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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (17,681 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: L. M. Montgomery Narrator: Susan O’Malley Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Emily Trilogy Release Date: August 2009 ISBN: 9781455174850
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A delightful new heroine is introduced in this charming story by the author of Anne of Green Gables.

Emily Starr had never known what it was to be lonely—until her beloved father died. In this, the first of the Emily novels, young Emily is orphaned and goes to live with her mother’s snobbish relatives at New Moon Farm. Sure that she’ll never be happy there, Emily endures her stern Aunt Elizabeth and malicious classmates by holding her head high and using her quick wit.

But things begin to change as Emily makes several new friends. There is Teddy, who does marvelous drawings; Perry, who has sailed all over the world with his father and has never been to school; and Ilse, a tomboy with a blazing temper. Amazingly, Emily finds New Moon Farm beautiful and fascinating. With new friends and adventures, Emily might someday think of herself as Emily of New Moon.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The characters in this trilogy are interesting and wonderfully real…From childhood to womanhood, Emily’s story is thought-provoking and inspirational for young readers. Highly recommended.”

    Canadian Book Review Annual

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa T | 2/14/2014

    " Emily is just as real as Anne of Green Gables, but with a touch more spice. I read this series over and over as a child. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzanne Palmieri | 2/1/2014

    " Don't kill me. I think I liked the Emily series a bit more than Anne. Maybe because it's darker. I don't know... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cori | 1/31/2014

    " I LOVE LM Montgomery and so I feel terrible that I didn't really like this book. The characters are endearing but the story line was tedious for me. I was wading and wading through words and sentences.... Rats! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Salma | 1/26/2014

    " I absolutely adore LM Montgomery. And I adore the Emily books just as much as the Anne books. Only difference is Anne and her friends are people you'd want to go have coffee with. Emily and her posse are people you just love reading about, but don't necessarily want to chill with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Staci | 1/17/2014

    " The Emily books from my childhood are still in my library. Emily always spoke to me as a character that I could relate to better than Anne of Green Gables. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaci | 1/3/2014

    " Many similarities to the Anne of Green Gables books (which I love) but still good and unique in itself. I checked it out from the library--in the kid's section. I ran into a friend there and felt a little silly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aliza | 1/2/2014

    " I'm re-reading the Emily books again. I do it about every three years or so. I love the Anne books, but Emily is a wonderful character also. I love how L. M. Montgomery writes. It makes me wish I lived on P.E.I.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauren (Nose in a Book) | 1/2/2014

    " I think, because of when I read Anne, this will never compare, but it's so good. I can't wait to read the next in the series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Turner | 12/16/2013

    " My favorite when I was a kid "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hayley | 12/16/2013

    " This is my favourite book by L.M. Montgomery. I loved Anne of Green Gables, but Emily's Blair Water is much darker and somewhat sinister. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sophie | 12/10/2013

    " I don't know if a cheesier book than this exists. But as a kid I always related to Emily, even though Anne is much funnier and more real. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lara | 12/7/2013

    " Really loved this even more than I did as a child. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laurel | 11/30/2013

    " I know this is juvenile lit., but I love these books - maybe even more than the Anne of Green Gables series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelly | 7/16/2013

    " I like the Emily series, though its not as good as the Anne series. "

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

    " A book I loved when I was thirteen so I tried to re-read it every year, which got to be a hastle, because of all the typos in Emily's letters. I think my ability as a speller suffered because of this series. But I loved it nonetheless, Ilse, Dean, Teddy, Perry, etc. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather the Hillbilly Banjo Queen | 4/4/2013

    " I loved this series. So sweet and touching, but not sticky and sappy. The heroine is a little more realistic to me than Anne. Don't get me wrong, I truly love Anne Shirley. But I will never be Anne Shirley in a thousand years. But I could be Emily. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alison | 1/24/2013

    " This is by the same author as Anne of Green Gables. If you like Anne of Green Gables you'll enjoy this. Very similar style. I personally still love Anne better...possibly because she's an old friend and I just met Emily. I'll probably read the next in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nadine | 12/31/2012

    " Love Anne of Green Gables? You'll love this too! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Candida Montalvo | 12/13/2012

    " This series is not as well known as "Anne of Green Gables" but it's just as good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Etchison | 12/12/2012

    " I don't know how many times I read this book when I was younger, but it never got old. Great characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 QueenAmidala28 | 7/4/2012

    " I read this in Elementary school. I remember loving it - I should definitely read it again soon . . . "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn Harrison | 12/21/2011

    " Loved Anne of Green Gables as a child. Not sure how I missed this trilogy. I still love young adult fiction! Emily has many similarities to Anne! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 8/2/2011

    " I read this a long time ago, but really liked it "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 7/30/2011

    " I'm so looking forward to the day that I can read this book with my daughter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie | 6/8/2011

    " To be honest I didn't really like or understand this book until I read the last one. What I liked about it though is that she was strong enough to make it through like the tough times and her fathers death. She was going through a lot at the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JG (The Introverted Reader) | 4/7/2011

    " Not my favorite L.M. Montgomery heroine, but still a very good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexis | 3/22/2011

    " Read this for book club and enjoyed it. I tend to not write a lot on book club books, because I want to save my thoughts for discussion. I plan to read the next 2 books in the series and am really glad we read this one as it was my first time reading it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 3/13/2011

    " Beautiful scenery, interesting and real characters. It is fun to see how they change and learn as the book progresses. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 2/24/2011

    " Listened to this one Feb 2011. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eniko | 2/3/2011

    " A lovely read. I do like how everything seemed to come together and turn out all right in the end. I need a bit of that myself right about now... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 1/31/2011

    " Emily is a sassier character than the famous Anne by the same author. The stories have many similarities, with Anne still winning out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theresa | 1/13/2011

    " Classic LM Montgomery writing! Emily gets herself into all kinds of adventures with surprising outcomes. Can't wait to see what happens as she grows up! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 katie | 1/12/2011

    " love, love, LOVE this series. I haven't read it in many years, so I figured it was time to enjoy it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia | 1/1/2011

    " Loved, Loved, Loved it. Some parts were slow but about 1/2 way through it really picked up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 12/31/2010

    " L.M. Montgomery has a way of writing that calls deep to the soul of young girls. Emily just worms her sweet way into one's heart and you laugh over her victories and want to cry at the injustices that life hands her. New Moon and Blair Water become old friends in these books. Fabulous. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mairi_k | 12/28/2010

    " I loved this book when I was little, although less than AoGG. "

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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

Susan O’Malley (a.k.a. Bernadette Dunne) is the winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and has twice been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. She studied at the Royal National Theatre in London and the Studio Theater in Washington, DC, and has appeared at the Kennedy Center and off Broadway. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.