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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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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 2010

    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.

    2 of 2 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 2014

    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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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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 2015
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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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    Beckieweckie 01-03-15
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    "Great book!"

    Exceeded out expectations!
    Narration was outstanding!
    Love dr Seuss books
    My daughter loves this story and said every word by heart

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    Jordan River Los Angeles, California 12-30-14
    Jordan River Los Angeles, California 12-30-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Great story, lovely teller"

    I recommend any book read by WM. He really seems to enjoy story telling and make it a lot of fun to listen, over and over.

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    Rita Vreeland 12-24-14

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    "Walter Matthau was not a great narrator."
    Would you try another book from Dr. Seuss and/or Walter Matthau?

    Dr Seuss yes. Walter Mattau no


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Walter Matthau?

    Kevin Spacey


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    He seems to be shouting through the story.

    0 of 0 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 2015
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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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