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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (26,176 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Eleanor H. Porter Narrator: Gayle Hunnicutt Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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Here's a BBC Radio-4 full-cast dramatisation of the classic American tale, starring Gayle Hunnicutt.

When Pollyanna's father dies, she is sent to live with her only surviving relative, the rich but stern Aunt Polly. Pollyanna's joy soon turns to disappointment when her spinster aunt gives her a cold greeting and tells her she is to stay in the attic.

It's not the welcome Pollyanna expected, but she soon regains her spirits, playing the glad game her father taught her. Nancy the maid is charmed by Pollyanna and soon the girl's infectious optimism wins the hearts of everyone in town, from the reclusive Mr Pendleton to the shy Dr Chilton. Everyone, that is, except Aunt Polly, who refuses to succumb to her young niece's charm.

It is not until a tragic accident occurs, which leaves even Pollyanna struggling to find a way to feel glad, that her maiden aunt finally unwraps her heart from years of bitterness.

This dramatisation retains the spirit of childlike innocence and optimism that has made Pollyanna a favourite amongst generations of children and adults. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 2/17/2014

    " I love feel good books and this is one. I give it a 4+ rating. I have ordered the whole set of Eleanor H. Porter's books to read on my Kindle. Pollyanna is the same premise as Just David only an 11 year old girl. Great books. (in my opinion). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alissandra D. | 2/16/2014

    " this was a happy and sad little tale very bout a very sweet little girl. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Needleroozer | 2/11/2014

    " I don't remember a lot about this book, but I remember it was not as sickly sweet as I imagined it would be. I've never seen the movie, but I've heard people use the term "Pollyanna" disparagingly, so I thought the book would be about an annoyingly upbeat little girl. I think I ended up liking the book quite a bit. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morgan | 1/29/2014

    " We should look at life as a "glass half full" if we want to live a happy one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/24/2014

    " decent book, not really my type but it was a quick, easy read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rence | 1/22/2014

    " Live the glad game every day of your life because there's actually sth to be glad of in everything that happens! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isabelle | 1/21/2014

    " I think it is a very wonderful book. I enjoyed the book and I think this a very well made book it is happy and then it is sad. I watched the movie too and the sad part made me shiver. Well I don't want to give a ton away like I did in The Summer Secret. The author Eleanor H. Porter. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rahmadiyanti | 1/19/2014

    " Senang ada versi animasinya. Tapi sayang, "glad game" alias permainan sukacita (permainan gembira di versi ini) kurang ditonjolkan, padahal inilah yang menjadi ciri khas dan diingat oleh para pembaca Pollyanna. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meredith | 1/16/2014

    " Though terribly sweet,there is something endearing about Pollyanna. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liesel | 1/9/2014

    " I found the book too slow and boring. Maybe it's because I'm a negative person, but I found her irritating. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kimberly | 12/24/2013

    " I read this with my daughter. She loved it. I was surprised at how dumb it was, since it is a famous book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam | 12/23/2013

    " I just love this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trulie | 12/22/2013

    " made me want to watch the movie again...a childhood favorite. :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Zzoeeeee | 12/17/2013

    " I feel sick. Genuinely sick. Like I've been force fed a bucket of glace cherries. Pollyanna is the first character in fiction I have genuinely hated. This possibly makes me a horrible horrible person. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 12/14/2013

    " I loved reading the book that one of my favorite childhood movies was made from. It was an easy read, but also makes you think about your attitude and how it can effect your life for good or bad. Not a high level reading book, but fun just the same. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicky | 12/11/2013

    " It's a little saccharine but it's a great choice if you're looking for a light, comfort read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 SueAnn | 12/2/2013

    " She must have mentioned that I reminded her of PollyAnna, because my Aunt Wes sent this 1913 edition to me because she said I once asked her "Who was Polly-Anna?" "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Silver Prion Chemistry the Martian Blob | 10/27/2013

    " She never stops talking or being glad. William Blake, you have found your new friend. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brianne | 9/29/2012

    " It's a really cute book not one of my favorites I think it took me while to read.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 9/15/2012

    " Read as part of the Book Buzz 2013 Reading Challenge - read a book written in 2013 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikol | 9/4/2012

    " Adventures that will leave you with no breath :] "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beka | 8/21/2012

    " Such a lovely book about optimism and cheerfulness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie | 7/11/2012

    " A must read for all girls. I loved this one and I can't wait to read it to my girls (or watch as they read it themselves) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lorraine | 4/14/2012

    " I think in lots of ways, this book helped create my positive attitude. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ami | 2/28/2012

    " I am very "GLAD" I read this book. :) Actually I did read it on a harder couple of days and it really helped my attitude those days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 2/18/2012

    " Changed my outlook on life! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kailey | 7/2/2011

    " Bawled through nearly the entire thing. Wonderful story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy Clarke | 5/29/2011

    " Good read aloud. Keeping a positive attitude, the influence you can have on others, overcoming adversity "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terina | 5/12/2011

    " i had read this as a kid, but i wanted to read it again. fantastic book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 5/8/2011

    " I love the movie, and I loved the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 5/3/2011

    " I loved this book. I was expecting it to be good because I really like the movie, but the book is even better. It made me cry. It has such a sweet message. "

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

    " I love this story of a young girl who lives her life full of joy. Always a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shauma | 4/22/2011

    " pengen jd kaya pollyana..

    ketika ada sesuatu yang tidak d harapkan datang, ia anggap itu sebuah permainan..
    susah maupun sedih ia tetap ceria dan sabar..

    sedih bacanya.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Woz | 4/12/2011

    " Super cute read. I decided to check it out because I'd never really knew the entire story of Pollyanna and I'm SO GLAD I did. hee hee "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jana | 4/5/2011

    " This was a surprisingly wonderful story. Such a powerful message of optimism. I love that just one person makes so many changes in the people of her town just from her simple optimism. I can't believe I hadn't read this book before. We loved it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 4/3/2011

    " A very well-done, and touching quick read. I grew up loving the movie, and this (of course) adds a lot to it! Any fan of the movie should read this book =) You'll be sure to enjoy it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anya | 4/2/2011

    " I love this book! It has such an amusing moments and so easy to read and its such a light story.I advise everyone to read it...who forgot how to be thankful to smallest things "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 3/25/2011

    " One of my favorite books and I read it while still a teenager. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 3/21/2011

    " "most generally there is something about everything that you can be glad about, if you keep hunting long enough to find it." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trulie | 3/21/2011

    " made me want to watch the movie again...a childhood favorite. :) "

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About the Author
Author Eleanor H. Porter

Eleanor Hodgman Porter (1868–1920), American novelist, was born at Littleton, New Hampshire, and studied music at the New England Conservatory. Her first novels included Cross Currents (1907) and Miss Billy (1911). In 1913 Pollyanna appeared, which was an immediate success that has retained its popularity ever since. A sequel, Pollyanna Grows Up, was published in 1915, and two volumes of short stories, The Tangled Threads and Across the Years, appeared posthumously in 1924.