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The Blue Castle

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(4,416 Sterne; 167 Bewertungen)

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

Bewertungen

Botched reading

(2 Sterne)

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.

(4 Sterne)

I read this book, gave it to my daughter and enjoyed listening to the librivox readers version. This book reminds me of Gene Stratton Porter novels that have a lot of natural world descriptions along with a story you want to hear. Most of the readers were enjoyable. Thank you for reading.

Good Book!

(4 Sterne)

The 4 stars are for the book with one star taken off for the readers. It’s too hard to try to adjust to new voices all the time. The readers themselves were pretty good, but I thought it would be better if only one person did the whole book!

(5 Sterne)

I love this story of finding freedom from an oppressive life! The Blue Castle has long been a favorite book of mine. The readers are mostly good. A few were in need of coaching in pronunciation or expression, but not bad enough to make me quit listening.

(5 Sterne)

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

(4 Sterne)

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

Lacks the charm of the Anne books

(2 Sterne)

Although things do get better as the book goes along, I really had trouble getting into this book by the author of The Anne of Green Gables series. Where Anne is just bristles with charm, even when she's getting in trouble, our heroine here just seems to feel sorry for herself. She does finally get the nerve to strike out on her own, but even then she just doesn't have that same pizzazz that Anne does. The narration for this one is pretty uneven, but I was glad to find it available.

charming

(5 Sterne)

The text is wonderful, I have read the book many times. The LibriVox audio is charming! I really like the different accents and styles of reading. It's so nice knowing so many different people love this book enough to devote their time to reading a chapter or two. Some readers are better than others...