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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (45,202 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: L. M. Montgomery Narrator: Renée Raudman Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2008 ISBN: 9781400176373
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New adventures lie ahead as Anne Shirley packs her bags, waves goodbye to childhood, and heads for Redmond College. With old friend Prissy Grant waiting in the bustling city of Kingsport and frivolous new pal Philippa Gordon at her side, Anne tucks her memories of rural Avonlea away and discovers life on her own terms, filled with surprises … including a marriage proposal from the worst fellow imaginable, the sale of her very first story, and a tragedy that teaches her a painful lesson. But tears turn to laughter when Anne and her friends move into an old cottage and an ornery black cat steals her heart. Little does Anne know that handsome Gilbert Blythe wants to win her heart, too. Suddenly Anne must decide if she’s ready for love.

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

    " This is a sequel to Anne of Avonlea in which we follow Anne through her college years at Redmond. Some friends from Prince Edward Island are also attending and Anne is growing up and learning to be independent. Anne and three girlfriends decide to rent a house together rather than staying in boarding houses and find the perfect place in Patty's Place, a charming house on the same street with mansions of millionaires. This story has slightly more adult themes than the last, including the death of a friend and the marriage of several friends. It seemed more romantic than Anne of Avonlea, and I had trouble putting it down. "

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

    " These Anne books are so wonderful! They are very enjoyable and relaxing. I love that you can just become a part of this innocent world full of "everyday troubles". A fantastic read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bridget R. Wilson | 2/16/2014

    " Why am I rereading this? Because it seems the perfect book for my situation. Anne goes away to school--the first time she's been any real distance from Avonlea. And in her 2nd year, she and some friends live together in a cottage. Need I elaborate anymore? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 2/16/2014

    " This is my absolute favorite Anne book! Anne's really grown up now and off to college and she's just as frustrated and perplexed by her new world as anyone would be. With the help of her friend and her adopted family, she's able to navigate the treacherous waters of university life and discover that the future isn't always as scary as she thinks it is. Read this one when you're moving somewhere you've never been. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 2/16/2014

    " In the first book Anne say's to Mathue on the way the Green Gables that she thinks that no one will ever want to mary her and there in this book Anne gets four pruposols in like three years. Phil is a new caricter in this book and she takes a little longer then most cariters to get use to but when you do you stared to like her and her strang whaes. One of the things that is not in this book that is in that move is that it's not Gilbert that gives Anne the idea to right a book about Avnle it's Mr. Harinsesn "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barbara | 2/3/2014

    " I am reading the entire series of this YA book. I had never read it before and it is such a refreshing change from some of the heavier reading that I have been doing of late. It is kind of like the Canadian version of Little House on the Prairie. "

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

    " This is definitely my favorite book of the series so far. Anne has finally grown up, and the reader no longer has to skim through pages of imaginative descriptions about lakes, trees, and potted plants. She faces real life problems: the emotions of leaving her family to attend college, the changes (both good and bad) that come to her friends, and the ups and downs of falling in love. There is so much feeling and emotion in this story and that makes it a real page turner (unlike the first two novels). I absolutely adore Davy and crack up everytime he says "I want to know." And although I deeply disliked how selfish and self-absorbed Phil was in the beginning of the story, I think the lesson that was learned through her experiences was the greatest one of all. This was a thought-provoking story and a wonderful read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 1/30/2014

    " Continuation of the Anne of Avonlea series in which the adult Anne and her friends deal with suitors, some happily, some not so. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Melissa T | 1/15/2014

    " As Anne goes off to school, the story loses some of it's charm, the charm that fairly oozes from Green Gables and it's interesting cast of characters. Anne is still sweet, and her coming of age story tender, but the plot just seemed to plod along. Without Marilla and some of the other staple characters, this chapter in Anne's life is not nearly as interesting and thoughtful, although still nostalgic - in a "first-college-experience" kind of way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Saija | 1/13/2014

    " I thought it was a good book, but I didn't like it nearly as much as the first two in the series. I will definitely continue reading the series though and will get these books for Annika. The books are young adult, and therefore predictable, but fun and happy reading. I would recommend this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane Bianca | 12/27/2013

    " I like it but i didn't enjoyed it as much as i thought I would. Don't get me wrong, it was a nice book but I guess this one is not one of the best I read so far.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alissa | 11/17/2013

    " Anne goes to college. lives at Patty's Place "

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

    " My second favorite of the series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sydney | 10/23/2013

    " Still lovely, but not as good as the first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 9/28/2013

    " This is my favoret so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Speakercoret | 9/9/2013

    " pinjeman dari indri juga "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily Wilson | 4/27/2013

    " Duh. Anne gets together with Gilbert Blythe. Best love story ever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 3/12/2013

    " Re-reading... from the middle of the series. In a series I've read a million times, at all different times in my life. I made myself read all the parts about Royal Gardner this time. I wished I could live at Patty's Place, but the best part is still her epiphany about Gilbert. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 3/5/2013

    " I love the Anne books, and this was no exception. Heartwarming, heartbreaking, real, simple, and so complex... this story is woven of family and love and hopes and dreams in a beautiful pattern. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Destinee Sutton | 12/28/2012

    " I reread this yesterday because I was sick. It made me feel so much better. Mostly it's Anne going to college and living at Patty's Place, but I will always treasure those last few pages when she declares that she doesn't want sunbursts or marble halls, she just wants Gilbert. Tear. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 12/14/2012

    " my favorite of the anne books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janell | 10/29/2012

    " Awesome book. Especially if you are single and in college. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachael | 7/22/2012

    " soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo romantic and adorable!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennie | 4/4/2012

    " I just can't get enough of Anne. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 3/22/2012

    " I love listening to this series on audiobook. It just makes me smile, take a deep breath, and enjoy the beautiful world around me. Anne has such a great outlook on life and she doesn't sweat the small stuff. She appreciates life as it is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jana | 2/26/2012

    " Another enjoyable book from a great series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 K. | 2/6/2012

    " So far not my favorite. Adult Anne is a little more boring than her younger self. However, had some nice moments, especially Davy's letters to Anne. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tamar | 12/14/2011

    " Anne attends university at King's Port, makes new friends and beaus, deals with leaving home, and with the continued challenges posed by growing up. Of course, she faces it with a great deal more charm than I ever could manage, which is why it is so much fun reading about it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Valérianne | 11/13/2011

    " the end... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sadie | 5/20/2011

    " They were very good at first but then eveything got boring sooner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/11/2011

    " Great series of books...the stories are so real and descriptive. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 umiraz | 11/22/2010

    " this is one of my favorite books from my childhood..=)
    my favorite quotation in this book;"tomorrow is always fresh!"
    owh,i really miss anne's red hair!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 11/8/2010

    " I love Anne when the mouse is in the pudding thats a funny part!
    kate "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 moontapestry | 9/1/2010

    " Who can not resist an enchanting tale of a young girl`s struggle to overcome obstacles. She is witty and funny. I`ve enjoyed reading almost the who series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla | 8/30/2010

    " 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... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leilani | 8/3/2010

    " 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 Rebekah | 5/25/2010

    " 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. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bina | 5/12/2010

    " i know many people will disagree with me- but i hated this book. it was just so BORING. i couldn't get past the first two chapters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deidre | 3/29/2010

    " One of my favorite books as a child, now I remember why. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fran | 3/6/2010

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

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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

Renée Raudman is an actor and multi-award-winning audiobook narrator. She has performed on film, television, radio, and on stage and can also be heard in several video games and hundreds of television and radio voice-overs.