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A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Johanna Spyri's endearing Swiss classic.

When Heidi, a lively orphan girl, goes to live with her grandfather in a little hut high in the Alps, she soon learns to live in perfect harmony with her surroundings, leading a carefree life with her constant companion, Peter, a young goatherd.

But her happiness is short-lived when she is sent to stay with a rich city family as a companion for the sick Clara. Although she becomes fond of the older girl, Heidi is terribly homesick. Will she ever be able to return to the Alps and the happiness she once knew with her friends?

Johanna Spyri's touching story of the adventures of a young Swiss girl is one of the most popular children's stories ever written. Heidi's pleasure in the beauty of the Swiss mountains and her rich relationships with her friends and family are perfectly evoked in this warm and lively dramatisation. Download and start listening now!

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

    " No one should miss this classic! One of my all-time favorites! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nandini Goel | 2/12/2014

    " The imaginative and creative girl Heidi lived in the village called Dorlfi.Her friend Peter who becomes rude when Heidi doesn't goes for feeding goats with him,once he had broke Clara's wheel chair but after that Clara started to walk.Heidi loved her grandmother and also loved to learn many thing.Heidi loved to know and see the nature.She was very fond of seeing fir trees.Uncle Alm was very nice to Heidi and wanted her not to enter the evil world.This story gives us a lesson that "We do bad to others but what happens is for good". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Guera | 1/27/2014

    " The book is aimed at 9-12 year olds but a charming read never the less. I remember watching the cartoon version of it on TV as a child. Interesting use of the English language. Not sure if it failed at being an attempt at formal English or just a less than perfect translation German (i assume?). "

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

    " This review originally appeared at "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yuli Eka Pratiwi | 1/24/2014

    " Heidi adalah seorang gadis kecil yang sangat bersemangat, selalu merasa bersyukur dan hidupnya penuh dengan berkah. Energi positif yang dia miliki, dia salurkan kepada orang-orang disekitarnya yang dia cintai. Heidi merubah hati kakeknya yang sekeras batu, menjadi lembut dan penuh kasih sayang. Merubah hidup nenek, Peter dan Brigitta yang miskin menjadi bahagia dan lebih terang. Memberi semangat kepada Clara yang sakit dan lemah, untuk lebih kuat dan percaya bahwa Clara pasti akan sehat dan bisa berlari seperti dirinya. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jameelah L | 1/22/2014

    " It is a very dramatic book which to be honest is not my type of genre so I didn't really enjoy it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angel | 1/6/2014

    " This is one of my favorite classic books. I really enjoyed it, and I'm hoping I can read it again soon. I would definitely recommend this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Indu | 11/18/2013

    " Very charmingly written..reading it feels like actually being there in all the places she describes "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaitlin | 11/7/2013

    " A great book full of life and joy. Heidi is like a bird in the story, flitting here and there, spreading joy wherever she flies. I love the way Alm-Uncle opens up on account of his little grandchild. Although no one in the village could reach the old man's heart, Heidi could, and did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CC | 11/3/2013

    " I remember reading this book as a little girl, so it had fond memories for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Denise | 11/3/2013

    " I've read this book several times. I used this book most recently as a read-a-loud to my children and was delighted all over again with the wisdom and beauty it contained. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn Duncan | 10/30/2013

    " My favorite childhood book that was read and re-read. Wish I had that dog eared copy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Librarychick4405 | 8/31/2013

    " My first ever Chapter book. Read it in Grade 3. Beautiful and romantic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keri Daskam | 7/15/2013

    " Heidi just became one of my top ten favorite books. This was a book so light and joyful it almost glowed. I loved the Swiss mountain descriptions, the food, and the spiritual leader grandmas. Heidi, herself, was a lesson in unselfishness. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lorelei | 4/24/2013

    " I read this when I was too young. I read very young, and picked this up before I could really understand what was going on, so I retain a strong sense of mountains and goats and not much else. Someday I may try to read it again so I can properly appreciate it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marie Ash-Evans | 2/3/2013

    " A favorite of mine as a child and I still have my worn book from many, many years ago. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 hannaH | 1/14/2013

    " I barely remember reading this book, although one thing that's always stuck with me is how delicious the author made goat's cheese and bread sound. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Priyanka Naidu | 11/14/2012

    " Still one of my favourite childhood books "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jean Sky | 7/18/2012

    " This book is a wonderful read! Within those lines in this book lies some wisdom and simple happiness that we seldom turn to in this busy life. It holds a special meaning to me personally for Heidi is a brilliant and wonderful girl who seeks pleasure in simple things and making someone else happy. (: "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Benjamin Plume | 6/10/2012

    " I was never as big a fan of this, perhaps because my mother was and even at a young age that wasn't "cool". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Larchip | 5/23/2012

    " Good book for a young girl. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bhagirathi Panchal | 5/7/2012

    " Heidi....it's nice.good composition and narration....I have a feel it's translated...!!! What is its origin language? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tomi Ann | 3/3/2012

    " The story of Heidi is very uplifting and refreshing! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Loretta Dailey | 2/15/2012

    " Every child should have this book read to them! I love how she talks about trusting God. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/29/2012

    " I can't even say how many times I read this book as a child - what can I say? I loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen | 1/26/2012

    " I read and re-read this book many times as a child. The version I had had these great color illustrations that made me want to live in the mountains and sleep on a straw bed for some reason. Well, it sounded good at the time... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyla Lamb | 7/2/2011

    " I loved how this book ended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacqui | 5/25/2011

    " There's not too much plot to Heidi but it's a delightful story. Beware the grandmamma's teaching about God though. Not strictly orthodox! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darren | 5/10/2011

    " I loved it. I read ahead because I just had to know what was going to happen next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 5/7/2011

    " I remember this was the first book I ever read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Maddy Kay :) | 5/2/2011

    " I like the movie with cute little Shirley Temple waaaaayyy better! lol "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deyaa | 4/30/2011

    " This was the first English book I have ever read in school, I think I was 7 years old. I remember enjoying this book and many many images from this book have been wired into my memory, like her grandfather grilling cheese for her :P "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roseanne | 4/28/2011

    " I still can't read this one without crying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 4/28/2011

    " This is a classic story the children will still enjoy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Singing_shadow | 4/28/2011

    " A wonderfull tale. Heidi is a great character, very natural "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 4/23/2011

    " One my favorite books my Grandma give it to me for Christmas with hand painted illustrations. "

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About the Author
Author Johanna Spyri

Johanna Spyri (1827–1901) was an author of children’s stories, and is best known for Heidi. She was born Johanna Louise Heusser in the rural area of Hirzel, Switzerland in 1827. As a child she spent several summers in the area around Chur in Graubünden, where she would later set Heidi. She married in 1852, and her first story was published in 1871.