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The Gruffalo Audiobook

The Gruffalo

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Publisher's Summary

A mouse is taking a stroll through the deep, dark woods when along comes a hungry fox, then an owl, and then a snake. The mouse is good enough to eat, but smart enough to know this - so he invents...the gruffalo! As Mouse explains, the gruffalo is a creature with terrible claws, terrible tusks in its terrible jaws, knobbly knees and turned-out toes, and a poisonous wart at the end of its nose. But Mouse has no worries. After all, there's no such thing as a gruffalo...is there?

Listen to the sequel, Gruffalo's Child.

©1999 Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler; (P)2008 Penguin

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    Ann 07-03-12
    Ann 07-03-12

    WILDerness woman

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    "Clever story, fun performance."

    This is a clever story about a clever little mouse that my kids (3 and 5) love. I don't think the 3-yeard old would get it (without having seen the book) if she hadn't seen an animated version prior, but she'd probably still stay tuned the entire time because of the performance. The narrator does different voices for all of the animals- super fun!

    I recommend this book.

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    Amanda J. Winn 09-16-17
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    "Great kids short story"

    This is a funny short story kiddos of all ages will enjoy! Great narration of story!

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    Amazon Customer 09-15-17 Member Since 2016
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    "I absolutely love the story itself "
    What did you like best about The Gruffalo? What did you like least?

    I enjoy the story in full,I love the thought process of the mouse. I didn't care for the narrator at all and as a listener, I really loved the narrator on the short story movie The grufflo I found on amazon, the woman telling this story for the movie version,was able to grab my attention right away & with that,I was able to really listen to the story and I fell in love.
    I was disappointed when I heard this narrator and wasn't able to make the connection needed to actually listen to the story itself and enjoy it enough to keep the book. I did purchase the hardback Gufflo book from amazon to read to Son I've also memorized it😊


    What other book might you compare The Gruffalo to and why?

    This was the first children's book I've ever ever read so I have no comparisons


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Not all all, in my opinion


    Do you think The Gruffalo needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No I don't think it needs to be anymore to the story because it's perfect ending says it all
    And there is also the book Grufflos child but it just wasn't for me


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rambles 04-19-17
    Rambles 04-19-17
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    "Perfect short listen"

    Perfect short listen. Great performance.

    My daughter loves listening to this on car rides.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 01-19-17
    Kindle Customer PITTSBURGH, PA, United States 01-19-17 Member Since 2014
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    "My kids loved it"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, my kids loved it, they are the ultimate reviewers of their books so 5 stars.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Junemarie Williams Weston, West Virgina 11-13-16
    Junemarie Williams Weston, West Virgina 11-13-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Mouse vs. Gruffalo"

    I liked the rhythm and style of the writer. However, my 3 yr old male child did not understand the significance of the mouse telling all those lies & it helping him towards & @ the end. It really should be labeled as 5 yrs and over for that reason. I believe. Otherwise, it's a great story! Junemarie

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    Green SFO 09-14-16
    Green SFO 09-14-16

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    "Simply dreadful"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The story, of course, is wonderful. The reading, however, is ATROCIOUS!


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Hal Hollings?

    Alexander Armstrong


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    Reblight 08-23-16
    Reblight 08-23-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story!"

    My 4 yr old loves to listen to this one over and over. The narrator does a great job with the characters and he doesn't get too soft or too loud.

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    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 04-19-16
    Tina Nibley, UT, United States 04-19-16 Member Since 2017

    I'm a mom. I read for fun and to bring my family together. We don't have a TV (30 years!) and love the power of books. Read on!

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    "Bigger and scarier!"

    Little mouse can't be eaten for lunch! He must prove to the gruffalo that he is fierce and feared.

    Cute reading to pair with the physical book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kristina Warrior Princess 04-16-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Good Story, but No Pictures."

    This is a very cute story, but I wish that the illustrations had been included in this audio book edition.

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