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Publisher's Summary

Here is an award-winning production with an all-star cast, bringing to life one of the best loved and recognised children's books of all time. This is a full dramatisation with specially composed music.

(P)1997 Hodder Children's Books

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A Great Dramatization with a Perfect Piglet

This is an excellent dramatization of A. A. Milne's delightful classic book about Pooh, the bear of little brain, and his quirky friends. The different voice actors are perfect, with standouts being Judi Dench as one of the two narrators, Jane Horrocks as the husky, high-voiced Piglet, and Geoffrey Palmer as the appealingly gloomy Eeyore. Stephen Fry does a sturdy Pooh, though at times I had the uncanny impression of Fry himself standing before me rather than Pooh bear. Two narrators, one male, one female, narrate the chapters, switching back and forth repeatedly and rapidly, and after about the first chapter, I found myself enjoying the switches, as though I were being read to by two ideally witty and warm parents or grand-parents at the same time. The piano music that begins or closes chapters and accompanies Pooh's "hums" is pleasant and appropriate. The sound effects help the listener to imagine the scenes without distracting him/her from the savory text. And the dramatization doesn't abridge much; from what I could tell (by comparing the first chapter in the book with the first one in the audiobook), the dramatizers include pretty much all of Milne's words and chapters except for occasional dialogue tags that are conveyed well enough by the different voice actors.

It was very entertaining to listen to this book; I often found myself smiling and chuckling at the foolish and charming exploits of Pooh and company and wishing the book would not end.

By the way, I tried the samples of Peter Dennis reading the unabridged Pooh books and was completely turned off by the bizarre grunting-farting noise that punctuates all of Piglet's utterances. Jane Horrocks is much much MUCH more appealingly Piglet-y.

12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Loving it all over again

These narrators take me back to the magic of AA Milne's beloved characters and stories.
Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer are sublime, Stephen Fry and Jane Horrocks are perfect.
At 5 years old or 50 (like me), there is much love and fun in these stories about the silly old bear.
I adored being read to as a child and still do.
Highly recommended!

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Doesn't miss a beat

Such a fun listen. Can't recommend it enough. My 3-year-old has it on repeat. For me it took a bit to adjust to WtP's voice since I was so accustomed to Disney's version but the actor (as are all the actors) is excellent. This is slightly abridged but the much of roundabout dialogue is preserved.

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Piglet's Voice Is Cuteness as an Art Form

Where does Winnie the Pooh (Dramatised) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Pretty high; among the very best of the kid's books I've tried.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Piglet. The voice.

Any additional comments?

This is a perfect mix of cuteness and dry humor. Eeyore and Pooh contrast with Piglet and Christopher Robin and keep the tone from slipping into sugar sweetness. The book is brilliant, and this performance is a highly intelligent interpretation.

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wonderful

The various readers are excellent. The whole family thoroughly enjoyed. Judi Dench is a pleasure and Geoffrey Palmer as Eeyore is PERFECT.

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This tops anything I've purchased!

If you could sum up Winnie the Pooh (Dramatised) in three words, what would they be?

You must purchase!

What did you like best about this story?

Definitely the narration and sound effects. It adds a dimension that you can't find in books read by only one person. Winnie the Pooh is a favorite of ours, and this version tops our list.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

The stellar cast on this recording does a truly amazing job. I couldn't believe what a difference it made (vs. a book read by just one person). The sound effects are wonderful as well; my children are always entirely absorbed in listening when this is on.

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An amazing bedtime story

What made the experience of listening to Winnie the Pooh (Dramatised) the most enjoyable?

The narrators gave a new perspective to the story, and the sounds and musical notes made it perfect.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favourite character was Eeyore. His depressive mood and negative thinking contrasts perfectly with some of the more cheerful characters in the book. And the way his friends keep trying to help him and cheer him up is simply adorable. For me his birthday is one of the best stories in the book.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Judi Dench as a narrator was my favourite. She was able to tell the story in playfull and entertaining way.

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

I bought this audiobook right after watching the new Winnie the Pooh movie and started to read at night night in my bed. I quickly found that this one was an amazing bedtime story that would put me to sleep in a very restful way. Not because the audiobook is boring and can't be read all the way trough (I've done it and its a very nice experience too) but because the voices, the sounds ans the story are so soothing.

