CHARLOTTE'S WEB is the first book I ever loved, and it remains my favorite book over 40 years later. However, E. B. White's narration was not appealing to me. I gave up on it after only a few minutes.
I listened to this story with my 4 year old, and we both enjoyed it so much! It is read by the author, and his reading style is enchanting. Its like listening to your much loved grandfather read your favorite book to you...It is absolutely lovely.
I don't think the audio version is better than the print version--but enjoyed listening to the author read the story that is well known to me. It was fun to hear how he imagined the different voices. I think Faith could have been better performed with a female voice.
Enchanting, delightful, engaging
E.B.White has a perfect voice for the story.
:-) Pork the new white meat.
The performance of the audio books is atrocious! I have no idea why they removed the fast forward/backward and skip features on Audible. This makes replaying or skipping impossible. It's very frustrating!
The story is great! The way the file is set up is terrible. It was difficult to use in the classroom with small groups. The recording is not broken out into to chapters, so I had to fast forward and rewind to figure out where each group had left off. It wasted a lot of time. Very disappointing!
The story is great! The characters are wonderful and the children really enjoy the book.
A timeless story told by the only person who could/should tell it.
Listening to it with my 4-year old niece took me back to my own childhood; an unexpected gift.
42 yr old Mom, Fan of Chill, Jazz, Dance and Trance
Radiant, Terrific and Humble
E.B. White's reading was perfect for my third grader to read along. Listening and reading allowed her to discover precious gems on her own within the dialogue. One favorite example is when Templeton says " I am a glutton but not a merrymaker." Comprehension becomes a delight when it is discovered, rather than a tested task. This particular presentation accomplishes this beautifully.
I let my 7 year old choose her 'listening' book and this is what she chose. She was enthralled by the story. We'd listen a bit, stop it, and review what we heard. Listening to a story is often hard to do for children of this new generation - but listening skills are so important even in the age of technology. This was a great book to start with since it held my 7 year old's attention so well, and also my 3 year old enjoyed it too!
Piper (7 years old) says the best character is Charlotte because she is so smart and loves Wilbur so much.
Stella (3 years old) says Templeton is funny.
This is our first
You often miss something while reading.
Hearing all the parts I'd forgotten.
Charlotte and Templeton
Always when they leave Charlotte behind at the fair.
I enjoyed listening to this with my grandchildren.
Yes. E.B. White truly loves this book, and his love for it is passionately echoed in each word as he reads this book for us!