Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Anne of Green Gables, Avonlea, and the Island & LibriVox

The Complete Anne of Green Gables Boxed Set (Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne of Windy Poplars, Anne's House of Dreams, ... Rainbow Valley, Rilla of Ingleside)
I found an awesome new thing...well 2 new things...well more than 4 new things.  Okay I am getting ahead of myself.  A few months ago I discovered a website.  I was in desperate need of an audiobook to fill some time (this was before I became completely sold on the gloriousness that is audiobooks) and I came across something wonderful in iTunes, free podcasts of audiobooks.

Where do you find these you are surely asking? I say.  Check out the website to see all the books that you can listen to for free or you can search iTunes for LibriVox.

Okay now on to the wonderful new books I have listened to.  Anne of Green Gables!  I know, I have to be one of the last people in the world to read all about Anne but I have to admit I just never really cared.  When I was in college, my roommate owned the movies and I got about 10 minutes into the first one and decided it was a waste of time.  Oh was I ever wrong.  How have I gone so long without loving Anne.  Oh oh and Mrs. Rachel Lynde with her "that's what!" I love it all.

So after Green Gables I moved on to Avonlea and finally Anne of the Island.  Here is where I come to my problem...I can't find the next audiobook anywhere!  It may actually be a good thing because now I have a good excuse to buy the whole book set.  The thing is that I would listen to it at the gym and I LOVED it.  so I am going to have to read Anne of Windy Poplars fast so I can get back to my audio.  I started and am just about finished with Tristan and Iseult by Joseph Bedier (not as good as the movie but still enjoyable).  I have a ton of audiobooks to choose from when I'm finished but I WANT ANNE BACK!!  I love her and I want more.  Who knew that I would fall in love with this sweet redheaded girl.  I thought she was blah and was convinced the books didn't have anything to interest me.  Clearly I was wrong.

Does this mean I should also read the Little House series?

Moral of the story:  Read Anne of Green Gables and check out

** I was not compensated in any way by LibriVox I just know an awesome deal for free stuff when I see it and wanted to pass it on.


Anonymous said...

Congratulations on discovering Anne! Better now than never. I'm so glad you like the series too; now I know we're kindred spirits :)

Thanks for the tip about LibriVox -I'll have to check them out.

Jenny said...

I liked the Little House books as a kid, but haven't returned to them in adulthood at all. They may be one of those series you have to read as a kid, because they're a bit too simple to read for the first time as a grown-up. Which I wouldn't say is the case with Anne, as those books are filled with wry humor.

P.S. My (minority) view is that Emily of New Moon is even better than Anne.

Amy said...

I love the Anne books too. So much fun. I enjoyed The Little House on the Prairie books as a kid but not sure what they'd be like as an adult. Time for an experiement...wonder if my mom still has those books somewhere.

Lisa said...

I used to listen to LibriVox every day at work but they won't let us stream anything from the net any more. I miss it! But my book club is reading Anne Of Green Gables for our classic this year and I'm glad to hear I can listen to it without buying it!