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How the Grinch Stole Christmas | [Dr. Seuss]

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, hates Who-ville's holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. To his amazement, Christmas comes anyway, and the Grinch discovers the true meaning of the holiday.
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Publisher's Summary

The Grinch, whose heart is two sizes too small, hates Who-ville's holiday celebrations, and plans to steal all the presents to prevent Christmas from coming. To his amazement, Christmas comes anyway, and the Grinch discovers the true meaning of the holiday.

©1957, 1985 Dr. Seuss Enterprises; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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    Glenn Arlington, VA, USA 11-29-09
    Glenn Arlington, VA, USA 11-29-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Pop pop Smith"

    I bourht this for my grandchildren. I am legally blind. I am unable to read to my babies, this was absolutely perfect for what i wanted it to do. Great narrotor, great music, and good sound effects.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Sheri C Wylie, TX United States 12-30-07
    Sheri C Wylie, TX United States 12-30-07 Member Since 2005
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    "Enjoyable, but..."

    Having grown up listening to Boris Karloff's beautiful narration, Matthau's reading seemed strangely flat. However, the story is still as enjoyable as ever - a timeless classic!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    steve kearny, NJ, United States 03-01-10
    steve kearny, NJ, United States 03-01-10 Member Since 2009

    Addicted to Audible since 2009

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    "Great but..."

    Not quite as good as the book or movie. While still a fun listen, Walter Mathau's voice isn't as good as one might think or even expect for the character of the Grinch.

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    Renea Pittsburgh, PA, United States 08-04-11
    Renea Pittsburgh, PA, United States 08-04-11 Member Since 2011
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    "A Christmas Classic"

    While no one could tell this story quite like Boris Karloff, Walter Matthau does a nice job bringing the Grinch to life. My son loves listening to this one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kari Forestburg, Alberta, Canada 10-31-09
    Kari Forestburg, Alberta, Canada 10-31-09 Member Since 2008
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    "My kids love this story."

    I too grew up watching this on tv at Christmas and so to hear Walter Matthau narrate it doesn't sound right to me BUT my kids LOVE it. They have listened to it a hundred times I am sure.
    Great to put on at bedtime as it is only 12 minutes long.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Sacramento, Ca, United States 02-22-14
    Amazon Customer Sacramento, Ca, United States 02-22-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Loved it!"

    I just love the story of How the Grinch stole Christmas. I would read it to my grandchildren every Christmas. When I found this one on audible and found out Walter Matthau was the narrator I jumped for joy. Now my grandchildren love his voice reading the story. They said grandma "we love the way you read too " but the narrator sound more like the Grinch. I agree I like his voice too.

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    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 01-30-14
    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 01-30-14 Member Since 2007

    I'm a mom. I have drama in my life. I don't want books with the F-bomb, nor graphic violence. I read for fun and to bring my family together. I read for reducing stress levels. We have never had a television in our home and our children are now mid twenties to 19. We listen together and look for belly-wrenching laughter. So what is it like to live without a TV? Awesomely educational and inspirational. Each new book is a marvel.

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    "Matthau and Seuss, a pair!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of How the Grinch Stole Christmas to be better than the print version?

    Seuss is silly, Matthau is comical, together they present a great Christmas story with lots of emotion. I can't think of any other person to read this story. Delightful!


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    CaraBen Lincoln, NE 01-08-14
    CaraBen Lincoln, NE 01-08-14

    Love listening to audio books at work or on the road.

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    "Grinch stole christmas again"
    Would you listen to How the Grinch Stole Christmas again? Why?

    Yes as it was a great story of my childhood.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    and his heart grew 3 sizes... breaks my heart every time seeing him go back to good.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Emily Portland, OR, United States 10-13-13
    Emily Portland, OR, United States 10-13-13 Member Since 2012

    Estate planning lawyer and mom to two boys. My older son liked audiobooks as an infant, and I've listened to a lot since then.

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    "Christmas Classic to Share with Your Kids"
    Would you consider the audio edition of How the Grinch Stole Christmas to be better than the print version?

    It is certainly a fun one to listen to on audio.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    We did listen in one sitting -- it is very short.


    Any additional comments?

    The audio isn't the best quality. And of course it is very short -- I wished it had been paired with other Christmas stories.

    But I assume most folks know what they are getting with the Grinch, and this recording could save parents of younger children from repeat readings!

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    A User London, ON, Canada 01-22-13
    A User London, ON, Canada 01-22-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Childhood favorite"

    This story always reminds me of my childhood and while Mr. Matthau dosen't read it the way my father did, his reading is enjoyable replacement.

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