Thursday, June 09, 2011

Audiobook: Anne of Windy Willows (Poplars) LM Montgomery, plus Anne of Ingleside audiobook

[I believe these books to be out of copyright. If I'm mistaken, please do contact me and I'll remove them.]

I want to thank L. M. Montgomery for many, many hours spend enjoying her books, which have humor, thoughtfulness, and warmth rarely found. These are healing for the soul.
The Anne books are justifiably the most popular, but I very much liked the Emily books too (and Storygirl).

Anne of Windy Poplars audiobook by Lucy Maud Montgomery (266 MB).
The fourth book in the Anne Shirley series. It was published in the US as "Anne of Windy Willows" by L. M. Montgomery.
(Alternatively, a MP3 version, zip file.)
(See below for many small files, for slow Net connections.)

It is presently not available commercially, and it was not easy to find otherwise, so I decided to compile it into a real audio book, one file with cover and all, and put up the link.

*Update:
Hurrah! After half a year's work, my friend Pat in the US managed to find a good copy of the tapes of the last book about Anne!
And he converted them to digital for me. Trust you won't find this better, because he has top-pro equipment, and does this kind of work for The Library of Congress!
(I converted the files to an audiobook with cover.)
Without further ado, the very rare Anne of Ingleside audiobook to download.
(MP3 version, zip file.)


Not all devices are set up to play audiobook files. I play them in iTunes or on an iPod (get used ones cheap) or iPhone or iPad.
I think iTunes software is still available for free for Windows PCs.
If all fails, notice the alternative download links for the universal MP3 format.

Files in smaller chunks for dial-up connections: 
(Sorry, these don't work currently.)

Anne of Windy Poplars/Willows: 1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- 5 -- 6 -- 7 -- 8 -- 9 -- 10 -- 11 -- 12 -- 13 -- 14 -- 15 -- 16 -- cover

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Anne of Ingleside: 1 -- 2 -- 3 -- 4 -- 5 -- 6 -- 7 -- 8 -- 9 -- 10 -- 11 -- 12 -- 13 -- 14 -- 15 -- 16 -- cover

103 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this! I've been looking all over for this audiobook.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

My pleasure. :-)

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for this. My daughter will be even more delighted than I already am!

Every year for some time now I've done a Google search and come up empty-handed, so this was a lovely surprise. Thanks again.

Rebecca in Canada

Anonymous said...

WOW! Holy goodness! "Have you ever heard anything so delicious?" as in the first bloomin' paragraph! The lengthy wait is finally over. Bless you.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Ah, this is cool. :-)

Anonymous said...

thanks so much for posting this. my kids and I have been looking for this!!!! I was hoping to burn it to a disc and listen to it in the car. I'm in the US. is the .m4b format compatable with CD player in the US? I'm having trouble making it work. thanks for any advice!

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

My pleasure.

I don't think a CD player can play the compressed formats like .m4b. You can use an iPod with speakers.

Or probably you can find software to burn it to a CD. I think the free iTunes software from Apple will do that for you.

http://apple.com/itunes/download/

r said...

Thank you SO MUCH for posting this. ^^

Anonymous said...

Me too!!! Thanx a ton

Anonymous said...

Thanks from me and My daughter.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

My pleasure. I love to help others get a thing which I've had pleasure from myself.

Anonymous said...

thank you!!!

Kirstyn said...

Is this link no longer working? Just found it and would LOVE to have this book on audio but the link doesn't do anything when I click on it.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

It works for me. Try the popup menu, right-click on Windows, control-click on Mac.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Update: I've added a zipped version, that may help for downloads.

Anonymous said...

Hello! I am so happy you posted this. I have just recently been introduce to audiobooks. It has opened up a new world to me. I've never enjoyed reading because I am extremely bad at comprehending. Who would've known reading was like watching a movie in your head?! I love it! Do you happen to have Anne of Ingleside, Rainbow Valley and Rilla of Ingleside? I can't find them free anywhere and I can't not finish the series. It would be like stopping half way through a movie and never knowing how it ended. Thanks in advance!

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

I have them, but only in DRM'd (encrypted) form from iTunes.
Try finding the money for them, they are very good.

Kirstyn said...

There's a lot of free books on www.booksshouldbefree.com, including most of the Anne books. Can't remember which ones, but I know that of the 8, that website had 5 or so of them.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Thanks! Didn't know that site. It even has two books (audio too) from Montgomery that I never heard of! Chronicles of Avonlea and a sequel. Short stories.

