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Pollyanna Audiobook

Pollyanna

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Publisher's Summary

Pollyanna, an expert at her favorite "Glad Game" of always looking at the bright side in her numerous trials, is one of the most popular and enduring characters in all of children's literature.

As Pollyanna arrives in Beldingsville to live with her strict and dutiful maiden aunt, she exclaims, "Oh, Aunt Polly, I don't know how to be glad enough that you let me come to live with you!" And from this point she begins to bring cheer into everybody's life, including the sick, the lonely, and the just plain miserable. All are transformed until one day when something so terrible happens that even Pollyanna doesn't know how to feel glad anymore.

©1912 Eleanor H. Porter; (P)2006 Blackstone Audiobooks

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    Stephanie Chichester, United Kingdom 01/12/2010
    Stephanie Chichester, United Kingdom 01/12/2010 Member Since 2008
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    "A classic"

    Although supposedly a child's book, I have much enjoyed this as an adult. Recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    mrs pontyclun, United Kingdom 24/02/2013
    mrs pontyclun, United Kingdom 24/02/2013 Member Since 2012
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    "pollyanna"

    I enjoyed this book. The only fault i found was that, the voice of the young were old. which spoilt it a little. It would be difficult to make it any other way

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • teammine
    Woodbridge, VA, United States
    29/10/12
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    "Another Winner!"

    Somehow in my youth I managed to miss the story of Pollyanna. I had never read the book or seen a movie version. When my children's literature list turned up this gem, we decided to listen to it together. We all loved it!

    The story itself is precious. We described it as "Anne of Green Gables meets the Secret Garden and The Railway Children." Pollyanna's difficult situation and her positive take on practically everything actually challenged my thinking and helped me to look at the bright side of things as well.

    The story was wonderful, the performance was great, and we all were uplifted by this story. I Highly recommend for kids to adults.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ligia
    Simi Valley, CA, USA
    13/09/09
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    "Great audiobook!"

    This is a great book! My boys (ages 10 and 6) and I truly enjoy listening to the narration!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Janet
    22/11/15
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    "Love this story"

    This is a wonderful book to lift your spirits! Pollyanna is an easy listen with a gentle reminder to be thankful every moment in life.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S. Larsen
    Layton, Utah
    03/03/15
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    "So enlightening and uplifting!"

    I listened this book along with my 11 yr old. We both loved it and are both trying to think more positively and live grateful each day inspired by Pollyanna's sweet game of gladness.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kimberley G. Artz
    Indiana
    13/08/12
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    "Wonderful"
    If you could sum up Pollyanna in three words, what would they be?

    This book is a classic. It is so wonderfully written. Pollyanna sets the best example for all young ladies to follow. She is Wonderful.


    Have you listened to any of S. Patricia Bailey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I cried when I thought she would never walk again. And once again, when she did.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Rebecca
    JONESBORO, AR, United States
    09/07/12
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    "Lovely and Uplifting "

    One of my favorite listens. Such a sweet story that always reminds me to see the good in everything...to just be glad :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sharon
    DPO, AE, United States
    08/11/10
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    "Well written and narrated story"

    My twelve year old daughter enjoyed the story and the narration was very good. Now, when someone says, "Don't be such a Pollyanna," she understands. I definitely think this book should be a part of every child's reading experience -- very positive message that even children can make a difference in other people's lives.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Laurence
    bienne, Switzerland
    01/08/10
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    "a must for everyone!"

    this book is fascinating! it was written so long ago, yet we can apply its wisdom everyday :) all kids should read this ... and adults too!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Julie
    Melbourne, Australia
    03/04/12
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    "Beware revisiting the joys of youth"

    If you have a hazy but pleasant memory of this book from your childhood it's probably best not to revisit it. Sad to say the burden of 45 extra years from the first experience made me want to assassinate the heroine at a mere 60minutes in. Possibly not a book for today's child as the footnotes would outstrip the narrative.
    It was however very pleasing to note that Pollyanna's aunt did finally get together with the doctor - a fact that escaped me so many years ago.
    It is also an inescapable fact that literary ladies did indulge in a bucket load of plot plagiarism in the good old days but hang it all, toss away the cynicism and fling yourself back to childhood and enjoy.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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