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A Christmas story : the book that inspired the hilarious classic film

Author: Jean Shepherd; Dick Cavett; Books on Tape, Inc.
Publisher: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, 2004.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This edition of A Christmas story gathers together in one hilarious volume the gems of autobiographical humor that Jean Shepherd drew upon to create this enduring film. Here is young Ralphie Parker's shocking discovery that his decoder ring is really a device to promote Ovaltine; his mother and father's pitched battle over the fate of a lascivious leg lamp and, most crucially, Ralphie's unstoppable campaign to get  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographical fiction
Humorous fiction
Bildungsromans
Audiobooks
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)56343994
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Shepherd; Dick Cavett; Books on Tape, Inc.
ISBN: 9781415951859 1415951853
OCLC Number: 232149296
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 3:34:19.
Performer(s): Read by Dick Cavett.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 51342 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: Jean Shepherd.

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This edition of A Christmas story gathers together in one hilarious volume the gems of autobiographical humor that Jean Shepherd drew upon to create this enduring film. Here is young Ralphie Parker's shocking discovery that his decoder ring is really a device to promote Ovaltine; his mother and father's pitched battle over the fate of a lascivious leg lamp and, most crucially, Ralphie's unstoppable campaign to get Santa -- or anyone else -- to give him a Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot range model air rifle. Who cares that the whole adult world is telling him, You'll shoot your eye out, kid. The pieces that comprise A Christmas story coalesce in a magical fashion to become an irresistible piece of Americana, quite the equal of the film in its ability to warm the heart and tickle the funny bone. A beloved, bestselling classic of humorous and nostalgic Americana -- the book that inspired the equally classic Yuletide film.

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