- Audio CD
- Publisher: Blackstone Pub; Unabridged edition (23 October 2018)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1982553553
- ISBN-13: 978-1982553555
- Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 3.2 x 15.2 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 295 g
- Customer Reviews: 175 customer ratings
Marilla of Green Gables Audio CD – 23 October 2018
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Prepare to meet Marilla, a captivating heroine who will transport you back to the treasured world of Anne of Green Gables.-- "Sue Monk Kidd, #1 New York Times bestselling author"
McCoy's love for the characters is palpable, and with an insightful eye she illuminates the original Avonlea, while also offering glimpses into the turbulent history of the time.-- "Madeline Miller, #1 New York Times bestselling author"
Anne aficionados will get a kick out of seeing Avonlea's eccentric cast in their youth...McCoy captures the magic of Prince Edward Island, describing the changing seasons in lovely prose.-- "Booklist"
In fleshing out Marilla's story, McCoy weaves in fascinating historical details of Canada's religious and political tensions of the mid-nineteenth century...Fashioning Marilla as a flawed hero of her times is a lovely tribute.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
Marilla Cuthbert flares to life in Sarah McCoy's enchanting novel of Avonlea...Hats off to McCoy for enlivening this classic with such heart and grace.-- "Paula McLain, New York Times bestselling author"
In McCoy's skillful and sensitive hands, Marilla emerges as a heroine of depth, complexity, and heart.-- "Allison Pataki, New York Times bestselling author "
Fans of L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables will rejoice to hear Cassandra Campbell's warm and spirited narration of the imagined life of Marilla Cuthbert...With a steady and unhurried delivery that encourages listeners to savor the details of life in small-town Avonlea, Campbell brings forth a Marilla who is strong and determined but also vulnerable. Campbell's skill in communicating Marilla's quiet melancholy and ever-growing confidence gives shape and depth to this remarkable woman with a rich and storied past.-- "AudioFile"
About the Author
Sarah McCoy is the New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author of the novels The Mapmaker's Children; The Baker's Daughter, a 2012 Goodreads Choice Award nominee; and The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico. She has taught English and writing at Old Dominion University and at the University of Texas at El Paso. She lives with her husband, an orthopedic sports surgeon, and their dog, Gilbert, in North Carolina.
Original bio sent from Cassandra:
Cassandra Campbell began doing voice overs as the voice for Calvin Klein's Italian commercials. This was followed by commercial and documentary recording in both English and Italian. She has recorded many audiobooks and has received several AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as an Audie(R) Award nomination. As an actress and director, she has worked at the Public, the Mint, the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Stagewest, Theatreworks, the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival, Millmountain Theatre, the National Shakespeare Company, and the New York Fringe Festival.
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There are quite a few prequels to the Little House On The Prairie books, from looking at Caroline's early life, and a later book about Caroline, taking you up to the point of the early books in the series. This reminded me of that, as I've always been fascinated by Marilla in the books, when she was so stern, and unforgiving in a sense., towards Anne. And of course, there was that intriguing hint about her and John Blythe, who was Gilbert's father.
This book is quite good, because the first chapter is Marilla and Matthew agreeing that they need a boy to help out around the farm - the next book is then Marilla and Matthew as teenagers, and experiencing all the heartbreak that was hinted at in later books. I won't ruin any of it for anyone who doesn't know, or has not yet read this book, but there are some incredibly sad moments, and gives you an insight into why Marilla and Matthew grew up the way they were and why they stayed living together throughout the years.
There are quite a few parallels with the Anne books, little things were obviously lifted from the Anne books, potentially unintentionally, as the author does state in the notes, that she studied the books. It was little things, that made me think of Anne in the same positions as Marilla was in her early years, and little things that she said. It was also good seeing a young Rachel, and how she could talk the hind leg off a donkey, even at such a young age.
I really felt for Marilla throughout the book, and Matthew as well, and I felt that I understood them both, so much more, by reading this book. The author has breathed life into their younger selves, and they were really well written, while staying true to the characters that LM Montgomery gave life to.
If you have read Little House On The Prairie, or Anne of Green Gables, and are looking to find out more about the particular characters, then i would highly recommend the LHOTP prequels, and this, for lovers of Marilla. You will fall in love with her that little bit more and your heart will break in two when hers does.
Very enjoyable book.