Charlottes Web Audiobook, by E. B. White Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: E. B. White Narrator: E. B. White, George Plimpton Publisher: Listening Library Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780553754490

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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 classic, a 1953 Newbery Honor book, comes to life in a delightful unabridged recording, read lovingly by the author himself.

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  • “Just about perfect.”

    - Eudora Welty, New York Times bestselling author
  • “Any adult dipping even so much as a toe into the book’s magic is sure at least of dying young, even if he lives to be ninety.”

    - P. L. Travers, author of Mary Poppins
  • “Possibly the greatest children’s book ever written in the English language.”

    - Jane Langton, author of The Transcendental Murder
  • “This family classic, loved and enjoyed now by two generations, celebrates its 50th anniversary with a remastered CD edition. The sound is clearer and perhaps a little more crisp, but E.B. White’s voice is the same—avuncular and with a twang of New England and New York…. He’s reading the story to us, much as a parent would read to a child…White simply shares his story so intimately that adult listeners notice every nuance of his sentences and his exquisite choice of words. For children the story of Wilbur and Charlotte will be sheer delight. Fresh as it was fifty years ago, White’s story still has the power to mesmerize and teach us great lessons of friendship and life. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    - AudioFile


  • A Newbery Honor Book
  • Winner of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award
  • Winner of the Massachusetts Book Award
  • A Horn Book Fanfare Best Book
  • A School Library Journal Top Pick of 100 Chapter Books of All Time
  • A National Education Association Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children selection
  • One of the BBC’s Big Read Poll of the UK’s Best-Loved Books
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Author

E. B. White (1899–1985) was an American author and long-time contributor to the New Yorker. He was the author of more than seventeen books of prose and poetry and coauthor of the English language style guide The Elements of Style but is especially well-known for his beloved children’s classics, Charlotte’s Web, Stuart Little, and The Trumpet of the Swan. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1973. He won numerous other awards and medals, including a special Pulitzer Prize for his body of work in 1978 and the 1971 National Medal for Literature and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, which commended him for making “a substantial and lasting contribution to literature for children.”

About the Narrator

George Plimpton (1927–2003) was the bestselling author and editor of nearly thirty books, as well as the cofounder, publisher, and editor of the Paris Review. He wrote regularly for such magazines as Sports Illustrated and Esquire, and he appeared numerous times in films and on television.