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How the Grinch Stole Christmas Audiobook

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.

    9 of 9 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 2015
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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!

    4 of 4 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.

    3 of 3 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!

    2 of 2 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 2015
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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.

    2 of 2 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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    pscrock 01-11-16
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    "What a disappointment"

    Terrible narration, boring rendition. Don't waste your time on this. Not Walters best performance. I could read it better!

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    Amazon Customer 12-29-15
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    "Amazing!😍😘"

    If you love Dr.Seuss you will love this book! Get it for you're little ones and make them listen and read the book to them! Its like I'm not talking at all! I still love Dr.Seuss so much I want to sing about it so much! I lllllllllllllllooooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeee all the Dr.Seuss books I watch How The Grinch Stole Christmas every year!If you really love to watch How The Grinch Stole Christmas you will really love How The Grinch Stole Christmas movie then you will love How The Grinch Stole Christmas story book to! So if I were you I would buy the book before they are all gone!😍😘

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