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Anne of Avonlea

Narrated by: Susan O'Malley
Series: Anne of Green Gables, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Five years have passed since the orphan girl Anne Shirley came to live in the childless home of Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert. She has returned to Avonlea to teach in the same village school where she herself was taught. Her earlier friends, Diana Barry, Jane Andrews, Priscilla Gray, and Gilbert Blyth, have also become teachers at neighboring village schools.

A mysterious new neighbor and his parrot named Ginger are now added to the original cast of characters. And there are the mischievious but darling Keith twins, Davy and Dora, whom Marilla has adopted.

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Critic Reviews

"With a brisk pace and pleasant, natural style, O'Malley's voice makes a good match for Anne's sweet-natured temperament and higher energy....O'Malley gives the many narrative passages, and Anne's parts, a lively quality, while setting an overall tone of nostalgia to match the story." (AudioFile)

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  • K. parkinson
  • 30-04-2011

The narrator ruined it for me

I could only listen for the first 30 minutes, that's how bad the narrator was.

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  • Cristine
  • 18-02-2006

A Treat!

I loved reading Anne's books many, many years ago. Such a treat to find them on audio with a wonderful narrator. I've enjoyed several of Susan O'Malley's narrations and this was a joy to listen to. I've going to be listening to the rest of Anne's tales.

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  • Lorri Ferguson
  • 08-07-2015

Great read

Loved this book for many years. This narration did not disappoint. I laughed, I cried! Love Anne!

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  • Kathy in CA
  • 26-04-2010

Heartfelt enjoyment

5 stars for the warmth it brings to my heart and for the enjoyment of a simpler, more loving time.

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  • Igor
  • 27-11-2007

not as charming

I have listened to the 1st book in the series with great pleasure. It was charming and enchanting. However, as the heroine grows up, in this the 2nd part, the book loses a great portion of its magic. The first part has the power to captivate the hearts and imagination of children and adults alike. The sequel does not have the same universal appeal and belongs in the realm of teenage fiction, that some (including myself) may found predictable, boring, platitudinous. While I would enthusiastically recommend the first book to a reader of any age, I think only my 12-year-old niece might be interested in the second.

That said, it is still very good writing - sparkling style and precise language. The narrator is great.

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  • A. Kunz
  • 14-12-2019

Mechanical reading

This reader doesn't do voices so I can't tell the characters apart. It's not horrible but it's dry.

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  • BookishMarginalia
  • 05-07-2017

Uneven recording quality

While the narrator's voice is lovely, the quality of the recording itself leaves much to be desired, with a background buzz and unexpected changes in the volume of the voice.

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  • Michael
  • 12-02-2017

Performance is awful

The narration is poor. We bought it again, narrated by Caruso. The narration is key to enjoyment of the story.

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  • teina davis
  • 28-04-2016

Wonderful story great performance

I chose this rating due to the long enjoyment I have had with this audible book. Susan O'Malley's performance is so magnificent that you forget only one person is narrating. She takes you right into each character. Maud Montgomery, as author, continues the growth of Anne in a superb fashion bringing her character up as well as her age

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  • erin
  • 18-01-2015

love this one

The story of Anne is a timeless story. This child threw her life wins the heart of everyone both in the stories and thoes of us who read of her. If there is fault with this it would be the narrator performs more like reading the book, than as if the story where to come to life.

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  • GAIL
  • 19-11-2012

Disappointing reading

I found the reading of this book very disappointing. The reader was curiously monotonous and sometimes mis-pronounced words or applied an inappropriate emphasis which seemed to indicate she wasn't thinking about what she was reading.

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  • janet
  • 08-03-2012

anne of avonlea

I felt that this was very poorly read; the children's voice's sounded very similar and lacked the joy of childhood naivity and discovery. I had listened to Anne of Green Gables read by another narrator - no contest.

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  • Hollysmummy
  • 30-04-2020

Great story but....

Unfortunately the narrator spoiled this book for me. Monotonous, depressing and tiresome. Such a shame as I love the Anne books.