Old Yeller

  • by Fred Gipson
  • Narrated by Peter Francis James
  • 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When a novel like Huckleberry Finn or The Yearling comes along, it defies customary adjectives because of the intensity of the response it evokes in the reader. Such a tale is Old Yeller; to listen to this eloquently simply story of a boy and his dog in the Texas hill country is an unforgettable and deeply moving experience.

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What the Critics Say

"There is something special in the telling of this story which makes it more than just a tender account of a boy's love for his dog, and more than a tale of frontier days. It is the combination of excellent writing and the sensitivity to human emotions that places it on a shelf with the classics." (Saturday Review of Literature)
"Exciting and heartwarming indeed. Recommended for adults and teenagers." (Library Journal)

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Beyond Heartbreaking

If a book has an animal in it: Bingo! It's for me! And "Old Yeller" is just as rough 'n' tumble, just as slobbery sweet, just as beautiful as I remember it being.
Yes, it's heartbreaking, but it goes beyond that. It's about friendship, and how tough people used to be; it's about making bonds, and the strength and resilience of the human heart.
If you want a story about a boy and his dog, playing, without a care in the world--this book is not for you.
If you want a story about a boy and his dog, going beyond survival in a tough world, all because of a true and pure love--please, please, give this book a chance.
And if, chances are, you read this as a youngun', treat yourself to another listen: Beauty is timeless, and we never stop growing up...
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- Gillian "SciFi/Fantasy and Classics to History, Adventure and Memoirs to Social Commentary—I love and listen to it all!"

Old Yeller

I love the old children classics. This is my taste. I read "The Tailors Daughter" that was so boring and not my personality. I think I need to stick to the children's books.
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- Karen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-05-2010
  • Publisher: HarperAudio