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Heidi

Narrated by: John McDonough
Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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Summary

Orphaned at an early age, the young girl Heidi finds a home high in the Swiss Alps with her reclusive grandfather. There, each glorious day is filled with discovery, adventure and the friendship of a gentle goat boy, Peter. But when Heidi is sent away from her mountain paradise to a large, cold city, she is determined to find a way to return to the place she loves.

For generations, children around the world have fallen under the spell of this small alpine girl. Heidi is the heartwarming story of an exuberant child’s goodness, courage, and love. Filled with unforgettable characters and majestic scenery, it is an enduring classic of children’s literature.

Author Johanna Spyri lived her entire life in a small Swiss town near Zurich. Heidi, first published in 1881, is a largely autobiographical work that echoes Ms. Spyri’s affection for the countryside, flowers and animals that surrounded her. John McDonough brings Heidi vibrantly to life, enriching this beloved tale with the warmth and drama of his narration.

Public Domain (P)1996 Recorded Books

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  • PryncessAnna
  • 14-11-18

Absolutely WONDERFUL!!!!

This was indeed a pleasant listen of a movie that I watched as a child... or was it the book that I read? Either way, this audiobook is my absolute favourite rendition of the story. A story excellently written a equally excellently narrated.

I could hardly pause my listening pleasure, but alas, I had to sleep, and so finished it in two days. Love, agony, kindness, sadness, loneliness, jealousy, forgiveness, joy, and peace: family life lessons to treasure. I'm saving this one for my daughter! Well done team!

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  • :D in TN
  • 30-03-17

Simply Good

Classic books were usually written in a simpler time. The story is simpler to follow, the characters aren't complicated and the author's message isn't disguised. Heidi is a classic.