©2010 Betty G. Birney; (P)2010 Penguin Audiobooks
No offense to William Dufris, but my kids and I listed to the Humphrey books 1-4, and we really got used to the narration by Hal Hollings. We listen to these stories in the car, and they never fail to engage and give us a laugh.
My kids basically wrinkled their noses when starting to listen to this book's narration. We'll have to get used to it, though, because it looks like Betty chose this narrator for all the other Humphrey books. Oh well! Maybe his voices for the women characters get better or maybe we'll just get used to it.
All of the According to Humphrey books are excellent reading. Before we started listening to them in the car, I read them out loud to my two boys - ages 6 and 7. It's refreshing to have such well-written children's books that can appeal to a wide range of kids and not include any foul language or inappropriate or really intense situations. Humphrey books are positive, positive, positive! And we love them all!
Yes, they all sound different, but all the female characters just sound - well - weird. We still haven't gotten used to that. I think he does a decent job with the voice of Humphrey.
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