Heidi


Read by Kara Shallenberg

(4.9 stars; 358 reviews)

Hear Heidi if you’ve ever longed to see the Swiss mountain slopes. This story transports the listener from the fine air and freedom of the mountaintop to the confines of Frankfurt, back to the peaks again, bounding in flowered fields with goats at your heels and sky utterly surrounding you. We meet Heidi when she is 5, led up the mountain by her aunt who has raised the orphan but must leave now for a position in Frankfurt. In a mountain cottage overlooking the valley is Heidi’s grandfather, and there with him the girl’s sweet, free nature expands with the vista. The author’s voice is straightforward, and so is our reader’s, with the child’s wonder, devotion, and sometimes humorous good intentions. When Heidi is taken from the mountains and nearly doesn’t make it back again, the most humorous as well as most heart-wringing scenes occur. All she learns during her absence from the mountain she brings back as seeds that will grow to benefit everyone around her. (Summary by Anita)

(9 hr 45 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 – Up the Mountain to Alm-Uncle 32:54 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 2 – At Home with Grandfather 18:37 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 3 – Out With The Goats 31:04 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 4 – The Visit to Grandmother 31:32 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 5 – Two Visits and What Came of Them 23:40 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 6 – A New Chapter About New Things 18:41 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 7 – Fraulein Rottenmeier Spends an Uncomfortable Day 31:48 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 8 – There is Great Commotion in the Large House 24:17 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 9 – Herr Sesemann Hears of Things Which are New to Him 13:49 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 10 – Another Grandmother 21:42 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 11 – Heidi Gains in One Way and Loses in Another 11:50 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 12 – A Ghost in the House 25:28 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 13 – A Summer Evening on the Mountain 37:33 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 14 – Sunday Bells 30:03 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 15 – Preparations for a Journey 15:33 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 16 – A Visitor 20:01 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 17 – A Compensation 19:13 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 18 – Winter in Dorfli 24:00 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 19 – The Winter Continues 16:37 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 20 – News from Distant Friends 36:42 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 21 – How Life Went on at Grandfather’s 18:53 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 22 – Something Unexpected Happens 32:34 Read by Kara Shallenberg
Chapter 23 – Goodbye Til We Meet Again 48:49 Read by Kara Shallenberg

Reviews

Excellent Recording of an Excellent Book

(5 stars)

I was very impressed with this recording of Heidi. The story is delightful and very well written. Kara Shallenberg breathes life into this story in a very magical way and is never over dramatic or showy. She reads simply, clearly, and beautifully. You will not be disappointed.

Excellent children's story

(5 stars)

Put aside all your conceptions of Heidi from the various movies you have seen - this is a simple and enchanting story, not overly dramatic, but full of laughter, tears, sorrow and joy. And through it all, Johanna Spyri gently teaches lessons about honesty, being true to your word, continuing on when things don't go your way, and being thankful in all things. KayRay is one of my favorite readers on Librivox and she does an excellent job with this book.

simply wonderful!

(5 stars)

I have an old battered copy of this book and it's wonderful to have it read allowed. My 5 year old granddaughter and I listen to it and other classic recordings. I'm glad I found this app.

Best Book ever!!!📖

(5 stars)

Very fun and great children's book and I loved it and it's one of my favorite books of all time! Hope every one can listen to it!🙂🙃

Kara Shallenberg reads beautifully

(5 stars)

read by one reader this charming book is a lively read. very happy and full of lovely moments

Delightful and uplifting story

(5 stars)

This story was a joy to listen to. The reader is always a joy to listen to.

(5 stars)

A very wonderful story...I remember it from my childhood and it was so great to listen to it again.

a charming and wholesome tale for children of all ages

(5 stars)

the reader was splendid could not be bettered