The second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. This book follows Anne from the age of 16 to 18, during the two years that she teaches at Avonlea school. It includes many of the characters from Anne of Green Gables, as well as new ones like Mr. Harrison, Miss Lavendar Lewis, Paul Irving, and the twins Dora and Davy.
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The sequel is set immediately after the events of Anne of Green Gables. Anne takes over as teacher in the village school and this book is an enjoyable look at her first few years. It introduces several new characters that Anne befriends and helps. Marilla Cuthbert is left looking after Davy and Dora when a relative dies and Davy serves to get up to the same high jinks as Anne did in the first book. But, he does it without the innocence and charm of Anne, he is the most annoying child in English Literature. A spoilt brat probably with ADHD. I felt like switching the book of when e ever he appeared. But, I persevered and was glad I did. I'm not sure if I need to know what happens to Anne Shirley next. A fine reading by Mary Sarah and well worth the 95p that I paid.
Love to listen whilst doing the chores.
Amazing story, with all the innocence and attraction of Anne of Green Gables and still also able to give you that wonderful feel good factor. I loved every minute of it. It's an excellent pick me up. Mary Sarah's narration was very good, it was nice that she had also narrated Anne of Green Gables so it was quite easy to continue straight into this audio book. In a couple of places there was background noise, also a couple of times lines were repeated. But for what I paid for this I'm not complaining, it was of good quality and far better than the ones in the public domain. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
This book is so...I don't know how to describe it. Anne has such an imagination and I feel as if I have known her all my life and she is one of my greatest friends.
Thank you so much!!!
the only thing I did not like was their was little to no difference between voices making it sometimes confusing to know which character is speaking
A fabulous performance of this great classic. This story is timeless and a joy to listen to again and again.
"Wish Mary Sarah would read more of the Anne series"
Love Mary Sarah narrating the Anne books. A pleasure listening to the happenings in Avonlea and so disappointed she hasn't read more of the books.
"OK but not as good as the first"
The story just wasn't as good as the first book but Mary Sarah's narration is still wonderful. My primary complaint is that she has apparently not narrated any more of this series so I'll have to flip a coin to see which of the several different editions of the next books I'll be buying. But putting my annoyances aside, I'm still enjoying this series in spite of (or perhaps because of) it's archaic language and culture.
"Wonderful book and great reader!"
I love Anne! And now I've got my kids to love her too. Sarah was a perfect narrator and we truly enjoyed it.
"Don't read along..."
It was a decent reading of this, one of my favorite stories, but I wish I hadn't tried reading along as it brought out several mistakes in her narration. She misread words, and even skipping an entire line. Also, some of her intonations of words were not how I would have read them.
"loved the story - hated the narrator!"
wonderful story! a childhood favorite that I still enjoy. but the narrator is awful - her manner of speaking is so annoying i almost just got a new book so I didn't have to listen to her.
"Great classic, well preesented"
This book captured the continuing 3vents of Anne Shirley's life as a young woman. It was a fun story.
"Good enough for price"
I think the reader was fair for the price, but didn't seem to know how to pronounce some words (like propitious). I will say, though, that's she's fairly pleasant to listen to, and does a good job helping characters come to life.
This book was slower than the first and harder for me to get into, but I still loved it. Mary Sarah does a fantastic job performing the various voices and does it quite beautifully. My only complaint is that Mary Sarah hasn't read the rest of the Anne of Green Gables books. She's the only one I want to listen to as Anne.
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