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Author: Ray Bradbury, Nancy Curran Willis Narrator: A Full Cast Publisher: Colonial Radio Theater Format: Audio Theater Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2007 ISBN: 9781455185665
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Ray Bradbury’s endearing, lyrical tale of boyhood and an idyllic Midwestern summer is presented here as a full-cast audio dramatization by The Colonial Theatre on the Air, complete with sound effects and a brilliant music score.

Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole world that lies beyond. For Douglas, summer is a pair of new tennis shoes, the first harvest of dandelions for Grandfather’s renowned intoxicant, the distant clang of the trolley bell on a hazy afternoon. But as young Douglas is about to discover, summer can be more than the repetition of established rituals that hold time at bay. It can be a best friend moving away, a human time machine that can transport you back to the Civil War, or a sideshow automaton able to glimpse the bittersweet future.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “I’ve just played for the second time your production of Dandelion Wine and it’s fabulous.  I’m so very proud of it…This production is simply incredible.”

    Ray Bradbury

  • “The audio production is extravagant, and benefits from some strong performances and an extensive musical score…Dandelion Wine sounds something like a film soundtrack, with multiple layers of voice, effects, ambience and music.”

    Phil Nichols, Bradbury scholar

  • “YAs will relate to Doug’s love of movies, his first crush, and his desire for a brand-new pair of trendy sneakers from the local shop…hauntingly powerful.” 

    Kliatt

  • “I applaud Colonial Radio Theater for opting to produce from Bradbury’s play…[and] for the full-on audio production, which makes this one of the most lively and energetic Bradbury productions for many years.”

    Phil Nichols, Bradbury scholar

  • “[A] tender, openly affectionate story of a young man’s voyage of discovery…those who wish to experience the unique magic of early Bradbury as a prose stylist should find Dandelion Wine most refreshing.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • Winner of theGold Ogle Awardfor best audio productionFantasy

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About the Author

Ray Bradbury (1920–2012), one of the most popular science fiction writers in the world, wrote more than five hundred short stories, novels, plays, and poems. He won many awards, including the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the O. Henry Memorial Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the PEN Center USA West Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2000, he was the recipient of the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

About the Narrator

Calvin Trillin has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 1963. He is the author of thirty books. His nonfiction includes Jackson, 1964; About Alice; and Remembering Denny. His humor writing includes books of political verse, comic novels, books on eating, and children’s poetry. In 2012, he was awarded the Thurber Prize for American Humor for Quite Enough of Calvin Trillin: Forty Years of Funny Stuff. In 2013, he was inducted into the New York Writers Hall of Fame.