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Great Book! Ive read and listened to them all. This narrator however did NOT capture Anne.
12 of 12 people found this review helpful
I never actually read this book before but grew up on the movies and knew I would love it. The story is wonderful but I was very disappointed by Rachel McAdams' performance.
Firstly, I listen to audio books because I want to feel like I'm being told a story by a close friend, rather than simply being read to by a stranger. I didn't feel like she was very interested in the story she was telling.
Anne's was really the only voice that McAdams put any character into. Marilla didn't have enough bite in her character, McAdams barely changed her voice at all. Why choose a well known actor to play multiple characters of she's only capable of one or two voices?
I noticed multiple times when she would transition characters without changing the voice of the previous character and realize halfway through her sentence and change her tone. She often read parts like "she said" or "she replied" as if it were part of the speech of the character.
Her voice has a nice sound, if she had put more effort into it, it could've been great.
17 of 18 people found this review helpful
I think the narrator did a first-rate performance. All the characters are beautifully represented. Would recommend highly. Just sorry that the sequels are nit by same narrator.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Rachel McAdams gives life to a magnificent book. Where you will find yourself laughing and crying and flying away transported with Anne into her world.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
This is the most perfectly read version of Anne of Green Gables I could ever imagine. Rachel McAdams has the most perfect voice for Anne: light and humorous, with the necessary depth and sensitivity.
I laughed, and cried throughout the whole thing, despite knowing the story so very well.
If the powers that be ever read this: PLEASE have Ms McAdams read the rest of the series!
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Absolutely loved Rachel McAdams reading a beloved classic. My husband enjoyed it too and he doesn't even enjoy novels.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful