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Long before saving the earth became a global concern, Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against mindless progress and the danger it posed to the earth's natural beauty.
©1971 Dr. Seuss Enterprises; (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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  • Erin
  • viola, WI, USA
  • 11-19-09

A classic, but...

What is up with the music? It was distracting and didn't fit. Otherwise, we love this story!

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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A Dr. Suess for all times - especially these times

I always recoomend Dr Seuss books for young readers. The rhythmic, repetition of rhyme and sounds help students appreciate the sound of written language. The imaginative and poignant stories also help children fall in love with books. The Lorax, in particular, gives an important message for families to talk about. In this age of global climate change and environmental awareness, this book will captivate children and give adults a way to talk about issues that kids are aware of in a way that childen can access.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Quick read.

I read this since it was once in a list of banned books. I wanted to see what in the world Dr. Seuss could write that would cause a state to ban the work. He was surely ahead of his time as this book preaches about the wastefulness of mankind. Fun and thoughtful read.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Chris
  • San Diego, CA
  • 04-26-15

Quite bad

Found this to be very poorly produced. Constant musical theme seemingly louder than the narration. found it to be very distracting from the story. Story not as good as most for the audio format.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • bb
  • 10-26-14

Classic Dr. Suess Story

Would you try another book from Dr. Seuss and/or Ted Danson?

Yes, I love Dr. Seuss.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lorax

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Ted Danson did a nice job reading this story.

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

no. It stands alone on its own merit

Any additional comments?

Music in places was a bit annoying, but otherwise a good read. It was a good story for the price.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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A classic

A wonderful environmental children's story. My daughter loved it!

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You Need A Thneed

My 4-year-old grandson loves this recording. He requests it on a semi-regular basis, and listens to it, transfixed, each time. So I guess it's irrelevant that Grandma is annoyed by the sound effects and music, which are totally unnecessary, not to mention annoying and distracting. Grandma also can't help but be mildly annoyed by Ted Danson's wacky, flakey-sounding stoner voice (maybe trying to channel the Redwood Coast vibe from back in the 1980's, when The Lorax was banned in elementary schools in logging towns), his under-articulation of the name of the title character (e.g., when sound effects and/or music are especially noisy, he seems to be producing /lora/, with no audible /ks/), and his occasional rushing/botching of lines, resulting in ruination of the meter/poetry (e.g., "And on special dank midnights in August, he peeks out of the shutters..." instead of as the author intended: And on special dank midnights in August / He peeks / Out of the shutters/ And sometimes he speaks).

But all that pales into insignificance in any discussion of the unparalleled brilliance of Dr. Seuss, whose warning of the dangers of large-scale environmental destruction is more relevant today than it was when first published, in 1971. Thank You, Audible, for including this literary treasure among your offerings for kids!

4 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Music in background terrible

The music in the background is too loud and really creepy my grandson didn't even want to hear the story which is a wonderful story.




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  • Carolyn
  • Crystal, MN, United States
  • 04-16-13

Classic

The Lorax is a classic book that my son loves to read over and over. All our children should be as environmentally concious. It always suprises me that there are people who have never read The Lorax and it is wonderful that it is available on audible.

1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Distracting music

Background music is annoying and at odds with the book. Overpowers reader. Also the reader does not have an engaging enough voice.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful