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.
Being able to listen to it.
Not being able to listen to book.
Be able to listen on windows phone.
I bought this for my grandson. I listened to the first story and was very disturbed that pictures are not included. I doubt that I will even show it to him on the iPad.