Chronicles of Avonlea (version 2 Dramatic Reading)


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4 stars; 15 reviews)

In this first collection of stories following the characters from the "Anne of Green Gables" series, we see 12 vignettes into the lives of the other inhabitants of Avonlea. The case of Ludovic Speed as mentioned in "Anne of the Island" is finally detailed, along with another appearance by Anne Shirley herself in "The Courting of Prissy Strong". We meet some old friends and many new ones from "The Island", in stories both sweet and poignant. An old lady finds happiness in being a "fairy godmother" to a young music teacher; two lovers will not speak for fifteen years, but still love each other dearly; a woman-hater is quarantined with a man-hater; and other anecdotes of country town life are drawn by the delicate and sure hand of L.M. Montgomery. (Summary by Beth Thomas)

The Hurrying of Ludovic
Narrator: Beth Thomas
Theodora Dix: Maria Ana Montalvo
Anne Shirley: Adele de Pignerolles
Ludovic Speed: KHand
Arnold Sherman: Leonard Wilson

Old Lady Lloyd
Narrator: Paul Simonin
Minister's Wife: Adele de Pignerolles
Mary Moore: KHand
Old Lady Lloyd: Beth Thomas
Crooked Jack Spencer: Leonard Wilson
Mattie Spencer: Rachel
Egg Pedlar: Rob Board
Sylvia Gray: Jessie Yun
Janet Moore: MissRose
Minister: MaryAnn Spiegel
Mrs. Spencer: Esther ben Simonides
Station Master: DomBombadil
Andrew Cameron: Norman Elfer

Little Joscelyn
Narrator: Adele de Pignerolles
Mrs. William Morrison: Beth Thomas
Aunty Nan: Vanessa Cooley
Jordan Sloane: KHand
Billy Morrison: Ryan Cooley
Maid: Rachel
Joscelyn Burnett: Esther ben Simonides

The Winning of Lucinda
Narrator: Leonard Wilson
Mrs. George Penhallow: BC48
Romney Penhallow: Norman Elfer
Mrs. Frederick Penhallow: Beth Thomas
Lucinda Penhallow: Betsy Cooley
Carey Penhallow: Rachel
Mrs. Nathaniel Penhallow: KHand

Old Man Shaw's Girl
Narrator: Leonard Wilson
Old Man Shaw: Mark Chulsky
Sara Shaw: Rachel
Mrs. Adair: Esther ben Simonides
Mrs. Blewett: Beth Thomas

Aunt Olivia's Beau
Narrator / Mary: Rachel
Aunt Olivia: TriciaG
Peggy: Vanessa Cooley
Mary's & Peggy's Father: Leonard Wilson
Mr. Malcolm MacPherson: John N. Daily

The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's
Narrator / Peter MacPherson: Beth Thomas
Mrs. Allan: Rachel
Mr. Allan: Leonard Wilson
Alexander Abraham Bennett: John N. Daily
Dr. Blair: MaryAnn Spiegel

Pa Sloane's Purchase
Narrator: Esther ben Simonides
Pa Sloane: Leonard Wilson
Ma Sloane / John Clarke: Beth Thomas
A 10 year old boy: Willy
Robert Lawson: DomBombadil
Josiah Spencer: TriciaG
Auctioneer: Rachel

The Courting of Prissy Strong
Narrator / Rosanna: Vanessa Cooley
Thomas: DomBombadil
Stephen Clarke: Rob Board
Prissy Strong: Lydia
Emmeline Strong: Beth Thomas
Anne Shirley: Adele de Pignerolles
Mr. Leonard: Leonard Wilson

The Miracle at Carmody
Narrator: bean420
Salome Marsh: Esther ben Simonides
Judith Marsh: Beth Thomas
Lionel Hezekiah Smith: Vanessa Cooley
Dr. Blair: MaryAnn Spiegel
Sam Lawson: Leonard Wilson

The End of a Quarrel
Narrator: Beth Thomas
Nancy Rogerson: Rachel
Louisa Shaw: Vanessa Cooley
Peter Wright: Leonard Wilson


Audio edited by Rachel
Proof Listeners: Esther ben Simonides, Jessie Yun, and Beth Thomas

(6 hr 44 min)

Chapters

The Hurrying of Ludovic 20:17 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Old Lady Lloyd (part 1) 50:04 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Old Lady Lloyd (part 2) 38:34 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Each in His Own Tongue 46:34 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Little Joscelyn 24:26 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Winning of Lucinda 32:35 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Old Man Shaw's Girl 31:44 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Aunt Olivia's Beau 35:40 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Quarantine at Alexander Abraham's 35:15 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Pa Sloane's Purchase 14:52 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Courting of Prissy Strong 21:44 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Miracle at Carmody 30:11 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The End of a Quarrel 22:39 Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Reviews

nice mixture...

(3 stars)

...of course some reads better then others, but appreciated, plots very similar, lots of dueling sisters, lol

TOO confusing! Voices changing characters!

(1 stars)

Too many voices spoil the book! Overall audio is also too quiet. Please redo!!!