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Anne of Green Gables

Lu par : Rachel McAdams
Durée : 9 h et 22 min
5 out of 5 stars (6 notations)
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Editors Select, November 2016 - I was an Anne of Green Gables groupie in the late '80s, after the original CBC miniseries came out. A young, bookish orphan with a fierce love of drama and endless spirit, Anne was the poster child for nerdy, slightly precocious girls everywhere and I WAS IN. I read all the books in the series, memorized Noyes' poem "The Highwayman", and let my best friend know that she was my "bosom friend" (for the record, she thought I was weird). So it was with the very best kind of nostalgia that I revisited my favorite childhood book with the Canadian Rachel McAdams providing the perfect happy, nuanced, and lovely voice for the tale. I know what my family will be listening to on our six-hour drive south for Thanksgiving. —Emily, Audible Editor

Description

With all of the pluck and charm of its eponymous young hero, Rachel McAdams (The Notebook, Spotlight, Midnight in Paris) delivers a spectacular reading of Montgomery's beloved bildungsroman. In moments both funny and bittersweet, McAdams' voice is imbued with the spark that has made Anne a much-loved symbol of individualism and cheer for over a century. In this story of "kindred spirits", McAdams' touching and heartfelt narration proves she is just that - bonded on a deep level to this shimmering classic.

When aging brother and sister Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert decide to adopt an orphan boy to help with chores around their farm, Green Gables on Prince Edward Island, neither is prepared for the feisty and imaginative redheaded girl who is mistakenly brought to them instead. Nor are they prepared for the way in which she will change their lives. Through a series of hilarious misadventures, Anne's uncompromising spirit makes her a striking presence in the close-knit village, bringing new friendships, first crushes, and, for her foster parents, a love and openness unimaginable before her arrival.

Public Domain (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

Critiques

"Listeners will relish this production of L.M. Montgomery's classic.... As Anne, McAdams's delivery is light and breathy and ever so speedy, but clear and eloquent." ( AudioFile)

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    3 out of 5 stars
  • R. Evans
  • 17/06/2017

The story was great, McAdams not so much

I never actually read this book before but grew up on the movies and knew I would love it. The story is wonderful but I was very disappointed by Rachel McAdams' performance.

Firstly, I listen to audio books because I want to feel like I'm being told a story by a close friend, rather than simply being read to by a stranger. I didn't feel like she was very interested in the story she was telling.

Anne's was really the only voice that McAdams put any character into. Marilla didn't have enough bite in her character, McAdams barely changed her voice at all. Why choose a well known actor to play multiple characters of she's only capable of one or two voices?

I noticed multiple times when she would transition characters without changing the voice of the previous character and realize halfway through her sentence and change her tone. She often read parts like "she said" or "she replied" as if it were part of the speech of the character.

Her voice has a nice sound, if she had put more effort into it, it could've been great.

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  • Patricia
  • 03/12/2017

Destroyed by narration

Don't assume good actresses make good narrators. Reading varies from trying too hard to be sweet to just plain reading with misplaced inflections; set in PEI, Canada but no Canadian accent within hearing; and worst of all, Anne sounds like a late-teen or twenty something, not an 11 - 14 year old. Don't know if any other readers are any better so plan to finish with print.

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  • MistressWit
  • 13/01/2017

Great Book! under impressed by the reader

Great Book! Ive read and listened to them all. This narrator however did NOT capture Anne.

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  • Global
    5 out of 5 stars
  • E. Winer
  • 28/12/2016

Childhood Revisited

This is a book I loved the first time I read it. I have since then read the others in the series and have seen the movie with Megan Follows. I may be an old lady Marilla's age now, but it still has the ability to take me to Green Gables.

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  • Jennifer Ford
  • 01/12/2016

Amazing. Listen to this book.

I am sitting on a bench outside my son's school, having just finished listening to Anne of Green Gables, and I am actually crying. The story was lovely, made even lovelier by Rachel McAdams' narration. If she doesn't do the next book in the series, I don't know what I will do with my life.

