Fifty Years… The Sound Of Music…



Who is your favorite character in The Sound Of Music…and why? To enter to win this set of six fabulous books please comment below. Good luck!
A winner will be selected on Saturday, March 7th. Please tune in to Reading With Robin this Friday from 4-5pm on AM790 where I’ll be chatting The Sound of Music with Tom Santopietro! Also on Friday’s show -Cynthia Swanson with The Bookseller!

UnknownRobin Antalek The Grown Ups

UnknownHolly LeCraw The Half Brother

booksellerCynthia Swanson The Bookseller


UnknownHazel Gaynor A Memory Of Violets



Jane Green Saving Grace


Tom Santopietro TheSound Of Music Story

65 thoughts on “Fifty Years… The Sound Of Music…

  1. Bonnie K. says:

    My favorite character is Max Detweiler because of his dry humor and personality and for helping the Von Trapp family escape.

  2. Bonnie Franks says:

    My favorite character is Julie Andrews because of her singing. I don’t generally like musicals but I loved every song. …I know the story but I did not really pay attention to the storyline just the music.

  3. Martha Reynolds says:

    My favorite character is Georg Von Trapp. He’s dashing, sure, but I love his transformation (thanks to Maria). Favorite scene is when he dances the Salzburger folk dance with a blushing Maria.
    By the way, my husband’s mother was from Salzburg, and nothing made her prouder or more emotional than seeing The Sound of Music!

  4. Linda says:

    Ive always loved the film. I guess it would be Maria. Shes funny, makes everything fun, creative and musical. I recently saw the Sing a Long Sound of Music, it was a blast!

  5. Jan StJean says:

    My absolute favorite movie of all time. I saw it 12 times when it played at the Warwick Cinema. I used to go in the basement at my house and dance and belt out all the songs. (I was12). I went to the Columbus Theatre to see the sing-a-long version, I was in the aisle singing, all off key of course! I loved the children, especially Brigitta, who was my age when it came out, plus she was in Lost in Space. Thanks for this ride down memory lane!

  6. Wendy K. says:

    If all the kids could be one character, I would have to say them. The emotional side of living though what they did always squeezes my heart. A boyfriend becoming a Nazi, having to leave their home… I find I put myself in their shoes, trying to feel what they feel.

    • robinkall says:

      Very creative…and yes, cannot even imagine. It was certainly no picnic leaving home but the movie did take many liberties with the actual story of this family. We learned a lot while in Salzburg…

  7. Mary Lou says:

    Ah Maria is quite fantastic as a character in my favorite classic movie of all times. I have to watch it every Christmas! However I think the Baroness Schraeder was great.
    The Baroness: My dear, is there anything you can’t do?
    Maria: Well, I’m not sure I’ll make a very good nun.
    The Baroness: If you have any problems, I’ll be happy to help you.

    She passed away in December of 2013.

  8. Stephanie Burns says:

    I wanted to be Liesl growing up! (Despite her taste in men…) I love Sixteen Going on Seventeen, her dress, and the dance in the gazebo. Plus, she was the only von Trapp kid to sing a duet with the Captain on “Edelweiss,” not to mention her singing heart-to-heart with Maria! Liesl was just the best.

  9. joanne says:

    My favorite is also Brigitta. I am attracted to stories of how everyday young people must have been affected by the politics and “patriotism” of that Era in Eastern Europe. Another great read that speaks to this is “The Bakers Daughter” by Sarah McCoy. Wish I could be in RI to do bookclub with you! Best wishes.from MD.

  10. Jill says:

    Captain Von Trapp is my favorite. He goes from militant and cold because of his wife’s death ..afraid to show his kids affection for fear he would look weak by showing loving and caring. His amazing rendition of edelweiss is fantastic!!!

  11. Jennifer says:

    So hard to choose……..absolutely love the movie and have seen it on stage several times as well. I would have to choose Maria ……such a great character and journey through making the right decisions. My grandmother was Austrian and lived there as a child. Of course it was one of her favorite movies. I’ve enjoyed introducing it to my nieces and nephew!

  12. Elizabeth MacGregor says:

    Oh, I Love, love, love THE SOUND OF MUSIC. It’s one of my all-time favorite movies, and I was completely mesmerized by it the first time I watched it. As for my favorite character, I would choose Maria for her indomitable spirit, and her unwavering faith, loyalty, hope and love.

    Thank you, and happy reading. 🙂

  13. Melissa Seng says:

    Liesel is my favorite character in, “The Sound of Music.” Something about her innocence and cuteness, as in the way she called out her name and curtsied. She’s just always stood out to me.

  14. Melissa A says:

    I agree with Melissa Seng on Liesl. She was a good singer too. I also liked the youngest kid who sings “the sun has gone to bed and so must I.” So cute! And Maria, of course!

  15. Carol Schmiedecke says:

    Robin, if you love The Sound of Music, check out my cousin’s book: The Sound of Music Family Scrapbook 50th Anniversary Edition by Fred Bronson (my cousin), published by Carlton Books, release date March 15, 2015.

  16. hailsbells1991 says:

    I’d love to enter but I honestly can’t remember ever watching The Sound of Music. Maybe only bits and pieces. Well, anyways, good luck to all who enter! To the lucky woman or man who wins this stunning set of books, enjoy!

  17. Kimberly says:

    I always liked Liesl because she was older and so in love. I was much younger then and dreamed of the day when I would fall in love.

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