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Anne of Green Gables Audiobook

Anne of Green Gables

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Audible Editor Reviews

Narrator Barbara Caruso's engaging descriptions of Green Gables, a farm on Prince Edward Island, takes listeners there as they make the acquaintance of a special 11-year-old, Anne Shirley. Caruso also perfectly captures feisty Marilla Cuthbert and her shy brother, Matthew, who begins most of his sentences with a hesitant, old-fashioned "Well now . . ." Her best creation is Anne, who displays exuberance or the depths of despair, depending on the situation. The friends and neighbors Anne meets in her new home are realistic as they warm to her sweet nature. Listeners will enjoy meeting orphan Anne and her unlikely new family.

Publisher's Summary

This endearing, heartwarming book has charmed generations of children and parents since it was first published in 1908. A true literary classic, Anne of Green Gables has given the world the spunky, irrepressible little girl who Mark Twain hailed as "the most moving and delightful child of fiction since the immortal Alice." To date, more than 50 million copies of the books in the series have been sold.

On Prince Edward Island, aging siblings Mathew and Marilla Cuthbert decide to adopt a boy to help with chores around the farm. But when Mathew arrives at the train platform, the only living creature in sight, legs dangling from the piles of shingles where she sits, is a freckled, green-eyed, redheaded little girl. Mathew senses immediately that life at Green Gables is going to be very different. And how right he is. The independent and fiery girl, Anne, changes the Cuthberts' lives immeasurably, and for the better.

Originally published in 1908; (P)1989 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"The sweetest creation of child life yet written." (Mark Twain)

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    Holly WarringtonUnited Kingdom 09/10/2008
    Holly WarringtonUnited Kingdom 09/10/2008
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    "Very comforting"

    I suffer from regular bouts of insomnia, and I purchased these audio books to listen to when I can't sleep. Anne of Green Gables was a perfect choice - it is entertaining, but gentle enough to allow me to fall asleep. It is well read, and the character voices are all very good.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Miss Saffron Walden, United Kingdom 31/01/2015
    Miss Saffron Walden, United Kingdom 31/01/2015
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    "Feel good story"

    I read this because a friend of mine has loved all the Anne books as her favourites since childhood. I thought I should see what all the fuss was about! This was a good read. I really loved the character of Marilla, perhaps because she reminded me a little of myself?! Anne I found quite annoying as she never shuts up, but she grew on me, and in the end I cared what happened to her. The story is beautifully written, and I even shed a tear near the end when one of the characters died. I immediately downloaded the next in the series, Anne of Avonlea.

    A word to the English who are considering which narrator to chose - I find some American/Canadian narrators too American (sorry to sound racist), but Barbara Caruso was very easy on the ear, nice clear pronunciation and enough differentiation between characters without resorting to silly voices, two thumbs up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jane Maidenhead, Berks, United Kingdom 13/02/2008
    Jane Maidenhead, Berks, United Kingdom 13/02/2008
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    "I loved it"

    This is is such a classic feel-good book beautifully read. It made me smile and cry.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    MW27 05/09/2016
    MW27 05/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Great audio book"

    It was really good.I enjoyed many parts of this book.I think it was very good to make Anne of green gables

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Catherine
    Newfane, VT, USA
    26/05/06
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    "kindred spirit"

    I love the book, as it is an old favorite, and I really like the reader! She really brings out the spirit of Anne and all the other characters! The reader truely understands what it means to be a kindred spirit! I really enjoyed this reading of Anne of Green Gables!

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Paul
    Westlake, OH, United States
    01/08/12
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    "The Joy of Introducing a Dear Friend to the Family"

    I grew up reading the Anne of Green Gables books. The older children had also read a few of them, but the younger ones had missed out. I was so happy to be able to get this book for a car trip. Barbara Caruso does a wonderful job of reading this book. Everybody enjoyed listening together. They couldn't wait until we could load up the second book in the series. This is a wonderful book for family bonding!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Carrie S. Bauer
    Blacksburg, Virginia United States
    20/04/16
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    "timeless"

    loved it, just what the heart desired! will be a book I will listen to many times.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Lincoln
    Florida
    12/01/14
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    "A story for all little girls, actual and at heart!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Anne of Green Gables to be better than the print version?

    yes, and it was only because of how well the narrator captured the main characters personalities so well!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course ANNE, how can you not. But of course Mathew has a special place in my heart always.


    What about Barbara Caruso’s performance did you like?

    She captured Anne PERFECTLY. She had the range to do the other supporting characters just as well.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    "A story for all little girls, actual and at heart!"


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • pawlla e. burtaine
    02/11/15
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    "Awesome read!!!"

    This is a story for all ages. I'm 46 and I read this book at least once every year, love it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • MH
    22/05/17
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    "Excellent narrator"

    A classic, heartwarming story for young and old, made all the more enjoyable by an outstanding narrator

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • cmbcole
    Washington, DC United States
    04/03/17
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    "I ♡ Anne"

    I've loved Anne since reading this book as a girl. I loved revisiting Green Gables and Avonlea as I listened to it as an adult. When I was a girl I wanted to be like Anne with an imagination leading me away on magical journeys and helping me to see the world at its best and most beautiful. Anne's optimism inspired me to adopt my own optimism and to see the best in people. As an adult reader/listener I found myself in tears as Marilla learned to be a mother and found herself softening under Anne's love. There's so much to love in Anne of Green Gables no matter what age you are.

    Barbara Caruso's reading is just right and captures the characters perfectly. I want to keep listening to her read this series for sure.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ML
    22/01/17
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    "Great story, wonderful narrator"

    Anne of Green Gables tells an amusing and heart-warming story. Barbara Caruso's wonderful voice and reading style brings each character to life and portrays the narration with warmth and clarity.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kathryn @theBookDate
    Paraparaumu, New Zealand
    07/01/17
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    "Loved Revisiting this Book of Childhood"

    Thoroughly enjoyed visiting this story from childhood. I now know I want to go on and listen to all of them. I had forgotten many of the stories about Anne except for the red wine and the dyeing of the hair. Chuckled so many times. Well worth the reread. Barbara Caruso narrated beautiful

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    02/11/16
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    "Barbara Caruso is the absolute BEST!"
    Any additional comments?

    This is such a wonderful story, made more so by the amazing Barbara Caruso narrating. I bought a cheaper version and it just can't compare.When I saw this on PBS I was blown away by such a wonderful story! I immediately bought the DVDs for future viewing.Megan Follows and Colleen Dewhurst were absolutely perfectly cast from my memories of the book. Same for Mrs. Lind and Matthew. I can't say how many times I've watched it or listened to or read this book but it's just that good! So glad I have this from Audible.Barbara Caruso is my favorite narrator, hands down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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