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The Lorax Audiobook

The Lorax

Long before saving the earth became a global concern, Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against mindless progress and the danger it posed to the earth's natural beauty.
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Long before saving the earth became a global concern, Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against mindless progress and the danger it posed to the earth's natural beauty.

©1971 Dr. Seuss Enterprises; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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    Erin viola, WI, USA 11-19-09
    Erin viola, WI, USA 11-19-09
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    "A classic, but..."

    What is up with the music? It was distracting and didn't fit. Otherwise, we love this story!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Mary USA 03-16-08
    Mary USA 03-16-08
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    "A Dr. Suess for all times - especially these times"

    I always recoomend Dr Seuss books for young readers. The rhythmic, repetition of rhyme and sounds help students appreciate the sound of written language. The imaginative and poignant stories also help children fall in love with books. The Lorax, in particular, gives an important message for families to talk about. In this age of global climate change and environmental awareness, this book will captivate children and give adults a way to talk about issues that kids are aware of in a way that childen can access.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Breana 09-08-15
    Breana 09-08-15
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    "Quick read."

    I read this since it was once in a list of banned books. I wanted to see what in the world Dr. Seuss could write that would cause a state to ban the work. He was surely ahead of his time as this book preaches about the wastefulness of mankind. Fun and thoughtful read.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 10-26-14

    A bookworm since a child. Love audible books.

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    "Classic Dr. Suess Story"
    Would you try another book from Dr. Seuss and/or Ted Danson?

    Yes, I love Dr. Seuss.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Lorax


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Ted Danson did a nice job reading this story.


    Do you think The Lorax needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    no. It stands alone on its own merit


    Any additional comments?

    Music in places was a bit annoying, but otherwise a good read. It was a good story for the price.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Robert PUTNEY, VT, United States 04-01-12
    Robert PUTNEY, VT, United States 04-01-12
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    "Ok, but bad background music"

    I want to hear the story not cheesy music in the background. Even if the music was good, that's not what I'm interested in listening to.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer United States 03-27-12
    Jennifer United States 03-27-12
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    "Good story but audible isn't for me"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I didn't like how you could not read along. I always like to show my grils the words while reading to them as do they like to do that when they read to me.


    If you’ve listened to books by Dr. Seuss before, how does this one compare?

    that was fine, a bit slow for me but my little ones (4 and2) did't seem to mind.


    What didn’t you like about Ted Danson’s performance?

    you could understand everything he was saying.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment, it wasn't what i thought it was going to be


    Any additional comments?

    i want to see audible books that you can still read and turn the page and ones for kids that highlights the word that way they can put two and two together,

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 06-09-10 Member Since 2014

    I love urban fantasy, paranormal romance, YA, and dystopian. My favorite authors are Ilona Andrews and Kim Harrison.

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    "A classic"

    A wonderful environmental children's story. My daughter loved it!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    J 01-10-16
    J 01-10-16
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    "The fact I can get it right away your"

    The fact that you have a great way of saying he is not to mention a good one for a few updates are great for but it was not immediately available from my phone to get a follow from you would like a little more time with my life I love it so I could go for it and I don't have time

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Matthew Meyer 09-07-15 Member Since 2015
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    "The Lorax, a Perfect Choice for Early Listeners"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this audiobook because its fit for children to listen to. The dramatic renditions of the character's story lines, the musical score, not to mention the writing techniques of Dr. Seuss that everyone knows, makes it one that children should enjoy well into their adulthood.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I believe the narrator's renditions of the characters voices really brought the story to life, but what I like most about it was the musical scoring in the background. I think it really gave the story a feeling that the author was trying to achieve.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was the ending, when it appears that all hope is lost for the forest and animals that had inhabited it, the boss gives a seed to a boy and the possibility that the forest will flourish once more.


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

    While the ending excited me, every time the Lorax would reprimand the boss of the factory for destroying another part of the forest, it made me mad to hear the boss totally ignoring all that the Lorax was saying and what was really happening.


    Any additional comments?

    The overall story, from beginning to end, is perfect for a relaxing and entertaining listen. I believe it'll be one that children will cherish and keep in their collection of audiobooks.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MargC55 Washington, DC 08-03-15
    MargC55 Washington, DC 08-03-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Yuk. Cheesy music"

    The cheesy music in the background is so distracting. Dr. Seuss' writing needs no embellishment. Ted Danson was fine as reader

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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