Also included is a retrospective essay by noted scholar Peter F. Neumeyer, read by George Plimpton, that gives an additional overview of the development and publication of the novel and its creators.
The Charlotte's Web 50th Anniversary Retrospective Edition is a keepsake that listeners of all ages will cherish.
©1952, 1980 E.B. White; (P)1970 E.B. White
"The book has liveliness and felicity, tenderness and unexpectedness, grace and humor and praise of life...that only the most highly imaginative stories seem to grow." (Eudora Welty, The New York Times Book Review)
"White simply shares his story so intimately that adult listeners notice every nuance...For children the story of Wilbur and Charlotte will be sheer delight...White's story still has the power to mesmerize and teach us great lessons of friendship and life." (AudioFile)
I am writing this review after listening to this with my kids for the third time. It is magnificent. Finely crafted, playful, serious, comical; in short, wonderful! White as both an author and narrator created a wonderful world in which the joys and sorrows of life on earth are engaged. Splendid!
This is the most amazing story I have ever heard. It give the most beautiful picture of death. It helped me understand how much it is to have a friend, saying that she dies in the end. And E.B White has the perfect touch and voice for this book.
It was magical listening to EB White read one of my favourite books from my childhood to my own children during a family road trip. I haven't read Charlotte's Web in years - hearing it again made me laugh and cry just like I did the first time I read it with my Grandmother years ago. It is a wonderful story about living life to the fullest and embracing friendship. I strongly encourage parents to listen along with their children - it is a true gem.
I am not sure who chose a man with a New York gangster accent to read a southern child's story but it sadly ruined the story. My child repeatedly asked why Charlotte sounded so mean. Bad choice audible.
Most delightful! A true classic story of love, friendship and life. With charming characters and a love for life in the form of the animals as seen through the eyes of a young girl.
I'm an adult but this one still tugs in my heart strings. Definitely still a classic in my opinion.
I have always loved this classic. This was my son's first time hearing the story.
Wilbur was my son's favorite character because he was such a great little piggy.
All about personification. A lovely book I highly recommend it. Charlotte is the hero she saved Wilburs life!
A children's book however I am an adult and enjoyed it!
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