Chronicles of Avonlea
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: January 2006
Duration: 6 hours 40 minutes
Listeners will want to know whether Anne Shirley appears in these stories of Avonlea and Spencervale. She does. In fact, page one starts off with Anne Shirley curled up on the window seat of Theodora Dix’s sitting-room where Anne was visiting for a fortnight of her vacation. However, most of the people who appear in this book are new to listeners of the Anne books. There are Ludovic and Theodora, Felix Moore and his grandfather, Little Joscelyn and Aunty Nan, Old Man Shaw’s Blossom, and many others, all delightfully drawn with Lucy Montgomery’s unique talent of insightful description. All the charm of Anne of Green Gables and Anne of Avonlea is to be found in this gently sentimental and humorous book.