The 101 Dalmatians

Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (186 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Puppies and more puppies! How will they escape the evil Cruella de Vil?

When the Dearly's Dalmatians have their first litter of puppies (fifteen in all) everyone is delighted. But their joy is shattered when the pups are kidnapped! The humans don't have a clue as to who the culprit is, but the smartest dogs in London are on the case, and on the trail of fur-loving Cruella de Vil, who will stop at nothing to have a Dalmatian fur coat!

©1956, 1984 Dodie Smith (P)2002 Random House, Inc. and CSA Telltapes Ltd., Listening Library, An Imprint of Random House Audio Publishing Group

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Sweet.

I love the story so much. Not a compliment or concern or comment, just saying in most of the books your Mrs. was actually Pandita. I don't care though, the classic tale! I love this!

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great book. if you love the movie, this is a must

we love the movie and love dogs so we thought this might be a fun car trip pick. we enjoyed it so much more than we thought we would. great book. better than the movie.

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An enjoyable listen

I liked the story! Though the thing I didn't care for was how some things seemed to repeat. Just something in the author's style I didn't care for. I wish the Author named more of the puppies though. There are 15 original pups, but only 4 were identifiable at all. But it was worth the listen! And I loved how the narrator tried to vary the voices!

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Totally Loved This Book!!!

I loved this audiobook experience with this classic. My brother loves the Disney movie so I’ve always known about the book, but hadn’t been super interested in reading it as I felt I already knew the story. I was wrong, and offer my apologies to Dodie Smith. Her writing drew me in and kept my attention throughout the book. The plot isn' exactly the same as Disney is known to change things and they definitely did for this book. Even though I grew up with the movie, I greatly prefer the book over the movie. In the future, I'm going to look into her other works because I was hooked throughout the book. I ended up buying my own audio copy so I can enjoy the story anytime I want. The narrator was the perfect choice. He added some liveliness and sensitivity that was required for some of the character's and iciness that goes with Cruella.

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A beautiful story with a warm heart

I read this book as a child decades ago and loved it then. I listened to it now and found that the story and style held strong. I still loved it. Yes, the story is a little dated, but it works well as is. I don't think it would work as well if it were modernized. This book should be a childhood staple everywhere, even though it is EXTREMELY British. I strongly recommend this book for anyone with, or ever has been a child. It is very sweet.

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AMAZING

I love the movie and thought the story could get no better, boy was I wrong. The twists and turns, the challenges Pongo and the Mrs have to go through kept me on my seat. A would read again kind of book. If you liked the movie you will love this book.

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Great storry!

Awesome content children love it!It's so much fun to listen to.You should get it at least try it and you'll love it☺

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The 101dalmatiand

I love this book and I never get bored of it. When I was younger I was so sad whenever I finished the book that I just started it over again. It is very similar to the movie but is better in my opinion and has more characters than the movie does. I highly suggest it for all ages.

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wonderful

I love this novel and this performance. I have listened to it several times with my family over the years. It is delightful every time.

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Always Delightful

The original story, as is often the case, is so much more engaging and lovely than the movie. If you are considering this book for your children, they will find many characters to love that the film denied them. If you are an adult considering it for yourself, you will find simple joys that we often deny ourselves.