J. Darms

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  • The Hundred and One Dalmatians

  • By: Dodie Smith
  • Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 180
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 162
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 166

Pongo and Missis Pongo are a pair of Dalmatians who live with the newly married Mr. and Mrs. Dearly and their two nannies. Mr. Dearly is a "financial wizard" who has been granted life-long tax exemption and lent a house on the Outer Circle in Regent's Park in return for wiping out the government debt. The dogs consider the humans their pets, but allow the humans to think that they are the owners. Missis gives birth to a litter of 15 puppies.

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  • By Jim "The Impatient" on 11-16-16

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Reviewed: 05-14-12

Would you consider the audio edition of The Hundred and One Dalmatians to be better than the print version?

I never read the print version but the audio was great as a thing to listen to as a family with my 9 and twelve year old daughters.

What about Martin Jarvis’s performance did you like?

Jarvis voices the characters, mostly dogs, in wonderful and distinctive ways.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The story is told with nice understated humor throughout. Both I and my children got some good laughs.

Any additional comments?

The story moves crisply and brings you into the dogs-eye view of the world in a terrific way. This was a real delight.

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