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The Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites | [Dr. Seuss]

The Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites

Eleven complete Dr. Seuss stories at a great price, featuring performances by John Cleese, Billy Crystal, Ted Danson, Kelsey Grammer, Dustin Hoffman, John Lithgow, and more!
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Publisher's Summary

Eleven complete Dr. Seuss stories at a great price, featuring performances by John Cleese, Billy Crystal, Ted Danson, Kelsey Grammer, Dustin Hoffman, John Lithgow, and more!

Featuring:
  • "The Cat in the Hat" read by Kelsey Grammer
  • "Horton Hears a Who" read by Dustin Hoffman
  • "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" read by Walter Matthau
  • "Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are?" read by John Cleese
  • "The Lorax" read by Ted Danson
  • "Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories", "Gertrude Mc Fuzz", and "The Big Brag" read by John Lithgow
  • "Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose" read by Mercedes McCambridge
  • "Horton Hatches the Egg" read by Billy Crystal
  • "The Cat in the Hat Comes Back" read by Kelsey Grammer

    Click here to listen to other servings of Dr. Seuss.

    The Cat in the Hat ©1957, 1985 Dr. Seuss Enterprises
    Horton Hears a Who ©1954, 1982 Dr. Seuss Enterprises
    How the Grinch Stole Christmas ©1957, 1985 Dr. Seuss Enterprises
    Did I Ever Tell You How Lucky You Are? ©1973 Dr. Seuss Enterprises
    The Lorax ©1971 Dr. Seuss Enterprises
    Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories ©1950, 1951, 1958, 1977, 1979, 1986 Dr. Seuss Enterprises
    Thidwick, the Big-Hearted Moose ©1948, 1975 Dr. Seuss Enterprises
    Horton Hatches the Egg ©1940, 1968 Dr. Seuss Enterprises
    The Cat in the Hat Comes Back ©1958, 1986 Dr. Seuss Enterprises
    (P)2003 Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.

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    "Have some fun with this audio, the producers did!" (AudioFile)

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      Andrea Bronx, NY, United States 06-18-12
      Andrea Bronx, NY, United States 06-18-12 Member Since 2015
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      "exciting & intriguing"
      Would you consider the audio edition of The Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites to be better than the print version?

      Nothing beats the printed copy of any book but I do recommend the audio version for people that read on the go.


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      emily lehi, utah, United States 04-02-12
      emily lehi, utah, United States 04-02-12
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      "Great alternative to watching movies in the car!"

      My kids get car sick if they don't look out the window from time to time (it's Karma coming back to get me for all the times I threw up in my dad's car) so we have banned movies in the car. This is a great alternative. It keeps the kids entertained while allowing them to share their attention with the outside environment. Thus reducing the chances of vomit in the car which makes us all happy. It's a win for everyone.

      Each of my three kids, ages ranging from 2 to 8 years old, enjoy listening and have their favorite stories. They even request to listen to it while we are home and eating lunch, or coloring, or even cleaning their rooms (which is a very painful ordeal made a little less painful by the distraction of a story).

      My five year old loves to listen to The Cat in the Hat and has even memorized portions of it so when we read it at night she can follow along with me and can even recognize words. I believe it has helped her to better understand the concept of sounding out words.

      At first I was concerned that some of the performances may be a little too dry to keep my kids entertained but I quickly saw that they were captivated by each narrator. It was fun for me as well to hear familiar actors telling the stories I grew up reading. I would definitely recommend this audiobook to anyone.

      1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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      Katie 02-07-12
      Katie 02-07-12 Member Since 2014
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      "My 3 year-old loves it!"
      Would you consider the audio edition of The Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites to be better than the print version?

      Depending on the situation, yes. We enjoy playing it in the car for long car rides and also for my son to fall asleep to some nights when he is too energetic to fall asleep after reading books.


      Any additional comments?

      Great to keep a young toddler entertained in ways other than popular radio stations in the car or falling asleep to the television.

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      Mama United States 02-01-12
      Mama United States 02-01-12
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      "The Cat in the Hat and Others by Dr. Seuss"
      What made the experience of listening to The Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites the most enjoyable?

      The fact that I can cuddle in bed with my little one and listen to, not read, some of my favorite Dr. Seuss books is an awesome way to end our night.


