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
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.
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!
An avid reader, who also loves to listen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It is certainly a fun one to listen to on audio.
We did listen in one sitting -- it is very short.
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!
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.
While babysitting my young nephews I realized I needed a hand keeping them close while cooking, but with no one available for backup, Audible jumped to mind. I purchased, downloaded and played in two minutes this book that I played over and over and finished dinner with everybody safe accounted for and happy!
Never too late.
A Christmas Carol
Walter Matthau makes the story sound much more like a conversation rather than the performance of a poem.
Yes and my daughter and I do play it over & over.. She is 5 and just loves it.
There are no listener reviews for this title yet.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.