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A Bear Called Paddington

Narrated by: Stephen Fry
Series: Paddington, Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 0-4
4.5 out of 5 stars (808 ratings)

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Paddington Bear had traveled all the way from Darkest Peru when the Brown family first met him on Paddington Station. Since then their lives have never been quite the same...for ordinary things become quite extraordinary when a bear called Paddington is involved.
©1958, 1986 Michael Bond (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

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2005 Audie Award Nominee, Kids' Titles, Ages Up to 8

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  • NC, United States
  • 01-11-12

Love this book.

What did you love best about A Bear Called Paddington?

My daughter liked all the trouble Paddington gets into.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Bear Called Paddington?

My daughter loved the part where there was trouble on the escalator.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Wonderful

Would you consider the audio edition of A Bear Called Paddington to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version.

Any additional comments?

Stephen Fry reads this beautifully and it is so funny. My 4 year old is entranced.

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Delightful storytelling.

What made the experience of listening to A Bear Called Paddington the most enjoyable?

Stephen Fry's variety of voices and accents very much enrich the adventures of Paddington in the odd new world of London. I love that I'm able to introduce this classic to the kids with his voice.

What does Stephen Fry bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Stephen Fry's variety of voices and accents very much enrich the adventures of Paddington in the odd new world of London.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but we've been saving it for car rides with the kids.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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Still loveable after all these years!

When I was in third grade, my teacher, Mr. Merrick, read Paddington to the class and I remember laughing out loud to his exploits. Now that I have a child of my own, I wanted him to have those same experiences. At first, my son wasn't particularly interested, but after about three chapters, I noticed he was becoming completely immersed in the story. He laughed out loud at the end of each chapter and when the book was finished, he begged for more. I downloaded the second book today and I'm looking forward to hearing him laugh at Paddington once more.

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Review by mom and 4-year-old son

Johnnie: I liked all of it. I thought it was funny when Paddington yelled "Help, Help" and thought he was going to drown in the bath.
Mom: Fun to listen to, Johnnie was disappointed when the story ended. Stephen Fry was a delightful narrator.

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Wonderful Children's Story for all ages

Wonderful timeless classic children's story that's really lovely for all ages Excellent performance as always by Stephen Fry

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  • Beachgirl
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  • 10-15-19

My 9 year old daughter loved it

We loved these books, wish they came in a set on Audible. Stephen Fry did a fabulous job reading.

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Will listen to it again and again

Having children who fun crazy thing happen to made listening to this trouble magnet bear so much more enjoyable. We bonded over laughs and all the silliness.

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Paddington

Very nice i love how Paddington gets in trouble all the time.
And is so messy when he eat.

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Amazing

My little sister lives this audiobook. If you ask what her favorite book is she'll say " Paddington, witten by Michael Bond, Nawated by Stephen Fwy. "

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