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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (588 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert McCloskey Narrator: John McDonough Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2016 ISBN: 9781470356354
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Centerburg is a small town somewhere in Middle America, but there is nothing ordinary about it. Something unusual is always going on. And you can be sure Homer Price is in the center of things, putting them right with his own brand of common sense. There’s the time Uncle Hercules takes the Gravitty-Bitties challenge. He almost retires from his famous storytelling then and there except for Homer’s quick thinking. And when Dulcy plants some valuable seeds he has just inherited, he puts the whole town—maybe even the whole country—at risk. But Homer’s ingenious solution saves the day.

With this collection of hilarious tales, award-winning author Robert McCloskey takes an affectionate look at life in small-town America. Homer Price, a young man fazed by nothing, comes colorfully to life with John McDonough’s animated performance.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lydia | 11/5/2013

    " Adorably Funny, the tall-tale type that's almost believable! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 11/4/2013

    " This is the essence of homespun humor. Grandpa Hercules' stories are hilarious, as is the way they confound his listeners' sense of credulity. I don't wanna overthink it but this book is as good as any exploration of the way that stories can be true whether or not they really happened that way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 10/7/2013

    " I realised that I had never actually read this one before. Oh, what I missed out on!! Love it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carol Hardesty | 9/9/2013

    " Not as good as "Homer Price", but then again, that's the case with a lot of sequels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 8/1/2013

    " We love Homer Price. This is just good storytelling, relaxed, full of tangents, and a bit exaggerated. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Le-li Hollins | 7/30/2013

    " A pretty ok book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 6/13/2013

    " These are wonderful, funny stories of American life. Paul and I enjoyed reading them together. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lydia | 5/28/2013

    " more classics "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann aka Iftcan | 5/8/2013

    " More of the weird and funny adventures of HOmer Price and the small town of Canterburg. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy Duke | 4/27/2013

    " Something I read as a child and wanted to re-read for summer's sake. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julie | 4/14/2013

    " I don't think we've ever successfully made it through this book. It's such a snorefest that Homer himself is sleeping on the cover. Such a disappointment after the wonder and magical storytelling in "Homer Price." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellie (a.k.a. QE3) | 4/8/2013

    " Ah.....I love these stories. :) The only reason I didn't give this book five stars was the last story, which I always found a bit sinister as a younger kid. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 3/25/2013

    " This is a continuation of his Homer Price which I loved as a child. Love the Tall Tales the grandfather tells. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 3/8/2013

    " Reading this one with Joe. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/6/2013

    " I found this book in a library sale was was thrilled- I hadn't read the original book in years, but these charming tales are almost as good as the original. Great to visit familiar characters, but try to read "Homer Price" first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 1/30/2013

    " More fun from Robert McCloskey. The characters are all really big and left us rolling with laughter. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 1/29/2013

    " I gave these stories 3 to 4 stars--depending on thee story "

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About the Author
Author Robert McCloskey

Robert McCloskey (1914–2003) wrote and illustrated some of the most honored and enduring children’s books ever published. He grew up in Hamilton, Ohio, and spent time in Boston, New York, and ultimately Maine, where he and his wife raised their two daughters. The first ever two-time Caldecott Medal winner, for Make Way for Ducklings and Time of Wonder, McCloskey was also awarded Caldecott Honors for Blueberries for Sal, One Morning in Maine, and Journey Cake, Ho! by Ruth Sawyer. He was declared a Living Legend by the Library of Congress in 2000. You can see some of his best-loved characters immortalized as statues in Boston’s Public Garden and Lentil Park in Hamilton, Ohio.

About the Narrator

John McDonough, one of AudioFile magazine’s Golden Voices, has narrated dozens of audiobooks, and won eleven Earphones Awards. He is known for his narrations of children’s books, including Robert McCloskey’s Centerburg Tales and Albert Marrin’s Commander-in-Chief Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Outside of his audiobook work, he has starred in a revival of Captain Kangaroo on the Fox Network.