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A Christmas story

Author: Jean Shepherd; Dick Cavett
Publisher: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : English : Library edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Christmas stories
Autobiographical fiction
Humorous fiction
Bildungsromans
Audiobooks
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Shepherd; Dick Cavett
ISBN: 1415905223 9781415905227
OCLC Number: 56344096
Notes: Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Performer(s): Read by Dick Cavett & full cast.
Description: 3 sound discs (72 min. each) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Duel in the snow, or, Red Ryder nails the Cleveland Street Kid --
The Counterfeit Secret Circle member gets the message, or, The asp strikes again --
My old man and the lascivious special award that heralded the birth of pop art --
Grover Dill and the Tasmanian devil --
The grandstand passion play of Delbert and the Bumpus Hounds.
Responsibility: Jean Shepherd.

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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.

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