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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (20,008 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ray Bradbury Narrator: Stephen Hoye Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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, and 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Bradbury is an authentic original.”

    Time

  • “This tender, openly affectionate story of a young man’s voyage of discovery is certainly more mainstream than exotic…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

  • “Bradbury has emerged as one of this country’s great writers.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brooke | 2/3/2014

    " Makes me feel like a kid again, every time I read it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Scottie | 2/3/2014

    " One of my all time favorite books. One I will read again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Erin | 1/28/2014

    " The book covers one summer in a small town and shows how everything appears to two young brothers, ages 10 and 12. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Karin | 1/24/2014

    " Having associated this writer with far out scifi I have avoided him for a long time,what a lovely surprise this book is.I was able to relate to so many characters and situations,it's like going back in time with the author.Loved this book and may even try more of his writing. "

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