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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:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Morgan | 1/29/2014

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

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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.