This delightfully imaginative tale is always a popular favorite among children. Mrs. Frisby, a field mouse who lives in a garden, must move her family before the farmer begins plowing. Will the rats of NIMH - a group of highly intelligent laboratory rats - help her find a solution to her dilemma?
©1971 Robert C. O’Brien (P)1993 Recorded Books, LLC
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I spend a lot of time with my daughter listening to audio books. This is one of our favorites. The narrator reads well with no strange pronunciations or annoying inflections. I love it when the narrator is so good that the listening experience flows without any glitches from something annoying that the listener has to consciously ignore.
The story is a classic from my childhood and it still grasps interest of young readers today.
If you're tempted at all you should get it. In my opinion you won't be sorry.
I loved this book almost as much as Watership Down. Well written and excellent performance.
The reader's voice had an ebbing quality which became annoying after a while. She started each sentence loud and became quieter as the sentence went along, then the next sentence started out loud again. You could barely hear her at the end of a longer sentence. She did have a pleasant voice.
This is a great children's book. My kids and I listened to it over the course of several car trips and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
I think this is the best book I had ever read!
This book was not just an ordinary book of mice and rats, but had a great story of NIMH.
Also, the narrator spoke well, although sometimes there were small noises.
After watching some of the wildlife in my own backyard this Fall, and now Winter, I was inspired to revisit one of my fonder literary memories as a child. Thus, i sought out, and found, Mrs. FRISBY and the Rats of NIMH. The production quality is stunning, and Ms. Curuso animatedly narrates this iconic tale in a way that is is very appealing to all ages. It's an engaging performance without over-doing "the theatrics". A recording I am sure to revisit, and recommend to everyone.
We would most certainly try another book, but only if the audio was sorted. Ms. Caruso raises and drops her voice which makes listening to it frustrating. Lots of up/down of the volume.
My children, especially the 5-year-old, loved it.
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