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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,258 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Narrator: Tom Stechschulte Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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No novel better epitomizes the love between a child and a pet than Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings’ Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, The Yearling.

Young Jody lives with his ma and pa on a farm in backwoods Florida. Life is hard there: cutting wood, planting fields, hauling water from a distant sinkhole. It is dangerous: wolves and bears roam the night. It’s also lonely for a young boy. One spring day, Jody’s pa kills a deer for meat. When Jody sees her spotted fawn in the brush, he convinces his father they should bring the fawn home. Thus begins a year when deer and boy are never far from each other. But the day will come when Jody must make a terrible choice between his beloved pet and his family’s survival.

The Yearling, published fifty years ago, is an enduring classic. As it follows Jody from childhood to the first steps of adulthood, it has touched the hearts of readers of all ages. Now, with Tom Stechschulte’s warm narration, this moving story will delight an even wider audience.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Never before has Mrs. Rawlings created a set of characters who are so close and real to the reader, whose intimate life one can share without the taint of unconscious patronage.”

    New York Times

  • Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 1939

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Abigail | 1/21/2014

    " I liked it overall, but the ending was so sad and I think it was maybe a little old for me at the time I read it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Caitlin | 1/18/2014

    " one or two stars. not a very good book. it got way better in the middle then it was terrible in the beginning and end. lost intrest in the end!! anyway... only finished it for summer reading "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carol | 1/18/2014

    " I've read a lot of books but this one remains one of my all-time favourites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Laeroport | 1/9/2014

    " It took me a while to get into, and the dialect made it a little slow for me at times, but I loved this book. And I'm not sure why I had never read it before. "

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About the Author
Author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (1896–1953) is the celebrated American author of The Yearling, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1939.