The famous red-haired orphan, Anne of Green Gables is back, grown up and ready to start her first teaching job at the village school. Her best friend, her adopted mother, and her neighbor all share in her spirited adventures. Liza Ross sounds whiny as the eccentric Mr. Harrison, but she does well with most of the other parts. However, the listener may find it difficult to distinguish between Harrison's voice and that of Anne's adoptive mother. Anne's energy and verve project well, as does her mother's reserve and aloofness. Rapid violin music denotes chapter breaks. Timeless and sweet, this is a keeper.
Anne of Avonlea is the second in L. M. Montgomery's series of books about Anne Shirley. As her fans know, she is the flame-haired, vivacious and imaginative orphan who came to live with Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert in their home ar Green Gables. Anne is now sixteen and a half and is about to start teaching at the very same school she hefself attended. Those of you who know Anne will realise that she has always been delighfully, accident prone, falling into scrapes because of her plans and adventures. In Anne of Avonlea, despite her new responsibilities, she still can be harem scarem and her life still does not always go according to plan.