Kirstyn said...

Yes, they're fun, although just so you don't get your hopes up, they're only just barely related to Anne-- most of the stories are of other folks in Avonlea you won't have heard of. But anything by LMM is great. :-)

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

"they're only just barely related to Anne"

Yes, but so was Rainbow Valley and Rilla of Ingleside, and yet they were awesome.
But thank you.

Anonymous said...

Daughter is home sick...what a wonderful find for tomorrow. Thank you from California

Anonymous said...

Daughter home sick...what a wonderful audiobook to find. Quite a treasure. Thanks from California

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

My pleasure.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this, I have been looking to purchase it for a while and have been unable to find it, so I am most grateful to you. I will continue to purchase all those that I can find, as I would like the series, as they are brilliant books. Karen Shanks

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Thank you.

I'm currently listening to The Story Girl, which I only found on audio recently. It's very good, though it has less of a plot to it than the Anne books.

Anonymous said...

Thanks! This is the only one not on the BooksShouldBeFree website! I'm excited I don't have to skip over it.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for this audiobook. You mention you have "Anne of Ingleside" from iTunes but I cannot find it. I bought them all from iTunes except "Anne of Windy Poplars" and "Anne of Ingleside" because they don't sell them. How did you find the last one?
Thank you

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Ooops, my mistake, I only have "Anne of Ingleside" as ebook, not audio.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Bro! This one has been missing from my audio library for years. THanks for not being a Rebecca Don't :-)

Anonymous said...

So if you can tolerate a computer generated voice, then this link is great, for those that can't handle Cyber Cindy reading to you, this is just one more dead end. Anyone with a digital text copy of this book can make their own.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

No, this a human reading. The name of the audiobook publishers is said at the beginning.

The reader's name is given at the end; Phoebe Moyer.

(I have no idea why this isn't on Audible and iTunes, must be one of those silly rights snarls.)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I've really been wanting to listen to this, and I can't find this for sale in the US.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot, I´ve been looking everywhere for this, I have the book but I like to listen to audiobooks while I do my work, and I´m listening the Anne collection and I thought I would have to pass this one over; thank you!!

Lidia- Spain

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

My pleasure. That's just how I felt.

I suspect this was recorded from Books On Tape. On actual tape. And it seems Anne of Ingleside also exists on tapes, in US libraries, but somebody would have to transfer it.

shen_fran said...

Thank you for posting this. Now, do you happen to have Anne of Ingleside as well? It would be great if you do. Thanks again

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

No, that seems to be even harder to find.
(But I'll post it here if I find it, try looking into this post in a few months.)

Meg Rector said...

Thanks so much for this!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! you can imagine how much i appreciate this.I just really don't understand how those two books has just disappear so mysteriously.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

I think it's because they were written much later than the other books, and are still under copyright, so it will be more expensive to make audiobooks of them. (I think it's free to make books-on-tape for the blind, or at least there's a special deal.)

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

I'm currently having my Kindle Fire HD read aloud Anne of Ingleside for me. It so far doesn't seem to hold my interest much, and I don't remember much from the first time I read it. So it might be the weakest of the series. (I did enjoy Poplars.)

Gina Miller said...

Is there any way to download this onto an ipad? Ive been looking e erywhere for this audiobook.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

I'm reading it both on an iPad and a Kindle Fire.

Try opening this page in the ipad. Download via the zip link. After that, you may get (maybe on tab-and-hold) options for which apps to open it in.
Having Dropbox installed may help if trouble.

You can also download on your computer, plug in your iPad, go to the Apps tab in iTunes, find Music (I think), and drag the .m4b file onto it.

... Hmmm, to be honest I'm having trouble myself downloading directly to iPad, it doesn't seem to want to be opened in anything. Maybe the sidleload thing (via computer) is best.

It should also play on an iPod.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

... Durnit, I'm not having more luck with sideloading. I was sure this could not be too hard.
(The Music app does not show up, neither does Audible.)
I have now downloaded two audiobooks apps. And neither of them show up in iTunes for file import!

I'm out.
Time to google around for a solution, Try that. (I may try myself later.)

Eolake Stobblehouse said...


AHA!

I dragged the audio file onto the iPad icon on the left side of iTunes (with the iPad plugged in). You can then see it being copied, at the top.

And after that, I found it in the Music app!

