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The Gruffalo Audiobook

The Gruffalo

A mouse is taking a stroll through the deep, dark woods when along comes a hungry fox, then an owl, and then a snake. The mouse is good enough to eat, but smart enough to know this - so he invents...the gruffalo! As Mouse explains, the gruffalo is a creature with terrible claws, terrible tusks in its terrible jaws, knobbly knees and turned-out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of its nose. But Mouse has no worries. After all, there's no such thing as a gruffalo...is there?
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A mouse is taking a stroll through the deep, dark woods when along comes a hungry fox, then an owl, and then a snake. The mouse is good enough to eat, but smart enough to know this - so he invents...the gruffalo! As Mouse explains, the gruffalo is a creature with terrible claws, terrible tusks in its terrible jaws, knobbly knees and turned-out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of its nose. But Mouse has no worries. After all, there's no such thing as a gruffalo...is there?

Listen to the sequel, Gruffalo's Child.

©1999 Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler; (P)2008 Penguin

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    Ann 07-03-12
    Ann 07-03-12

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    "Clever story, fun performance."

    This is a clever story about a clever little mouse that my kids (3 and 5) love. I don't think the 3-yeard old would get it (without having seen the book) if she hadn't seen an animated version prior, but she'd probably still stay tuned the entire time because of the performance. The narrator does different voices for all of the animals- super fun!

    I recommend this book.

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    time2rest CA United States 02-02-16
    time2rest CA United States 02-02-16 Member Since 2015

    I live in CA where the traffic is a nightmare. It could take 90 mins to get to my location when it should have only taken 25 mins. Audible!

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    "terrific narrator & wonderful children's book"

    I am so glad I purchased this book. the narrator is wonderful. the story comes alive as she reads it. my children were glued to every word. we listened to this story in the car and the kids were so good during the drive as soon as the story ended they were asking for another. I am going to look for more stories by the same narrator.




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    Jamson Zimmerman 12-22-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fun story"

    My kids loved it. It kept their attention. They wanted to hear it right away again. Great narrator and story.

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    Amazon Customer 10-29-15
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    "Kids love it"

    My kids love listening to this. Lots of smiles and laughs, good performance. Fun for the car

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    courtney Gilbert, AZ 08-28-15
    courtney Gilbert, AZ 08-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Adequate"

    Movie has better voicing but this is fine for quick car rides or short listening times for toddlers

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    me 08-09-15
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    "Not bad"

    I liked it and my kids loved it. It was very engaging. They have listened to it a dozen times already.

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    AbdulAziz 07-11-15
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    "Classic"

    Potential to be a as good as three little pigs or dare I say little red riding hood.

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    Amazon Customer 04-14-15
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    "Wish the narrator slowed down a bit"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    the narrator's speed and delivery


    Any additional comments?

    My children love this story and the videos recently made , which are narrated by Helena Bonham Carter. I wish this story was narrated as in the movie. It seemed so rushed and the story is over before you know it. I realize it is not a very long book but I believe it could've been done better.

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    Danny Derby largo 07-07-13
    Danny Derby largo 07-07-13 Member Since 2011
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    "One of my favourites"

    Julia Donaldson write great children's books and this one is one of her best!
    I love to read it to my kids and to myself, I guess I still a child deep down. A mouse with wit faces and handles different animals in the woods and faces a monster with great wisdom. I loved it.

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    Amazon Customer 08-06-12 Member Since 2009
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    "It's great!"
    Would you listen to The Gruffalo again? Why?

    Yes. My five-year-old asks that we listen to it nearly every night.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The little mouse is so clever.


    What about Hal Hollings’s performance did you like?

    Nicely read. Pleasant to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    The audio book is best if you are already familiar with the story or the short-film. Not a lot of descripiton in the narration, itself. Buy the book, supplement with the audio.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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