Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury audiobook

Dandelion Wine

By Ray Bradbury
Read by Stephen Hoye

Tantor Audio 9780380977260

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200105168

  • ISBN: 9798200105151

  • ISBN: 9798200105175

Runtime: 8.59 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A Georgia Independent Bookstores' Pick of Essential Summer Reads

Ray Bradbury's moving recollection of a vanished golden era remains one of his most enchanting novels. Dandelion Wine stands out in the Bradbury literary canon as the author's most deeply personal work, a semi-autobiographical recollection of a magical small-town summer in 1928. Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole wide world that lies beyond the city limits. It is a pair of brand-new tennis shoes, the first harvest of dandelions for Grandfather's renowned intoxicant, the distant clang of the trolley's bell on a hazy afternoon, It is yesteryear and tomorrow blended into an unforgettable always. But as young Douglas is about to discover, summer can be more than the repetition of established rituals whose mystical power holds time at bay. It can be a best friend moving away, a human time machine who can transport you back to the Civil War, or a sideshow automaton able to glimpse the bittersweet future. Come and savor Bradbury's priceless distillation of all that is eternal about boyhood and summer.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Owing both to Bradbury's storytelling skills and Audie Award winner Stephen Hoye's excellent rendering of the characters, these adventures will translate to listeners as shared memories. Highly recommended for all libraries and the many kids---no matter what age---they serve. Library Journal Audio Review
“Bradbury is an authentic original.” Time
“This tender, openly affectionate story of a young man’s voyage of discovery is certainly more mainstream than exotic…Those who wish to experience the unique magic of early Bradbury as a prose stylist should find Dandelion Wine most refreshing.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“Bradbury has emerged as one of this country’s great writers.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Ray Bradbury

Author Bio: Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury (1920–2012), one of the most popular science fiction writers in the world, wrote more than five hundred short stories, novels, plays, and poems. He won many awards, including the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the O. Henry Memorial Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the PEN Center USA West Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2000, he was the recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 8.59
Audience: Adult
Language: English