(A bit tricky to find the audiobooks in the Music app, you have to tap at the More button at the bottom. Apple has messed up with some of these media apps recently.) (Also, oddly, when you have the specific audiobook selected, that's not the one which starts playing! Nor does it help to tap the cover icon. You have to tap the *title*!)

Eureka!

Despati Kateryna said...

Thank You so much!))))

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Guys, I have managed to get an audiobook version of Anne of Ingleside made! I posted it in the same post as Windy Poplars.

gooch said...

I was so excited to find these audio books on your blog. I have just started this series and have been enjoying it tremendously, unfortunately your blog is the ONLY place that I can find these books and I cannot play them through my MP3 player because they are in MP4 format. I am wondering if it is possible for you to change the files to MP3? Thank you for the public service you have done in providing these rare books at all :)

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

The audiobook format is mp4, I think.

And it seems I don't have the original files anymore.

I recommend trying to find some conversion software.

Or better, get an iPod. They can be found cheap on eBay in all kinds of sizes and colors.

(Also, do you have the free iTunes software? Free from Apple for both Windows and Mac. It will surely play the audiobook.) (Then maybe combine it with an iPod for portability.)

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

A bit later: OK, I still recommend what I said, but I found ways of posting them as MP3 too, reload the post.
My pleasure.

gooch said...

WOW! you are amazing to respond so quickly and so favorably. Thank you so much for posting the MP3 versions. I cannot wait to try them :)

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Amanda Zierath said...

OMG THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! I'm the queen of hunting down audiobooks because I go through 3-5 a week at work. I've scoured libraries, garage sales, antique stores, etc. I've hunted every torrent everywhere. THANKS!!!

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

My pleasure. I knew these were next to impossible to find, that's why I posted them, to help other fans.
(Which one hadn't you found?)

amanda aldridge said...

once i download the file, then what? im obviously not savy at all with a computer, but what program do i open it up with?

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Try double-clicking the file, you may already have an app.

Or download iTunes free from Apple.com.

Andrew said...

Thank you... been looking for this for weeks...my wife said she needed closure, as this is the last of the true Anne novels. When wife is happy, we are all happy. ;-)

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

My pleasure.
Right you are.

Though I loved Rainbow Valley too, even though Anne barely had a part in it.

"Rilla" is a good book, but a bit depressing because of WWI.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Oh, I was not aware of those. That's great! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

I appreciate this so much! I first found Anne with my grandmother on the PBS telethon each year. I have dog-eared books, but am so grateful for the audio books!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for these two books. Greatly appreciated.

Anonymous said...

Thanks- My Family is really getting into these

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this! This is terrific! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I was able to find the other "Anne" books on Audible.com, but was so disappointed that the complete series was not there. I'm mildly dyslexic, and I wasn't looking forward to having to try to plow through the two missing books in print form (or rather, ebook form). I'm so grateful that now, I won't have to. :-)

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

My pleasure. I love when a good result of my own searching can help others.

Anonymous said...

Hi!

For some reason I can't gain access to the final book "Anne of Ingleside".. Is there any other way we can access it?

Thankyou! It's so wonderful that you've done this! :)

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Aha! I got a notice from Dropbox that my Public folder is blocked now because of excessive traffic. And I would guess now that it may be these books which are the culprits! Dang her talent. :-)

I'll have to host them someplace else.
I'll have fixed the links within a day, I think.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

A few hours later... (they are large to upload, even on broadband) OK, now the links should all work. Tell me if one delivers the wrong file or something... :-)

Jade Webber said...

I am so grateful you uploaded these! I am so excited.

lizbrine said...

thank you!

i really appreciate what you've done

many thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you

Anonymous said...

I couldn't believe it when I found these books this evening. I had given up all hope of ever seeing them. THANK YOU xx xx xx

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Answer to many: Thank you for writing. It is very nice to get acknowledgements, so you know that something has happened, and that somebody has had advantage of your action.

I am a huge fan of Montgomery, not the least Anne of GG, and it was very difficult to find those two audiobooks. I knew others would have the same problems, so I decided to help out other fans.

(Don't miss her other books, Emily of New Moon trilogy, The Story Girl, and so on.)

Erin said...

Thank you for making these audiobooks available! I was getting pretty disappointed not finding them on audible, etc.

Just wondering, is Anne of Ingleside unabridged?

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

My pleasure, Erin.

