Look, if you have some travel coming up, listening to a world-class Canadian actress read out loud the world-class Canadian novel “Anne of Green Gables” is perhaps an extraordinarily soothing solution to those woes.
In the below clip from Rachel McAdams’s performance of L.M. Montgomery’s legendary novel, young Anne pleads to be known by the name Cordelia — a request she won’t have much luck with. But hey, always worth making an effort.
Also, here’s Anne imagining what it would be like if roses could talk:
And Anne also loves living in a world of Octobers:
Enjoy the clips above, and get the complete recording at Audible. Doing so, by the way, will get you ready for multiple “Anne” adaptations on the horizon, including a new PBS adaptation airing this Thanksgiving, and a Netflix series set to premiere in 2017. A trip back to the world of an adolescent orphan seeking to find her way in the world sounds like quite the literary vacation, if you need it.