Peter and the Wolf

Narrated by: Jim Dale
Length: 25 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (359 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Following Brilliance Audio’s recent Grammy-nominated musical-audiobook for children, The Shoebird, starring the inimitable Jim Dale, another popular children’s title is being released just in time for the holidays: Peter and the Wolf. This beloved fairy tale, with music by Sergei Prokofiev, tells of how the courageous Peter and his animal friends - the bird, the duck, and the cat - set out to capture a ravenous wolf.

Generations of children have been charmed by this enchanting work, and Brilliance Audio is proud to introduce its own version with multi-Grammy Award-winner Jim Dale as narrator. To delight the millions of Jim’s fans, his reading of Peter and the Wolf will include unforgettable vocal characterizations of the various animals, young Peter, and Peter’s grumpy old grandfather. The music of Peter and the Wolf, including some of the best-known classical melodies, is superbly performed by the award-winning Seattle Symphony, led by music director Gerard Schwarz. Children and their parents will enjoy listening to this unique musical story as every character is portrayed by a different instrument from the orchestra and the story is woven together by the lively narration by Jim Dale. It’s a perfect holiday gift and a must-have for all Jim dale fans!

©1982 Sergei Prokofiev (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Grandfather is an old bassoon

This concert is one of the best ways to introduce a child to the assorted parts of an orchestra. I first heard this concert in the early years of 1940. Later, I purchased the Leonard Bernstein version for my children to hear. Now, I bought this version from Audible to share with my granddaughter.
She was delighted to know it was read by Jim Dale, the "voice of Harry Potter" and she sat beside me as we shared a pair of earphones to listen to it together. When it was over, she borrowed my ipod so she could hear it again. Later in the day I overheard her walking around, humming Peter's theme.

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Wonderful!

This is a classic story that was done very well. The music wasn't cut short as in other recordings I've listened to, and Jim Dale can do no wrong.

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A Favorite

Even as an adult, this story is a favorite and timeless. Jim Dale does a masterful job of telling the story

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playful hunting

I wish audible had more Musical entrees like this I love listening to them come on Audible

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DELIGHTFUL

This is a musical adventure that would surely entertain anyone at any age. I know I will listen to it again and again and am looking forward to buying similar productions.

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Excellent

The music is wonderful and entertaining, and Jim Dale is a pleasure to listen to.

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Loud ending

I listen to this to go to bed and by the time I’m drifting off the book ends and there’s an abrupt and loud woman who comes on and announces the end of the book. It’s similar to the “audible hopes you enjoyed this program” but louder and super startling in contrast to the easy listening of the actual audio book. Anyway that but at the end could be deleted or at least redone at a lower decibel level?

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Music tells the story

Good story
Good price
Great fun
I have loved this story since elementary school.
So glad to rediscover it.

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The wolf ends up in a zoo? Really?

Although enjoyable, it's not true to the original. Instead, Peter and the hunters capture the wolf and drag him off to the zoo.

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Beloved children's classic

I loved this story when I was a kid listening to this on my record player. The story was so real to me when told to the orchestra playing accompaniment. I loved it so much that I just had to have it my library to share with my grandson. It is so great to be able to share the same experience with him. Definitely a must have for your listening library if you have little ones. "Audible 20 Review Sweepstakes Entry"

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  • Mrs. J. M. Galor
  • 01-24-20

Excellent version

We all enjoyed this, parents and children alike. I’d not heard this narrator before, but he has a great voice for this.

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  • Nna36
  • 01-02-19

My 5 yr olds love it

First time they were confused bit young, but now kids love it!!! They can name the story parts by music.

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  • Alexandra
  • 07-25-17

Excellent.

the kids and i all love it. definitely worth listening to. a beautiful way to introduce your children to orchestral music with the different themes.

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