Anne of Green Gables

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.7 stars; 462 reviews)

Lucy Maud Montgomery’s classic children’s novel, Anne of Green Gables tells the story of a red headed orphan girl with a personality you can’t help but love. Despite her “tragical” past, Anne’s optimism and imagination have helped her to always see the best in things. Anne’s life changes considerably when she is accidentally adopted by the Cuthberts, a brother and sister who thought they were getting a boy to help out on the farm. The Cuthberts decide Anne will have to be sent back to the orphange but before they know it, she has begun to work her way into their hearts. (Summary by Annie Coleman) (10 hr 30 min)


Mrs. Rachel Lynde Is Surprised 16:50 Read by Betsie Bush
Matthew Cuthbert Is Surprised 28:17 Read by Betsie Bush
Marilla Cuthbert Is Surprised 15:31 Read by Annie Coleman Rothenberg
Morning at Green Gables 15:08 Read by Annie Coleman Rothenberg
Anne's History 13:38 Read by Annie Coleman Rothenberg
Marilla Makes Up Her Mind 12:32 Read by Annie Coleman Rothenberg
Anne Says Her Prayers 8:08 Read by Annie Coleman Rothenberg
Anne's Bringing-Up Is Begun 19:22 Read by Annie Coleman Rothenberg
Mrs. Rachel Lynde Is Properly Horrified 14:24 Read by Mark Bradford
Anne's Apology 15:00 Read by Mark Bradford
Anne's Impressions of Sunday School 12:09 Read by Kara Shallenberg
A Solemn Vow and Promise 13:24 Read by Annie Coleman Rothenberg
The Delights of Anticipation 11:33 Read by Annie Coleman Rothenberg
Anne's Confession 18:45 Read by Annie Coleman Rothenberg
A Tempest in the School Teapot 27:22 Read by Randi Warwick
Diana Is Invited to Tea with Tragic Results 24:21 Read by Betsie Bush
A New Interest in Life 13:21 Read by Geetu Melwani
Anne to the Rescue 21:35 Read by Sherry Crowther
A Concert a Catastrophe and a Confession 24:20 Read by Marlo Dianne
A Good Imagination Gone Wrong 15:21 Read by Marlo Dianne
A New Departure in Flavorings 23:06 Read by Marlo Dianne
Anne is Invited Out to Tea 10:16 Read by Marlo Dianne
Anne Comes to Grief in an Affair of Honor 11:52 Read by Randi Warwick
Miss Stacy and Her Pupils Get Up a Concert 9:32 Read by Betsie Bush
Matthew Insists on Puffed Sleeves 24:38 Read by Diana Kiesners
The Story Club Is Formed 15:35 Read by Susan Hooks
Vanity and Vexation of Spirit 15:18 Read by Susan Hooks
An Unfortunate Lily Maid 17:45 Read by Susan Hooks
An Epoch in Anne's Life 14:35 Read by Randi Warwick
The Queens Class Is Organized 26:02 Read by Annie Coleman Rothenberg
Where the Brook and River Meet 14:40 Read by Annie Coleman Rothenberg
The Pass List Is Out 17:02 Read by Annie Coleman Rothenberg
The Hotel Concert 23:14 Read by Annie Coleman Rothenberg
A Queen's Girl 16:09 Read by Kara Shallenberg
The Winter at Queen's 9:44 Read by Sandy
The Glory and the Dream 10:27 Read by Randi Warwick
The Reaper Whose Name Is Death 14:05 Read by wolvrin
The Bend in the road 16:41 Read by Betsie Bush



(5 stars)

amazing wonderful so Anne is so amazing this story and the ending is so good not is so beautiful ,


(5 stars)

I ha e loved these books forever and was dying to read them again. but being a mom of two I have very lil time for reading if any at all so I was soooooo happy to find these here brought to life by fellow lovers of such stories

A Wonderful Delight

(5 stars)

This was such a delight to have read to me. As a younger women I have had so many people insist that I read this. Now in my adulthood I am so delighted to have had these lovely volunteers read this imaginative story to me.

Classic of Canadian Children's Literature

(5 stars)

This is the original Librivox recording of Anne of Green Gables. It was completed in 2006 and is done as a collaborative project. All of the sections are well done and the listener will hear readings by several pillars of the Librivox community, including Kara Schallenberg, Betsy Bush and Annie Coleman. As of August 2010, Librivox has 5 different versions of Anne of Green Gables, including solo projects by Rachelellen (version 2 at, Karen Savage (version 3 at and Annie Coleman (version 4 at Version 5 is another group project completed in 2009. So there are plenty of listening options to this wonderful coming of age tale!

(3 stars)

I loved this book as a child and was excited to listen as an adult. Some of the readers I liked but others not so much. One reader gave the characters some funny accents that didn't fit the setting. Also there were quite a few mispronounced words, "elliquit" instead of "etiquette", etc. I would try a different version as there are many for this title.


(5 stars)

I've read this series myself but to have them so raptly read is a terrible delight. Thank you to Libravox and to the volunteers for providing this experience..

Some excellent readers, some mediocre

(3 stars)

Annie Rothenberg is outstanding! Maybe I am too picky with others, but the tone of a person should sound different if they are speaking sternly, sarcastically, or wistfully - on some chapters they all sound the same. In a couple of chapters I skipped listening for several minutes because I found the reading irritating - Marilla speaking with a southern accent?!

(2 stars)

Having different people read the different chapters does cause the listener to be disrupted from the story. Depending on the reader this is more of an issue at times than at others. Readers with a distinct accent, if they were to read the entire story would be fine; but for them to read only one or two chapters is not a good idea as it distinctly disrupts the story. Also, in the case of this recording there are some readers whom voices are so quiet that you can not hear the reader well enough to make out what is being said even if one raises the volume to its highest level. This ruins the story. I have read this book many times when I was younger so I know and love the story. However of two of the recordings you have of this book, I do not like either and will be looking for another. I. Am glad people volunteer to make these recordings possible and I am very truly glad and appreciate them, I feel both recordings should be edited or just scrapped completely. I found the Sam problems with the play of Pride and Predjudice as the voice of Mr. Darcy to be strange and recorded poorly, and the voice of Mr. Wickem to sound just “weird”. I listed to it over and over many times before I pinpointed the problem with it. The problem was that “no one” talked that way. The intonations were in the wrong places, mAking it dreadful to listen to. It took me several repeat listening to his lines to realize just what exactly “bothered me” whenever the reader spoke Mr. Wickem’s lines. It only takes one poor reader or recording of one reader to Ruin an audiobook.Especially when it is either a main character, or an entire chapter or more done or recorded poorly. I do however thoroughly delight in the audiobooks in general recorded for LibriVox. Keep it up please.