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)
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!
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!
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.
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
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.
I would certainly recommend this book to a friend with young children. The stories are sweet and charming, and easy to understand. The accent is not difficult for young children to understand.
The voice of Pooh is adorable and believable. I love the charming phrases he uses.
When Pooh thinks he looks like a dark cloud. It reminds me of how children believe they are the character they dress up to be.
"Just as it should be!"
Naturally, as an American I have Sterling Holloway in my head as Winnie the Pooh and all the other voices as well. However, this rendition is just about perfect. I say just about, because the odd hiccups that Piglet is subject to (I think they are supposed to be grunts) are really quite annoying and distracting. But not enough to remove a star for performance. My son and I enjoyed this very much on a long drive across country....
"Son loves it"
We read Winnie the Pooh with our three year old, and he loves listening to this version of the stories over and over again, and often goes to sleep listening to it. The narration is lovely, not too fast, and the characters voices are easy to tell apart. I find Piglet's voice a bit irritating, but he loves it! Each chapter is separated by some gentle music and easy to navigate too. We're just bought The House at Pooh Corner as well!
The Pooh stories are great stories for both children and adults.
The narrator is perfect for the Pooh stories. It cannot possibly be bettered.
Peter Dennis has done an outstanding job on the narration of these classics. He makes the characters really live, and brings out every ounce of the humour in the stories. Every time I listen to them, I enjoy them even more!
"One of the best"
I'm sure this will be a firm favourite for many generations to come. So glad it is now in audio format.
"Grrrrrrr! when will it end?"
Ex public schoolboys tired of translating Latin script for the fun of it.
No, not ever even if I went deaf and this was offered as a cure.
Disappointment and frustration
10 minutes into a 6 hour journey I was wishing I had not chosen to listen to Winnie the Pooh read by Peter Dennis, I had to pull over and stop 3 times to stop the pompus prattle from monopolising Audible on an ipad, it was impossible to stop! I now understand road rage. There is bound to be someone who enjoys this if it is you get help!
This is seriously awful and the first Audible Audiobook I haven't listened to all the way through.
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