• Because of Winn-Dixie

  • By: Kate DiCamillo
  • Narrated by: Cherry Jones
  • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 01-27-05
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Listening Library
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (703 ratings)

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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.
©2000 Kate DiCamillo (P)2001 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
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Critic Reviews

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Anne on 08-22-10

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Doggy Bird on 12-25-13

Family Favorite

We originally purchased this audiobook on cassette tape when it was first published and my now grownup daughter was a child. We have gone through multiple copies and given it as a gift to all of the children in the family. Most recently my husband and I listened to it together on a car trip and laughed out loud and then were moved to tears (…okay, I was moved to tears, but he did laugh out loud during the funny parts). Not only is this a wonderful story, the narration is among the very best I have heard. Obviously Cherry Jones is a very renowned actress, but many actresses lack the talent to give a book the transcendent quality that she has given this story. I can't believe anyone could listen to it and not be drawn in to listen till it ends. The reading is so moving, and the story is both realistic and yet hopeful. One of our very favorite books and a truly exceptional narration.

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