©1971 Dr. Seuss Enterprises; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group
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.
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.
Avid listener on my daily commute!
My 4-year-old grandson loves this recording. He requests it on a semi-regular basis, and listens to it, transfixed, each time. So I guess it's irrelevant that Grandma is annoyed by the sound effects and music, which are totally unnecessary, not to mention annoying and distracting. Grandma also can't help but be mildly annoyed by Ted Danson's wacky, flakey-sounding stoner voice (maybe trying to channel the Redwood Coast vibe from back in the 1980's, when The Lorax was banned in elementary schools in logging towns), his under-articulation of the name of the title character (e.g., when sound effects and/or music are especially noisy, he seems to be producing /lora/, with no audible /ks/), and his occasional rushing/botching of lines, resulting in ruination of the meter/poetry (e.g., "And on special dank midnights in August, he peeks out of the shutters..." instead of as the author intended: And on special dank midnights in August / He peeks / Out of the shutters/ And sometimes he speaks).
But all that pales into insignificance in any discussion of the unparalleled brilliance of Dr. Seuss, whose warning of the dangers of large-scale environmental destruction is more relevant today than it was when first published, in 1971. Thank You, Audible, for including this literary treasure among your offerings for kids!
Found this to be very poorly produced. Constant musical theme seemingly louder than the narration. found it to be very distracting from the story. Story not as good as most for the audio format.
A bookworm since a child. Love audible books.
Yes, I love Dr. Seuss.
Ted Danson did a nice job reading this story.
no. It stands alone on its own merit
Music in places was a bit annoying, but otherwise a good read. It was a good story for the price.
I love urban fantasy, paranormal romance, YA, and dystopian. My favorite authors are Ilona Andrews and Kim Harrison.
A wonderful environmental children's story. My daughter loved it!
My son likes The Lorax a lot more than I do, and now he can listen to it over and over and over again if he wants. :-) This is a great recording, with background music and sound effects that I think really add to the listening experience.
Having audio recordings of picture books like this one are really fun now that our little guy is starting to read; he can practice following along while listening, just like when we're reading together. Great value for the price!
I love the story of the lorax, so my review does not in any way reflect the content of the story, but rather the way in which the story was presented sonically. I really prefer that the story be a rhythmic recording of the literature rather than something with a soundtrack. In this case the soundtrack sounded very cheap and took away from my overall experience of the story.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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