The narrator was dull and droning. We tried twice to listen to this as a family for 30 mins to an hour each time. Both times parents and child got bored quickly. I can't really judge the story (which I realise is a classic) as we couldn't maintain interest past the narrator. Each character sounded the same and missed the distinct personalities and interest I am sure they could have offered.
No. I see other reviewers like his performances.
I managed to get through Watership Down (a great story!) but I lost my family along the way to the deep drone of Ralph Cosham.
Disappointment. I don't really know what the story would offer with a different reader.
Katherine Kellgren was brilliant in bringing these quirky characters to life.
Not sure, something about interesting / quirky orphaned children perhaps?
We could write a book about that ... She was brilliant!
Yes definitely. It was always a rush to turn it back on when we got into the car.
Thoroughly enjoyed by 2 parents and 7 year old son.
It must be! The voices and reading are wonderfully entertaining.
Clarice of course.
I wouldn't make a film of the book. I'd just listen to this book again.
A perfect family listen. We have loved this and listened multiple times on car journeys. It looks "girlish" but our son has loved it when he was 6, 7 and now 8.
We haven't read the print version. I am sure it would be a good book to read aloud, but I don't think I could match the narrator here!
The dogs all helping each other was lovely. The older puppies pulling the smaller ones in a cart. The nightly howling spreading the news around the dog world.
A great listen on a car trip with our 8 year old son. Old fashioned, sweet natured adventure which I am sure we would happily listen to again (even if our son was not with us!)
A great story while explaining the time and context of South African history. The boxing matches were enthralling.
I haven't listened to Humphrey Bower before but I'd be happy to listen again. I am an Australian living in South Africa, so his voice was very easy for me to listen to! His timing, accents and voices were very good.
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