While the performances by the readers here are great, the incidental background music which sounds like it's all produced by a cheap and nasty 80's synthesiser ruined almost every story. The Lorax was rendered quite unlistenable. Such a shame!
This was an enjoyable listen for my kids and I on a recent road trip. It kept them entertained and interested and preserved my own sanity.
Besides reading the stories, on and off, through my life.Having these Dr.Seuss stories, read to me + my family, by some of my favorite stars. What a bonus !!!
The Cat in the Hat; Horton hears a Who; Grinch who stole Christmas; + The Lorax, to name just a few !
They bring these tales to life."The Cat in the Hat" read by Kelsey Grammer•
"Horton Hears a Who" read by Dustin Hoffman• "
How the Grinch Stole Christmas" read by Walter Matthau•
"Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?" read by John Cleese•
"The Lorax" read by Ted Danson•
"Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories", "Gertrude Mc Fuzz", and "The Big Brag" read by John Lithgow•
"Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose" read by Mercedes McCambridge•
"Horton Hatches the Egg" read by Billy Crystal•
"The Cat in the Hat Comes Back" read by Kelsey Grammer
No way. Each story was one per night, different way of doing story time.
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Yes, how can you not?
The funny voices.
No, but this is a great book for young and old children alike.
This is a great classic.
I didn't think Dr. Suess could be made better, this audio did just that!
This was a compilation of favorite stories, so there was something for everyone. Each story was read by a different celebrity. Dustin Hoffman reads Horton Hears a Who, etc.
I can't choose, I really can't. Although, How the Grinch Stole XMas is my favorite story, of all time!!
No, dole it out slowly. Listen to a couple of stories at a time, and enjoy.
There is some distracting music in the background that takes away from the story. This book would have been better if it was accompanied by pictures from the books. No pictures and the mismatched music take away from the value and limits the applicable age ranges.
Book is read a little too fast for younger children. It seems this selection and those chosen to narrate it was for adults to recognize? The Dr. Seuss app books has narrators that seem to read a bit slower for children to grasp.
I really enjoyed some of the readings, but I believe they were read too quickly for children who may be learning how to speak. I really think the music accompanying the stories helps to immerse folks in the fun.
I wanted to comment on some folks finding the "Audible version" of this recording and perhaps mixing it up with the "Kindle Fire App", which is a series of 3 or 4 books set up as an actual application. 1) To play the application, you must make sure you are purchasing from the App Store on Amazon.com. The App allows you to read through the book itself, where people can click on the words or pictures to hear the sounds repeated. The stories in the book can also be read to you or you can read them at your own pace. The App would be located in your "Apps" section of your Kindle Fire. 2) The Audible version is a larger selection of stories with only the narration and no pictures or pages to view. It's a different item from the Dr. Seuss book apps. However! To listen to the Audible version on your Kindle Fire, make sure you have the Audible.com Application, (should be free) - which connects to "Audible" and downloads the recorded book from this website. Then, if you select the Audible App on your Kindle Fire, you will be able to listen to your purchase. _____ We have both types at the house, so when I saw some folks commenting that they were unable to listen to the Audible version, I wanted to help! :) I also wanted to try to point the way to the amazon.com application for the Dr. Seuss book as an app for Kindle Fire.
Avid reader/listener of romance, action, thrillers, and spy novels.
My boys (aged 2 and 5) love this book. The characterizations that the different actors give make them want to listen to it over and over. They love listening to it while they are playing, laying down, and in the car. They've got some of it memorized because of the actors. They love it.
The boys loved everything.
The different voices, the rhymning, pretty much everything.