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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (51,579 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: L. M. Montgomery Narrator: Shelly Frasier Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Anne of Green Gables Series Release Date: August 2008 ISBN: 9781400178681
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In the first sequel to Anne of Green Gables, Lucy Maud Montgomery’s feisty, redheaded heroine is now sixteen and a schoolteacher in the small village of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island. Although older, Anne Shirley isn’t necessarily wiser—and she hasn’t outgrown her mischievous ways. Anne learns how complicated life can be when she takes two new orphans at Green Gables under her wings, meddles in someone else’s love life, and learns about romance herself when she encounters the “odd behavior” of the very handsome Gilbert Blythe.

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  • “Frasier never rushes, and she lets the lovingly detailed story unfold, creating again for us the beauty of Prince Edward Island at an earlier time.”

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 2/20/2014

    " I first read these Amazing novels when I was a little girl and I fell in love with them instantly. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla | 2/19/2014

    " Of course I've read this before... but there is something about summer days that gives me the urge to dig it out again and imagine Anne's "Lake of Shining Waters" and "Dryad's Bubble" with all of their beauty and summeryness... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Haake | 2/19/2014

    " The movies are wonderful and that's what sparked my interest, but the books are wonderful and so worth the time. Anne is such a great character and I learn so much from her and how she handles lifes chalenges. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Klara Diana | 2/11/2014

    " A fantastic story about how a young teacher tries to make all her students love her, though some of them may cause Anne trouble... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alana | 2/10/2014

    " Not sure why it took me 4 months to finish this book... I guess it didn't hold my attention quite as well as the first one, but still good and fun to read. I just love the sweetness and innocence of these stories. I will continue on through the Anne series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 DeRonda | 1/31/2014

    " The second in the series, also made into a PBS movie with wonderful performances by Megan Follows and the late Collen Dewhurst...wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pearl Yshells | 1/29/2014

    " My Godmother/Aunt Pearl gave me this box set when i turned 13 or 14 i think. I loved it! This book sort of became my bestfriend or 'kindered spirits' i couldn't put it down and it inspired me so much. I wanted to be a lively as Anne :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 1/27/2014

    " How did I miss this as a child? My daughter's book came with a locket and she was quick to point out upon finishing that there was no locket in the story. We were both enchanted, all the same. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fran | 1/27/2014

    " Childhood favorite and enjoyed it even more as an adult. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heidi L. | 1/27/2014

    " One of my all time favorite series to read again and again! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sheri | 1/26/2014

    " Loved reading it with elementary school children. Got the young girls interested in the series in third, fourth grade. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elevetha Houre | 1/20/2014

    " 3 1\2 stars. I read it. I should probably re read in a year or so and reevaluate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea | 1/19/2014

    " Have loved these since I was a kid! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 1/16/2014

    " I like Davy and Dora. I gald the books are not like the movies. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/15/2014

    " One of my favorites! Got it from Grandma when I was 11 and have loved it ever since. Just finished it again... SO different from the BBC (?) movie production. If you like the movie, you'll. LOVE the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crystal | 1/10/2014

    " I liked this book, but must admit I was soooo confused! If you have only seen the movie, which I admitted to previously of doing, be prepared this book is NOT the same story line as the movie! That's right no Pringles here, although I believe there were about 5 marriage proposals :) this book was slow, it sorta dragged a bit--but again Anne is so interesting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 1/10/2014

    " It's lovely to watch Anne grow up a bit in this book. I'm really loving having so many books to follow. It feels a little like a really satisfying mini-series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meadow | 1/7/2014

    " Anne is growing up, at 16 she befriends a new neighbor, plays matchmaker, teaches, and starts to fall in love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 1/4/2014

    " I have to admit that I've always been a huge fan of the movie and I assumed it followed the book. Wrong. It was better. I loved this book. I'm not sure why I waited to read it; surprisingly, I found myself enjoying it more than Anne of Green Gables. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deborah | 12/4/2013

    " I loved this book and later the series and I shared it with my daughter. This was times that are so very different from today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 11/28/2013

