Thursday, June 09, 2011

Anne of Windy Poplars audiobook LM Montgomery, plus Anne of Ingleside audiobook

[I believe this book to be out of copyright. If I'm mistaken, please contact me and I'll remove it.]

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


This is a download link to:
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.
If you have trouble downloading it, try this link to the zipped file. ---- further, a MP3 version, zip file with several smaller files. Not a real audiobook file though, and twice as big a download).

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.
I didn't use Torrent, because I find it's usually very slow. Instead I just Dropbox, with whom I have a paid account.
If you have heard the first three books in professional recordings, this is a slight step down in sound quality but it's not bad. I suspect this was recorded from Books On Tape. On actual tape.

(If others will put the file up for hosting somewhere also, it will help people who are looking for the file. If you put Anne of Windy Poplars audiobook LM Montgomery at the top, it'll make people find it by googling.)


*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 and all, but that's easy.)
Without further ado, the very rare audiobook version of Anne of Ingleside to download. --  (MP3 version, zip file with several smaller files.)
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posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Thursday, June 09, 2011   65 comments links to this post

65 Comments:

At 22 Feb 2012 03:32:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

 
At 22 Feb 2012 19:31:00, Blogger Eolake Stobblehouse said...

My pleasure. :-)

 
At 13 Mar 2012 05:39:00, Anonymous 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

 
At 13 Mar 2012 06:08:00, Anonymous 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.

 
At 13 Mar 2012 06:22:00, Blogger Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Ah, this is cool. :-)

 
At 28 Mar 2012 13:42:00, Anonymous 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!

 
At 28 Mar 2012 14:27:00, Blogger 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/

 
At 21 Apr 2012 22:53:00, Blogger r said...

Thank you SO MUCH for posting this. ^^

 
At 14 Jun 2012 01:18:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Me too!!! Thanx a ton

 
At 18 Jun 2012 12:46:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks from me and My daughter.

 
At 18 Jun 2012 18:57:00, Blogger Eolake Stobblehouse said...

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

 
At 29 Jun 2012 01:59:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you!!!

 
At 26 Jul 2012 16:14:00, Blogger 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.

 
At 26 Jul 2012 16:22:00, Blogger Eolake Stobblehouse said...

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

 
At 28 Jul 2012 21:09:00, Blogger Eolake Stobblehouse said...

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

 
At 15 Aug 2012 19:17:00, Anonymous 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!

 
At 15 Aug 2012 19:23:00, Blogger 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.

 
At 15 Aug 2012 19:23:00, Blogger 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.

 
At 15 Aug 2012 19:47:00, Blogger 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.

 
At 15 Aug 2012 20:40:00, Blogger 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. :-)

 
At 15 Aug 2012 20:47:00, Blogger 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.

 
At 11 Sep 2012 04:08:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

 
At 11 Sep 2012 04:10:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

 
At 11 Sep 2012 04:22:00, Blogger Eolake Stobblehouse said...

My pleasure.

 
At 30 Sep 2012 16:19:00, Anonymous 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

 
At 30 Sep 2012 16:50:00, Blogger 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.

 
At 10 Oct 2012 15:16:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

 
At 14 Oct 2012 08:44:00, Anonymous 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

 
At 14 Oct 2012 16:49:00, Blogger Eolake Stobblehouse said...

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

 
At 18 Feb 2013 02:55:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

 
At 19 Feb 2013 22:34:00, Anonymous 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.

 
At 19 Feb 2013 23:24:00, Blogger 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.)

 
At 4 Mar 2013 03:46:00, Anonymous 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.

 
At 25 Mar 2013 14:00:00, Anonymous 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

 
At 25 Mar 2013 18:54:00, Blogger 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.

 
At 2 Apr 2013 21:24:00, Anonymous 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

 
At 3 Apr 2013 17:04:00, Blogger 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.)

 
At 14 May 2013 16:29:00, Blogger Meg Rector said...

Thanks so much for this!

 
At 30 May 2013 16:16:00, Anonymous 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.

 
At 30 May 2013 16:31:00, Blogger 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.)

 
At 30 May 2013 16:33:00, Blogger 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.)

 
At 6 Aug 2013 00:02:00, Blogger Gina Miller said...

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

 
At 6 Aug 2013 16:12:00, Blogger 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.

 
At 6 Aug 2013 16:32:00, Blogger 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.)

 
At 6 Aug 2013 18:08:00, Blogger 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!

 
At 26 Aug 2013 12:56:00, Blogger Despati Kateryna said...

Thank You so much!))))

 
At 2 Sep 2013 21:47:00, Blogger 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.

 
At 19 Sep 2013 06:50:00, Blogger 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 :)

 
At 19 Sep 2013 11:46:00, Blogger 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.)

 
At 19 Sep 2013 13:45:00, Blogger 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.

 
At 30 Sep 2013 03:18:00, Blogger 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 :)

 
At 30 Sep 2013 03:20:00, Blogger gooch said...

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At 11 Oct 2013 02:33:00, Blogger 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!!!

 
At 11 Oct 2013 02:41:00, Blogger 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?)

 
At 1 Nov 2013 05:14:00, Blogger 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?

 
At 1 Nov 2013 09:43:00, Blogger Eolake Stobblehouse said...

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

Or download iTunes free from Apple.com.

 
At 13 Jan 2014 01:03:00, Blogger 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. ;-)

 
At 13 Jan 2014 19:19:00, Blogger 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.

 
At 20 Jan 2014 11:00:00, Blogger Eolake Stobblehouse said...

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

 
At 19 Apr 2014 03:15:00, Anonymous 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!

 
At 25 Apr 2014 13:02:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

 
At 4 May 2014 03:40:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks- My Family is really getting into these

 
At 25 Jun 2014 08:19:00, Anonymous Deborah Parr said...

I was so excited to find these, but I can't listen to this woman read, she's appalling! A-von-leah??!!

 
At 26 Jun 2014 16:50:00, Blogger Eolake Stobblehouse said...

I thought she was okay.

Funny thing, I've learned through audiobooks that disagreements about how something is pronounced are universal, even amongst people who live by their enunciation.

 
At 22 Jul 2014 17:24:00, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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

 

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