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Publisher's Summary

Two of the most famous and iconic children's classics are turned into a musical extravaganza by composer Rob Kapilow, one of the most successful and most performed composers on the planet. He is joined by international superstars Nathan Gunn, who sings Polar Express, and Isabel Leonard, who sings Dr. Seuss' Gertrude McFuzz .

©1997 G Schirmer Inc (P)2014 GPR Records Spoken Word

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Not the audiobook

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I downloaded this in a hurry and didn't read the description. My mistake! It's only music. Not sure why a regular audiobook is not offered.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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not an audio book

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Wish I would have read the description closer. This is not a book, it's only music. Too bad I can't return it.

9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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NOT an Audio Book!

What disappointed you about The Polar Express and Dr. Seuss's Gertrude?

I purchased this audio book to play aloud for my class during art. The children were so excited, until we realized it was more of an opera than an audio book.

Any additional comments?

I would like to return this book. It was a total waste of money!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • 12-10-15

I will be returning it - HIGHLY recommend sample

Would you try another book from the authors and/or the narrators?

No

What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

I *love* this story.... but this is NOT the audio version of the story. This is a singing rendition (albeit some amazing singers) of a version of the story.

Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

No - I want an audiobook, not an MP3.

What character would you cut from The Polar Express and Dr. Seuss's Gertrude?

I don't understand the relevance of this question.

Any additional comments?

I plan on returning this audio book - my kids were not interested in it and actually asked for it to be turned off midway through the 16 minute first performance. Oh well.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Make sure you know what you're buying.

If you're looking for a reading of the Polar Express, please note this is some sort of singing of the story. I didn't realize this when I bought it and was very disappointed.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Too Fast.

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i would have prefered a version that was read, but there was not one available. This version went way too fast for students. The music was louder than the words.

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A musical?

This said it was narrated, not sung. What a disappointment. And the singer is just awful as is the music. A waste of money.

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  • Otto
  • San Diego, CA
  • 12-13-16

I didn't read the description.

Unfortunately, I did not read the description so I was disappointed to find this story in song version.

Not my preference for this particular story.

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awsome

This audio book is amazing, cool, and awsome audio book and movie ever listened to

0 of 2 people found this review helpful