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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,715 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: L. M. Montgomery Narrator: Grace Conlin Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Avonlea Chronicles Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9781455172597
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Welcome, once again, to the charming byways of Avonlea and its people, as created by one of Canada’s most beloved authors. In this volume of heartwarming tales, a Persian cat plays an amazing role in a marriage proposal, a young girl risks losing her mother in her quest to find her father, and a foolish lie threatens to make an unattached woman the town’s laughingstock. These fifteen short stories together present a piquant and fascinating picture of life in the villages and country surrounding Avonlea.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abigail Shimer | 2/17/2014

    " I really liked it. Except for the last short sort. I found it to be extremely racist and very hard to read for that reason. I enjoyed all the other stories though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 2/14/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 2/2/2014

    " This was another quick, fun read. Each chapter is a short story about a character living in or near Avonlea. It was a nice finish to this series of books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 2/1/2014

    " LM Montgomery always brings a magical world to life when she describes Avonlea, and does it in a way that enables you to see magic in your own world - even with the massive difference in culture from her time to now. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamara | 1/29/2014

    " I began reading book by L.M. Montgomery when I was in elementary school and never tire of them. each re-reading nets me something that I didn't pick up on when I was younger. Although I enjoy her collections of chort stories, this particular set was not one of my favorites. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 1/28/2014

    " some of these stories were really nice and some of them were awful, like the last one which was crazy racist. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kara | 1/28/2014

    " Like the first volume, this is a collection of short stories set in Avonlea and the surrounding area. Readers of the Anne of Green Gables series will notice many familiar names and places. I have to say that I really preferred the first volume over this one. Many of the stories in this one seemed darker in tone than is normal for L. M. Montgomery, and the racism in the last story was very disappointing, although not unusual in her time unfortunately. I enjoyed stories 1,2, 3, and 6 the most (Aunt Cynthia's Persian Cat, The Materializing of Cecil, Her Father's Daughter, and The Brother Who Failed, respectively). I read that these were stories that were originally rejected for the first volume and were subsequently published without Ms. Montgomery's permission. If this is true, it would make sense, since they wouldn't be expected to be her best work. Probably worth reading for L. M. Montgomery fans, but not essential. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 1/20/2014

    " More Avonlea tales--I never tired of them or any other Montgomery story (short or long). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Arwen | 1/6/2014

    " Another book of short stories by L.M. Montgomery. I like this collection but not enough to buy it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meg | 1/4/2014

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 12/27/2013

    " I did not like this one as well as the first "Chronicles" collection, but I was set on finishing it. I'm not sure if I will pick it up again, but it is not a book I regret reading. "

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

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 12/10/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Delaram | 12/6/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Truett | 11/14/2013

    " It was a sweet read right up to the last story. I know it was normal for the time period, but the racism made me squirm. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Teri Pre | 5/20/2012

    " A couple were great...some not so much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 2/25/2012

    " I don't know why the writings of L.M.M. always call to me but they do. She's so soulful and genuine. One day I will visit PEI. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 benebean | 2/11/2012

    " the earlier stories were definitely better than the later ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candice | 12/17/2011

    " These are all sweet "feel good" stories of some of the residence of Avonlea. After a while though, many of the stories start blending together and they all of course have a happy ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcy | 11/21/2011

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy O'Holleran | 11/2/2011

    " Love Montgomery's books...I devoured the Anne books as a kid, and was a little disappointed with only a single entry from her, but on the whole, I really enjoyed the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 carnival | 8/25/2011

    " The author proved that she can write short stories as charming as her famous novels. Reading it brings back all the good memories connected with childhood. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 3/26/2011

    " Enjoyed the two additional books with the funny insights on the characters and their lives. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allyson | 10/28/2010

    " More cute short stories...love them! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 10/7/2010

    " These short stories where beautiful and funny, perfect little bites. But the last one was horribly racist, in reference to Native Islanders as being barbaric. "

  • 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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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

Grace Conlin (1962–1997) was the recording name of Grainne Cassidy, an award-winning actress and acclaimed narrator. She was a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, DC, and won a Helen Hayes Award in 1988 for her role in Woolly Mammoth’s production of Savage in Limbo.