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Charlotte's Web Audiobook

Charlotte's Web Audiobook

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: Many Audible listeners call this the best audiobook ever recorded. It is not just the timeless story of a girl, a pig, and a spider that makes this a treasure; the story is told by the author, with a raspy New England accent and a casual manner that recalls my best memories of being read to by a favorite grown-up. Warning: you may be an adult now, but that doesn't mean you won't cry as you listen. —Beth Anderson

Publisher's Summary

Since its publication in 1952, Charlotte's Web has become one of America's best-loved children's books. For fifty years, this timeless story of the pig named Wilbur and the wise spider named Charlotte who saved him has continued to warm the hearts of readers everywhere. Now this class, a 1953 Newbery Honor Book, comes to life in a delightful unabridged recording, read lovingly by the author himself.

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

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    David J. Nowaczewski Detroit, MI 08-07-16
    David J. Nowaczewski Detroit, MI 08-07-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Magnificent - a paean to hope"

    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!

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    Hope 06-15-16
    Hope 06-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Charlotte's Web: "

    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.

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    Robin Spath 04-16-16
    Robin Spath 04-16-16 Member Since 2012
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    "One of my favourite books from my childhood"

    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.

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    Heidi DADE CITY, FL, United States 03-26-16
    Heidi DADE CITY, FL, United States 03-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not well thought out"

    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.

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    Mandy Leppard BLOOMFIELD, IN, United States 03-11-16
    Mandy Leppard BLOOMFIELD, IN, United States 03-11-16 Member Since 2016
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    "A classic!"

    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.

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    Terry Root 03-09-16
    Terry Root 03-09-16
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    "Charlotte's web"

    Great book for kids and adults. Buy it, you will like it. Read u t to your kids.

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    Timothy UNIVERSAL CITY, TX, United States 02-06-16
    Timothy UNIVERSAL CITY, TX, United States 02-06-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great read"

    I'm an adult but this one still tugs in my heart strings. Definitely still a classic in my opinion.

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    MamaDink 12-21-15
    MamaDink 12-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great story"
    What did you love best about Charlotte's Web?

    I have always loved this classic. This was my son's first time hearing the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Wilbur was my son's favorite character because he was such a great little piggy.


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    Leland 11-26-15
    Leland 11-26-15
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    "Amazing‼️👍🏼👌🏼"

    I ❤️ this book every time I listen/read it! I ❤️ how the author read it too👍🏼 would recommend if to anyone❗️

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    valia 07-12-15
    valia 07-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting"

    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!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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