Green Town

4 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 2,845 ratings

Dandelion Wine 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 Bradbury's priceless distillation of all that is eternal about boyhood and summer.

©1957 Ray Bradbury, renewed 1985 by Ray Bradbury (P)2010 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Dandelion Wine

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Stephen Hoye
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 99

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Does not translate well into an audible book

    • By Christopher on 07-02-12

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 2

    • Something Wicked This Way Comes

    • By: Ray Bradbury
    • Narrated by: Christian Rummel
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,729
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,524
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,531

    A carnival rolls in sometime after the midnight hour on a chill Midwestern October eve, ushering in Halloween a week before its time. A calliope's shrill siren song beckons to all with a seductive promise of dreams and youth regained. In this season of dying, Cooger & Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois, to destroy every life touched by its strange and sinister mystery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun, Frightfully Fun

    • By Andre on 10-23-15

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

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  • Book 4

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