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Anne of Green Gables Audiobook

Anne of Green Gables

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Publisher's Summary

With all of the pluck and charm of its eponymous young hero, Rachel McAdams (The Notebook, Spotlight, Midnight in Paris) delivers a spectacular reading of Montgomery's beloved bildungsroman. In moments both funny and bittersweet, McAdams' voice is imbued with the spark that has made Anne a much-loved symbol of individualism and cheer for over a century. In this story of "kindred spirits", McAdams' touching and heartfelt narration proves she is just that - bonded on a deep level to this shimmering classic.

When aging brother and sister Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert decide to adopt an orphan boy to help with chores around their farm, Green Gables on Prince Edward Island, neither is prepared for the feisty and imaginative redheaded girl who is mistakenly brought to them instead. Nor are they prepared for the way in which she will change their lives. Through a series of hilarious misadventures, Anne's uncompromising spirit makes her a striking presence in the close-knit village, bringing new friendships, first crushes, and, for her foster parents, a love and openness unimaginable before her arrival.

Public Domain (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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    Emma 15/12/2016
    Emma 15/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Rachel McAdams shines as narrator"

    Absolutely loved Rachel McAdams reading a beloved classic. My husband enjoyed it too and he doesn't even enjoy novels.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Laurel Kibble 14/12/2016
    Laurel Kibble 14/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely divine"

    This is the most perfectly read version of Anne of Green Gables I could ever imagine. Rachel McAdams has the most perfect voice for Anne: light and humorous, with the necessary depth and sensitivity.
    I laughed, and cried throughout the whole thing, despite knowing the story so very well.

    If the powers that be ever read this: PLEASE have Ms McAdams read the rest of the series!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    AussieApples 14/12/2016
    AussieApples 14/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Magnificent Anne"

    This is my first audible story I have ever listened too and it was amazing Rachel mcadams was brilliant in her narration. I would highly recommend

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kylie 13/12/2016
    Kylie 13/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Took Me Back To My Childhood"

    when i was little i used to watch the 1985 mini series of this with my mum over and over. this is the first time ive read/listen to the book and it brought back so many lovely memories! couldn't stop listening to it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda 18/01/2017
    Amanda 18/01/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "I want more!!"

    So sad to finish this book! I loved reading this book when I was a child, I loved the mini-series and I LOVE this audiobook recording. Rachel McAdams was the perfect narrator for Anne of Green Gables and I sincerely hope that she is already recording the follow up books in the series....
    I started by putting this book on for my kids to listen to but was quickly drawn in to Anne's world and so kept listening without my kids!!

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    Karen 28/12/2016
    Karen 28/12/2016
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    "Relaxing voice and lovely story"

    A wonderful story read beautifully by Rachel Mcadams . This was my first experience of an audio book and I really enjoyed it.

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    Emelyn 14/12/2016
    Emelyn 14/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Just beautiful..."

    Such a wonderful sweet story narrated beautifully by Rachel McAdams. I enjoyed every minute of it.

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  • Deb
    Berkeley, California USA
    23/11/16
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    "Salvation for the soul in these terrible times"

    When the country seems so dark and sad, it is a welcome relief to turn to this delightful book, which reminds one that no matter how terrible the times, there is always something to gladden the soul. Great narration.

    34 of 38 people found this review helpful
  • Jessica Harris
    26/11/16
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    "Match made in Heaven"

    If you like this classic you will love this rendition. McAdams does an outstanding job. Hopefully she will narrate more books in the future.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Keisha
    3/01/17
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    "Great reading"

    I love the intonation and inflections in Rachel's voice. You can tell that the story means a lot to her and now it does to me as well. Thank you, Audible!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    1/12/16
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    "Wonderful"

    Having read and enjoyed the book in my youth, I must say it was much more lively hearing the narration. Great listen!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth
    23/11/16
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    "Rachel McAdams great!"
    What made the experience of listening to Anne of Green Gables the most enjoyable?

    I think hearing one of my favourite actresses narrate one of my favourite books! Rachel's voice was soft, smooth, and her love of this book is evident as she reads.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Anne of Green Gables?

    Anne dying her hair green, getting called Carrots.. the heartbreaking death of Matthew


    What about Rachel McAdams’s performance did you like?

    everything!


    16 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • SHANNON
    3/01/17
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    "Delightful!"

    This is my first time reading this wonderful story, I often found myself smiling with delight as Rachel McAdams expertly brought Anne to life.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Holly
    2/01/17
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    "Gloriously Done"

    McAdams read it so beautifully you feel as if Anne is speaking right to you! I hope she'll do the sequels. My new favorite audio book!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Christina Hernandez
    30/11/16
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    "Absolutely Terrific"

    Loved it, couldn't stop listening! Rachel McAdams did a terrific job of portraying the passionate Anne.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Kahle
    Texas & California
    2/12/16
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    "Rachel McAdams Exceeds Expectations"

    From even the sample you can gauge that McAdams' voice is smooth and clear, and perfectly suited to this book. She glides through the narration, and tilts her voice excitedly for Anne and sternly somber for Marilla Cuthbert. Her voice is crisp and bright in the earphones, or makes for lovely musicality to lull you to sleep at night.

    The story itself, if you aren't already connected to it from childhood, is a bit dull. By modern standards anyway. A young orphan girl is mistakenly sent to live with a couple, a brother and sister in their late fifties. They decide to keep her and then, ya know, life keeps happening from there.

    It is refreshingly charming, a classic family delight. Just, don't expect a dramatic climax or a thrilling ride throughout the novel. Accept the enchantment of it for what it is.

    And enjoy.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Jennifer
    Parkville, MD, United States
    1/12/16
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    "Amazing. Listen to this book."

    I am sitting on a bench outside my son's school, having just finished listening to Anne of Green Gables, and I am actually crying. The story was lovely, made even lovelier by Rachel McAdams' narration. If she doesn't do the next book in the series, I don't know what I will do with my life.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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  • missmilki
    Ireland
    20/02/17
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    "An old favourite beautifully read"

    I was a little apprehensive to listen to Anne of Green Gables as an audiobook because it is one of my favourite childhood books. Anne is like an old friend to me I was afraid the story would be ruined by a bad narrator. There are many versions of this book available, read by many different narrators but this is the version to choose. Rachel McAdams reads this story wonderfully! I feel as though she enjoys telling the story and reads naturally & comfortably, with expression but not over- dramatically. And her voice is just lovely to listen to. I would love it if she were to return & read the rest of the series! Please?!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Leeds, UK
    4/02/17
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    "Flawless"

    A wonderful production of one of my favourite books, I would love for Rachel McAdams to narrate the rest of the series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • micah
    22/01/17
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    "Loved it!"

    Narrator was wonderful. Kept the attention of my 7 year old daughter who loved hearing Anne get in and out of trouble.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joannerb
    Sussex
    8/01/17
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    "Childhood Classic"

    This beautiful story from a forgotten time helps restore ones connection to the beauty in this world through the eyes of Anne. A lovely narration which captures the essence of the book with ease.
    Well worth a trip down memory lane.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • roxanne buckland
    8/12/16
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    "Loved it but..."

    Why did it have to stop there? It seemed as though the story had a lot more to it. Would have liked a few more years at least.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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