My review for Anne of Green Gables Author: L.M. Montgomery Narrator: Colleen Winton Length: 10 hours 7 minutes; 9 hours. 5 minutes; 8 hours 20 minutes
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Post Hypnotic Press. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
5 out of 5 stakes!
First off I love this book. I have never read or listened to the audio Book before. Can’t wait to read/listen to the rest of the series.
Anne who is an orphan spends her time day dreaming. So when she gets adopted to live with a family she’s so very happy. However Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert who are siblings decide to adopt a boy to help out on the farm in Green Gables.
But Matthew is astonished to see a little girl at the train station. Little did he know then, that his life was going to change so much for the better. After some thought Marilla and Matthew decide to keep Anne.
But Marilla would be the one laying all the rules. Marilla is so very strict, not sure if it’s how she was brought up or not. I liked her character well enough just wish she would be a little nicer to Anne and show emotion more.
Now Anne who is 11 and has been in an orphanage for awhile has taken to day dreaming a lot. She has been told cause of her red hair she is wicked. Now she is very forgetful at first, and tells so many stories which Matthew loves to listen to. She becomes friends with Diana, and somehow manages to get into trouble.
This book we learn all about Anne’s imagination and her dislike for a boy Gilbert. Anne does start to take things a little more seriously as time goes on. But wow the stories she tells. I really think this book is fantastic. All the characters are well thought out and not just thrown in there for another person.
Synopsis of Book 1: Anne, a young orphan from the fictional community of Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia (based upon the real community of New London), is sent to Prince Edward Island after a childhood spent in strangers’ homes and orphanages. Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, siblings in their 50s and 60s, had decided to adopt a boy from the orphanage to help Matthew run their farm. They live at Green Gables, their Avonlea farmhouse on Prince Edward Island. Through a misunderstanding, the orphanage sends Anne Shirley. Anne is described as bright and quick, eager to please, talkative, and extremely imaginative. She has a pale face with freckles and usually braids her red hair. When asked her name, Anne tells Marilla to call her Cordelia, which Marilla refuses; Anne then insists that if she is to be called Anne, it must be spelled with an e, as that spelling is “so much more distinguished”. Marilla at first says the girl must return to the orphanage, but after a few days she decides to let her stay. Marilla feels that she could be a good influence on the girl and had also overheard that another disagreeable woman in town might take Anne in instead.
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About the Author: L.M. Montgomery Lucy Maud Montgomery OBE (November 30, 1874 – April 24, 1942) was a Canadian author best known Anne of Green Gables and the series of novels that book begins. The “Anne” of the books is Anne Shirley, an orphaned girl who comes to live with Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert on their farm, Green Gables. Published in 1908, the book was an immediate success in Canada, the United States and beyond. It has been adapted multiple times to screen, stage, radio, and TV. Anne Shirley made Montgomery famous in her lifetime and gave her an international following. Anne of Green Gables was ranked number 41 in “The Big Read,” a survey of the British public by BBC to determine the “nation’s best-loved novel” (not children’s novel!). And a survey conducted by School Library Journal (USA) in 2012 ranked Anne of Green Gables number nine among all-time children’s novels. Anne of Green Gables was followed by a series of sequels with Anne as the central character. Montgomery published 20 novels as well as 530 short stories, 500 poems, and 30 essays in her lifetime. Her work, diaries and letters have been read and studied by scholars and readers worldwide. Mostly set in Prince Edward Island and locations within Canada’s smallest province, the books made PEI a literary landmark and popular tourist site. Montgomery was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1935. Website⎮Facebook⎮Twitter⎮Pinterest About the Narrator: Colleen Winton Colleen is a Vancouver actor, singer, dancer, director and choreographer…and now a narrator. Her career has taken her all over the country and includes the Stratford, Shaw and Charlottetown Festivals, the original Canadian companies of CATS and Show Boat, extensive film/TV credits, and numerous directing/choreographing credits. Her stage work has been honoured with numerous nominations and a Jessie and Ovation award and she received a cultural award given by her local Chamber of Commerce. She was especially pleased to have recorded the works of L.M. Montgomery for Post Hypnotic Press just before she embarked on a production of the musical Anne of Green Gables at Theatre Calgary in which she plays Marilla Cuthbert.
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