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Young Jody lives with his ma and pa on a farm in backwoods Florida. Life is hard there: cutting wood, planting fields, hauling water from a distant sinkhole. It is dangerous: wolves and bears roam the night. It’s also lonely for a young boy. One spring day, Jody’s pa kills a deer for meat. When Jody sees her spotted fawn in the brush, he convinces his father they should bring the fawn home. Thus begins a year when deer and boy are never far from each other. But the day will come when Jody must make a terrible choice between his beloved pet and his family’s survival.

The Yearling, published 50 years ago, is an enduring classic which won the Pulitzer Prize. As it follows Jody from childhood to the first steps of adulthood, it has touched the hearts of readers of all ages. Now, with Tom Stechschulte’s warm narration, this moving story will delight an even wider audience.

©1966 Norton Baskin (P)1999 Recorded Books. LLC

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Gorgeous

Wonderful book, good story, some predictable elements, but the "twist" was unexpected. I expected a whole different reason for the "big decision." This was better. Warm, authentic and suitable for all ages, cultures and interests. Narrator very good. Recommended -- in fact, should be required reading for students of the human community. Tolerance, humor, survival, family, fathers and sons.... just great.

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The first book ever to make me cry!

A heartwarming and heart-wrenching story of a boy's growing up with his faithful friend beside him. This is a story I will read many times over and share with my children when they get a little older. the narrator was superb and really brought the story to life. I listen to a lot of audio books and I must say this is one of the best I've ever heard! Take the time to listen, I don't think you will be sorry.

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Beautiful book.

I can see why it won the Pulitzer Prize. It makes me want to visit Florida.

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Great Book

very enjoyable. I loved the discriptions of old FL and the characters in this book.

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A must-read (and listen) classic

After multiple readings, as well as seeing the Gregory Peck film and (God I'm old) the made-for-TV version, I thought there was nothing left for me to experience with "The Yearling." I was wrong. The book is one of those rare classics that lives up to its reputation: story, locale, characters all perfectly. But Tom Stechshulter's narration takes it to the next level. An audiobook not to be missed.

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Wonderful story about growing up

A great novel. I really enjoyed the narration and the the over all story. I’d listen to this again for sure.

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Great

A great book. Tom brings the book to life! you should read this! great read

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Best and most touching coming-of-age story ever

The characterization, the rural simplicity, simple narrative arc, the friendship with Fodder-Wing, the closeness of the family, the descriptions of the landscape and its wildlife--it's like Huckleberry Finn, Little House on the Prairie, and the parable of the prodigal son all rolled into one.

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A true classic

This book is on everyones list of the most important "Florida Books". After listening to it, I understand why it has so many devoted fans. Everything about this book is a wonder: the characters, the narrative and dialog, the depiction of old Florida, and the story telling! I recommend it highly.

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Classic

I forgot how great this book was. Awesome reading as well. Great use of different voices

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