Nothing beats the printed copy of any book but I do recommend the audio version for people that read on the go.
My kids get car sick if they don't look out the window from time to time (it's Karma coming back to get me for all the times I threw up in my dad's car) so we have banned movies in the car. This is a great alternative. It keeps the kids entertained while allowing them to share their attention with the outside environment. Thus reducing the chances of vomit in the car which makes us all happy. It's a win for everyone.
Each of my three kids, ages ranging from 2 to 8 years old, enjoy listening and have their favorite stories. They even request to listen to it while we are home and eating lunch, or coloring, or even cleaning their rooms (which is a very painful ordeal made a little less painful by the distraction of a story).
My five year old loves to listen to The Cat in the Hat and has even memorized portions of it so when we read it at night she can follow along with me and can even recognize words. I believe it has helped her to better understand the concept of sounding out words.
At first I was concerned that some of the performances may be a little too dry to keep my kids entertained but I quickly saw that they were captivated by each narrator. It was fun for me as well to hear familiar actors telling the stories I grew up reading. I would definitely recommend this audiobook to anyone.
Depending on the situation, yes. We enjoy playing it in the car for long car rides and also for my son to fall asleep to some nights when he is too energetic to fall asleep after reading books.
Great to keep a young toddler entertained in ways other than popular radio stations in the car or falling asleep to the television.
The fact that I can cuddle in bed with my little one and listen to, not read, some of my favorite Dr. Seuss books is an awesome way to end our night.
There wasn't just one particular thing that I enjoyed best, I would honestly have to say that all the stories as a whole were pretty amazing (although my daughter would probably say its the sounds in the background along with the music).
Listening to the various narrators brought not only their individual voices (which are extremely different from my own), but it gave my daughter a chance to experience the stories through someone else's viewpoint.
The absolute best thing about these stories is the fact that my daughter enjoys them so much, that she actually asks to listen to them everynight before falling asleep.
Yes, I love Lyric ranting and the lessons teached
Horton, wonderfully na??ve and a jolly goodhart.
Their narration was impeccable to my dutch ears.
I would love to hear more stories.
My grandson likes to listen when we are on the road. It keeps him still in waiting rooms on my Kindle. Delightful. I like it too! He is 13 And I am 58!! Never too old for the cat. (:
yes we would. The calibur of actors they have reading these stories is wonderful and they do Dr. Seuss justice. My son listens to this almost every night.
Horton from Horton hears a who.
Jana P. Grammy of 7 boys, Mom of 3 daughters, 1 son Lover of books & better eye sight.
The stories ae classics, the second they start the kids gather round. Always a hit, always well loved and recieved
Anybody in a position to read this review is likely familiar with the works of Dr. Seuss. Even the lesser-known titles are wonderful, with a wit and charm that shows no lack of respect for kids' intelligence. With that in mind, I'll focus on how these books fared in the journey to audiobook. It is unfortunate that the illustrations couldn't be included, as those are a big part of the storytelling, but that's normal for an audiobook. Most of the readings in this compilation are excellent. Lithgow's, Danson's, Cleese's, and the other readings are well delivered, with a good pace, rhythm, and volume for the job.
The one story that disappointed me was "The Cat in the Hat." Grammer, whom I would have expected to be an outstanding narrator, speeds through the lines in such a way that it's even hard for me, the adult, to keep track of where each line ends and the next begins. His second reading, of "The Cat in the Hat Returns," is much better in this respect, so I suspect it was a creative choice that I personally don't agree with.
To elaborate on the concerns about skipping to a particular book: as with any book here on Audible, this one is broken down into chapters. In this case, each chapter corresponds to a story. Unfortunately, the books are labeled with numbers, rather than titles. If you want to hear "Yertle the Turtle," you either need to know that "Yertle" is chapter six, or scan through the chapters until you find it. If I were going to put these on an iPod and hand it to a kid, I'd prefer that the chapters had titles. Still, these are mostly minor flaws, and I can easily overlook them, given the quality of the stories and the storytelling.
The readings are great...especially John Lithgow and Dustin Hoffman. But as other reviewers have mentioned, you can't skip to a specific book which is frustrating. We could memorize how many seconds into the track each book is, but it would be nicer to have an easier way.