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  • Rebecca
  • Sandy, UT, United States
  • 10-03-11

Piglet's voice is impossible to forget.

The presentation of this book is done so very well. The only voice I was not sure that fit was Poohs. See what you think!

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Loved it!

I loved this dramatised version of the book.I especially loved Piglet, who has such a very small voice to match such a very small animal! I also loved Kanga, with her australian accent.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Jennifer
  • Ellicott City, MD, United States
  • 12-02-10

Best Book We've Downloaded So Far

My daughters are 5 and almost 7. They LOVED this version of Winnie-The-Pooh. They listened to it once on our way to visit family for Thanksgiving, and twice on the way back. They were already big fans of Stephen Fry's narration of Paddington, but they liked this even better. The voices are perfect. My husband and I enjoyed it too; a lot of the wry humor is lost in the Disney version of Pooh.

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  • Carrie
  • 07-17-17

Superb

We loved listening to this audio book. We already love Pooh Bear, however this audio book brought Pooh and his friends to life in a superb way and has made us love him even more. One for all the family. My husband, who does not enjoy 'stories', was tickled listening along.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Ayako
  • 06-28-12

Brilliant!!!! Adults also can enjoy

This is the funniest pooh ever! I have never expect to laugh laud listening Winnie the pooh.
I love it. Such a gorgeous actors: )

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-04-17

Classic!

Winnie the pooh is such a classic that it was great to hear the real story! I loved piglet the most as the narrator for piglet really captured the scaredness piglet usually feels. The only thing I would improve in is that Pooh's voice isn't so deep.
But apart from that.... I loved it!

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  • A. Maclean
  • 05-06-17

kids enthralled by it. lovely.

they keep coming back to it and are enchanted. great story told by brilliant voices.

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  • Maggie
  • 04-03-17

Fabulous book. Great for all ages

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

Oh my! I adored this book. The narrators were amazing, each of them showing themselves in their best light. WOW. It left me a little emotional!

What other book might you compare Winnie the Pooh (Dramatised) to, and why?

I can't think of one. Just buy it!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Eeyore's birthday is lovely. Christopher Robin made me want to weep.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Disney isn't everything!

Any additional comments?

Buy this book and listen in the car with your children. Money worth spending.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Elizabeth
  • 06-14-15

outstanding

If you could sum up Winnie the Pooh (Dramatised) in three words, what would they be?

Funny, heartwarming, timeless

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

the voices are fantastic a great cast

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

it always makes me laugh

Any additional comments?

My daughter (3 and a half) has fallen for this audio book and listens to it every day and recites bits to herself all the time.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Susana Rowles
  • 06-10-15

The single best audio book ever

Where does Winnie the Pooh (Dramatised) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The best book I have ever listened to!

What did you like best about this story?

Eeyore, Eeyore Eeyore! Highlight of my school runs! Geoffrey Palmer was perfect!

Any additional comments?

Eeyore was the highlight of my school runs!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-23-15

My son's absolutely loves this.

They love the narrators voice and they love listening to this story almost every night!

0 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • TooT
  • 06-28-17

A delight

If you could sum up Winnie the Pooh (Dramatised) in three words, what would they be?

Funny, lovely, joyful.

What other book might you compare Winnie the Pooh (Dramatised) to, and why?

The other dramatised Pooh books

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Comic intonation and acting skill

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

Not really but it is well able to sustain multiple listens.

Any additional comments?

A great cast of voice actors - not a voice out of place. The Australian accent is kind of ridiculous but that just makes it lovely. Kanga and Roo are polite Australian accents as imagined by people who've never heard an Australian talk, or if they have, decided to heavily redact the nasal braying we are so found of demonstrating for the world. 'Come on, Roo' should really be 'C'aarn, Roo' (for example).

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  • Kylie
  • 11-25-16

Over and Over

love listening to this with my child over and over. a great book for bath times and snuggles on the couch.

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  • Lauren
  • 03-30-16

Loved by toddler 5 & 8yo

Thoroughly entertaining and oh so listenable with these wonderful actors. Nice short snippets in each chapter. Looking for the next one now!

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  • Russell
  • 03-04-17

poorly written

I had such high hopes for this book as pooh was my favourite character growing up. the book is such a let down, badly written

0 of 2 people found this review helpful