Winner of the Gold Ogle Award for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Audio Production Ray Bradbury's endearing, lyrical tale of boyhood and an idyllic Midwestern summer *is presented here as a full-cast audio dramatization by The Colonial Theatre on the Air, complete with sound effects and a brilliant... show more
Winner of the Gold Ogle Award for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Audio Production Ray Bradbury's endearing, lyrical tale of boyhood and an idyllic Midwestern summer *is presented here as a full-cast audio dramatization by The Colonial Theatre on the Air, complete with sound effects and a brilliant music score. Twelve-year-old Douglas Spaulding knows Green Town, Illinois, is as vast and deep as the whole world that lies beyond. For Douglas, summer is a pair of new tennis shoes, the first harvest of dandelions for Grandfather's renowned intoxicant, the distant clang of the trolley bell on a hazy afternoon. But as young Douglas is about to discover, summer can be more than the repetition of established rituals that hold time at bay. It can be a best friend moving away, a human time machine that can transport you back to the Civil War, or a sideshow automaton able to glimpse the bittersweet future.
Publish date: January 1st 2007
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Edition language: English
Series: Green Town
Once I realized there wasn't going to be a plot, but instead a loosely connected set of vignettes about boys coming of age, I relaxed and enjoyed DANDELION WINE. I marked several pages that I wanted to quote in my review, but now find myself thinking that reviewing it is going to take some of the m...
The writing style is beautiful and evocative, but somewhat rambling and lacks a solid plot. This novel is something of a intimate memoir of a small boy's life growing up in a small American town. Personally, I didn't enjoy the book all that much - I found it tedious. There were grand moments, but...
*pleased sigh* So gorgeous. Dandelion Wine is a beautiful, whimsical love letter to those memories of summer that are so vivid, so powerful, we can feel the baking sun, the weight and smell of the air, the joy and lassitude when we recall them. It goes from one episode to the next fluidly and wi...
Taking a break from his usual fare of jet cars and martians, Ray Bradbury turns his sights to a setting more alien to us than any red planet or dystopic future: middle class America in the 1928. Such "in the days of yore" fare is almost everywhere now, from TV to books to political speeches, and it ...
While no one can top Stephen King (for me), Ray Bradbury is certainly my second favorite author. His writing is so precise — he says neither too much nor too little — with nary a word out of place. He evokes emotions buried deep within me, every damn time. Dandelion Wine is magical realism mixed w...
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