The Blue Castle


Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.6 stars; 69 reviews)

Valancy Stirling, plain, twenty nine, and as yet unsought, is given a year to live by a great heart specialist. This is the story of her year in which she finds a blue castle of happiness in the Canadian woods.

The Blue Castle is a 1926 novel by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery, best known for her novel Anne of Green Gables. (Summary adapted from ALA Booklist) (7 hr 57 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 23:02 Read by Christine Rottger
Chapter 2 8:39 Read by Elisabetta Corti
Chapter 3 11:28 Read by James R. Hedrick
Chapter 4 5:04 Read by Ruth Eden
Chapter 5 8:50 Read by Ruth Eden
Chapter 6 13:23 Read by littlemissclumsy
Chapter 7 11:46 Read by Leo Parrill
Chapter 8 16:45 Read by Ash707
Chapter 9 7:54 Read by Leo Parrill
Chapter 10 16:20 Read by littlemissclumsy
Chapter 11 24:19 Read by Rina Zelen Souppa
Chapter 12 4:31 Read by littlemissclumsy
Chapter 13 6:06 Read by Anna Sofia Andersson
Chapter 14 13:19 Read by Rina Zelen Souppa
Chapter 15 5:35 Read by Riley Ruiz
Chapter 16 6:44 Read by littlemissclumsy
Chapter 17 8:29 Read by Christine Rottger
Chapter 18 10:31 Read by Dulaney High Key Club
Chapter 19 11:25 Read by Dulaney High Key Club
Chapter 20 19:50 Read by Nancy Gorgen
Chapter 21 15:30 Read by docdlmartin
Chapter 22 5:40 Read by littlemissclumsy
Chapter 23 7:41 Read by Nancy Gorgen
Chapter 24 7:14 Read by Nancy Gorgen
Chapter 25 9:44 Read by Christine Rottger
Chapter 26 11:12 Read by Christine Rottger
Chapter 27 21:17 Read by Aamina Missria
Chapter 28 8:19 Read by Aamina Missria
Chapter 29 9:22 Read by Christine Rottger
Chapter 30 7:32 Read by EmberLin
Chapter 31 14:30 Read by JSWS
Chapter 32 9:34 Read by JSWS
Chapter 33 5:30 Read by Nancy Gorgen
Chapter 34 8:07 Read by Nancy Gorgen
Chapter 35 9:17 Read by Nancy Gorgen
Chapter 36 4:04 Read by Nancy Gorgen
Chapter 37 7:51 Read by Nancy Gorgen
Chapter 38 23:07 Read by Nancy Gorgen
Chapter 39 7:56 Read by TheIntern356
Chapter 40 15:34 Read by TheIntern356
Chapter 41 5:35 Read by littlemissclumsy
Chapter 42 21:57 Read by littlemissclumsy
Chapter 43 3:15 Read by KevinS
Chapter 44 2:23 Read by KevinS
Chapter 45 1:48 Read by Scarbo

Reviews

A lovely novel


(4 stars)

The nature descriptions make you want to move to a little island in the Canadian wilderness to live the simple life.


(5 stars)

a wonderful entertaining story.It is a little similar to Veronica decided to die by Paolo Coelo


(4 stars)

love this story! Lucy Maud's best read! some was a little hard to understand.

Botched reading


(2 stars)

So first I love this book which is why I listened to it. But after listening to this botched audio, maybe I'll just read my physical copy. For instance "Methodist" was pronounced "meTHOdist," "islets" as "izluts," "sew" as "soo," "clergy" as "clerghy," and the name of the main character (Valancy) was pronounced four different ways. Surely one pronunciation is enough?? Librivox, isn't there any quality control before a book is added to the list of titles???? Or how about at least giving each reader a list of correct pronunciations of characters and places so there is some sort of harmonious connection between the different readers so the listeners can actually enjoy the book?? I gave the two stars for the few decent readers I did find in this audio.

A Favourite


(5 stars)

This is my favourite of all L.M. Montgomery's books. It is not one that she meant for children. It's a great story of someone who decides to make the most of the rest of their life. Thank you to all of the readers!

Favorite LMM novel


(5 stars)

The Blue Castle has always been my favorite LM Montgomery book. I love cheering on the main character like in the author's other novels, but there are also deep and mature thoughts conveyed in this story. Thank you volunteers for the reading!


(5 stars)

Excellent little book. Love to watch the soaring of a free spirit! Read by several Librivox volunteers which I am usually not a fan of, but for the most part, the book flowed freely and it was an enjoyable listen!

Truly entertaining


(5 stars)

A truly entertaining book in the riveting LMM style. A lovely story with a happy ending, amusing character studies and a nice twist...generally well read by volunteers (Thank you readers!). Who can ask for more?