Heidi

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Johanna Spyri

Narrated By: A Full Cast, Bobbie Frohman

Publisher: Alcazar AudioWorks

Date: January 2008

Duration: 9 hours 8 minutes

Summary:

Heidi who has been orphaned, is taken from her alpine home with her beloved grandfather by her less than loving aunt to be a companion for a crippled child of a wealthy family in Frankfurt. They become bosom friends but Heidi becomes ill and has to return home, but when her crippled friend comes to the Alps for a visit, well, we don't want to spoil the story for you.

Table of Contents:
Chapter 01. Up the Mountain to Alm-Uncle
Chapter 02. At Home with Grandfather
Chapter 03. Out with the Goats
Chapter 04. The Visit to Grandmother
Chapter 05. Two Visits and What Came of Them
Chapter 06. A New Chapter about New Things
Chapter 07. Fraulein Rottenmeier Spends an Uncomfortable Day
Chapter 08. There is Great Commotion in the Large House
Chapter 09. Herr Sesemann Hears of Things that are New to Him
Chapter 10. Another Grandmother
Chapter 11. Heidi Gains in One Way and Loses in Another
Chapter 12. A Ghost in the House
Chapter 13. A Summer Evening on the Mountain
Chapter 14. Sunday Bells
Chapter 15. Preparations for a Journey
Chapter 16. A Visitor
Chapter 17. A Compensation
Chapter 18. Winter in Dorfli
Chapter 19. The Winter Continues
Chapter 20. News from Distant Friends
Chapter 21. How Life Went on at Grandfather's
Chapter 22. Something Unexpected Happens
Chapter 23. ""Good-bye Till We Meet Again""

AUTHOR
Johanna Spyri (1827-1901) was a Swiss novelist and short story writer, most known for her children's literature.

Born in a rural area of Switzerland, Spyri moved to Zurich upon her marriage and in her homesickness, wrote her most famous novel, ""Heidi"" in just a month.

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Reviews for Alcazar AudioWorks' production of Heidi
Heidi is an old friend of mine, one of the first books bought specifically for me and a story I read over and over again as I was growing up. I loved to read about the five-year-old orphan who was dumped on her unknown grandfather by her apparently unloving aunt. I delighted in watching her play with the goats and goatherd, develop a relationship with the old man, and grow into a strong, young mountain girl. With every reading, I grew irritated with the aunt when she reappeared and interrupted their idyllic life, taking Heidi away to live with a wealthy family in a distant city, and rejoiced when surprising events made the way for my young friend to return home again.

There is more to the story, of course, and I still love it all, so I was genuinely intrigued when I received this unabridged recording from Alcazar AudioWorks. I had hopes that it would prove to be a delightful option to pulling out my own, worn, copy of the book, and it did! Bobbie Frohman does a wonderful job of reading the story, adjusting her voice slightly to present the various characters. Outstanding!
Reviewed By: Rena Arlen - EHO Eclectic Homeschool Online
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