I don't think any of them are abridged. They are not huge books.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, I love the Anne books!
Sibyla, Czech Republic, Europe

woof99 said...

Thank you so much!
I have started listening to the series, having watched the movies several times. So much happier with the books as the story goes on for such a long time with such details!
Love from Carole-Anne in Canada

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Oh yes, you get much, much more story with the books.

Also, you get the narrators voice in the book and that is often the best and the funniest parts.

Have you seen the "Anne of Avonlea" TV series though? I liked that too.

Anonymous said...

You are amazing! Thank you so very much for sharing these files! Blessings to you. XOXOXO

KathBear said...

I just stumbled across this site. Thank you, thank you, thank you ! I love the Anne books and was disappointed I couldn't get audible versions of these two books. Appreciate your effort and sharing. I haven't listened to them to see if they'll work on my tablet or phone where I'd normally listen to them... so fingers crossed. Thanks again. Kathy from Sydney, Australia

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Thank you, Kathy and others.

I have read all the Anne books at least twice, most of them thrice, and they don't fade. The love and beauty of such a pure heart is rarely described so entertainingly.

KathBear said...

Unfortunately I haven't been able to find a program or app that will play them... what do you play them on/with?

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Not all devices are set up to play audiobook files. I play them in iTunes or on an iPod (get used ones cheap) or iPhone or iPad.

I think iTunes software is still available for free for Windows PCs.

If all fails, notice the alternative download links for the universal MP3 format.

Anonymous said...

Hi There,
Thank you for sharing the books, I notice the files are not there anymore (when I download them I get a message saying "Failed - No File"), any alternative mode to share them or download them?

- Eliberaus

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Thank you for the notice.
I had moved servers and forgotten to update the links. It should all work now, pls tell me if it doesn't.

Anonymous said...

Thank you!
Yes, the first version (m4b) worked, I can play it with VLC media player. The Mp3 version, however, does not work.
I'm truly grateful for your assistance, I've been looking for this audiobook for years!
- Eliberaus

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

The MP3 version... Won't it download? Or won't it play on your system?

Anonymous said...

The Mp3 version will not download at all.
If you click on it it takes you to a "this page is not available"
If you try to save the link nothing happens.
- Eliberaus

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Thank you. I must have been confused when I tested the links.
It should work now.

Anonymous said...

Yep, it works. Thanks!
- Eliberaus

Sue Anderson said...

Hi, I'm so excited to find these two books on an MP3 download. I've been looking for Anne of Windy Poplars for several years now on Audio. Even my library has not been able to order it. But alas the zip file is too big of a download for my computer. It takes about an hour to download and never quite finishes because of interrupt in my Centurylink service. Is there anyway that you could post smaller individual files? That is how I have to download the LibriVox audio downloads. :( I would love to listen to this book as I drive mail. Thank you for all your work on this. Sue

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

I'll see what I can do, Sue.
May take a few days, I don't know.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Sue, I don't yet have Poplars in small chunks, but I have just posted Ingleside like that, see above.

Scott Loudon said...

Eolake,
Great resource, I'm late if not very late in reading the Anne series. I thank you for these audio versions. While it's easy to find printed versions and the first three these are readily available. These two remain very difficult to find.
Thanks again SGL
California

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

My pleasure, Scott. Welcome as an Anne fan! :-)

Marisa said...

Visiting PEI and was excited to find this link. Sadly, it's not working right now. Will try again soon and keep my fingers crossed.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Right now, TRAFFIC HAS EXCEEDED the limit of the host.

Unknown said...

Hi
Thank you for posting these. I keep getting that these are bad files that won't open. Just wondering if I am missing a solution or if your traffic school still too high?
Thanks
TJ

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

The files should be OK, they've worked so far.

Could be they were not fully downloaded. Unlikely.

Try opening with a different app.

Or try the compressed version, or vice-versa.

Anonymous said...

Bless you, I was beginning to think I might not find an audiobook version of this.
Thank you so much of uploading.

Anonymous said...

Thank you thank you thank you! I have been waiting for this audiobook for about 20 years! So happy to finally find more Anne stories to listen to while working. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen any copies of the audiobooks for Emily Climbs or Emily's Quest? I have the audiobook for Emily of New Moon, but haven't been able to find the other two.

Eolake Stobblehouse said...


No, niether have I, sadly.

What I do is I use my Amazon Fire tablet (very cheap now). Its text-to-speech voice is the best I've heard, it's not so far from a real audiobook.