The Wombles is the first ever Wombles book and introduces the stern but kindly Great Uncle Bulgaria; Orinoco, who is particularly fond of his food and a subsequent 40 winks; general handyman extraordinaire Tobermory, who can turn almost anything that the Wombles retrieve from Wimbledon Common into something useful; Madame Cholet, who cooks the most delicious and natural foods to keep the Wombles happy and contented; and last but not least, Bungo, one of the youngest and cheekiest Wombles of all, who has much to learn and is due to venture out onto the Common on his own for the very first time.…
©2011 Elisabeth Beresford (P)2012 Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
I wouldn't say one version is better than another, but Bernard Cribbins does a great job narrating, and we can listen as a family and enjoy the book together (one of the things we love about audio books in general).
The story reminded us of a combination of The Wind in the Willows, The Borrowers, A Bear Called Paddington, the hobbits from Tolkien, and Fraggle Rock
We thought this story was just adorable. We did laugh out loud several times. We'd like to hear more of the Wombles books, especially if they're narrated by Bernard Cribbins, for it's nice to have the continuity in a series.
"Lovely in a Winnie-the-Poo sort of a way"
This is a series of short stories, rather than one long one; perfect for a stop/start car journeys. It's ideal for younger audiences. If you like Winnie-the-Poo, then you'll love this. Lots of furry little creatures getting into scrapes - but nothing too frightening. Also Bernard Cribbins has a wonderful voice. Could listen to him for hours. Even my 7 yr old (Ben 10, Biker Mice from Mars) was enjoying it!
"A trip down Memory lane"
I have fond memories of watching the Wombles on TV when I was a child and so downloaded it recently for my two sons.
They both LOVED it and the youngest one listens to these stories over and over! Interestingly I also found them some of the original TV programmes, but these haven't held them nearly as well as the audiobooks!
One of the best audiobooks I've downloaded! Well done
"Wonderful old fashioned story"
The whole family enjoyed this. As the setting is still very modern everyone can imagine the Wombles living near us.
"you can't understand everything"
it is OK but you can't understand all the words but slowly carming and released
"Fabulous children's book"
The kids and I really enjoyed the lovable Wombles. It's a great, interesting story read beautifully.
I recommend the wombles to anyone whose kids won't go to sleep at night. It's super funny and relaxed at the same time!!! This book will take you away on a magical adventure. There are lessons being told almost all the time about recycling, friendship and much MUCH MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I listened to this with my son, he really enjoyed these timeless stories and it took me back to my own fond childhood memories of the Wombles.
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