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The Twenty-One Balloons

By: William Pene du Bois
Narrated by: Hal Hollings
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Summary

Professor William Waterman Sherman intends to fly across the Pacific Ocean. But through a twist of fate, he lands on Krakatoa, and discovers a world of unimaginable wealth, eccentric inhabitants, and incredible balloon inventions. Winner of the 1948 Newbery Medal.

©1947 William Pene du Bois (P)2018 Listening Library

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this book should be a movie... period. best seller

this book should be a movie... period. best seller vibes.... has the makings of a classic

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  • 16-04-21

Wonderful!

What a fun story, and so wonderfully told! Kids and adults alike will find this story entertaining!

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  • Elisabeth Ensor
  • 27-11-22

So delightful

This story starts a little slow but then picks up with interest and curiosity! It’s Around the World in 80 days meets Swiss Family Robinson, what a fun adventure. Great for a family road trip :)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-10-21

This was good

This was a good book. READ IT! Today! Right now! Go! Read it! Now!

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  • Katherine
  • 09-08-21

Good story

Pretty good storyline, good narrator(best one I have ever heard!) Had to listen all in one day for school. Definitely a classic!

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  • Greenleaf
  • 19-01-21

Better than I thought it would be

This book was very engaging. I thought it might be boring and that my children wouldn't like it. That was certainly not the case. It kept us entertained on our 4 hour car ride home and had us guessing to the end of how things would turn out.

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  • Derek Lawrence
  • 24-08-20

21 stars for 21 balloons!

I was read this story in elementary school years ago. Now, decades later, I have enjoyed the audible version just as much if not more.

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  • Kim Robison
  • 01-07-20

An Uplifting Read

Teacher seeks an escape from school and discovers a land of plenty, all thanks to Twenty-One Balloons.

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  • Martha S.
  • 17-04-20

Greatest book of all times

This was an awesome book
You should read it to your kids a great one to listen to
There’s nothing I disliked about this book
And the narrator is amazing

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  • SuperstarMcFancypants
  • 08-09-19

a wonderful production of a fantastic book that wa

narration is amazing, and the voices given to each character are distinctive and wonderful. The narration is very talented and worth listening to, and I hope this narrator has many more books that I can enjoy