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Old Yeller Audiobook

Old Yeller

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Publisher's Summary

When a novel like Huckleberry Finn or The Yearling comes along, it defies customary adjectives because of the intensity of the response it evokes in the reader. Such a tale is Old Yeller; to listen to this eloquently simply story of a boy and his dog in the Texas hill country is an unforgettable and deeply moving experience.

©1956 Fred Gipson (P)2009 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"There is something special in the telling of this story which makes it more than just a tender account of a boy's love for his dog, and more than a tale of frontier days. It is the combination of excellent writing and the sensitivity to human emotions that places it on a shelf with the classics." (Saturday Review of Literature)
"Exciting and heartwarming indeed. Recommended for adults and teenagers." (Library Journal)

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    Gillian Austin, TX, United States 01-22-16
    Gillian Austin, TX, United States 01-22-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Beyond Heartbreaking"

    If a book has an animal in it: Bingo! It's for me! And "Old Yeller" is just as rough 'n' tumble, just as slobbery sweet, just as beautiful as I remember it being.
    Yes, it's heartbreaking, but it goes beyond that. It's about friendship, and how tough people used to be; it's about making bonds, and the strength and resilience of the human heart.
    If you want a story about a boy and his dog, playing, without a care in the world--this book is not for you.
    If you want a story about a boy and his dog, going beyond survival in a tough world, all because of a true and pure love--please, please, give this book a chance.
    And if, chances are, you read this as a youngun', treat yourself to another listen: Beauty is timeless, and we never stop growing up...

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    HBuse Mississippi 03-11-13
    HBuse Mississippi 03-11-13
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    "Can't go wrong with a classic!"
    What did you love best about Old Yeller?

    Great story that captured the heart of my son.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Old Yeller was the best character. Although he had no spoken lines, he was the heart of the story. He displayed loyalty, courage and love and even some comic relief and a touch of mischief.


    What does Peter Francis James bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    For a child with dyslexia, the reader adds support as he reads along with the story. My son would not have experienced the story at all without the support of the reader. He would not have had the confidence to read a book of that length without the audio.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    The only thing that kept my son from reading/listening in one sitting was bed time.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Karen San Marcos, CA, United States 04-20-10
    Karen San Marcos, CA, United States 04-20-10
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    "Old Yeller"

    I love the old children classics. This is my taste. I read "The Tailors Daughter" that was so boring and not my personality. I think I need to stick to the children's books.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kid 10-02-17
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    "As good as the movie"

    When I was a wee child I remember see'n the movie Old Yeller, I remember it was a Walt Disney movie and it made me so upset I refused to watch another Walt Disney movie, I didn't either until I became a wee bit older and came to understand that movies were not really real.
    To this day I still get a lump in me throat when old yeller has to be put down, be'n a true animal lover I hate it when any animal, I don't care what kind it may be has to be put down.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    tamela doughty 05-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Worth every penny"

    Worth every penny , I would recommend this audio to anyone. We have listens to it 3 times already

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    Dominick Ricciuti 05-12-17
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    "very sad"

    I love this book but it is sad.
    great book but emotional. I love it a lot.

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    Emilie 04-23-17
    Emilie 04-23-17
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    "classic coming of age story"

    remembered this book from my childhood. listening on a road trip with my kids. narrator has a great voice. expect tears!

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    truthful 04-06-17
    truthful 04-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "great book"

    The book has is great and gives tons of detail😎😂😶😂😶😂😶😉it is super go and I love it

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Cal 03-23-17
    Cal 03-23-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Wow!"

    This is so good. I love it so much. It has a great story. A+.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mgal29 02-28-17
    Mgal29 02-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "So emotional"

    I loved this book it was so emotional get your tissues! I recommend to those who haven't read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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