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Publisher's Summary

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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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 9 people found this review helpful

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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.

4 of 4 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.

3 of 3 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.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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A story to listen to with your kids on vacation.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Very fun story that your kids would love to share with you. Turn off the TV and spend some time with the kiddies and a wonderful story for the ages.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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loved it

the book is very well written,
the narater did an awesome job at bringing the characters to live.
i enjoyed it a lot

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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kids loved it

this was a cute, friendly, kids story. we loved it. narrator has a thick British accent, but kids so understood it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Lovely story

My kids loved it . Can't wait to listen to the next one!
I highly recommend it.
Great characters , nice pace.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Loved Paddington as a kid.

Loved Paddington as a kid. My 6 year old loved it too. Great narration.laugh out loud in parts. Very good

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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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful