My review for Anne of the Island By L.M. Montgomery Narrated By Colleen Winton
5 out of 5 stakes!
This is another audio book which I love it. In this 3rd book Anne and a few college friends rent a house together instead of boarding at someone’s house. They find a place not far from their college so it works out for them. Everyone is being courted in this book and finding adult life kind of hard.
When Anne goes home for a visit she see’s some of her childhood friends but realize lots has change over the year away at school. A dear friend passes away. And Diana is getting married.
I think Anne really struggles with herself a lot in this book. With trying to become a writer and holding on to friendships. Anne and Gilbert end up getting distant again. Because Anne doesn’t feel the same way about him as he does her. She ends up being courted by a rich young man whom she feels she is in love with. Anne’s friends are happy for her, however some are holding out for Gilbert.
When there is a rumor going around that Gilbert is engaged to another female, Anne doesn’t want to admit she is jealous. She compares herself to the female. Anne’s take on everything I think gets in the way of her finding out she does belong with Gilbert. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series to see what else Anne gets herself into and if she marries Gilbert.
About the Audiobooks Author: L.M. Montgomery Narrator: Colleen Winton Length: 10 hours 7 minutes; 9 hours 5 minutes; 8 hours 20 minutes Publisher: Post Hypnotic Press⎮2014 Genre: Classics Series: Anne of Green Gables, Books 1-3
Synopsis of Book 3:
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.
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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.
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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