Johanna Spyri


Johanna Spyri

Born near Zurich in 1827, Johanna Spyri was a Swiss author of novels and children’s stories. She is best known for her children’s novel Heidi, inspired by her holidays in the Swiss Alps as a child. She originally wrote in German, and her works were translated into English in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She died in Zurich in 1901, at the age of 74.‍Jeanne Willis is an author of fiction and poetry for children and young adults. She wrote her first book when she was five, and was first published at age 21. Since then, she has written over 300 books, several of which have won awards.

Featured Johanna Spyri Audiobook


Heidi audiobook front cover.
Heidi audiobook

When five-year-old orphan Heidi is sent to live in the Swiss Alps with grumpy Grandpa, the rest of the village take pity on her. But Heidi soon discovers that her grandpa is gentle and kind behind his scowl, and she loves her new life running wild in the mountains with the goats, the flowers and her best friend, Peter. That is, until Heidi is forced to move far away to the soot and smoke of Frankfurt to be the companion to an unwell girl. Will she ever return to her true home in the mountains?

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It’s a robust quality product. It’s simple for my 5 year old grandson to use. He loves listening to the wide range of literature available.


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Great product for a child what has difficulty getting to sleep. Easy control allows it to be used without lights on and sleep function also really useful.
No screen to distract too so is perfect


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Voxblock has been such an amazing gift for my niece, and I love the fact it’s a never ending gift idea being able to get her new stories for her library. She really enjoys spending time listening to books and is happy to replay stories. She’s even got the animals (dog and cat) chilled out listening with her.


London, UK

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Voxblock is new and you have questions. Find out the answers here.

Voxblock is a new screen-free audiobook player designed for children aged 3 to 12.

With no screen or connectivity and a simple-to-use player, children are in charge and can listen how and where they want.

Our library of audiobooks, including titles from Johanna Spyri is over 100 titles and growing all the time.