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)
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!
The story is so warm and sweet. It is timeless story about friendship, humility, dignity, and respect. Each character is so well developed and reflects good and bad ways how we treat each other - in small details to the main story line.
I love Wilbur the pig. He loves life the way it is given to him. He really tries his best in every moment to be best of himself, and of a friend. He does not take anything for granted. The goose and gander characters make me laugh.
Mr. While's reading is absolutely superb. He brings you deep into the scenes. I cannot imagine any better reading. I catch myself trying to imitate his reading when I read the story to my son.
We (my 5.9-yr-old son and I) have read this story 100+ times. We have been going to bed with Audible's recording on every night past three weeks. It never gets old. My son even loves quoting and acting out the story. Good messages are hidden in so many layers of the story and it keeps on giving. This is what a truly great classic story is all about.
I listen to at least two Audible books a month. This was an absolute treat. I do not know how anyone could have read it any better than E.B. White.
I have a 4 year-old girl and an 11 year-old boy who both enjoyed Charlotte's Web. We have listened to it 3xs already this summer, and I have over-heard both children repeating lines from the story! It is great to know they are enjoying the book as much as i did when i was growing up!
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A little sad at the end but such a classic and cute book and the audio version was great as the narrators does a tremendous job and I really like the afterword that followed the book as well. Highly recommended for kids and adults!
My 6 yo (active) boy didn't want to do anything else until he had completed listening to this story. He requested that we listen to it while eating dinner, and then he wanted to listen to it the first thing upon waking the next morning, etc. I heard bits and pieces as I was moving about, completing chores, and its sweetness brought me to tears.
It's wonderful to hear E.B. White read his own work. My kids loved listening to him as much as I did - and picked up on many of the messages of the story. Weeks later, when on the swing, my 5 year old quoted the book "children hold on tighter than you think they do". Love it!
This is a classic tale made all the more enjoyable by the narration of the author himself E.B. White. Enjoyable for adults and children alike.
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