The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster audiobook

The Phantom Tollbooth

By Norton Juster
Read by Rainn Wilson , with introduction read by Norton Juster

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Hailed as "a classic. . . . humorous, full of warmth and real invention" (The New Yorker), this beloved story--first published more than fifty ago--introduces readers to Milo and his adventures in the Lands Beyond. For Milo, everything's a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he's got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason! Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it's exciting beyond his wildest dreams. . . . "I read [The Phantom Tollbooth] first when I was ten. I still have the book report I wrote, which began 'This is the best book ever.'" --The New York Times "The Phantom Tollbooth is the closest thing we have to a modern Alice in Wonderland." --The Guardian "The book lingers long after turning the final page. . . . A classic indeed." --Los Angeles Review of Books "You loved the humor and adventure . . . and [now] you'll marvel at [the book's] wit, complexity, and its understanding of how children perceive the passage of time." --Entertainment Weekly

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Summary

Summary

Hailed as "a classic. . . . humorous, full of warmth and real invention" (The New Yorker), this beloved story--first published more than fifty ago--introduces readers to Milo and his adventures in the Lands Beyond.

For Milo, everything's a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he's got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the Island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason! Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it's exciting beyond his wildest dreams. . . .

"I read [The Phantom Tollbooth] first when I was ten. I still have the book report I wrote, which began 'This is the best book ever.'" --The New York Times

"The Phantom Tollbooth is the closest thing we have to a modern Alice in Wonderland." --The Guardian

"The book lingers long after turning the final page. . . . A classic indeed." --Los Angeles Review of Books

"You loved the humor and adventure . . . and [now] you'll marvel at [the book's] wit, complexity, and its understanding of how children perceive the passage of time." --Entertainment Weekly

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A classic... Humorous, full of warmth and real invention. The New Yorker
I read [The Phantom Tollbooth] first when I was 10. I still have the book report I wrote, which began 'This is the best book ever.' Anna Quindlen, The New York Times
“Actor Rainn Wilson displays his vocal talents with an enchanting performance of this imaginative classic children’s novel..With an engaging delivery, Wilson succeeds in captivating listeners. Soothing tones and even pacing aid the flow of the story as Milo and his companions journey on a rescue mission through the Lands Beyond. One can easily imagine a family enjoying the story together at bedtime. This is a thoroughly clever tale enhanced by a gifted narrator.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Norton Juster

Author Bio: Norton Juster

Norton Juster has written numerous children’s books, including The Phantom Tollbooth, The Dot and The Line, and most recently, The Hello, Goodbye Window. Though he loves to write, Mr. Juster’s first passion is architecture, which was the center of his career until his retirement in 1992. He currently lives in Massachusetts with his wife, where he continues to write.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 4.69
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English