Where the Red Fern Grows

  • by Wilson Rawls
  • Narrated by Anthony Heald
  • 6 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A loving threesome, Billy and his two dogs ranged the dark hills and river bottoms of Cherokee country. Old Dan has the brawn, Little Ann has the brains, and Billy has the will to make them into the finest hunting team in the valley. Glory and victory were coming to them, but sadness waited too. Soon their skills will be put to the test as they brave the dangers of the wilds for the ultimate glory.Since its publication over forty years ago, this heartwarming tale of a boy and his dogs has touched millions. A tale of adventure, special friendship and coming-of-age, Where the Red Fern Grows makes for delightful listening. This unabridged production, featuring a moving performance by Anthony Heald, brings this enduring classic to life and makes a powerful story even more unforgettable.


What the Critics Say

"This title is an excellent selection for family listening or for anyone desiring an uplifting, but realistic tale." (AudioFile)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

What a great story!

This book runs the gamut of human emotions. I loved this book when I was younger and really enjoyed visiting it again through an Audio version. I liked the narrator's voice alot. I thought he captured the nuances and feelings in the book perfectly. This is a true classic, one you can enjoy again and again. And yes, I did cry at the end just like the first time. :-)
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- Mary A. "I have been an avid Bibliophile since I learned how to read at 4 years old. I listen to audiobooks every day."

Awesome story - but dont buy for kids under 10!!

Any additional comments?

This is a fantastic story with a great moral and a lot of adventure for boys. BUT, the ending is very sad and one of my 8 year old boys was traumatised. He has been having nightmares and tears and can no longer sleep alone. Unfortunately, the story was so vivid and wonderful that he became so involved and consequently was most upset at the ending. Mine are very well read kids, and not sooks, and I don't think it was worth the trauma. I would definately say wait till your kids are at least 10 (unless they are not remotely imaginative).

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- catherine

Book Details

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