a three year old, an adult and a preteen child all at the same time they have accomplished a great deal.
Reviewer: - July 10, 2014
Subject: Reader
I liked the story and reader's way. I RECOMMEND it.
Reviewer: - March 4, 2014
I loved listening to this! I agree that Diana's voice is miscast but it was because of vocal quality which she can't help. The emotions were exactly right. Such an enjoyable listen, overall.
Reviewer: - December 13, 2013
Subject: Great!
This is great all except Diana's voice.
Reviewer: - November 14, 2013
Great book, great audio, LOVE IT!!!
Reviewer: - November 6, 2013
Best book in the world!
Reviewer: - September 23, 2013
Towards the end, I quite liked hearing Diana's voice :) Good reading.
Reviewer: - September 18, 2013
Subject: charming read!
Really brilliant book, easy to listen to and very optomistic.
Reviewer: - September 17, 2013
Love this book and most of the voices, but when Diana speaks, I want to turn it off and stop listening. Very disappointed in the casting.
Reviewer: - August 9, 2013
Subject: Voice
I was so disappointed about Diana's voice, but I love the detail, and it is as wonderful as the book!!
Reviewer: - July 14, 2013
Subject: Anne of Green Gables
I love this book! Anne's voice was wonderful but I am a little disappointed about Diana's voice which sounds just like an old lady! Marilla, Anne and Matthew’s voice were all wonderful!
Reviewer: - July 3, 2013
Yep, Diana sound's like an old lady and Aunt Josephine sound's like a little girl. Otherwise this is a wonderful recording.
Reviewer: - June 10, 2013
Subject: Anne of Green Gables
I think the casting is just a bit mixed up on this. I would have switched Diana's voice with Aunt Josephine's. The actress is fantastic, just a little miscast. This sounded almost professional, otherwise.
May 30, 2013
Very enjoyable. I love this dramatized.
Reviewer: - May 21, 2013
Subject: 5 stars for this book
Very good readers! Especially Anne. I like also the narrator. Thank you for this book dear author!
Reviewer: - May 15, 2013
Subject: Wonderful
Wonderful book, shame about Diana's voice. Marilla and Anne were just wonderful. I loved Matthews deep booming voice.
Reviewer: - May 4, 2013
Subject: Anne of Green
I think this is so cool! Just a little funny in Diana's voice. Anne is cute and a little talkative and I think she's interesting!
Reviewer: - April 18, 2013
Thanks for all the work that went into this reading. Wonderful job!
Reviewer: - April 17, 2013
Subject: Anne of Green Gables
Anne's voice was great, and I thought Marilla's and Rachel's voice were great as well. Diana, as well know, didn't sound good at all. And Matthew was a little to monotone. Needed more feeling/hesitancy. I was so grateful for this audiobook, though! Thank you!
Reviewer: - April 1, 2013
Subject: Anne Of Green Gables
This book is ALMOST perfect! I just couldn't get by the voice of Diana sounding like an old lady to give it a 4...still a really good job on the book, and I will listen to it again.
Reviewer: - March 7, 2013
Subject: Amazing book, great readers
This was a great dramatized audiobook. Thank you.
Reviewer: - March 5, 2013
Subject: 5 Stars
Anne's narration excellent.
Reviewer: - February 12, 2013
I love it. I do agree that Diana's voice is too mature for her character while Ms. Rachel's voice is too young for her character. But I enjoyed it nonetheless.
Reviewer: - January 17, 2013
Diana's voice is terrible!
Reviewer: - January 14, 2013
Diana's voice is to mature for her character. Horrible!
Reviewer: - January 2, 2013
Subject: Decent.
The only thing I don't like is Diana's voice.
Reviewer: - December 11, 2012
The reader for Anne, does such a great job that we felt like we were right in the story! Rather than having a book read to us. Great Matthew too!! Thanks everyone.

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