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.
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.
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