Charlotte's Web

  • by E.B. White
  • Narrated by E.B. White, George Plimpton
  • 3 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Since its publication in 1952, Charlotte's Web has become one of America's best-loved children's books. For fifty years, this timeless story of the pig named Wilbur and the wise spider named Charlotte who saved him has continued to warm the hearts of readers everywhere. Now this class, a 1953 Newbery Honor Book, comes to life in a delightful unabridged recording, read lovingly by the author himself.Also included is a retrospective essay by noted scholar Peter F. Neumeyer, read by George Plimpton, that gives an additional overview of the development and publication of the novel and its creators.
The Charlotte's Web 50th Anniversary Retrospective Edition is a keepsake that listeners of all ages will cherish.

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Audible Editor Reviews

Why we think it's Essential: Many Audible listeners call this the best audiobook ever recorded. It is not just the timeless story of a girl, a pig, and a spider that makes this a treasure; the story is told by the author, with a raspy New England accent and a casual manner that recalls my best memories of being read to by a favorite grown-up. Warning: you may be an adult now, but that doesn't mean you won't cry as you listen. —Beth Anderson

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What the Critics Say

"The book has liveliness and felicity, tenderness and unexpectedness, grace and humor and praise of life...that only the most highly imaginative stories seem to grow." (Eudora Welty, The New York Times Book Review)
"White simply shares his story so intimately that adult listeners notice every nuance...For children the story of Wilbur and Charlotte will be sheer delight...White's story still has the power to mesmerize and teach us great lessons of friendship and life." (AudioFile)

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Still my favorite audiobook. Not only is it a delight for children but for adults as well. What makes it incomparable is E.B. White's narration.
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- Richard

Beautiful From Beginning to End

NOTHING IS LESS THAN NOTHING. IF SOMETHING WAS LESS THAN NOTHING, THAN NOTHING WOULD BE SOMETHING.
No matter your age, you will love this. It is beautifully and intellectually written. I particularly love the courteous characters and how well they talked to each other. I also like how White never talks down to his audience. This book gets an A+ from me.

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- Jim "The Impatient" "My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-24-2003
  • Publisher: Listening Library