Blackstone Audiobooks presents, from the unabridged collection A.A. Milne's Pooh Classics, the 10 stories of Winnie-the-Pooh performed by Peter Dennis. This is the only reading of these immortal stories authorized by A.A. Milne's son, Christopher Robin, who wrote, "Peter Dennis has made himself Pooh's Ambassador Extraordinare and no bear has ever had a more devoted friend. So if you want to meet the real Pooh, the bear I knew, the bear my father wrote about, listen to Peter."
This collection includes the chapters:
In Which We Are Introduced to Winnie-the-Pooh and Some Bees, and the Stories Begin
In Which Pooh Goes Visiting and Gets Into a Tight Place
In Which Pooh and Piglet Go Hunting and Nearly Catch a Woozle
In Which Eeyore Loses a Tail and Pooh Finds One
In Which Piglet Meets a Heffalump
In Which Eeyore Has a Birthday and Gets Two Presents
In Which Kanga and Baby Roo Come to the Forest, and Piglet Has a Bath
In Which Christopher Robin Leads an Expotition to the North Pole
In Which Piglet is Entirely Surrounded by Water
In Which Christopher Robin Gives a Pooh Party, and We Say Goodbye
All the material is unabridged and taken from WINNIE-THE-POOH Copyright 1926 by E.P. Dutton & Co. Inc., Copyright Renewal 1954 by A.A. Milne. All material Copyright under the Berne Convention. Recorded by permission of The Trustees of the Pooh Properties. Illustrations by E.H. Shepard copyright as above and used by permission of the Estate of E.H. Shepard. Color Illustrations ©1991 Dutton Children's Books.
"This program exemplifies the potential quality audio has for complementing text. Soothing music introduces and links the stories and verses. Subtle sounds of nature immerse the listener in Pooh's world and provide a backdrop for Peter Dennis' enchanting performance. Dennis' ability to switch characters and moods allows him to accurately portray the range of characters in the stories. These talents shine prominently....Dennis expresses the multitude of emotions in a childlike tone which is key to the success of the program. All ages will enjoy this marvelous performance of Milne's words." (AudioFile)
"Congratulations on your outstanding contribution to children and their families. The sort of growth your work inspires speaks for emotional, ethical, and character development." (Parents' Choice)
My kids liked it, but my husband and I could not bear it, speaking mainly of when he snorts narrating Piglet. It would be a delightful listen without that!
I'm always looking for that well written gem.
The narrator's voicing for Piglet was excruciating. I cringed every time Piglet had a line. Unlistenable.
Based on the preview, I was looking forward to this - the narrator, Peter Dennis, has a very pleasant voice. Unfortunately, when he comes to the characters, this goes massively agley. Pooh sounds like a stoner. I could cope with that - except every line of Piglet's is concluded by a peculiar little snort. It's extraordinarily annoying.
Peter Dennis takes you by the hand and walks you straight to the heart of the 100 akre woods from which all things Pooh are possible. Walk, don't run with Peter through every scrumptuous word ever written by A.A. Milne about the bear that belongs to everyone, Pooh!
Mother, knitter, reader, lifelong learner, technical writer, former library assistant & hematologist.
This reread of a childhood favorite was a nice return to the Winnie the Pooh stories, as A.A. Milne wrote them and before they were "Disney-fied". The 100 Aker Wood and its inhabitants are well worth visiting, for both children and adults. I personally could have done without the snorting in Piglet's speech, as I just found it irritating and distracting.
Peter Dennis does an excellent job of doing the character voices.
Pooh. I've always loved Pooh.
I used this book as a bedtime story for my four and five year old daughters. The four year old has PDD NOS but loves Pooh and she would stop fighting and listen to it. The chapters are individual stories so you could read it in one sitting but it makes a great chapter read.
I'm so glad I purchased this.
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
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.
This is one of my all time favorite children's classic. It's a well-structured story, with great 3D characters, however, the narrator was too animated. I found his sound effects very distracting. Otherwise, it was enjoyable.
Pooh is a sweet lovable bear who I enjoyed greatly.He is an intriguing character who surprisingly I was not interested in until I was older. I think it is because when you are young you wish to be older so books for that age are what a young child thinks babyish.I thought that way until last summer I read it again and regonized its mirth and joy.Although it seems like a young childrens book I would reccomend it for much older children who will enjoy it. Samantha age 10
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