Anne of Green Gables, Audible, and Holiday Cheer

December 13, 2016 Audio Books, Classics 9

Greetings Bookworms,

It’s the holiday season again. Whew, how DID that happen? Every year it seems like the holidays show up faster and faster and that they get busier and busier. Trips to the post office, writing out cards, shopping, travelling, wrapping gifts. I’m as jolly as the next gal, but it does seem a bit unfair that so much has to go on during prime snuggle and read weather. Especially when there are so many delightful cozy favorites to revisit!

You can start calling me Santa right now, y’all because I have a brilliant solution to the “too busy to read during the holidays” conundrum. It is… (drum roll please) AUDIOBOOKS! I know, I know, I crow about them all the time, but I simply cannot get enough of them. (I think 40% of my reading this year was done through my ears.) Wrapping, baking, card assembling, and tooling around town are all made infinitely more enjoyable when I’ve got some earbuds and good storyteller.


And really, is there a timeless favorite any cozier than Anne of Green Gables? I recently purchased the new Rachel McAdams narration of Anne of Green Gables through Audible (using my own monthly Audible credit, mind you) and oh, my heart. It was so stinking charming. McAdams’s breathless renditions of Anne’s dreamy soliloquies are perfection. Revisiting Avonlea and its wholesome yet colorful cast of characters was just what I needed to get the Grinch out. I mean, how can anyone be sour or stressed when listening to Anne break her chalkboard over Gilbert’s head or dye her hair green?! Even Marilla Cuthbert’s stern demeanor is no match for Anne (with an E!) And Matthew? Don’t pretend your heart doesn’t grow three sizes when he asks that Anne’s dress be made with puffed sleeves. (NO, YOU’RE CRYING!)

If you’re about to intentionally pull a Diana Barry with your own “raspberry cordial” this holiday season, take my advice and chill out with some sweet sweet Audible stories. If you haven’t already, try Audible out for 30 days with a FREE download. (Might I humbly recommend Anne of Green Gables?) 

*This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Audible. The opinions and text are all mine.*

9 Responses to “Anne of Green Gables, Audible, and Holiday Cheer”

    • wordsfor

      I’d love to visit PEI- it sounds so impossibly beautiful based on Anne’s descriptions.

  1. thatashgirl

    I’m Canadian…it’s in my DNA to love Anne of Green Gables. OMG Matthew was the best. I cried and cried.

  2. Bonnie @ For the Love of Words

    I only just read this for the first time a couple years ago and I so wish I had experienced it when I was younger. I listened to a clip of McAdams narration though and I loved it! I may have to splurge on this. She really needs to narrate more books, for sure.

  3. Michelle

    To me, Anne will always be Megan Follows. I thought about downloading the audiobook by McAdams but did not want to tarnish her voice in my head. Still, it would probably behoove me to at least reread the book again. I could use with a little Anne magic these days.

  4. Dedezoomsalot (@DedeZoomsalot)

    Oooooh, must get this. Anne of Green Gables is perfect Christmas reading. We listen to a lot of audiobooks in the car. I also like to audible when I am folding laundry, cooking, breathing……it is a great way to squeeze in more pages.

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