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Fantastic Mr. Fox: Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox! Someone's been stealing from the three meanest farmers around, and they know the identity of the thief - it's Fantastic Mr. Fox! Working alone they could never catch him; but now fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they have Mr. Fox and his family surrounded. What they don't know is that they're not dealing with just any fox - Mr. Fox would rather die than surrender. Only the most fantastic plan can save him now.

Esio Trot: An ancient spell, 140 tortoises, and a little bit of magic…Mr. Hoppy is in love with his neighbor, Mrs. Silver; but she is in love with someone else - Alfie, her pet tortoise. With all her attention focused on Alfie, Mrs. Silver doesn't even know Mr. Hoppy is alive. And Mr. Hoppy is too shy to even ask Mrs. Silver over for tea. Then one day Mr. Hoppy comes up with a brilliant idea to get Mrs. Silver's attention. If Mr. Hoppy's plan works, Mrs. Silver will certainly fall in love with him. After all, everyone knows the way to a woman's heart is through her tortoise.

The Enormous Crocodile: The Enormous Crocodile is a horrid greedy grumptious brute who loves to guzzle up little boys and girls. But the other animals have had enough of his cunning tricks, so they scheme to get the better of this foul fiend, once and for all!

The Giraffe and The Pelly and Me

Who needs a ladder when you've got a giraffe with an extended neck? The Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company certainly doesn't. They don't need a pail, either, because they have a pelican with a bucket-sized beak. With a monkey to do the washing and Billy as their manager, this business is destined for success. Now they have their big break - a chance to clean all 677 windows of the Hampshire House, owned by the richest man in all of England! That's exciting enough, but along the way there are surprises and adventures beyond their wildest window-washing dreams.

©2013 Roald Dahl (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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Some information for listeners

Would you consider the audio edition of Fantastic Mr. Fox and Other Animal Stories to be better than the print version?

I love all Roal Dahl stories and I have most of them printed but having them in audiobook is an unmistakable good choice.

What did you like best about this story?

Roal Dahl was amazing with language writing as if the stories were songs. ¡They are full of music! Then, as English is not my own language I really enjoy to listen them in those wonderful performances.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I follow Stephen Fry in almost all his works and one can have a guarantee of an enjoyable time.

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Some information for listeners:
Quentin Blake is not a narrator but the illustrator of most of Roal Dahl Children’s Books.

Fantastic Mr. Fox is narrated by Chris O’Dowd and goes on for 1:15:40 minutes

Esio Trot is narrated by Geoffrey Palmer and goes on for 35:14 minutes

The Enormous Crocodile is narrated by Stephen Fry and goes on for 23:41 minutes

The Giraffe, The Pelly and Me is narrated by Hugh Laurie and goes on for 45:42 minutes

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Cute Kids Stories

I enjoyed all the stories very much the first one was the best with the fox. I like the narrator's accent. The story about The Tortoise has some wrong information . You do not feed a tortoise ( cabbage mentioned in the story ) or iceberg lettuce it will cause them to have diarrhea and die. The stories were good Children's story We enjoyed them. 😃 Happy Listening

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Interesting

I downloaded this book so that I could share my love of “reading” with my 6 year old. I really wanted Esio Trot, but it was only available as an audio in this set. I was unfamiliar with the 3 other stories; the voices and some of the story in Fantastic Mr. Fox scared her and the story about the crocodile also scared her. Overall, we did enjoy this but I think I would’ve preferred to have read it to her myself.

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So GOOD! Hugh Laurie knocked it right out of the park. My kids were rolling. And i was too.

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My 5yo daughter listens again and again

She won't go to any other book now and just listens again and again. She's says "I love it! You'll love it too"

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Captivating read for our family

We loved being kept in suspense about what Mr. Fox would do next! cleverly written and fun to listen to

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Just tremendous

Superb narration. The totally lost art of children’s storytellling now related to stale and spppy tales bolstered by artwork

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Wonderful!

My 5 year old and seven year old enjoyed this so much! Very worth it!!

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Wonderful!

What a delightful book!! The stories are well-crafted for children, but great fun for adults.

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Incredible ensemble

Such a fun, expertly executed reading by a top notch caste. Can it get any better than Hugh Laurie serenades? Or Chris O'Dowd as Fantastic Mr Fox?

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