Now comes Despereaux, and he does his fore-mice proud. This is a wistful story that is given a properly dreamlike reading by Graeme Malcolm. You can imagine him sitting by a crackling fire as he tells the tale of a misfit, sensitive mouse who falls in love with a princess and finds his place in the world.
At 3-1/2 hours long, this is the perfect listen for a family trip. It's the kind of story that parents will appreciate for the lessons it imparts - and children will cherish for its memorable adventures of a determined mouse.
And what happens then?
Listener, it is your destiny to find out.
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"A charming story of unlikely heroes....With a masterful hand, DiCamillo weaves four story lines together in a witty, suspenseful narrative that begs to be read aloud....This expanded fairy tale is entertaining, heartening, and, above all, great fun." (School Library Journal)
"Forgiveness, light, love, and soup. These essential ingredients combine into a tale that is as soul stirring as it is delicious." (Booklist)
I thoroughly enjoyed this story, and it was made doubly enjoyable by the wonderful narration. He used different voices and accents for different characters and really brought it to life! Highly recommended.
The narration and love the narrator told the story. Definitely listen to this.
Could be enjoyed all ages
I would because it was such a good book
Roscuro because he made me laugh
It brings more adventure and excitment
When lester saw his son again
This is the best book I have ever read and listened too
I had no expectations of the author only of the fact that it is a Newberry Award Book. I did like the idea of the narrator addressing the "listener" as it did seem to bring me in a little closer. Personally, I wasn't thrilled with the story and its magic, but I do think my elementary students will love the 'rats, dungeon, and the ugly peasant girl Meg'.
The narration was lovely; an easy voice to listen to.
"Not all stories are of sweetness and light" the narrator says. As such, this story is a reflection of life, and the delicate balance of light and darkness that is part of the human experience. Graeme Malcome is a captivating story teller, drawing you in as he speaks directly to you "the listener ".
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