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)
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.
I love listening in the car. It's about the only thing that makes my morning commute tolerable.
Good book and narration. However, there are a lot of background nature sounds that are a bit confusing if you listen in the car, as I do. The biggest shock to me, though, was the utter lack of Tigger who seems to be a Disney creation.
While information sticks better visually, listening to books is better than nothing at all! Thanks Audible.
This was a lovely tale read by a very talented narrator. I was not raised on Winnie the Pooh. Therefore, this was a treat to finally hear the stories.
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
I've always heard this was better understood and enjoyed by older children and adults so I purchased it for my 50-year-old self. I only warmed up to it about halfway through, though, probably because I was finally getting used to Piglet's annoying snort and also getting over my expectation that it would be classic children's lit in the tradition of Wind in the Willows. When I experienced the book as though eavesdropping in on an English father telling fantastical tales to his children, the fun really began. I could imagine the children squirming with delight at ever twist and turn of the story. Once I adjusted my expectations, I discovered it to be a charming book done by an excellent narrator.
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.
I LOVE this book. Everything, that is, except for the Peter Dennis' Piglet voice. He adds a little snorty-hiccup after every line - an effect which, in practice, wages war on the ears and banishes all thoughts of sleep from an otherwise perfect-for-bedtime book.
It's a super shame, as the whimsy of the writing shines through with Peter's performance.
If you can stomach piglet, I envy you.
A favorite of my sons and now my grandson. A well loved story comes to life in this narration . A wonderful way to spend time with a child you love.
Listening to this is like revisiting an old friend. The narration was good and the story is very imaginative.
"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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