For Winnie-the-Pooh, Pooh for short, every day is an adventure. Whether he's tracking a wild Woozle with Piglet, finding a tail for Eeyore, or sailing off in Christopher Robin's umbrella, Pooh is always ready to lend a paw to his friends - and always able to turn an ordinary day into an exciting event with his marvelously humorous powers of reason.
The House at Pooh Corner
This story continues the adventures of Pooh and his friends, as Pooh Bear and Piglet endeavor to surprise Eeyore with a new house, Tigger tries out a smorgasbord of breakfasts, Pooh and Piglet hunt down a Heffalump, and more.
(P)2009 Listening Library
A continuation of the the "Winnie-the-Pooh" reading done so brilliantly by Judi Dench et al. A gorgeous audible experience. Do yourself a favor and try this instead of an evening meditation. It is more enjoyable and just as restful. A special kudo should go to Geoffrey Palmer's performance as Eeyore. Sorrowful and self-pitying, but hysterially funny. Almost as good a vocal job as Jane Horrock's Piglet. I hope you love it as much as I did.
I love the Pooh stories and have been reveling in introducing them to my preschooler. Unfortunately, in this audio version the various readers miss the mark on the personalities of the different characters. Piglet comes across pretty well, but Eeyore just seems rather bored, and, worst of all, Pooh sounds downright haughty. That's not right at all!
Our local library had both this one and the version made by Blackstone Audio and narrated by Peter Dennis (available as an Overdrive download). The Blackstone Audio version is so much better as to be incomparable. I'm sorry I wasted my credit on this one! I anticipate purchasing our own Blackstone Audio/Peter Dennis version after the library lending period expires.
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