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Anne of the Island was published in 1915, seven years after the best-selling Anne of Green Gables, partly because of the continuing clamor for more Anne from her fans - a fan base that continues to grow today!

In this continuation of the story of Anne Shirley, Anne leaves Green Gables and her work as a teacher in Avonlea to pursue her original dream (which she gave up in Anne of Green Gables) of taking further education at Redmond College in Nova Scotia. Gilbert Blythe and Charlie Sloane enroll as well, as does Anne's friend from Queen's Academy, Priscilla Grant. During her first week of school, Anne befriends Philippa Gordon, a beautiful girl whose frivolous ways charm her. Philippa (Phil for short) also happens to be from Anne's birthplace of Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia. Anne, always the good scholar, studies hard, but she also has many life lessons. This book sees Anne leave behind girlhood to blossom into a mature young woman.

Public Domain (P)2014 Post Hypnotic Press Inc.

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Nice easy listen

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I am currently working my way through the Anne series, which I loved as child. after much research, of the three versions currently available on audible I finally decided on this one. I wasn't disappointed but the narration is not quite up to the standard of Mary Sarah in Anne of Avonlea. Don't get me wrong it was very acceptable and I have heard far worse. If you are looking for a version of "Anne of the Island," then this one is most certainly up to the job. Relax and enjoy the feel good story but be aware, currently not all the "Anne" books are available on audible so you will have to go elsewhere for the others which is a little disappointing.

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Very good story

I really enjoyed this book.The narrator was not as good as marry Sarah but she is way better then others.I have to return same book narrated by some one else.I wish Audible do Anne of Windy Poplars. Great book.

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Love it

I give it 5 star brilliant amazing shod read it or listen to the adio love it get it on I pad iPod or any other divide

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Best voice acting of all Anne narrators

My first Audible review, but really had to – Colleen Winton is a lovely narrator. She makes up voices for every character that are instantly recognisable. Brilliant performance!

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Loved it

Great! I am working my way through all of the Anne books. Such lovely stories.

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I loved this gem.🌟

I loved this gem, just like the other wonderfully hypnotic books in the series, Anne of Green Gables

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Very soothing and nostalgic

There are lots of narrators for these books - I think this was a good version. As many people probably download the books but have already read them (maybe many times!), the quality of the reader is a big factor. This was fine.

The story is just as old-fashioned, comforting and pleasing to me as it was when I was about 15 and first read it.

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great follow on in the series.

well read, engaging the listener in the goings on of Avonlea and Redmond. Thrilling encounters with old and new characters and their journeys.

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  • Smile
  • 11-12-16

Wonderful series of books!

I have enjoyed reading the series of books as a younger adult and now I am enjoying listening to them in my middle-age. In terms of narrator I thought that Colleen Winton was wonderful, it was nice to hear a Canadian accent for a very classic Canadian work of literature. well done!

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  • Richard
  • 08-01-17

Super!!!!!!!

This audio book was more than very much enjoyable. I laughed, I cried, and most importantly, I smiled. This book is all and more than what I hoped for Anne when she was older. It is filled with twists and turns! Anne is officially my favourite heroine. The narration was pretty good. It was filled with expression and made the story enjoyable. That is why I rated it the way I did. (L. M. Montgomery ROCKS!!) ;)

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  • DE
  • 14-02-20

Good but could have been better. Let me explain.

The narration was expressive and most characters in the story were clearly identifiable, however, I felt the narrator didn't capture the essence of Anne's personality. I think, Anne, in this rendition, came off more ordinary a girl then the spirited character I'm used to thinking her as. Also, in the narrator's attempt to make Gilbert sound masculine she lost his gentle and good natured qualities. Little Davey's voice is unlike any little boy's voice I have ever heard and was very amusing. All in all, I enjoyed it well enough but I had to use my own imagination to correct what I thought the narrator got wrong.

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  • J. Ruben
  • 07-06-16

Kindred Spirits will love this Audio books

This reader captures Anne's spirit and voice and is versatile enough create unique audio personalities for all of Lucy's beloved characters. I lost myself in Kingsport, Bolingbrook and best of all, Avonlea. This book was truly enjoyable and with a cry-worthy ending.

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  • Isabella2
  • 27-11-20

Wonderful Sequel to Anne of Green Gables

Most sequels after a particularly famous book are a let-down, but not “Anne of the Island.” The third book in the Anne of Green Gables series, it follows Anne Shirley through her college days and portrays a wonderful story full of mirth, mishap, friendship, and love.

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  • SRH
  • 24-11-20

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sometimes the narration was good, sometimes not. the narrator has a lovely Canadian accent but I didn't especially love her portrayal of Anne as a silly naive mouse, even though Anne is silly and naive. the miss pronounced words ground my nerves as did the unnecessary clear annunciation of certain sections of the book and of the letter "t", as if she were speaking to a non-native English speaker.

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  • Sailor Family
  • 20-11-20

Wonderful

The story is wonderful with many Truths we should all learn. I truly loved it. The narrator, Colleen Winton, read it better than any of the other audible versions I tried.

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  • Cyn
  • 01-02-20

Best Narration

I've always lobbed this book and I finally found am audio version I was really happy with. Colleen Winton did a wonderful job. She was able to portray a decent distinction between the different characters. The young sounded young, the older characters sounded older, and the main narration was given the youthful sound that fit it. I'm crossing my fingers that Winton has narrated more of L.M. Montgomery's other works.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-10-18

Love

I have lived these books since the first time I read them listening to them on audible he’s just made them better

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  • Donna
  • 15-04-18

Loved it!

If you want to slip away from the troubles of the world, reading or listening to the, Ann of Green Gables series is soothing to the soul.