Heidi (version 2 dramatic reading)

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

(4.6 stars; 266 reviews)

"Heidi" takes us on a journey to the eventful childhood of a good-hearted girl from the Swiss Alps. A warm and loving story, full of touching moments, it reaches children and adults alike. It was written in 1880 and published in two parts:
1. Heidi's years of learning and travel.
2. Heidi makes use of what she has learned.
This English translation from 1915 has "an especial flavor, that very quality of delight in mountain scenes, in mountain people and in child life generally, which is one of the chief merits of the German original. The phrasing has also been carefully adapted to the purpose of reading aloud" (from the book's introduction). And thus, in this dramatic reading, LibriVox volunteers bring this classic story to life with their voices. (summary by Rapunzelina)

Narrator (part 1): Grace
Narrator (part 2): Elizabeth Klett
Heidi: Sweet Pea
Deta: Amanda Friday
Barbara: April Gonzales
Peter, Street Boy: Willy
Heidi's Grandfather, Old Man in Church Tower: Adam
Peter's Grandmother: Kristingj
Brigida: Tiffany Halla Colonna
Pastor: Ken Garrett
Clara: Eden Rea-Hedrick
John, the Coachman: csjesi1
Sebastian, the Butler: Kevin Green
Tinette, the Maid: BookAngel7
Miss Rottenmeier: Arielle Lipshaw
Mr. Candidate: Charlotte Duckett
Mr. Sesemann (Clara's Father): Ernst Pattynama
Mrs. Sesemann (Clara's Grandmama): TriciaG
Dr. Classen: Chuck Williamson
Town's Baker: Anna Simon
Town's Teacher: Sarah Di Fede
Audio edited by: Rapunzelina (4 hr 53 min)


Going up to the Alm-Uncle 21:10 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
With the Grandfather 12:09 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
On the Pasture 16:47 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
In the Grandmother's Hut 15:20 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Two Visitors 11:15 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
A New Chapter with New Things 8:34 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Miss Rottenmeier Has an Uncomfortable Day 13:09 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Great Disturbances in the Sesemann House 9:45 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Master of the House Hears of Strange Doings 6:19 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
A Grandmama 10:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Heidi Gains in Some Respects and Loses in Others 6:33 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
The Sesemann House is Haunted 12:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Up the Alp on a Summer Evening 16:59 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
On Sunday When the Church Bells Ring 14:16 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Preparations for a Journey 9:08 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
A Guest on the Alp 11:34 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Retaliation 9:47 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Winter in the Village 13:35 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Winter Still Continues 8:21 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
News from Distant Friends 15:47 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Of Further Events on the Alp 8:16 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Something Unexpected Happens 15:55 Read by LibriVox Volunteers
Parting to Meet Again 26:52 Read by LibriVox Volunteers



(5 stars)

Wonderful family story. Many multiple types of families. The book is 1000% better than any play or movie. I wish I never saw any. They kept me from the book cuz I thought I already knew the book "Heidi". This book could save your life! Give it a listen. Excellent reader/actors. Thank you so much.

grate story

(5 stars)

This story have tought me so much i love it very much thank you !,,,,


(5 stars)

cute little story heartfelt and religious made me cry.


(5 stars)

wonderful uplifting classic

(5 stars)

what a beautiful classic. i have seen the movie but i just dont remember it being as wonderful as this book. a good read for children in need of learning a few lessons & seeing a reward for good deeds. a few readers were off a bit, but overall pleasant to listen to.

good book, can we have the sequels recorded

(4 stars)

I enjoyed listening to this, this is the only way I will read the classics, has when I have tried reading one the old language makes it hard, but I seem to enjoy listening to them. isit possible to have the 2 sequels, Heidi grows up & Heidi's children please. the only problem I have with this recording is Heidi's voice it seemed alright to start with, but she kept the same voice all though & seemed too high / trill too young has she grew older this book goes through 4/5 or so years which would take her to 9/10 & most people loses their high thrill voice by that age, it made her seem younger.

Nicely done!

(4 stars)

The narration was excellent and I loved the voice acting of Clara's father and Miss Rottenmier. I initially had a little difficulty following Heidi's shrill voice, but once I got used to it, it was wonderful. The only voiceover that I disliked was that of Clara's Grandmother. The reader has read in a sing song voice that is extremely annoying. But overall, it was a nice experience.

I super loved Heidi and very much enjoyed the suberb narration.

(5 stars)

I've watched its animation when I was a kid so that's quite 20 years ago (probably). I'm so glad I have encountered this piece of treasure again. Just the genre I always love to hear and read. ❤❤❤ P.s. I'm fond of Heidi's voice. Shrill but pleasant to the ear. 😁