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Where the Red Fern Grows Audiobook

Where the Red Fern Grows

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Publisher's Summary

A loving threesome, Billy and his two dogs ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan has the brawn, Little Ann has the brains, and Billy has the will to make them into the finest hunting team in the valley. Glory and victory were coming to them, but sadness waited too. Soon their skills will be put to the test as they brave the dangers of the wilds for the ultimate glory.

Since its publication over forty years ago, this heartwarming tale of a boy and his dogs has touched millions. A tale of adventure, special friendship and coming-of-age, Where the Red Fern Grows makes for delightful listening. This unabridged production, featuring a moving performance by Anthony Heald, brings this enduring classic to life and makes a powerful story even more unforgettable.

©1961 Woodrow Wilson Rawls; (P)1995 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, an Imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

"This title is an excellent selection for family listening or for anyone desiring an uplifting, but realistic tale." (AudioFile)

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    Shantanu Sharma Washington, DC 12-22-16
    Shantanu Sharma Washington, DC 12-22-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Lovely book exquisitely narrated"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Where the Red Fern Grows to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version yet but I ordered it the moment I finished listening to the audio version. I intend to read it aloud to my son when he is a little older.


    What about Anthony Heald’s performance did you like?

    EVERYTHING! He is by far my favorite narrator and I am now on a quest to listen to other books narrated by him. He really transported me to the Ozarks of the 60s and may even make a dog lover out of me.


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

    The love of Old Dan and Little Ann for Billy


    Any additional comments?

    Please read my review of The Good Earth. I think Anthony Heald is terrific and I cannot wait to another boo narrated by him.

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    E. R. Hyde Houston, Tx 12-15-16
    E. R. Hyde Houston, Tx 12-15-16 Member Since 2012

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    "A wonderful book for the whole family!"

    where the red friend grows is a wonderful book for the whole family it has a great storyline, lots of good life lessons with some faith, hope and love mixed in!

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    S. Leigh Whitaker Ohio 12-05-16
    S. Leigh Whitaker Ohio 12-05-16 Member Since 2013

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    "As beautiful as I had remembered"
    What did you love best about Where the Red Fern Grows?

    This was a favorite of mine when I was a child. My son and I read together (he has high functioning autism, so we have to stop and discuss things often so he understands them better). I went ahead and downloaded this audio book because I knew I wouldn't be able to read it aloud through the end. I'd be sobbing too hard. The book is a classic, and just fabulous. If you don't know the history of how this book came to be published, do go look it up. It is a fascinating story all by itself.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Where the Red Fern Grows?

    My son really liked when Little Ann won a trophy.


    What about Anthony Heald’s performance did you like?

    The narrator did a wonderful job with all the voices and really transports you to the beautiful mountain scenery and the people who live there. He really captured the feelings of the main character and secondary characters. The accents were believable and pleasant to listen to for the most part.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A story of unconditional love


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    CourtneyWNY 12-05-16
    CourtneyWNY 12-05-16

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    "A wonderful read at any age"

    I read this book when I was a young teenager in the early 80's. I vividly remember being unable to continue reading because I couldn't see the book through my tear-filled eyes. This touching and perfectly-written story is just as wonderful, and tearful, in adult years. This story will appeal to both dog-lovers and historical fiction lovers. We see through a little window into Ozark life in the early 1900's. And Anthony Heald again is brilliant in his reading of the story. A definite advantage to this audiobook is being able to continue listening even as tears stream down one's face!

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    Amazon Customer 11-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "bit fast"

    The reading was a bit fast but i could fix that easy with the help of the speed changer from Audible.

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    Robert M Garvin 10-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    It was a good story it was sad but it is now my favorite book

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    disudds SLC, UT 09-27-16
    disudds SLC, UT 09-27-16 Member Since 2012
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    "No wonder it's a classic"

    Where the Red Fern Grows is one of those books you always know you should read but never quite get to. Well, as summer comes to a close, it is the perfect time to enjoy a boy and his dogs. The relationship between Billy and his dogs is classic and while some of the story is simple, and some of it out of tune with current cultural norms, it is a wonderful read.

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    Vicky 09-16-16
    Vicky 09-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great book for all ages sadness and joy and fun"

    it was a great book that teaches if you save it will pay off some day

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    Terry Goodlad 08-22-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Beautiful story"

    Well written classic performed as perfectly as one could wish it to be. I'll be reading this again, and again I think.

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    Kevin Morley 08-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Brought back amazing memories."

    Excellent! A real pleasure listening to one of the best books of my childhood! narration was solid and charismatic, and the story is deep and powerful.

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