    " Loved this entire series. L.M. Montgomery is wonderful and so are her characters. Harks back to the less cynical days of well-meaning children getting into harmless scrapes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessie | 11/13/2013

    " How can you be a hopeless romantic and not have read these books? Wonderful, sparkling Anne Shirley is every girl's "kindred spirit." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ivy | 11/11/2013

    " I loved this book. Anne is so funny and imaginative. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 11/10/2013

    " Good, but slow. I also read 4,5,& 6. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren | 11/4/2013

    " I liked this one a little better than the first book. It wasn't nearly as long winded as Anne of Green Gables, THANKFULLY!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 11/1/2013

    " My favorite literary character of all time....we're kindred spirits. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colin | 10/28/2013

    " I liked this, but not as much as the first one. I miss Anne's queeny sass. She's so...good now. Also, annoying anti-Native racism and weirdness about French people. But at least Anne still has a good imagination. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise Norris | 10/26/2013

    " I have to say this is my all time favorite book! I got this as a gift when I was living with a family in Arkansas. They even wrote on the inside cover that I was "their Anne" because I reminded them so much of her. I love this book to this day and even bought the movie set! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelli | 10/23/2013

    " I love reading about that kindred spirit of mine, Anne Shirley. L.M. Montgomery's writing transports one back to such a simpler life so well that it is almost painful to place the book down and reenter this one. Just beautiful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raeanne | 10/21/2013

    " I love this book! One problem though.... why does Matthew have to die! But other than that I love it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 10/5/2013

    " This is one of my absolute favorite stories of all time. Although I have it pretty much memorized, it is still so fun to read over and over. I love the movie adaptation as well! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jaylee | 9/27/2013

    " I love Anne of Green Gables! I just picked up the second book in the series because I didn't feel in the mood for her little girl story since I'd just watched the movie. Reading this book just brightens my day! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tracey | 9/18/2013

    " Grew up absolutely LOVING these books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennie | 9/2/2013

    " Just as good as the first! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 writer... | 8/31/2013

    " my full review can be read here! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heidi Peters | 6/29/2013

    " Reading them now...can't wait to read them with my daughters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carly | 6/2/2013

    " Lovely to read through these darling stories again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 5/11/2013

    " So far it is delightful... more thoughts when I've finished "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caitlin | 5/7/2013

    " Reread 8/12 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 4/27/2013

    " I don't know where I would find pre 1950 edition isbn's, I read the same copies of this series that my mom and aunts all read, growing up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marthajoy | 12/21/2012

    " great book, but haven't finished it yet "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leanne | 12/11/2012

    " How I've loved these books! Anne has been my very best kindred spirit over the years and I always love to come back to these books just to catch up with them all! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 9/2/2012

    " The second book in the Anne series. She comes back from Queen's. Again, very endearing and romantic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 7/12/2012

    " I loved the anne series. The author really made her someone I could relate with. I enjoyed watching her personality and character grow and mature through the books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dorothy | 7/6/2012

    " Childhood memories "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/11/2012

    " Great story but movie is better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leilani | 5/11/2012

    " I liked how this book ended. This is the reason I hate reading books after seeing the movie because It was nothing like the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frances Sawaya | 5/6/2012

    " Again, this was a favourite of my adolescent years. I probably wore out the library's copy of this series until my family gave me the entire set. Like others on this site, I was turned off by the goodie-goodie child poet, Paul. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam Romain | 3/3/2012

    " Again I've read this a number of times starting at 12 and most recently at, well late 30's, still a classic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 melissa1lbr | 2/29/2012

    " Just listened to the first two books on audio. I still think they are so fabulous, even with all the extra stuff they didn't fit in the movies. Anne - what a riot! Review of Anne of Green Gables and review of Anne of Avonlea. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 jessica | 2/26/2012

    " i LOVED anne of green gables! i remember watching the series during PBS pledge drives when i was little. when i was old enough i read the books and loved them! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 2/21/2012

    " Anne of Green Gables is the favorite in this series. I love her character in the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 2/14/2012

    " Anne of Green Gables is one of my all-time favorite series of YA books. I've always dreamed visiting Prince Edward Island. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 2/12/2012

