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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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.
September 27, 2013
Beautiful story, appealing to all ages. Wonderful narration!
May 12, 2013
What an excellent narration!!!
April 24, 2013
This is a wonderful book!!:)read as a little kid and now again. Elliana Justus Matthews
April 11, 2013
I haven't read it!!!
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.
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.
December 13, 2012
Narration was great & book was fantastic!
September 20, 2012
Now 62 but loved this at 8. Beautiful book
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January 26, 2012
This is one of the best books I've ever read
January 17, 2012
December 02, 2011
I haven't listened to this book but I've read Heidi 7-10 times. Great,wonderful, must read!
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
August 24, 2011
One of my favorites of all time.