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  • Suzanne L. Vanderberg
  • 21/05/2017

AMAZING!!

This was an indescribably lovely book because of the beauty of the descriptiveness of all the beauties of nature and many deep emotions felt by the main character, Anne which allowed the listener to feel as though present among it all. It marvelously told of how the main character, Anne, thrived despite many of the difficult and unfortunate circumstances of her past and present that she dealt with almost daily at times but got through. Lastly, it is an example of the extreme sacrifice Anne made to care for her ailing adoptive mother despite an opportunity afforded her of a much coveted scholarship to continue her education and put aside her tremendous drive to go further and pursue a future in which she would likely have lead her to do great things given her superior intellectual gifts as well as a big heart. Rachel McAdam's narration was superb and her pleasant voice easy to listen to via audio books. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Dorinda Forbes
  • 06/12/2016

Oh, That's what all the fuss is about!

I had never read this book, nor watched the TV series...but a friend suggested it to me so I tried it. what a sweet beautiful story! and what a glorious reading!

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  • Janna Wong Healy
  • 20/12/2017

YOU CAN'T HELP BUT LOVE ANNE

It took me a little while to warm up to the chattiness of Anne but once I got used to it, I became charmed by her incessant optimism and love for life.

The poor little orphan girl blossoms in this classic tale and warms everyone's heart in the process. You either go along for the ride or resign yourself to being a grumpy curmudgeon. I preferred to go along for the ride and I was very happy I did.

Rachel McAdams does a nice job reading this novel, even if sometimes her reading feels a little flat. She tones down the annoying parts of Anne's personality, which is good, but it's sometimes hard to distinguish the different characters. Overall, the narration is pleasant and easy to understand.

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  • jey cee
  • 24/11/2017

classic

I got this when it was free on audible
Nice classic story and good narration.

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  • nordvedt
  • 19/05/2017

fun for the whole family

narrator easy and clear to listen to especially compelling classic. mom and children entertained and couldn't wait for next chance to listen. car rides made the best!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30/09/2018

Simply perfect!

I love the book, it's one of my all-time favourites and there's not much to say about the story here as it's so well known. But I would like to express my admiration for the charming narration by Canadian actress Rachel McAdams. She reads the book so splendidly that it's a delight to listen to. She captures the characters' idiosyncrasies and their overall personalities so well, without overdoing it at any point that I was simply enraptured even though I know the book almost by heart.
I hope Audible hires Rachel McAdams to perform the other novels in the "Anne"-series as well!!!

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  • greg
  • 25/06/2018

Great classic wasted on dispassionate narration

struggled to finish. narration was too fast and without passion as if narrator wanted to get it over and done with asap. might have worked with a different narrator

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  • BikerJoe
  • 26/10/2017

Pippi Longstocking in Reverse

Since Lucy Maud Montgomery’s “Anne of green gables” is one of the most popular children books, especially in North America and Japan, I thought, I have to read it, it might be something I could read to my grandchildren. OK, I admit, this idea vanished into thin air very quickly. This is not a Canadian version of Pippi Longstocking, quite the opposite. While Pippi Longstocking is the child every other child would like to be, Anne of green gables is the child all adults would like to have. Of course Lucy Maud Montgomery’s "Anne of green gables" has been written more than a century ago and that explains a lot. Regardless of all that, it is a charming novel and we easily get caught by its magic.

The protagonist of the story is Anne Shirley. She is an eleven year old orphan girl and by mistake she is sent to Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert, who actually expected a young boy to help them with the farm work. While Marilla has her doubts initially, they decide to keep the girl. Anne is a gawkish, red haired girl, who continuously gets into trouble, because she has a lot of fantasy and loves to daydream. But quickly enough she is well liked by most, because of her kindness and good spirit. Most important of all, she is talented and ambitious and her foster parents grow very fond and proud of her.

All in all a pleasant read, but perhaps not for everyone. Especially children might find it a little bit outdated and boring.

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