    " Still love Anne, but when I first read this as a young teen, I bemoaned the fact that she had to grow up and become more responsible. Now as an adult, I can appreciate this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arianne | 12/6/2011

    " Can I just say that Anne is hilarious? She is the nerdy kid on the street who always has these crazy ideas. But, she's a good kid, and she is incredibly passionate about her interests. I wish she had been my teacher when I was a kid :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 10/27/2011

    " A fun story of an orphan girl who accidentally comes into a family an how she grows up. Full of imagination that takes over her whole everything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebekah M. | 10/15/2011

    " I'm not sure why it went from books 1 and 2 to the 5th book in this 3-volume set. I'll have to read 3 and 4 to fill me in on some things about Anne's House of Dreams. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darla | 9/29/2011

    " Good! I could've done with a little more Gilbert time, but otherwise I liked it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 6/14/2011

    " Love this entire series. Definitely makes me want to take a trip to Prince Edward Island. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kari | 5/24/2011

    " This was the hardest one for me to get through. There was no Gilbert in this book, only letters to him and Anne's adventures. Anne is still the same Anne, but for me there wasn't as much interest since we never really saw Gilbert. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 5/15/2011

    " a little slow in parts, but good overall "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 5/14/2011

    " The sweet story continues. Anne sits on my bed stand and fills my reading time between book group books. She likes it there. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Deepti | 5/12/2011

    " This is the boring-est of the books, probably because it has so little actual romance and is mostly just letters.
    :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 5/2/2011

    " I really liked this one too but it seemed to drag a bit in between the main events. also anne seemed a bit bored with her own book. but still had most of the wonderful stuff as the previous books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melinda | 4/14/2011

    " This is probably my least favorite "Anne" book. I didn't actually reread the entire thing--mostly just skimmed along to keep in order. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jtz | 4/6/2011

    " contains spoilers. finally! anne is engaged to Gilbert Blythe (told in anee of the island, a must read), ine of her school mates, but she has to wait 3 years while Gilbert finishes medical school. she resides as a principal in Summerside, where she meets her difficulties head-on. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda | 4/3/2011

    " Kind of disappointing entry in the Anne series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 3/31/2011

    " I am going to be so sad to finish this series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelsea | 3/23/2011

    " My least favorite of the Anne books, I think the writing style is not as interesting, but the stories and characters that LMM captures of course are captivating like usual. "

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About the Author

Lucy Maud Montgomery was born on November 30th, 1874, in Clifton, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Although she lived during a time when few women received a higher education, Lucy attended Prince Wales College in Charlottestown, PEI, and then Dalhousie University in Halifax. At seventeen she went to Halifax, Nova Scotia, to write for a newspaper, the Halifax Chronicle, and for its evening edition, the Echo. But Lucy returned to live with her grandmother in Cavendish, PEI, where she taught and contributed stories to magazines. It was this experience, along with the lives of her farmer and fisherfolk neighbors, that came alive when she wrote her Anne books, beginning with Anne of Green Gables (1908). Anne of Green Gables brought her overnight success and international recognition. It was followed by eight other books about Anne and Avonlea, as well as a number of other delightful novels, including her Emily series, which began in 1923 with Emily of New Moon. But it is her delightful heroine Anne Shirley, praised by Mark Twain as “the most moving and delightful child of fiction since the immortal Alice,” who remains a popular favorite throughout the world. She and her husband, the Rev. Ewen MacDonald, eventually moved to Ontario. Lucy Montgomery died in Toronto in 1942.

About the Narrator

Shelly Frasier has appeared in many independent film and theater projects in Arizona and Southern California and has done voice-over work for commercials and animation projects. She trained at the Groundlings Improv School in Hollywood and South Coast Repertory’s Professional Conservatory in Costa Mesa, California. She has performed at theaters throughout North Hollywood and Orange County. Recent performances include Blue Window, The Battle of Bull Run Always Makes Me Cry, The Haunting of Hill House, and a British farcical version of A Christmas Carol. She resides in Hollywood.