Here is an award-winning production with an all-star cast, bringing to life one of the best loved and recognised children's books of all time. This is a full dramatisation with specially composed music.
(P)1997 Hodder Children's Books
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Definitely the narration and sound effects. It adds a dimension that you can't find in books read by only one person. Winnie the Pooh is a favorite of ours, and this version tops our list.
The stellar cast on this recording does a truly amazing job. I couldn't believe what a difference it made (vs. a book read by just one person). The sound effects are wonderful as well; my children are always entirely absorbed in listening when this is on.
The narrators gave a new perspective to the story, and the sounds and musical notes made it perfect.
My favourite character was Eeyore. His depressive mood and negative thinking contrasts perfectly with some of the more cheerful characters in the book. And the way his friends keep trying to help him and cheer him up is simply adorable. For me his birthday is one of the best stories in the book.
Judi Dench as a narrator was my favourite. She was able to tell the story in playfull and entertaining way.
I bought this audiobook right after watching the new Winnie the Pooh movie and started to read at night night in my bed. I quickly found that this one was an amazing bedtime story that would put me to sleep in a very restful way. Not because the audiobook is boring and can't be read all the way trough (I've done it and its a very nice experience too) but because the voices, the sounds ans the story are so soothing.
The presentation of this book is done so very well. The only voice I was not sure that fit was Poohs. See what you think!
My daughters are 5 and almost 7. They LOVED this version of Winnie-The-Pooh. They listened to it once on our way to visit family for Thanksgiving, and twice on the way back. They were already big fans of Stephen Fry's narration of Paddington, but they liked this even better. The voices are perfect. My husband and I enjoyed it too; a lot of the wry humor is lost in the Disney version of Pooh.
I'm pregnant with my first baby. I've learning to calm him down that talking helps. When I can't talk to him I'll connect my iPod to a set of headphones and put them around my belly. Wyatt really loves listening. At least I think he does because he calms down and then lets me know when the book finishes by kicking me hard!
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