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Why we think it's Essential: I could talk a bit about Dr. Seuss' mastery of verbal wordplay, or how he awakens the kid in all of us, but let's face it: he's just plain fun. And that has never been truer than when he is read here by Dustin Hoffman. With two collections of celebrity Seuss reads available, we had plenty of great choices, but Hoffman's endearingly persistent Horton earned him our vote. Give a listen and try not to smile. —Ed Walloga

Publisher's Summary

Horton, the lovable elephant, tries to protect tiny creatures on a speck of dust.

©1954, 1982 Dr. Seuss Enterprises; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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My Nine Month Old LOVES this!!

Would you consider the audio edition of Horton Hears a Who to be better than the print version?

DEFINITELY!!!

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Mayor

What about Dustin Hoffman’s performance did you like?

The fact that there are so many voices from one person... one of the best narrations I have heard

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Horton Hears it Can you?

Any additional comments?

Best kids book I have gotten, my nine month old loves it and begs for my iPhone so he can listen to it.

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Incredible rendition

Daughter and I loved it. Background music, sound effects, etc. really make it a memorable experience

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Excellent performance!

What did you love best about Horton Hears a Who?

The story is great on its own, but Mr. Hoffman's voice surely brings it to life. My 3-year old loves hearing it over and over, and knows it almost all by heart.

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You can never go wrong with Dr. Suess and

You can never go wrong with Dr. Suess. The narrator and sound effects add to the storie's enjoyability.

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  • CJ
  • 10-11-16

Dustin Hoffman really brought this to life

I have always loved Dr Suess but wow i never really realized how vicious this book was. Dr Suess wrote about bullying before it became such a big problem in the US.

I loved the narration. my grandkids were invovled in it.

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Perfect for kids and adults alike!

Dustin Hoffman is the perfect narrator for this whimsical and heart wrenching classic. His narration is silly enough to be enjoyed by children but doesn't seem in the least condescending or irritating, in the way so many children's audio books can.

I purchased this book for a 3 year old who is incredibly high-energy and he will sit or play quietly while he listens to this on repeat! He will even ASK to listen to it! I highly recommend it for any child and to any parent who wants 15 minutes of quiet without having to plop their child in front of the TV.

Audio books are a great way to introduce your children to the world of reading and spoken word and this classic book is an excellent place to start!

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I heard a Who

Loved the narration by Dustin Hoffman, This was a beautiful performance. A cute story for any age. Worth the listen.

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A Story That Somehow Never Gets Old

You know the story. Fun listen when you need a quick escape from it all.

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Nice

What made the experience of listening to Horton Hears a Who the most enjoyable?

Doffman Hoffman does a good job with the voices...Nice story .

What other book might you compare Horton Hears a Who to and why?

Any other Seuss book, like the

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

no

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

Yes

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my all time fav dr seuss

the reader is good and what can one say about dr seuss that isnt good i am an adult and rented for my granddaughter but i enjoyed the quick listen