Rachel McAdams voicing Anne of Green Gables audiobook

Actress Rachel McAdams is the narrator of a new audiobook of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables. The book will be released on audible.com on Nov. 22, 2016.

McAdams can currently be seen in theatres opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in the Marvel blockbuster Doctor Strange. Her recent role in the Oscar-winning film Spotlight earned her an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actress.

In a behind-the-scenes feature produced by Audible (above), McAdams confessed that Anne of Green Gables was "one of my most beloved books growing up."

"I wanted to be Anne as a little girl and I think a lot of girls do. She's a very strong female character, but not kind of in a typical way," said McAdams.

"It's one of the most exciting things I've ever been asked to do in my whole career."

Anne of Green Gables, published in 1908, follows the life of flame-haired heroine Anne Shirley, who is mistakenly adopted by siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert in Prince Edward Island. The book has sold over 50 million copies and been translated into over 20 languages.

"You can't help but just smile when you read this book. You laugh out loud and cry out loud. It brings up a lot of emotion and delight," said McAdams.

"On top of that there's this beautiful backdrop of Prince Edward Island."

More than two dozen adaptations - radio plays, television shows and films - have been made of the book, including the iconic 1985 CBC miniseries starring Megan Follows. Currently, a new series titled Anne is under works, with 14-year-old discovery Amybeth McNulty set to play the title role. The series will air on CBC and Netflix.

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