• The Lorax

  • By: Dr. Seuss
  • Narrated by: Ted Danson
  • Length: 15 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (551 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Long before saving the earth became a global concern, Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against mindless progress and the danger it posed to the earth's natural beauty.
©1971 Dr. Seuss Enterprises (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

What listeners say about The Lorax

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A classic, but...

What is up with the music? It was distracting and didn't fit. Otherwise, we love this story!

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Distracting

There is loud music playing over the story. My kids were super distracted and lost interest almost immediately. Bummed because they love this story, but this version is very hard to listen to.

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A Dr. Suess for all times - especially these times

I always recoomend Dr Seuss books for young readers. The rhythmic, repetition of rhyme and sounds help students appreciate the sound of written language. The imaginative and poignant stories also help children fall in love with books. The Lorax, in particular, gives an important message for families to talk about. In this age of global climate change and environmental awareness, this book will captivate children and give adults a way to talk about issues that kids are aware of in a way that childen can access.

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Quite bad

Found this to be very poorly produced. Constant musical theme seemingly louder than the narration. found it to be very distracting from the story. Story not as good as most for the audio format.

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Quick read.

I read this since it was once in a list of banned books. I wanted to see what in the world Dr. Seuss could write that would cause a state to ban the work. He was surely ahead of his time as this book preaches about the wastefulness of mankind. Fun and thoughtful read.

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  • bb
  • 10-26-14

Classic Dr. Suess Story

Would you try another book from Dr. Seuss and/or Ted Danson?

Yes, I love Dr. Seuss.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Lorax

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Ted Danson did a nice job reading this story.

Do you think The Lorax needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

no. It stands alone on its own merit

Any additional comments?

Music in places was a bit annoying, but otherwise a good read. It was a good story for the price.

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Odd Music Choice

Wonderful naration, excellent pace, and well performed voices. But the music choice? Very strange: it does not fit the story well and is far too loud.

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Classic

The Lorax is a classic book that my son loves to read over and over. All our children should be as environmentally concious. It always suprises me that there are people who have never read The Lorax and it is wonderful that it is available on audible.

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A classic

A wonderful environmental children's story. My daughter loved it!

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I Speak

Well the kiddos loved the story and I myself loved the message. We have listened to it several times and it hasn't become tiresome.