By Lucy Maud Montgomery
Read by Susan McCarthy
Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
Suggested Ages: 7 and up
Table of Contents:
Chapter I – Mrs. Rachel Lynde Is Surprised
Chapter II – Matthew Cuthbert Is Surprised
Chapter III – Marilla Cuthbert Is Surprised
Chapter IV – Morning at Green Gables
Chapter V – Anne’s History
Chapter VI – Marilla Makes Up Her Mind
Chapter VII – Anne Says Her Prayers
Chapter VIII – Anne’s Bringing-Up Is Begun
Chapter IX – Mrs. Rachel Lynde Is Properly Horrified
Chapter X – Anne’s Apology
Chapter XI – Anne’s Impressions of Sunday School
Chapter XII – A Solemn Vow and Promise
Chapter XIII – The Delights of Anticipation
Chapter XIV – Anne’s Confession
Chapter XV – A Tempest in the School Teapot
Chapter XVI – Diana Is Invited to Tea with Tragic Results
Chapter XVII – A New Interest in Life
Chapter XVIII – Anne to the Rescue
Chapter XIX – A Concert a Catastrophe and a Confession
Chapter XX – A Good Imagination Gone Wrong
Chapter XXI – A New Departure in Flavorings
Chapter XXII – Anne is Invited Out to Tea
Chapter XXIII – Anne Comes to Grief in an Affair of Honor
Chapter XXIV – Miss Stacy and Her Pupils Get Up a Concert
Chapter XXV – Matthew Insists on Puffed Sleeves
Chapter XXVI – The Story Club Is Formed
Chapter XXVII – Vanity and Vexation of Spirit
Chapter XXVIII – An Unfortunate Lily Maid
Chapter XXIX – An Epoch in Anne’s Life
Chapter XXX – The Queens Class Is Organized
Chapter XXXI – Where the Brook and River Meet
Chapter XXXII – The Pass List Is Out
Chapter XXXIII – The Hotel Concert
Chapter XXXIV – A Queen’s Girl
Chapter XXXV – The Winter at Queen’s
Chapter XXXVI – The Glory and the Dream
Chapter XXXVII – The Reaper Whose Name Is Death
Chapter XXXVIII – The Bend in the Road
Anne is adopted by the Cuthberts even after a great mistake at the orphanage. But the frail red-headed young girl stays, even though not wanted at first. She is raised strictly but lovingly by the Cuthberts whose world is set upside down by her wonderful, creative and sometime crazy and eccentric ways. In the end, she gives them endless joy as she grows into womanhood.
“Of course, we’ve loved Anne-with-an-e and her adventures for a long time. We were first introduced to her through a mini-series on videotape, and we fell in love with this intrepid character who rose from neglected orphanhood to become a source of pride and a support to her adoptive family, bringing them joy along the way.
From that early introduction, which left us wanting more, we turned to the books, beginning with Anne of Green Gables, of course, and working our way through the series. However, the first book remains our favorite.
Now Alcazar Audioworks has released an unabridged reading of Anne of Green Gables.
(I just love audiobooks, especially when they are well-produced and read with skill and enthusiasm. I’ve always loved being read-to, from my earliest years, and with audiobooks I can be among the listeners once more. In addition, audiobooks allow us to listen while accomplishing other tasks: washing dishes, folding laundry, picking up, even artwork or handcrafts.)
Susan McCarthy does a wonderful job of reading, infusing Anne with enthusiasm, Marilla with proper stiffness, even bewilderment at this whirlwind responsibility she’s taken on, expressing Matthew’s shy kindness. It’s a pleasure to follow Anne’s fortunes and follies from the beginning to the end of the book. As a matter of fact, when we reached the last CD in this particular set, rather than going on to another book, we decided to listen all over again!
I think we just might be kindred spirits.
If you don’t recognize that reference, you really ought to make Anne’s acquaintance. Alcazar Audioworks’ Anne of Green Gables would make a delightful starting place”.
Reviewed By: Jean Hall – EHO Eclectic Homeschool Online