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The Reluctant Dragon Audiobook

The Reluctant Dragon

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Publisher's Summary

The Boy lives in a cottage with his mother and father, and the Dragon lives in a cave on the Downs. The Boy is his only friend. The Dragon is not at all the sort of Dragon one might expect to meet, however: he's polite and friendly.

Public Domain (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Lori 01-14-17
    Lori 01-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "teaches without being didactic"

    For whatever reason, I'm revisiting books I read as a kid and books I read to my kids when they were little. I love Kenneth Grahame's way of never talking down to a child in his books. For those who love a good animal character, this one about the dragon, the kid, and St. George is a classic and it teaches diversity and individual identity in a way that no school book could.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Jim "The Impatient" 07-20-17 Member Since 2016
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    "THE HAPPY BOHEMIAN DRAGON"

    THE SIN OF ROMANCING
    I am normally a stickler for a dragon having an attitude, being selfish, etc., but I will make an exception for this story. I liked the story and I liked all the characters including the LAZY dragon. This is a fun read and teaches a lot about friendship.

    narrator
    Only four stars on the narrator, as he did not distinguish well between characters. At times I could not tell who was talking between the three main characters. It was not bad enough to stop you from listening to this. On sale now for $1.95 for almost an hour. That is less than minimum wage was when I was a kid.

    108 of 126 people found this review helpful
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    rstack United States 10-19-17
    rstack United States 10-19-17 Member Since 2011
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    "enjoyed it!"

    Quick listen but a very neat little tale. Great performance. Looking forward to listening to it with my 5 year old son.

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    MsWhiskers 10-09-17
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    "My narration could not hold a candle"

    to Anton Lesser's narration. My children loved his telling of this wonderful tale. I foresee this being a frequently requested listen in our home.

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    A. Baker Lone Star State 09-07-17
    A. Baker Lone Star State 09-07-17
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    "Dragon (reluctant)"

    I thought the dragon was amassing and funny. He was an Angele😇.POP, HOP, TOP, and RYLEE.😊

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    Malcomb 07-30-17
    Malcomb 07-30-17 Member Since 2016
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    "So cute."

    Never read the book or saw the animated version, but glad i did now. loved it

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    shmuel 07-16-17
    shmuel 07-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "wonderful children's romp!"

    excellent short story of a dragon & knight who were brought to friendship through mutual friendship of a boy. excellent narrator!

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    Mandy Leppard BLOOMFIELD, IN, United States 01-13-17
    Mandy Leppard BLOOMFIELD, IN, United States 01-13-17
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    "Very good story especially at bedtime."

    Recommend! I Loved the Dragon! The narrator was very good and told the story superbly.

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    Jefferson 09-03-11
    Jefferson 09-03-11 Member Since 2010
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    "A Bookish Boy, a Lazy Dragon, an Equable Knight"

    One day a dragon who boasts blue scales and a preference for poetry rather than ???ramping??? starts living in a cave on the downs near the home of a boy who loves reading books, especially natural history and fairy tales. What will happen when the normal people living in the town, you know, the kind who love watching fights, baiting animals, punishing villains, and exterminating pests become aware of the dragon? Will the boy be able to arrange everything to everyone???s satisfaction? Grahame???s story is a humorous revision of usual tales featuring dragons. Although it threatens to become a wee bit precious at times, it???s mostly charming, and its themes about human nature are keen. And the reading by Anton Lesser is fine.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Aruna Melbourne, VIC, Australia 07-20-10
    Aruna Melbourne, VIC, Australia 07-20-10
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    "Excellent listening"

    Really enjoyed this as my first audio listening experience and I would recommend it to families with young children

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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