Heidi

Johanna SPYRI (1827 - 1901)

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. (Summary by Anita)

Genre(s): General

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Chapter 1 – Up the Mountain to Alm-Uncle Kara Shallenberg
00:32:54
Play 02 Chapter 2 – At Home with Grandfather Kara Shallenberg
00:18:37
Play 03 Chapter 3 – Out With The Goats Kara Shallenberg
00:31:04
Play 04 Chapter 4 – The Visit to Grandmother Kara Shallenberg
00:31:32
Play 05 Chapter 5 – Two Visits and What Came of Them Kara Shallenberg
00:23:40
Play 06 Chapter 6 – A New Chapter About New Things Kara Shallenberg
00:18:41
Play 07 Chapter 7 – Fraulein Rottenmeier Spends an Uncomfortable Day Kara Shallenberg
00:31:48
Play 08 Chapter 8 – There is Great Commotion in the Large House Kara Shallenberg
00:24:17
Play 09 Chapter 9 – Herr Sesemann Hears of Things Which are New to Him Kara Shallenberg
00:13:49
Play 10 Chapter 10 – Another Grandmother Kara Shallenberg
00:21:42
Play 11 Chapter 11 – Heidi Gains in One Way and Loses in Another Kara Shallenberg
00:11:50
Play 12 Chapter 12 – A Ghost in the House Kara Shallenberg
00:25:28
Play 13 Chapter 13 – A Summer Evening on the Mountain Kara Shallenberg
00:37:33
Play 14 Chapter 14 – Sunday Bells Kara Shallenberg
00:30:03
Play 15 Chapter 15 – Preparations for a Journey Kara Shallenberg
00:15:33
Play 16 Chapter 16 – A Visitor Kara Shallenberg
00:20:01
Play 17 Chapter 17 – A Compensation Kara Shallenberg
00:19:13
Play 18 Chapter 18 – Winter in Dorfli Kara Shallenberg
00:24:00
Play 19 Chapter 19 – The Winter Continues Kara Shallenberg
00:16:37
Play 20 Chapter 20 – News from Distant Friends Kara Shallenberg
00:36:42
Play 21 Chapter 21 – How Life Went on at Grandfather’s Kara Shallenberg
00:18:53
Play 22 Chapter 22 – Something Unexpected Happens Kara Shallenberg
00:32:34
Play 23 Chapter 23 – Goodbye Til We Meet Again Kara Shallenberg
00:48:49