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)
The narrator does an incredible job of bringing each character to life. Piglet is hysterical.
I LOVE POOH BEAR...and all of his friends in Pooh corner. I was thrilled when this popped up on sale and had to have it. And them I heard it....Where was the voice I've known as long as I xxxxan remember and that silly little laugh I love as much as my own child's? And what was that strange and terrible noise every time Piglet spoke? Could it be the Hippolumpf??? Noo0oo0oo0! Piglet...Pooh....what has happened to you? ??
Yes, I am quite aware that many believe this narrative performance to be superior to the "American" voices most of us are used to. I actually thought I would not only quickly get used to this narrator's character voices but grow to prefer them. I was very, very wrong.
I loved these stories as a child and got them for my grandchildren. I'm not sure they enjoyed them as much, but it was a nice memory for me.
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.
Peter Dennis should not be narrating Winne-the-pooh. Every single time Piglet says a sentence, it is followed by this annoying pig snort. EVERY TIME, people.
Stop the annoying snorting every time Piglet speaks.
Disney already did this beautifully.
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