Beatrix Potter's most famous tales in one wonderful collection. Contains:
Public Domain (P)2014 Trout Lake Media
I was listening to this with my daughter while reading along with the book (The Pie and the Patty Pan). There was quite a bit of dialogue that was skipped over. It didn't harm the story, but I was expecting it to be the entire text of the book if this is going to say unabridged.
Prolific reader, who always wished I could find a way to read and drive. Then, I found Audible. Wish granted!
cute, funny, fable
The stories are nice and short. Perfect for my 5 year old's attention span.
He reads in such a way that I even found myself giggling once or twice while listening along.
Price was perfect.
Narrator reads funny voices but it is IMPOSSIBLE even for me (and for my kid) to understand WHAT EXACTLY HE SAYS.
This selection was discounted to $.95 which made it wonderfully affordable. My children love to listen to the stories and look at the book at the same time. Peter Batchelor has a deep, baritone voice and a classic British accent. It reminds me of a grandfather reading the tales. He does a very nice sing-song and various voices, but does not have the range, of, say, Jim Dale. However, I think it very appropriate for these stories.
Peter Batchelor performs a great Mr. MacGregor. He is crusty and bitter and a little villainous. Mr. MacGregor is such a nebulous character in my memory. He does an excellent job bringing him to life.
I'm not sure anyone wants to listen to ALL the Potter stories in one sitting, but this is very nice. It is very easy to select the story one wants. My children use it on their own.
The books are fine so far. Narration is alright. Only issue is when trying to play these through the Echo. They don't seem to be separated at all, but rather one giant story to "her". If I tell her to just play "The Tale of Two Bad Mice" for instance, she'll say she does not have it. I have to play it from the very beginning and let it go through. This may not be an issue for people that have it on the tablet/computer. But I bought these for my daughter to be able to ask Alexa to read her a story when I'm busy with her new brother.
The performer reads this so quickly that I have trouble keeping up, let alone children understanding the story. I'll never understand why children's books aren't read slow enough for, well, children!
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