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Heidi by Johanna Spyri
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Heidi

by Johanna Spyri

50 ratings, 16 reviews

Hear Heidi if you’ve ever longed to see the Swiss mountain slopes. This story transports the listener from the fine air and freedom of the mountaintop to the confines of Frankfurt, back to the peaks again, bounding in flowered fields with goats at your heels and sky utterly surrounding you.We meet Heidi when she is 5, led up the mountain by her aunt who has raised the orphan but must leave now for a position in Frankfurt. In a mountain cottage overlooking the valley is Heidi’s grandfather, and there with him the girl’s sweet, free nature expands with the vista. The author’s voice is straightforward, and so is our reader’s, with the child’s wonder, devotion, and sometimes humorous good intentions. When Heidi is taken from the mountains and nearly doesn’t make it back again, the most humorous as well as most heart-wringing scenes occur. All she learns during her absence from the mountain she brings back as seeds that will grow to benefit everyone around her.

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50 ratings, 16 reviews
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Tirzah Interdonato

May 15, 2014

The reader speaks very clearly but gives a lot of slightly off inflection/word emphasis. Still very listenable. I remember loving this story as a young child. It isn't really meant for adults.

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Francine Hamilton

September 27, 2013

Beautiful story, appealing to all ages. Wonderful narration!

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Sakél Panagiotakis

May 12, 2013

What an excellent narration!!!

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Ellie Justus

April 24, 2013

This is a wonderful book!!:)read as a little kid and now again. Elliana Justus Matthews

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Abby Creger

April 11, 2013

I haven't read it!!!

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JANET BUXTON

February 16, 2013

This is the first book I ever read when I was about seven. I just read it again at 76 and the magic is still there. Wonderful! I have kept it all of these years.

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Jenny Glucj

January 09, 2013

This is a moving book. I know that it was written for children but I only read it as an adult, and I loved it more than words can describe. I will be reading this to my own 5 year old daughter in the near future.

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Kayla Smith

December 13, 2012

Narration was great & book was fantastic!

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Sandy Moore

September 20, 2012

Now 62 but loved this at 8. Beautiful book

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Kim Stecher

September 20, 2012

A classic...

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Kirstin Ball

July 29, 2012

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Joe Kirkpatrick

January 26, 2012

This is one of the best books I've ever read

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Valerie Katz

January 17, 2012

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Vickie Drain

December 02, 2011

I haven't listened to this book but I've read Heidi 7-10 times. Great,wonderful, must read!

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Connie Van der Cook

October 08, 2011

A truely heart lifting book about a little girl who returns home to the friends and family she loves. Once there everything in her world is right. Magical

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Alti Leon

August 24, 2011

One of my favorites of all time.