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Carla

Hermantown, MN, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • A Christmas Story: The Book That Inspired the Hilarious Classic Film

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Jean Shepherd
    • Narrated By Dick Cavett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (296)
    Performance
    (156)
    Story
    (160)

    The holiday film A Christmas Story, first released in 1983, has become a bona fide Christmas perennial, gaining in stature and fame with each succeeding year. Its affectionate, wacky, and wryly realistic portrayal of an American family's typical Christmas joys and travails in small-town Depression-era Indiana has entered our imagination and our hearts with a force equal to It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.

    Paul says: "Its not the movie but its still good"
    "Great beginning"
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    We listened to this book during out holiday travels. The beginning was funny, but drug on from the midpoint on.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jean Shepherd again?

    yes.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when he shot the BB gun.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    I was expecting the whole book to be funny after having heard so much about the movie. I was disappointed in the last half of the book.

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