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Old Yeller Audiobook

Old Yeller

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Publisher's Summary

When a novel like Huckleberry Finn or The Yearling comes along, it defies customary adjectives because of the intensity of the response it evokes in the reader. Such a tale is Old Yeller; to listen to this eloquently simply story of a boy and his dog in the Texas hill country is an unforgettable and deeply moving experience.

©1956 Fred Gipson; (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"There is something special in the telling of this story which makes it more than just a tender account of a boy's love for his dog, and more than a tale of frontier days. It is the combination of excellent writing and the sensitivity to human emotions that places it on a shelf with the classics." (Saturday Review of Literature)
"Exciting and heartwarming indeed. Recommended for adults and teenagers." (Library Journal)

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    Gillian Austin, TX, United States 01-22-16
    Gillian Austin, TX, United States 01-22-16 Member Since 2017

    SciFi/Fantasy and Classics to History, Adventure and Memoirs to Social Commentary—I love and listen to it all!

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    "Beyond Heartbreaking"

    If a book has an animal in it: Bingo! It's for me! And "Old Yeller" is just as rough 'n' tumble, just as slobbery sweet, just as beautiful as I remember it being.
    Yes, it's heartbreaking, but it goes beyond that. It's about friendship, and how tough people used to be; it's about making bonds, and the strength and resilience of the human heart.
    If you want a story about a boy and his dog, playing, without a care in the world--this book is not for you.
    If you want a story about a boy and his dog, going beyond survival in a tough world, all because of a true and pure love--please, please, give this book a chance.
    And if, chances are, you read this as a youngun', treat yourself to another listen: Beauty is timeless, and we never stop growing up...

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    HBuse Mississippi 03-11-13
    HBuse Mississippi 03-11-13
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    "Can't go wrong with a classic!"
    What did you love best about Old Yeller?

    Great story that captured the heart of my son.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Old Yeller was the best character. Although he had no spoken lines, he was the heart of the story. He displayed loyalty, courage and love and even some comic relief and a touch of mischief.


    What does Peter Francis James bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    For a child with dyslexia, the reader adds support as he reads along with the story. My son would not have experienced the story at all without the support of the reader. He would not have had the confidence to read a book of that length without the audio.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    The only thing that kept my son from reading/listening in one sitting was bed time.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Karen San Marcos, CA, United States 04-20-10
    Karen San Marcos, CA, United States 04-20-10
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    "Old Yeller"

    I love the old children classics. This is my taste. I read "The Tailors Daughter" that was so boring and not my personality. I think I need to stick to the children's books.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Cal 03-23-17
    Cal 03-23-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Wow!"

    This is so good. I love it so much. It has a great story. A+.

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    Mgal29 02-28-17
    Mgal29 02-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "So emotional"

    I loved this book it was so emotional get your tissues! I recommend to those who haven't read.

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    Newcomb 02-18-17
    Newcomb 02-18-17
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    "One of the saddest \greattest books I have read"

    It is depressing but a very good book.I enjoyed the book but if you don't like sad stories I would recommend a different book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jason 02-15-17
    Jason 02-15-17

    I work @ a nonprofit bookstore in downtown GAINESVILLE I look up and process books n check customers out n ring books up for customers:)

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    "great book great for kids"
    If you could sum up Old Yeller in three words, what would they be?

    funny happy joyous


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    the mom


    Which character – as performed by Peter Francis James – was your favorite?

    the dog


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    when the boy said don't kill my dog


    Any additional comments?

    I loved the book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    brandyn 01-16-17
    brandyn 01-16-17 Member Since 2016
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    "great"

    All in all great time. well worth the money. great performance great story. A true classic.

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    Candace 08-16-15
    Candace 08-16-15
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    "great book"

    I loved the book so much but was sad at the end so it's good

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    rose 03-19-15
    rose 03-19-15
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    "Great to use in the classroom"
    What made the experience of listening to Old Yeller the most enjoyable?

    You felt as if you were a part of the story which made listening extremely enjoyable.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Old Yeller became sick and you knew what was going to happen to him.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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