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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Heidi by Johanna Spyri, read by Gemma Whelan.   

Little Heidi goes to live with her grandfather in his lonely hut high in the Alps, and she quickly learns to love her new life. But her strict aunt decides to send her away again to live in the town. Heidi cannot bear being away from the mountains and is determined to return to the happiness of life with her grandfather.

Public Domain (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

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Lovely bedtime listening

listening to this story is a tonic in itself.
it's a pleasant story and is well read.

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A delightful return to a childhood favourite

Very enjoyable. Narrator has a lovely soothing voice, perfect for bedtime at 0.9 speed. Mispronunciation of a small handful of recurring words eg ‘wondering’ as ‘wandering’.

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Absolute joy!

This book is an absolute treasure! Uplifting, joyful and hope-filled. Beautifully written and beautifully read. We all loved it (one adult and a 12 year old girl, 10 year old boy)

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Beautiful story well read

A heart-warming story that immediately sent me back to when I first heard it as a child. The narrator was excellent with a calming voice that suited the tone of the book perfectly.

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  • Grace M-T
  • 04-05-20

finally a narrator worth listening to

For years, I’ve been searching for a good audio version of Johanna Spyri’s Heidi. I've already purchased two other versions but neither is quite right. This historical classic needs a narrator who is expressive without being treacly or condescending and gets the comic elements of the book. Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy in Game of Thrones) nails it.

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  • Mrscbrown76
  • 02-07-21

Beautiful story, terrific narrator

Our whole family, ages 7-47, loved it. Winsome, wholesome story that entertains and leaves one satisfied.

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  • Cory Roberts
  • 26-12-19

Childhood Memories Revisited

Well read and justice for a Childhood classic! Gemma Whelan brings the book to life.

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  • Meghan Browne
  • 02-01-21

Amazing

Heidi is a amazing book! Great narrator ! The narration is a clear voice!
Heidi is one of my favorite classic books 📖.

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