Because of Winn-Dixie

  • by Kate DiCamillo
  • Narrated by Cherry Jones
  • 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When 10-year-old India Opal Buloni moves to Naomi, Florida, with her preacher father, she doesn't know what to expect. She is lonely at first, that is until she meets Winn-Dixie, a stray dog who helps her make some unusual friends. Because of Winn-Dixie, Opal begins to let go of some of her sadness and finds she has a whole lot to be thankful for. A 2001 Newbery Medal Honor Book and now a major motion picture from Twentieth Century Fox.


What the Critics Say

Newbery Honor Book, 2001
Book Sense Book of the Year Award Winner, Children's Literature, 2001
"Tony Award-winning actress Cherry Jones delivers a superb first-person narration that brings the charming 10-year-old daughter of the Open Arms Baptist Church preacher to life....A stellar audio interpretation of a Newbery Honor book!" (AudioFile)
"DiCamillo's debut novel, a 2001 Newbery Honor Book, percolates with heartfelt emotion and eccentric Southern color as superbly performed by Tony Award-winning actress Jones....This is a top-notch treatment of an award-winning tale." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Heart Warming Book

"Because of Winn-Dixie" is a heart warming book that leaves a wonderful feeling in your heart for a long time. The reader does an excellent job in bringing the characters to life to the point where you are able to relate to them in one way or another. I strongly recommend this book to readers of all ages.
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- D. M.

This one rocks!

What can you say about Cherry Jones? She is a fantastic narrator for this story. This is one of those books for which hearing it narrated is far better than reading the text yourself. Your kids will love this.
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- Anne

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-27-2005
  • Publisher: Listening Library