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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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    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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    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
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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!

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    Jeffrey R. Strickland 06-29-15
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    "Excellent!"

    Excellent for our road trip!

    Great reader, the children were fully engaged and the length was perfect for our trip. Stuart Little is another great story by the same author I would recommend.

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    transmixer Shanghai, China 06-10-15
    transmixer Shanghai, China 06-10-15
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    "like this story"

    How to tell a kid about death? This book is the answer.
    It is a warm story for children, while not hiding the cruel aspects of life, it still feels warm.

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    Rosemary Greenwich, CT, United States 06-03-15
    Rosemary Greenwich, CT, United States 06-03-15 Member Since 2017

    I love the last 150 years of history. Bully Pulpit and the Wilson biography absolute best!

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    "Superb"

    For grown ups and children. Nothing better. And a beautiful reading by EB White. This book should be part of every childhood. It fills a long car ride for adults and youngsters very successfully.

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    Kelly 05-17-15
    Kelly 05-17-15
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    "Wonderful!"

    Rather than take another car trip with my daughter in the back seat with movies and headphones to keep her occupied I decided to try audible. This way we could both participate in the story and I could share some of my favorite children's books. Charlotte's Web was a huge success! She heard the story from a whole new perspective. And just when I thought she wasn't paying attention I would hear a giggle or get a question. Just wonderful!

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    Kathy Claypool 04-24-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Heartwarming and just wonderful! 😍"

    My sister and I are 53 and 57. First time for me, she had read many times---what a wonderful story not to be missed.

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