      What did you like best about this story?

      There wasn't just one particular thing that I enjoyed best, I would honestly have to say that all the stories as a whole were pretty amazing (although my daughter would probably say its the sounds in the background along with the music).


      What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

      Listening to the various narrators brought not only their individual voices (which are extremely different from my own), but it gave my daughter a chance to experience the stories through someone else's viewpoint.


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

      The absolute best thing about these stories is the fact that my daughter enjoys them so much, that she actually asks to listen to them everynight before falling asleep.


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      Kristof Eversel, Heusden-zolder, Belgium 01-09-12
      Kristof Eversel, Heusden-zolder, Belgium 01-09-12 Member Since 2008
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      "Dr. Seuss's Book read by Wonderful voises"
      Would you listen to The Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites again? Why?

      Yes, I love Lyric ranting and the lessons teached


      Who was your favorite character and why?

      Horton, wonderfully na??ve and a jolly goodhart.


      What about the narrators???s performance did you like?

      Their narration was impeccable to my dutch ears.


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

      Ofcourse


      Any additional comments?

      I would love to hear more stories.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      Lynn Sunnyside, NY, United States 12-13-11
      Lynn Sunnyside, NY, United States 12-13-11
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      "love it"

      My grandson likes to listen when we are on the road. It keeps him still in waiting rooms on my Kindle. Delightful. I like it too! He is 13 And I am 58!! Never too old for the cat. (:

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      Andrea Wilmington, IL, United States 12-12-11
      Andrea Wilmington, IL, United States 12-12-11 Member Since 2014
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      "nice varity. My son's favorite audio book by far"
      Would you listen to The Cat in the Hat and Other Dr. Seuss Favorites again? Why?

      yes we would. The calibur of actors they have reading these stories is wonderful and they do Dr. Seuss justice. My son listens to this almost every night.


      Who was your favorite character and why?

      Horton from Horton hears a who.


      Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

      no


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

      yes


      Any additional comments?

      Great selection.

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      Jan 12-01-11
      Jan 12-01-11 Member Since 2013

      Jana P.Grammy of 7 boys, Mom of 3 daughters, 1 sonLover of books & better eyesight.

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      "awesome as always"

      The stories ae classics, the second they start the kids gather round. Always a hit, always well loved and recieved

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      Aaron 08-10-11
      Aaron 08-10-11

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      "Wonderful Books, Pretty Good Narration"

      Anybody in a position to read this review is likely familiar with the works of Dr. Seuss. Even the lesser-known titles are wonderful, with a wit and charm that shows no lack of respect for kids' intelligence. With that in mind, I'll focus on how these books fared in the journey to audiobook. It is unfortunate that the illustrations couldn't be included, as those are a big part of the storytelling, but that's normal for an audiobook. Most of the readings in this compilation are excellent. Lithgow's, Danson's, Cleese's, and the other readings are well delivered, with a good pace, rhythm, and volume for the job.

      The one story that disappointed me was "The Cat in the Hat." Grammer, whom I would have expected to be an outstanding narrator, speeds through the lines in such a way that it's even hard for me, the adult, to keep track of where each line ends and the next begins. His second reading, of "The Cat in the Hat Returns," is much better in this respect, so I suspect it was a creative choice that I personally don't agree with.

      To elaborate on the concerns about skipping to a particular book: as with any book here on Audible, this one is broken down into chapters. In this case, each chapter corresponds to a story. Unfortunately, the books are labeled with numbers, rather than titles. If you want to hear "Yertle the Turtle," you either need to know that "Yertle" is chapter six, or scan through the chapters until you find it. If I were going to put these on an iPod and hand it to a kid, I'd prefer that the chapters had titles. Still, these are mostly minor flaws, and I can easily overlook them, given the quality of the stories and the storytelling.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      Amazon Customer CLEVELAND HTS, OH, United States 08-02-11
      Amazon Customer CLEVELAND HTS, OH, United States 08-02-11
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      "Needs a better format"

      The readings are great...especially John Lithgow and Dustin Hoffman. But as other reviewers have mentioned, you can't skip to a specific book which is frustrating. We could memorize how many seconds into the track each book is, but it would be nicer to have an easier way.

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