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Where the Red Fern Grows Audiobook

Where the Red Fern Grows

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.
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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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    Mary A. 11-18-03
    Mary A. 11-18-03 Member Since 2001

    I have been an avid Bibliophile since I learned how to read at 4 years old. I listen to audiobooks every day.

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    "What a great story!"

    This book runs the gamut of human emotions. I loved this book when I was younger and really enjoyed visiting it again through an Audio version. I liked the narrator's voice alot. I thought he captured the nuances and feelings in the book perfectly. This is a true classic, one you can enjoy again and again. And yes, I did cry at the end just like the first time. :-)

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 12-21-03 Member Since 2002
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    "Excellent for children and adults"

    A wonderful and moving story of a boy and his love for the two hunting dogs he raises. The Ozark forests are beautifully remembered and the dangers and challenges that boy, his dogs, and his family face are exciting, and deeply moving. While not for young children, this book will be memorable for both children and adults. The reading is near perfect in pace and tone.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Morrison, TN, USA 04-13-04
    Stephanie Morrison, TN, USA 04-13-04
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    "Where the Red Fern Grows"

    Where The Red Fern Grows is a book that is a classic in my opinion. The first time I read it I was 11 years old and I have read it probably twenty times more since then. It compasses all the emotions that humans are capable of and the true loyal and loving nature of dogs. Big Dan and Little Ann loved each other and Billy more than words can can express. It broke my heart right along with Billy's when his little hounds passed away. Even the intro when he is supposed to be a grown man and taking care of the stray dog tears me up. If humans knew how to be as loving, loyal, and kind as dogs the world would be a wonderful place! Anyone who picks this book up will sure to love it whether you are an animal lover or not. I recommend this book to all ages and genders. It is truly a classic and one you will be sure to read over and over again!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    catherine 11-14-13
    catherine 11-14-13
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    "Awesome story - but dont buy for kids under 10!!"
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    This is a fantastic story with a great moral and a lot of adventure for boys. BUT, the ending is very sad and one of my 8 year old boys was traumatised. He has been having nightmares and tears and can no longer sleep alone. Unfortunately, the story was so vivid and wonderful that he became so involved and consequently was most upset at the ending. Mine are very well read kids, and not sooks, and I don't think it was worth the trauma. I would definately say wait till your kids are at least 10 (unless they are not remotely imaginative).

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Ashley Veazie, ME, United States 02-25-09
    Ashley Veazie, ME, United States 02-25-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic!"

    I loved this book as a child. It was wonderful - beautifully read. I listen to books when I work out at the gym. I think that the people around me must of thought I was crazy - at the end of the book I was on the treadmill and tears were running down my face and my nose was running. Just a wonderful, fabulous book and great reader.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Janet Chantilly, VA, United States 01-28-05
    Janet Chantilly, VA, United States 01-28-05 Member Since 2000
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    "Definately a keeper!"

    I truly, truly enjoyed this listen, beginning to end. The touching story along Anthony Heald reading it made this one of the best books I've heard. I laughed; I cried and was totally entertained the entire listen!! It's a keeper.

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    Jessica Maki 05-03-16 Member Since 2014
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    "A great book to read together with your son"

    My son and I listened to this while following along with the book. The narrator helped make great pictures in our head. We enjoyed it.

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    Victoria Joubert Hendersonville, TN 03-28-16
    Victoria Joubert Hendersonville, TN 03-28-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Wonderful Story"

    I can't read this book enough times. The narrator really captures the emotion of this book. Caution: do not listen while driving!

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    jacqueline campbell 03-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "excelent"

    i have loved this book since i was a child. i never got tired ...nice to find on audio. ..and the performance of the reader was phenomenal very impressive...any dog lover. ..with love this book. ..no offense but the movie was horrible. book is 100% better.

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    K. Foutz Boise, ID USA 01-27-16
    K. Foutz Boise, ID USA 01-27-16 Member Since 2016

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    The book was very sweet. A well written book about a boy and his dogs. Anthony Heald did a great job of narrating.

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