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Young Jody lives with his ma and pa on a farm in backwoods Florida. Life is hard there: cutting wood, planting fields, hauling water from a distant sinkhole. It is dangerous: wolves and bears roam the night. It’s also lonely for a young boy. One spring day, Jody’s pa kills a deer for meat. When Jody sees her spotted fawn in the brush, he convinces his father they should bring the fawn home. Thus begins a year when deer and boy are never far from each other. But the day will come when Jody must make a terrible choice between his beloved pet and his family’s survival.

The Yearling, published 50 years ago, is an enduring classic which won the Pulitzer Prize. As it follows Jody from childhood to the first steps of adulthood, it has touched the hearts of readers of all ages. Now, with Tom Stechschulte’s warm narration, this moving story will delight an even wider audience.

©1966 Norton Baskin (P)1999 Recorded Books. LLC

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Gorgeous

Wonderful book, good story, some predictable elements, but the "twist" was unexpected. I expected a whole different reason for the "big decision." This was better. Warm, authentic and suitable for all ages, cultures and interests. Narrator very good. Recommended -- in fact, should be required reading for students of the human community. Tolerance, humor, survival, family, fathers and sons.... just great.

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One of the best!

This is a wonderful coming of age tale. A true classic. This is also one of the most beautifully performed audio books I have ever listened to, and I listen to dozens each year. As a literature teacher I played several portions for my students and they sat spellbound. How could they not? Again, truly a remarkable audio book.

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what an amazing narration

while the book is a great classic and enjoyable, the narrator made this audio book, an amazingly enjoyable experience. very impressive and distinctive voice for a large number of characters in the story. it really felt like watching a movie! thank you!

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best dad ever, like God!

Best portrayal of the best dad in the world I've ever read of!!! Excellent reader! Deep, beautiful, sadness all infused with hope.

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The first book ever to make me cry!

A heartwarming and heart-wrenching story of a boy's growing up with his faithful friend beside him. This is a story I will read many times over and share with my children when they get a little older. the narrator was superb and really brought the story to life. I listen to a lot of audio books and I must say this is one of the best I've ever heard! Take the time to listen, I don't think you will be sorry.

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Best and most touching coming-of-age story ever

The characterization, the rural simplicity, simple narrative arc, the friendship with Fodder-Wing, the closeness of the family, the descriptions of the landscape and its wildlife--it's like Huckleberry Finn, Little House on the Prairie, and the parable of the prodigal son all rolled into one.

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Great listen

One of my favorite audio books ever. I felt like I was in the swamp with them, chasing that bear. There were also insightful descriptions of the inner life of quiet people. There’s a reason this book is a classic. It should be on every young person’s list.

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How Did I Miss This as a Child

Beautiful story. Can't believe it took me 60 years to read it. You're never too old for great lit!

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Excellent

Very well done. Narrator did well with dialect and with consistent voicings of the various characters.

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Should be required reading…

…if, indeed, reading is still required, in today’s schools. Not exactly a ‘feel good’ coming of age, but certainly one told with realism, pathos and ultimate triumph. Rawlings certainly had an eye for the region, the time and the people…best of all, told with a conservationist slant no doubt rare in the 1930s. Pulitzer Prize stuff for sure. And five stars.

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A classic, beautifully read.

What a moving tale. So gentle, so engaging. I felt like I was there, I wanted to be there. The narration was first rate and helped this Brit through that old Florida hick speak.