The narration brings out the brilliance of this amazing story. My Gr. 8's were riveted. Yes, Gr. 8's. A must-buy if you want to use this as a shared reading for students. I'll be using this every year.
I bought this book remembering that I read it when I was little...It was my idea we could listen to it on the way to North Carolina. We live in Florida. I have to say the car was silent except for a couple of times we stopped for bathroom breaks! Great Book!
This is probably the most wonderful book I can remember listening to, it makes you smile one moment and cry the next.
WTRFG was a fairly new book on the market when Billy, Old Dan and Little Ann carved out an everlasting place in my heart. 40 years later, I just finished the Audible version. I have to say that every emotion, every deep thought came rushing back with even more poignance, now that I have a little more life under my belt. I soon will be sharing this with my youngest son.
Although Rawls' writing need no assistance, Anthony Heald's reading takes the tale to a whole new level. He brought every character to life . . .no, a better way to say it is that he became each character.
If WTRFG is classic literature, then WTRFG as read by Heald is a classic oration. Wow!
If you didn't read this book in jr. high, then it is worth a listen now. I read the book so many years ago, that I had forgotten that I read it. After listening for 15 minutes it all came back and I listened to the entire book. Great once again. Brought back fond memories of why I wanted a dog a kid and now why I love my dogs so much. Decent listen for a weekend at the cabin or a drive in the country.
My kids told me about this book, so I decided to read it. Although I am in my late 50's, I loved this book! I guess it touches the kid in all of us. The author really knows how to tell a story! And the reader, Wilson Rawls, added so much character and personality to the telling of the story that I will now look for other books read by him. I found out that my 11 year old grandson had read the book, and I look forward to discussing it with him. What a treat! What a delight! They just don't get any better!
I understand that it is a kids book. However, there were many times that I wished for better descriptions. Nonetheless, the coming of age of Billy was a wholesome story.
Audio Books make people better drivers! I’m never in a hurry to get where I need to go because I would rather be in Tudor England, listening to a good historical fictional novel. Or I could be somewhere far away with dragons and magic, listening to fantasy. When that is too much drama, I love keeping up with fashion and girl talk with one of my favorite “chick lit” novels.
The way Wilson Rawls truly captures the love Billy has for his dogs.
Old Dan & Little Anne, truly loyal dogs.
I downloaded this one for a road trip. I remembered parts of it, as I read it in school, but it was a great listen. It tugged on my heart stings.
No. Because I don't like reading books twice.
Billy because he wanted something and he worked for it and was able to get it.
The scene when Little Ann won the competition for prettiest dog.
When Old Dan died, and shortly thereafter, Little Ann died.