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Heidi

Narrated by: Flo Gibson
Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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Summary

This beloved Swiss children's tale has been beloved by generations of children and adults. Orphan Heidi's life in the Alps with her grandfather, Peter the goatherd, and her friendship with Klara, her invalid playmate, is both poignant and heartwarming.

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Classic

A classic story beautifully told. Wonderful to listen to and brought back childhood memories of summers spent in the Swiss Alps.

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A beautiful, moving tale

I loved this glorious, timeless and inspiring story as a child, and having revisited it recently on Audible as an adult, I found it so deeply moving that at intervals throughout the text was actually brought to tears. As deeply inspiring as I found this book, a childhood favourite of mine alongside Frances Hodgson Burnett's "A little princess", and which has shaped a lot of my ways as an adult, it has brought me nothing but pleasure to listen to it again now and share it with various children of my acquaintance, so that they too may be inspired by this timeless tale.
Only one slight improvement I feel might be suggested. The narrator, being an elderly lady with a deep gravelly voice, is perhaps not entirely perfectly suited to reading the words a child such as Heidi utters with such eagerness. It sounded a little strange to hear the piping words of a young child spoken in such deep gravelly tones. If there might have been two narrators, this could be easily remedied.
However this has not detracted from the pleasure I got from the story, and I shall listen to it again and again. The narrator's voice is perfect for the older characters in the story such as grandfather, Herr Sesemann, the grandmothers and Fraulein Rottonmeier. I feel that my enjoyment of this story, even though it was great, could have been further enhanced by having it read by an additional reader to this older lady; I would rather the younger characters' voices had been read by a young person in a higher voice. However I can see that this narrator's voice is well suited to this old and timeless tale with its slightly archaic language, as it makes me feel like a child being read to by a well loved grandmother, and has not detected from my overall enjoyment of the story.

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Hidi

Very good book I like all the adventures in it but it dose get quite emotional I love it 😛😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀

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I loved the story

I loved it because it is full of adventures, characters and suprieses.
I also loved it because every chapter is interesting and exiting.
I watched every episode of Heidi on YouTube so I knew most of it.

Sophia Montalvo 7 years old.

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  • Marion
  • 28-06-17

Excellent storyline

Such a wonderful story. My 4 boys enjoyed it as much as I did. The narrator was skilled, but there's a background noise that can be distracting at times throughout the book.

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  • Julie
  • 07-04-16

Loved it!

I really enjoyed the narration of this wonderful, funny, heartwarming story. I have listened to it multiple times.

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  • Emily
  • 18-12-16

Horrible narration

The woman that narrates this version sounds like she is a lifelong smoker. It is disturbing to listen to her voice. I downloaded this version, began to listen to it, and ended up paying for another version because I could not enjoy the story while and during the horrible sound of her voice

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  • Happy Had
  • 09-06-16

A wonderful Story. Highly recommended

Loved it. A splendid version of a Swiss Pollyanna! An amazing story of recognizing the blessings through many trials.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-03-19

Loved the narraration!

We loved listening to this version of Heidi. The reader is like a dear grandmother giving life to each character as she reads. Heidi is a lovely classic!

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  • Kismet
  • 17-03-18

A childhood favorite, still love it now.

I loved this book as a child, and I still love it now. The narration took a minute for me to get used to, but once I did I liked it well enough.

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  • A. Moore
  • 24-11-17

A Favorite

It has been years since I have read Heidi. I had forgotten how much I love this story. It is an easy listen and enjoyable for both young and old. Flo Gibson's narration makes the story all the more sentimental and magical. Listening to her voice is comforting, as if my own grandmother is reading me the story. I will listen again to this one very soon. #Nostalgic #HappyEnding #FeelGood #SmallTown #ChildProtagonist #Tagsgiving #Sweepstakes