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Publisher's Summary

Everyone loves The Little Engine That Could, that classic tale of the determined little engine that, despite its size, triumphantly pulls a train full of toys to the waiting children on the other side of a mountain.
©1976 Platt & Munk, Publishers; (P)2008 Penguin

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My Earliest Memory

The first book I can ever remember loving was this story. It is a great visual for anyone of any age and the message is one of my favorites. A great message delivered through showing and not telling. I also loved the narrator.

36 of 40 people found this review helpful

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Pay attention adults! This book is for you too!

What made the experience of listening to The Little Engine That Could the most enjoyable?

I'm an adult, so first and foremost is that it's 7 minutes long. Having said that, this book is an inspirational masterpiece bang for buck that can't be matched. Where else are you going to get this good of content for 7 minutes of your time?

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

LOL! Yes. I think I could manage to set aside 7 minutes of my day for this one.

Any additional comments?

If you suck at life, it's ok. You don't have to. Baby steps. <br/><br/>It starts with your attitude. <br/><br/>You must believe in yourself even when you think believing in yourself is unrealistic. If you think believing in yourself is unrealistic, fake it! I know, I know.... You don't want to lie to yourself, but answer this one question. What good is it doing you being honest with yourself? You're still miserable, so why not try something different. Do a little work for once, and maybe, just maybe you'll start feeling better about yourself. You have a choice. You can do nothing with yourself, and stay miserable, or you can put a little effort into your life and discover things about yourself you never knew existed.<br/><br/>Your attitude dictates EVERYTHING! Think you can!

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Cute.

My 2.5 year old loves to listen to this one in the car. Other good stories he likes are The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Llama, Llama Red Pajama.

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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Motivational book for children of all ages!

This children's book is not just for kids. From time to time, when I am feeling down, I listen to this audio. This book brings a smile to my face. Next time I feel down, I remember that if the Little Engine could make it up that hill, so can I. My guess is this audio plays well for children. However, I am 50 years old, and the Little Engine always brings a smile to my face. I cannot think of a better motivational book turned audio for children of all ages.Excellent purchase!

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Karen
  • Soddy Daisy, United States Minor Outlying Islands
  • 09-29-10

Cute!

I loved this book as a child, and my kids love it too! I put it on my daughter's MP3 player and let her listen to this and other stories when she cannot sleep. It always seems to relax her and help her get to sleep.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Wonderful Storyteller And Great story

I have always loved loved this story and now my 5 year old does to. The storyteller did an amazing job...my son listened listened to it over and over again.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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cute!

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

It's very cute! Recommended for car rides

Any additional comments?

It's a little short, but you can burn a CD of multiple of them for a car ride, which works well to keep kids quiet. ;)

5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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great story for kids

My 3 year old granddaughter loves this audible book. The voices are perfect for this story. Easy to understand. Great for getting a little teaching moment from a cute story too.

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Classic book and great message

What made the experience of listening to The Little Engine That Could the most enjoyable?

The narrator is very engaging.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Well... the little engine of course!!!

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

Yes!

Any additional comments?

This is just a great way to engage in a good story. My train-loving-child can't get enough of it! The different voices are amazing, it is almost like watching a show ... just in your imagination :)

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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No pictures, no fun

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Unlike other audio children's books I purchased for my granddaughter to use on my Kindle Fire, there is no turning of pages and thus no pictures to accompany the narration - just the same picture on the front of the book you stare at through the whole story. I didn't return it since I only paid 69 cents and it's a great story, but it's not nearly as engaging as the books showing all the pages.

4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • 02-13-15

Excellent Little Engine That Could

A lovely short story for children.

Nicely read by the narrator & uses character voice for the engine.

All children will like this.

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  • gordon
  • 01-04-15

short endearing story

What did you like most about The Little Engine That Could?

a quick story for the kids before bed. The moral is important and simple!

Which character – as performed by Cassandra Morris – was your favourite?

Unusual narrative voice

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

can't help listening in one sitting it is so short!