Book Review | Anne of Green Gables on Audible

As a child, I found Anne of Green Gables’ antics fantastical and amusing. A loyal fan I was skeptical when I learned that Audible had released a new audio version narrated by Rachel McAdams, but the child in me couldn’t pass up hope for a new adventure with Anne.

Within days I found myself, a grown woman, skipping along a Tanzanian path in the dreadfully hot sun and announcing to my husband, “I shall call this butterfly lane, look at all of the butterflies.” I paused sheepishly shocked at my pronouncement. Then I proceeded to inform him that I had learned to name paths from my friend Anne. He chuckled aware of the fact that I had no friends named Anne.

“People laugh at me because I use big words. But if you have big ideas, you have to use big words to express them, haven’t you?”
— L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

As an adult, I realized that the story has a great deal more to teach us than we may realize. In light of our electronic age Anne reminds us to try again, to accept failure, and to admire nature. She is perhaps more important now than ever before.

Let me know if you’ve heard this version. I’d love to know what you thought of the story and the narration!

If you haven’t heard it yet you can find it on Audible.

This review was originally published April 4, 2018 and was been briefly edited for content in 2019.