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Dandelion Wine

Narrated by: David Aaron Baker
Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (59 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Ray Bradbury's moving recollection of a vanished golden era remains one of his most enchanting novels. Dandelion Wine stands out in the Bradbury literary canon as the author's most deeply personal work, a semi-autobiographical recollection of a magical small-town summer in 1928.

Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole wide world that lies beyond the city limits. It is a pair of brand-new tennis shoes, the first harvest of dandelions for Grandfather's renowned intoxicant, the distant clang of the trolley's bell on a hazy afternoon. It is yesteryear and tomorrow blended into an unforgettable always.

But as young Douglas is about to discover, summer can be more than the repetition of established rituals whose mystical power holds time at bay. It can be a best friend moving away, a human time machine who can transport you back to the Civil War, or a sideshow automaton able to glimpse the bittersweet future. Come and savor Ray Bradbury's priceless distillation of all that is eternal about boyhood and summer.

©1957 Ray Bradbury (P)2017 Recorded Books

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One of my all time favorite books!

Bradbury's timeless tale did not disappoint! Baker's narration really brought the story to life. Highly recommend!

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Beautifully written Beautifully read

Excellent; brilliantly written of someone development from our childhood moving from innocence to awareness. Developing understanding of what adulthood is step by step

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Positively drunk

A book to reach for again and again; one to know by heart. Pass it on. May Ray’s books live forever. A celebration of life; light, dark and grey. Ray had a gift of finding silver-linings.

Narrator: very good, but I would’ve enjoyed it more if the narrator’s voice had been less boyish. I understand why Baker was chosen; I’m just not a fan of nasally tones.

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Bedtime

This will help you sleep and relax. The book takes you back to the time when you were young.

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Incredible

Listen to this book, and take your time with it (don't increase the playback speed). You'll get lost in the world of Greentown, 1928.