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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,914 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: L.M. Montgomery Narrator: Grace Conlin Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2005 ISBN:
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The first thing every listener will want to know is whether Anne Shirley appears in these stories of Avonlea and Spencervale. She certainly does. As a matter of fact, page one starts off in this manner: Anne Shirley was curled up on the window seat of Theodora Dix's sitting room one Saturday evening, looking dreamily afar at some fair starland beyond the hills of sunset. Anne was visiting for a fortnight of her vacation.

However, most of the people who appear in this book are new to listeners of the Anne books. There are Ludovic and Theodora, Old Lady Lloyd and Sylvia Gray, Felix Moore and his grandfather, Little Jocelyn and Aunty Nan, Lucinda Penhallow, old Man Shaw's Blossom, Olivia Sterling, and many, many others.

The charm of Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea is to be found on every page of this gently sentimental and enjoyably humorous book.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 2/20/2014

    " I also love this collection of short stories- there are some great characters in here. I loved The Hurrying of Ludvoic, Aunt Olivia's Beau, The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's, Pa Salone's Purchase and The Miracle at Carmody the best. A cozy, comfort read. Only three stars though because I don't care for some of the other stories as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charity U | 2/3/2014

    " It was good, but I'm enjoying "Further Chronicles" more. :) The stories were awesome! "

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

    " This book is simply a compilation of unrelated short stories, some pretty humorous! It's a fun, light hearted "mommy" lifestyle read, where you can pick up the book and finish a short story quickly all in one sitting - hopefully. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lavinia | 1/18/2014

    " My sister Rebecca loved all the L.M. Montgomery books and told me to read them - and I always do what Rebecca says. I really liked the Avonlea series - even more than the Anne of Green Gables series. Then I found a BBC show called "Avonlea" that featured all the characters from those books and fell in love with that too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lizzie | 12/26/2013

    " Some of the stories I found more entertaining than others, but as a whole this is an entirely charming collection of stories that take place in an around Avonlea and other areas of Prince Edward Island. Anne Shirley, who is synonymous with Prince Edward Island, only figures as a passing character to tie these stories and the people in them together, but if you are an Anne fan,this collection is a must read. I'm giving it four stars, but it should really be 4.5 stars for only a few of the stories weren't as engaging. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trish | 12/24/2013

    " A nice collection of short stories by L.M. Montgomery. Anne Shirley is mentioned in a few of the stories, but most of the characters are not from the Anne of Green Gable series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly Jo | 12/10/2013

    " If you watched "Avonlea" EVER on the Disney Channel or like "Anne of Green Gables" even a little, you'll like this. I promise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tammy | 12/10/2013

    " I liked it; it was a nice easy read after On the Road. I enjoyed visiting Avonlea again and look forward to my next one "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 12/3/2013

    " I loved this "extra" book for the Anne of Green Gables series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 11/30/2013

    " A collection of short stories about some of the people who live in Avonlea. It's written in true Montgomery form and subjects. I liked the Afterword that discussed the parellel of these stories to Montgomery's personal life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria M. Elmvang | 11/28/2013

    " A selection of cozy, feel-good short stories. I like that LMM doesn't try anything new in her short stories, but that they're just short versions of her novels, and that the atmosphere is the same. My favourite is "Old Lady Lloyd" which - who'd have thunk! - also happens to be the longest ;-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 11/23/2013

    " Fun read! Enjoyed the variety of characters and different angles of storytelling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Asanuma | 10/21/2013

    " I do believe a few of these are some of the best writing I've seen from Montgomery, at least stylistically. I was listening to it at work and got a little misty-eyed over a few of the stories. Nice, cozy collection. "

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

    " This book is a collection of stories about characters that live in and around Avonlea. The characters are interesting, and the stories satisfying if you want a quick, entertaining read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jayme(the ghost reader) | 9/20/2013

    " For the most part I liked the stories. I especially liked the story about Aunt Olivia, Mrs. Llyod and Miss McPherson. I do wish they were more about Anne. Overall, just on those stories alone, I gave it 4*s "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Esther | 6/8/2013

    " I really enjoy the early "Anne books" and although I do not remember this very well I remember enjoying it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Susan | 5/4/2013

    " Unless you have a personal goal to read everything L. M. Montgomery wrote, skip this collection of short melodramatic pot-boilers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allyson | 8/6/2012

    " Love these short stories...some of which were made into the television series "Avonlea" which I loved. All 7 seasons! Fun stories that take place on wonderful Prince Edward Island. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Blaine | 2/3/2012

    " Fun short stories that sound like they were written by Anne Shirley herself. Even though most of the endings were predictable, they were happy ones. I only wish I could keep reading more about these fun characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sharon | 11/16/2011

    " This book was ok. It's not in the Anne of Green Gables series but takes place in the town of Anne and talks about the people who live there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 7/12/2011

    " I have never been a fan of short stories - bit of a mental block - so have missed out on this collection for so long! Each story has that beautiful innocence of all Montgomery's work and a certain bittersweetness that brings a lump to the throat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 7/10/2011

    " It was nice to visit Avonlea and PEI again. What I find most interesting these days about reading L.M. Montgomery is to see how she explores her feelings about God through her writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Essie | 6/7/2011

    " A little collection of morality tales that are charming enough for those who grew up loving Anne Shirley and her world, but not strong enough to stand on their own. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Samantha Hines | 1/21/2011

    " I've been reading Anne of Green Gables to my daughter but never actually read this one. Enjoyable diversion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 12/18/2010

    " Not as good as the "Anne of Green Gables" series itself, but some entertaining stories with the same cast of characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erika | 10/25/2010

    " i have no idea what this is... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chandra | 6/22/2010

    " Great for those of us that can't get enough of Avonlea. Anne features in a few short stories, but not all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 4/29/2010

    " I have read this over & over- love it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 2/26/2010

    " A wonderful collection, even better than the first. Just a great, heartwarming book for a rainy afternoon. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 2/10/2010

    " Wow. Really sappy and in recycled prose. I much prefer just plain old Anne. I wish I could memo Montgomery that not all endings have to be perfectly and neatly tied up. There are some fun characters, though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meg | 11/28/2009

    " I can't say that I enjoyed this book as much as the first. There were a few really great stories but I found the majority of the "ho-hum" breed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 11/18/2009

    " A neat story although nothing can compare to Anne and Emily. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delaram | 11/3/2009

    " hamoon ghessehaye jazirast. in ketab va royaye sabz az behtarin ketabayian ke too nojavani khoondam. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandy | 9/9/2009

    " A compilations of short stories about various people and families that live in Avonlea. This is an easy one to put down and pick back up months later . . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcy | 6/30/2009

    " This book has two of my favorite short stories: "The Education of Betty" and "The Brother Who Failed." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 5/4/2008

    " It never ends. Evar! Thank heaven! Reading all these different stories was wonderful, and I'm thinking I may just want to read every single thing Montgomery wrote. "

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