The Neddiad

  • by Daniel Pinkwater
  • Narrated by Daniel Pinkwater
  • 4 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When young Neddie Wentworthstein is accidentally left behind by his family at a train stop in the Wild West, he suddenly finds himself at the center of a whirlwind adventure involving sinister villains and extraordinary new allies - all seeming to revolve around a little jade turtle given to him by a mysterious shaman. Daniel Pinkwater, renowned for making young readers grin and chuckle, creates an imaginative odyssey into 1950s childhood nostalgia in The Neddiad.

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Lots of Chuckles

Think "The Iliad" - The Neddiad is a funny and engaging tale about the journey of a boy and his eccentric family. Entertaining and clever - this was a family favorite of ours this summer (children 7 & 9, girl and boy). We all agreed that Mr. Pinkwater's narration added to the ambience of the story. The audio quality was excellent.
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- Anne Toslosky

I love this book!

What did you love best about The Neddiad?

Everything. The natural flow of the story, dialog, characters - it's brilliant.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Melvin, the shaman. Although, the Fins were quite exceptional as well. And Neddi of course was brilliant.


Which scene was your favorite?

Too many to count.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laugh out loud many times. Just adored it.


Any additional comments?

The author is a brilliant narrator. Excellently done, loved every minute. Wanted it to keep going forever.

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- bill1931

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-22-2007
  • Publisher: Recorded Books