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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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    Tina Buster Los Angeles, CA USA 11-27-13
    Tina Buster Los Angeles, CA USA 11-27-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Great book, mediocre performance"

    CHARLOTTE'S WEB is the first book I ever loved, and it remains my favorite book over 40 years later. However, E. B. White's narration was not appealing to me. I gave up on it after only a few minutes.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jami Manhattan Beach, ca, United States 07-03-12
    Jami Manhattan Beach, ca, United States 07-03-12
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    "Difficult to use in the classroom."
    What disappointed you about Charlotte's Web?

    The story is great! The way the file is set up is terrible. It was difficult to use in the classroom with small groups. The recording is not broken out into to chapters, so I had to fast forward and rewind to figure out where each group had left off. It wasted a lot of time. Very disappointing!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is great! The characters are wonderful and the children really enjoy the book.


    Have you listened to any of E.B. White and George Plimpton ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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    What character would you cut from Charlotte's Web?

    none


    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Rita Greensboro, MD, Virgin Islands, U.S. 12-18-07
    Rita Greensboro, MD, Virgin Islands, U.S. 12-18-07 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book"

    E.B. White's voice may take some getting used to, but it is worth it. My children and I listened to this book over and over again. It is a great book and IMHO, well read!
    Don't miss this classic!




    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Bookini 03-07-04
    Bookini 03-07-04
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    "Good reading of a great book"

    Good reading of a great book. My 6 year old son loved it. We listened to it in the car and it entertained the adults as well.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Laura gronski 06-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Charlottes web"

    I love this book so much. You should write about a book 2 for charlottes web.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Justin Mclaughlin Brookline MA 05-31-17
    Justin Mclaughlin Brookline MA 05-31-17
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    "Charlotte's Web Review"

    Charlotte's Web is a wonderful book!!!
    This book is great for all ages!
    The story is 10 out of 10 stars.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    jennifer 04-07-17
    jennifer 04-07-17
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    I loved the book that you just read me!
    I hope that I could read great books like this. But I won't read any more books from Audible, unless you give me free books, for NO cost at all. Make sure that they are kids books, for my daughter. And make sure that their Beverly Clearly. Please.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    AnnaJane 03-13-17
    AnnaJane 03-13-17
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    "A warm wind of life and death"

    To tell you the truth, I am also trembling with joy when finished reading and listening this story of heartwarming rescue and innocent friendship. As always, Charlotte will be watching Wilbur as long as she lives in heaven!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kathleen United States 03-11-17
    Kathleen United States 03-11-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Still my favorite"

    Charlotte's Web was my favorite childhood book. I could not have known E.B. White's fame and expertise as a writer. I only knew that I loved the story, the setting, the characters, and most especially, Charlotte.

    It is a blissful treat to listen to the author read this book. I thrilled to hear the pages turn, and loved his rendition of the animal voices.

    The afterward was a pleasant surprise, providing additional insight to the story that I will always treasure.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    David 12-18-16
    David 12-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Sweet milestone!"

    We finally finished it! I just loved sharing this story of friendship and compassion with my daughter!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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