Digital Download Audible, Inc. 2016
DD ISBN $24.95
Listeners will relish this production of L.M. Montgomery's classic. Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert are expecting to foster a boy, who will help on their farm, but it's 11-year-old Anne (with an "e") who arrives from the orphanage. Narrator Rachel McAdams illuminates Anne's anxiety as she voices her fears and expectations to Matthew and Marilla. McAdams's words tumble out of her mouth just as Anne's do. As Anne, McAdams's delivery is light and breathy and ever so speedy, but clear and eloquent. As Marilla, McAdams sounds clipped and curt, but not harsh. Her portrayal of Mrs. Rachel Lynde has just the right gossipy, opinionated edge. And she delivers Matthew's reluctantly expressed opinions gently and quietly. Listeners will enjoy Anne's escapades and the joy she finds in her new world. A.R. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2017]
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