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Publisher's Summary

Paddington has warmed the hearts of generations of listeners with his earnest good intentions and humorous misadventures. This is a new edition of the classic novel and contains the original text by Michael Bond. 

Somehow, Paddington always manages to find himself in strange situations. From a squishy miscommunication involving oysters and public transit to a case of mistaken identity, there’s never a dull moment when a certain bear is around!

Paddington Races Ahead is the 13th classic novel about Michael Bond’s beloved classic character, Paddington Bear.

©2012 The Estate of Michael Bond (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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volume levels are a problem

Unfortunately, this is one of those books where the narrator's voice gets quiet, but then when switching characters gets loud. it makes it really difficult to listen to.

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The Voices

Please, I love Paddington but please change the voices back. Paddington sounds like an old man. And all the browns sound weird.

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Uneven volume makes for an uncomfortable listen

We usually listen to Paddington in the car. Unlike the books narrated by Stephen Fry or Hugh Bonneville, this one was awful and we gave up a couple of chapters in. The narrator uses a soft voice for the narration and then a loud one for dialogue, which makes it impossible to listen to it on any one volume setting: either you miss the text or your eardrums get blasted with the speech. The choice of voice for Paddington is also distasteful. He sounds as if he is half asleep. It is unfortunate as the stories usually go over well with my little one.

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Volume gets overly loud from really quiet

New narrator to the series. Problem within the first 15 minutes. Most of the time, the narrator is too quiet. Then, all of a sudden it'd get so loud that I have to turn my volume down, and then 2 sentences later I can't hear him anymore! Nothing wrong with the tone or any of the reading, it's just really hard to listen to when you are kept on your toes and have to frequently adjust the volume!

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Same Paddington, different narrator.

Everyone sounded different which took my son a bit to get past, but it was the same mischevious bear that tumbles into trouble without meaning to. Still well worth the listen!