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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (809 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dylan Thomas Narrator: Full Cast Publisher: AudioGO Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2006 ISBN:
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Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog features five popular short stories written by Dylan Thomas and read by celebrated Welsh actors. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Eddie | 1/31/2014

    " It was a kinda slow at times, and sometimes it didn't really keep my attention. The end is really good, but I'm not sure if it is sufficiently good to make up for the slow rest of the book. It's definitely well written, many of the descriptions are really quite beautiful, but overall it was just okay. The style was nice, and if I spent more time thinking about the book and what it was saying I probably would have liked it more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Trey Mccain | 1/31/2014

    " See friendsofatticus.wordpress.com "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rickeclectic | 1/30/2014

    " Amazing writing. It seems to vibrate, its so alive. Funny, tragic, eerie and mostly about just regular everyday life. Short stories and loose threads of thought. I wish he hadn't died so young. I love just about everything he ever wrote, even down to his letters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charlotte | 1/29/2014

    " I could take it or leave it. Wanted to read after Joyce's portrait and liked some of the parallels but wasn't overly taken with it either. Though I could at least follow it better than Joyce! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stuart Estell | 1/22/2014

    " Mostly amusing, occasionally heartbreaking (especially the final story, "One Warm Saturday"), and an interesting complement to the poetry and drama. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 crystal | 1/19/2014

    " I started telling my friend this story from my childhood when I realized I had no memory of the event. It wasn't my childhood at all but Three Peaches. Dylan's stories are so natural and absorbing that they settle in with you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Derek Bridge | 1/19/2014

    " A pre-War Welsh childhood in story form, the prose studded with the kind of linguistic jewels that only a poet can muster. Uneven in their quality, the best are those of early childhood. Get your hands on a copy for the first story, The Peaches, alone. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janice | 1/19/2014

    " Dated. Overblown prose that's hard to stick with. Cider with Rosie gives a much better picture of youth in times gone by. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pete daPixie | 1/12/2014

    " I just love D.T. His short stories are incredibly descriptive and sublime. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erik Graff | 1/10/2014

    " Though a homage to James Joyce's paradigmatic Portrait, Dylan Thomas' autobiographical work here made less of an impression. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 11/28/2013

    " None of these stories is quite so entertaining as the book's title, or its cover art. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jillian | 11/26/2013

    " A little slow at times. The style was nice, but overall it was just okay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric Steere | 11/16/2013

    " witty, hilarious, welsh "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 1.1 | 11/9/2013

    " A great blend of A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and Dubliners makes this a beguiling book. It is more allusion than aping, which makes it all the more interesting, and all the stories are great, the final one especially is a piece of classic greatness. I am impressed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marko | 7/20/2013

    " 39 years is all some people need. Haystacks & unspoiled boydom. A great collection of short stories about the young poet's dog's life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Grant | 4/2/2013

    " very amusing and with pointedness of coming of age. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Yoko | 9/9/2012

    " This is exactly how I'd like to imagine young boys live their lives (stated in a non-creepy way). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 2/10/2012

    " I especially like "One Warm Saturday" and "Who Do You Wish Was With Us" "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 12/11/2010

    " Beautiful use of language "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Moses | 7/1/2010

    " What a re-read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bryce | 12/28/2009

    " last story gets 5 stars, rest get 3. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin Kizer | 12/12/2008

    " Short stories written in that wonderful prose style that makes Dylan Thomas so special. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matthew | 11/11/2008

    " Masturbatory material for readers who really, really like bad writing. This book has little redeeming value. How could such a brilliant poet produce such awful prose? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robin | 10/24/2008

    " Perfect short stories about the author's life in Wales, from boyhood to manhood. Recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 4/6/2008

    " Mmm Dylan Thomas about sums it up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Vincent | 1/26/2008

    " My first read of Dylan Thomas. I must read the rest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wm | 8/30/2007

    " Fabulous poetry. I re-read this on a frequent basis. "

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About the Author
Author Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas (1914–1953) was a Welsh poet best known for his poems “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” and “Fern Hill.” He also wrote many short stories, film scripts, and broadcast stories and did a series of lecture tours in the United States.