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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (710 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel Pinkwater Narrator: Daniel Pinkwater Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Daniel Pinkwater, renowned for making young readers grin and chuckle, creates an imaginative odyssey into 1950s childhood nostalgia in The Neddiad.

When young Neddie Wentworthstein is accidentally left behind by his family at a train stop in the Wild West, he suddenly finds himself at the center of a whirlwind adventure involving sinister villains and extraordinary new allies - all seeming to revolve around a little jade turtle given to him by a mysterious shaman. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Angela | 2/17/2014

    " Okay, normally I'm not wowwed by Daniel Pinkwater but this one struck just the right fun, quirky note to keep me really entertained. Quite good and silly in a sly way. Highly recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Logan | 2/6/2014

    " We listened to this on CD, read by Daniel Pinkwater. I didn't really enjoy his reading, as he often reads too fast and trails off at the ends of sentences. I expected because he was the author, he'd read it with more feeling, but often, it seems like he's hurrying along. He also sounds a bit like he's got a mouth full of marbles. But about the story: Logan really enjoyed the breathless adventure of it all, while I (his mom) enjoyed the details of late 1940's Hollywood. A lot of adventure is crammed in, sometimes seeming a bit over the top, but Pinkwater's imagination is amazing. There are a ghost bellhop, a shaman named Melvin, a car full of alien cops, and many visits to a doughnut shop, not to mention a sacred turtle, a woolly mammoth, and villains named Eucalyptus and Bunyip. It was quite a ride. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by elizabeth | 2/5/2014

    " Pinkwater- that is all. Read it or weep. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mike | 2/5/2014

    " I love Daniel Pinkwater's children's books, particularly the Bad Bears titles (who can't love two blueberry-muffin stealing polar bears called Irving and Muktuk?) so I was intrigued by this novel-length adventure... it didn't disappoint. This is magically realistic urban fantasy told with Pinkwater's trademark oddness and charm. This tale treads some of the same ground as Neil Gaiman's American Gods and even Stephen King's Dark Tower series. Pinkwater's sparse prose perfectly captures our young protagonist's perspective as he explores 1940s Los Angeles, hobnobs with movie stars, ghosts, and a Navajo shaman- and ends up saving the world. There are some very funny moments delivered in classic Pinkwater deadpan style, and lots of clever mythological references- some subtle, some not (a young girl named Yggdrasil? Can't get less subtle than that.) The pacing of story gets a little choppy, and the ending is a bit abrupt- I'll forgive Pinkwater for these minor demerits, as virtually all of the more than 100 other books he's published are much shorter thank this, and he clearly had some issues transitioning to a novel-length tale. I'll be reading the sequel soon. "

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