Version: Unabridged
Author: Johanna Spyri
Narrator: Johanna Ward
Genres: Literature
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: October 2000
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 32 minutes
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In this treasured story, the orphan child, Heidi, is sent to live with her embittered Grandfather high in the Swiss Alps. Heidi's innocent joy of life and genuine concern and love for all living things become the old man's salvation.
From the goatherder Peter and his family to the sickly girl Clara and her desperate father, Heidi's special charm enriches everyone she meets. Unselfish to the core, Heidi's goodness overcomes all obstacles - even those seemingly insurmountable.
Remembered and loves as a child's story, "Heidi" remains a testimony of redemption and salvation for all ages. Uplifting and enjoyable, "Heidi" makes superior family listening.

Author Details

Author Details

Spyri, Johanna

Johanna Spyri (1827-1901), a lifelong resident of Switzerland, began to write stories to earn money for refugees from the Franco-Prussian War. "Heidi", her first novel, was also her most successful, though she wrote many other children's books. Spyri's firm belief in the natural innocence of children and their ability to grow up into decent, caring adults if left to their own devices was remarkably similar to that of her Danish contemporary, Hans Christian Andersen.