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The Phantom Tollbooth

Auteur(s): Norton Juster
Narrateur(s): Rainn Wilson, Norton Juster
Durée: 4 h et 41 min
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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 50 years 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 10. 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)

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Ce que les critiques disent

"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)
 

"A classic... Humorous, full of warmth and real invention." (The New Yorker

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  • Amy B
  • 2019-03-20

Worth the author intro alone!

This totally fed my inner children’s literature nerd! I often read along in my old paperback version to keep up with all the innuendo and tongue-in-cheek goodies!

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  • J. T. Dimino
  • 2019-03-20

A Favorite

This has long been one of my favorite book of all time, and I'm so happy it's now available as an audiobook, and of one great quality at that!

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  • ninewest57th
  • 2019-03-21

Brought back great childhood memories

This audio book is awesome. Fantastic performance of a great book from my childhood. I couldn't stop and ended up finishing the book in one sitting.

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  • Mark Alvarado
  • Fresno, CA USA
  • 2019-04-08

Travaele into the Lands Beyond with Milo

This book is kind of a modern-day Version of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, only the main character goes into the lands beyond by means of a mysterious turnpike tollbooth. Take a trip with Milo as his boring life becomes an exciting adventure when he rides along the roads in the land of Expectations.. Accompanied by Tock the watchdog and the Humbug, they meet King Azaz and the Mathemagician who have to agree on disagreeing with each other in order for Milo to go on a quest to rescue the princesses, Rhyme and Reason.

This classic book not only takes you beyond your wildest imagination, but it also shows that sometimes you can make the impossible seem possible by sticking with your task the way Milo did. Don’t forget to check out the movie version of this book starring Butch Patrick. Just don’t get yourself caught in the Dull Drums.

Also recommended: Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass

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  • Liz Shepard
  • 2019-03-31

My childhood favorite comes to life!

I absolutely loved this. Terrific inflection and fun throughout. I love that I can ride with Tock and Milo any time.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-06-15

Forgotten just how awesome this is!

I remember reading this book growing up, but I had forgotten just how fantastic the adventure was, a tale for both kids and adults. This performance was thoroughly entertaining and well done, a perfect rendition of the story and its many characters. We all can, and should, take lessons from Milo and crew. Highly recommended: entertaining, smart, funny, and applicable to today’s world.

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  • J. Grablowski
  • Detroit, MI USA
  • 2019-06-14

Dwight Schrute gives psychedelic life lessons...

One of the greatest works In children’s literature, as well as literature in general. Just as an enjoyable as an adult. Rainn Wilson is sublime.

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  • Orange Monkey
  • CA, USA
  • 2019-06-07

A GIFT TO THE WORLD - FOR ANY AGE

Don't ask me how, but I had never heard about this book when I stumbled across it, since then it pops up everywhere.
If you're like me and have missed it:
Honestly, this is one of the top 10 books you absolutely do not want to miss in a lifetime.

I got the hard copy for my 8-year old, before I had had a chance to take a look at it. Handed it to her, and said that the reviews were really good. She got absorbed, and while reading, kept calling out; "This book is amazing!"

The other day, I turned on the audiobook in the car on our way home from school, and it IS an amazing listen/read.
I pulled out her hardcopy, and started making notes in the book as I was reading and savoring the concepts communicated, and the play with words.

You WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS ONE.
An absolute gift to the world.

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  • Eli & Samantha Askin
  • 2019-06-02

Wonderful

I first read this story in the 4th or 5th grade and have since read it to my own children. I feel as though the gentleman who performed this story did a wonderful job! My family and I will most definitely be listening to this again in the near future.

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  • Shannon Dee
  • Augusta, GA USA
  • 2019-05-30

A Fantastic Revisiting of an old favorite

This was my favorite book when I was younger. Probably still is really. I was really excited when I saw it being released on Audible as I have read it to my oldest son and now that I have a new little one I can't wait to be able to play this for him to listen to as well. I really enjoyed Rainn's characterizations and enthusiasm for the story it just made it that much better!