My Ántonia


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(4.6 stars; 107 reviews)

My Ántonia tells the stories of several immigrant families who move out to rural Nebraska to start new lives in America, with a particular focus on a Bohemian family, the Shimerdas, whose eldest daughter is named Ántonia. The book’s narrator, Jim Burden, arrives in the fictional town of Black Hawk, Nebraska, on the same train as the Shimerdas, as he goes to live with his grandparents after his parents have died. Jim develops strong feelings for Ántonia, something between a crush and a filial bond, and the reader views Ántonia’s life, including its attendant struggles and triumphs, through that lens. (Summary from Wikipedia) (8 hr 6 min)

Chapters

Introduction 7:27 Read by rachelellen
Book 1 (The Shimerdas), Chapter 1 7:37 Read by Katie Gibboney
Book 1 (The Shimerdas), Chapter 2 14:25 Read by Katie Gibboney
Book 1 (The Shimerdas), Chapter 3 13:32 Read by Ransom
Book 1 (The Shimerdas), Chapter 4 6:54 Read by Ransom
Book 1 (The Shimerdas), Chapter 5 8:12 Read by Ransom
Book 1 (The Shimerdas), Chapter 6 8:12 Read by Sharon Bautista
Book 1 (The Shimerdas), Chapter 7 10:31 Read by Sharon Bautista
Book 1 (The Shimerdas), Chapter 8 15:22 Read by Sharon Bautista
Book 1 (The Shimerdas), Chapter 9 11:27 Read by Katie Gibboney
Book 1 (The Shimerdas), Chapter 10 11:28 Read by Julie Pandya
Book 1 (The Shimerdas), Chapter 11 6:13 Read by Wendy Belcher
Book 1 (The Shimerdas), Chapter 12 6:20 Read by Wendy Belcher
Book 1 (The Shimerdas), Chapter 13 7:48 Read by Wendy Belcher
Book 1 (The Shimerdas), Chapter 14 13:22 Read by Kim S
Book 1 (The Shimerdas), Chapter 15 12:55 Read by Stephanie Dupal-Demartin
Book 1 (The Shimerdas), Chapter 16 7:19 Read by Stephanie Dupal-Demartin
Book 1 (The Shimerdas), Chapter 17 9:11 Read by Stephanie Dupal-Demartin
Book 1 (The Shimerdas), Chapter 18 12:46 Read by Stephanie Dupal-Demartin
Book 1 (The Shimerdas), Chapter 19 5:07 Read by Stephanie Dupal-Demartin
Book 2 (The Hired Girls), Chapter 1 6:14 Read by Katie Gibboney
Book 2 (The Hired Girls), Chapter 2 9:18 Read by Katie Gibboney
Book 2 (The Hired Girls), Chapter 3 6:10 Read by Katie Gibboney
Book 2 (The Hired Girls), Chapter 4 13:02 Read by Katie Gibboney
Book 2 (The Hired Girls), Chapter 5 4:11 Read by Katie Gibboney
Book 2 (The Hired Girls), Chapter 6 9:49 Read by Chrystal Layton
Book 2 (The Hired Girls), Chapter 7 16:24 Read by Nikki Sullivan
Book 2 (The Hired Girls), Chapter 8 6:21 Read by Nikki Sullivan
Book 2 (The Hired Girls), Chapter 9 9:44 Read by Kim S
Book 2 (The Hired Girls), Chapter 10 6:04 Read by Katie Gibboney
Book 2 (The Hired Girls), Chapter 11 6:59 Read by Katie Gibboney
Book 2 (The Hired Girls), Chapter 12 16:01 Read by Katie Gibboney
Book 2 (The Hired Girls), Chapter 13 6:39 Read by Katie Gibboney
Book 2 (The Hired Girls), Chapter 14 20:15 Read by Nikki Sullivan
Book 2 (The Hired Girls), Chapter 15 10:50 Read by Nikki Sullivan
Book 3 (Lena Lingard), Chapter 1 8:22 Read by Geoff Cowgill
Book 3 (Lena Lingard), Chapter 2 11:01 Read by Geoff Cowgill
Book 3 (Lena Lingard), Chapter 3 10:03 Read by Geoff Cowgill
Book 3 (Lena Lingard), Chapter 4 21:15 Read by Geoff Cowgill
Book 4 (The Pioneer Woman's Story), Chapter 1 8:07 Read by Ransom
Book 4 (The Pioneer Woman's Story), Chapter 2 4:26 Read by Ransom
Book 4 (The Pioneer Woman's Story), Chapter 3 17:11 Read by Ransom
Book 4 (The Pioneer Woman's Story), Chapter 4 6:25 Read by Ransom
Book 5 (Cuzak's Boys), Chapter 1 32:02 Read by rachelellen
Book 5 (Cuzak's Boys), Chapter 2 17:36 Read by rachelellen
Book 5 (Cuzak's Boys), Chapter 3 6:00 Read by rachelellen

Reviews

Beautiful story. I'm going to listen to it again.


(5 stars)


(4 stars)

The story itself is amazing, especially Cather's ability with description. There are many different readers for this novel though, and a few of them are quite bad. They trip over words, repeat sentences, and don't seem to grasp the meaning of what they are saying. Other readers are fantastic.

Great story for audio, great readers


(5 stars)

Katie Gibboney does an awesome job. Much more than a reader, she seems to enjoy sharing the story, giving tender, thoughtful voice to the book.

Bad reviews are unjust


(5 stars)

Any bad reviews for this book and its readers are completely unjustified. All of the readings were wonderful. This is a must read book for Americans.

Wonderful!


(4.5 stars)

A touching story about times in the plains of Nebraska at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, beautifully read.


(4 stars)

The last three chapters were read a little too fast (still clear voice) Otherwise awesome. Great job, guys. Well appreciated.


(5 stars)

A beautiful book, wonderful story, bringing memories of my own family. Unique concept of narratives writer


(4.5 stars)

Love the old stories of growing up in western USA small wide open places.