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Where the Wild Things Are | [Maurice Sendak]

Where the Wild Things Are

Max is the hero of this beloved children's classic in which he makes mischief, sails away, tames the wild things, and returns home for supper.
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Publisher's Summary

Max is the hero of this beloved children's classic in which he makes mischief, sails away, tames the wild things, and returns home for supper.

Click here to see other Weston Woods stories.

©1963 Maurice Sendak; (P)1987 Weston Woods Studios

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    Amazon Customer Cambridge, MA United States 09-22-12
    Amazon Customer Cambridge, MA United States 09-22-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Narrated Picture Book!"

    This is exactly what I was looking for from Audible: a narrated picture book. I have a kindle fire and I want the kids to see the original pictures and listen to a great story teller.

    Where are the other ones like this?! I don't even see anything in the description that indicates that the pictures change as the story plays... If anyone knows, please help!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Claudine USA 03-25-08
    Claudine USA 03-25-08
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    "An imaginative story like no other..."

    Spending your time out in your room without dinner...a perfect time to slip off and rule the monster world. My children and I love this book so much. We have read it a hundred times. The audiobook is a joy to listen to and my kids got lost in the reader's voices. We highly recommend this audiobook for your children ages 2-92!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Lisabet Thornton, CO, United States 03-02-13
    Lisabet Thornton, CO, United States 03-02-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Audible app buttons in the way"
    Any additional comments?

    I haven't seen these before, you know, the picture books on audible that have picture changes corresponding to the story as you listen to it. It's a shame that the current version of the iphone app has giant buttons blocking the view of the pictures. Why no hide option? For this reason, this and any picture book on audible becomes a bit of a waste of money for such a short audio clip and minimal visual experience. Fix the problem and the experience would be much improved.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Richard montclair, NJ, USA 02-23-08
    Richard montclair, NJ, USA 02-23-08
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    "Fun for kids and parents"

    This is always FUN to read to your kids. But if YOU'VE never heard it read before, I strongly recommend that you download this and listen to the narration. Both you and your child will love it, and it will inspire your reading in the years to come.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    M Mill Creek, WA, United States 05-28-15
    M Mill Creek, WA, United States 05-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "okay"

    I remember reading this as a child. Listening to it years later, I am unenchanted with the story. The narrator made great growling noises but the way it was done did not enhance the story in my opinion. I didn't care for the music either. Overall a less than stellar performance but it may be enjoyable for kids.

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    Jorge 04-12-15
    Jorge 04-12-15 Member Since 2014
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    "2 year old loves it"

    My daughter loves this book so that's really all that matters. I like the way it has the pictures with the story. I think she enjoys it more because of that.

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    Barbara 03-20-15
    Barbara 03-20-15

    A bookworm since a child. Love audible books.

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    "Roaring good fun"
    If you could sum up Where the Wild Things Are in three words, what would they be?

    Fun, imaginative, silly.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story itself was fun and well written.


    Which character – as performed by Peter Schickele – was your favorite?

    Max.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Boy become the king of the beasts.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator did an excellent job of reading and roaring. I thought the music was a bit too loud in places and distracted from the story. I thought that this book has been one of the better children's book that I have listened to with Audible.com. The pictures were an added surprise. Good job.

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    Joshua Gofman 01-18-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome! And I am 49!"

    I loved it. Period. Previewing for my 6 year old I ended up listening to this story twice and loving it both times.

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    Amazon Customer Modesto, CA USA 12-11-14
    Amazon Customer Modesto, CA USA 12-11-14 Member Since 2012
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    "As wonderful as the book!"

    We listen to this story over and over again. I'm as enthralled as I was as a child.

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    Jessy O. Brooklyn, New York 10-16-14
    Jessy O. Brooklyn, New York 10-16-14 Member Since 2014

    A fellow Bookworm. :-) Bookworms unite!

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    "For the roaring kid in everyone!"

    Listening to this children's classic on the Audible APP for Android was such an experience! The added sound effects (musical), pictures included, and the brilliant narration was an adventure for my senses! Without having the physical copy, you are still transported into this fantastical world with Max - King of all the wild things!

    The narrator's growls and monster noises brought the characters to life! The catchy background tune will bring you to life as well. Although the journey may have felt like a 1 year journey for Max, the very quick and easy listening is perfect for wandering children and busy adults. A must read for everyone with kids, who was a kid once or continues to be a child at heart.

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