Winnie the Pooh will never rate less than 5 stars in any universe that I inhabit, but Peter Dennis just had him all wrong. Christopher Robin can say what he will, but Sterling Holloway will always be Pooh in my universes.
I love listening in the car. It's about the only thing that makes my morning commute tolerable.
Good book and narration. However, there are a lot of background nature sounds that are a bit confusing if you listen in the car, as I do. The biggest shock to me, though, was the utter lack of Tigger who seems to be a Disney creation.
Fiction Fan with "self-help" tendencies
This was a lovely tale read by a very talented narrator. I was not raised on Winnie the Pooh. Therefore, this was a treat to finally hear the stories.
Some narrators have a delightful voice to listen to when they have in British or Australian accent and others are just very very annoying. The snorting by piglet was super super annoying
I've always heard this was better understood and enjoyed by older children and adults so I purchased it for my 50-year-old self. I only warmed up to it about halfway through, though, probably because I was finally getting used to Piglet's annoying snort and also getting over my expectation that it would be classic children's lit in the tradition of Wind in the Willows. When I experienced the book as though eavesdropping in on an English father telling fantastical tales to his children, the fun really began. I could imagine the children squirming with delight at ever twist and turn of the story. Once I adjusted my expectations, I discovered it to be a charming book done by an excellent narrator.
A bookworm since a child. Love audible books.
This book is a charming story, but it would have been better if there was not snorting when piglet was read. The snorting really was annoying and distracted from the story. Peter Dennis has a nice voice, but an annoying snort.
Peter Rabbit. A charming children's story with animals as characters.
No snorting with piglet.
Not really. Though I enjoyed parts of the book, I could not get past the snorting when piglet talked.
I am wondering if children would enjoy the snorting. It is possible. I guess I am too old to favor it.
I LOVE this book. Everything, that is, except for the Peter Dennis' Piglet voice. He adds a little snorty-hiccup after every line - an effect which, in practice, wages war on the ears and banishes all thoughts of sleep from an otherwise perfect-for-bedtime book.
It's a super shame, as the whimsy of the writing shines through with Peter's performance.
If you can stomach piglet, I envy you.
A favorite of my sons and now my grandson. A well loved story comes to life in this narration . A wonderful way to spend time with a child you love.
Listening to this is like revisiting an old friend. The narration was good and the story is very imaginative.