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Publisher's Summary

Ralph is not like the other mice at Mountain View Inn. He is always looking for excitement! Now all of his adventures are here in one audio collection!

Mouse and the Motorcycle

Ralph S. Mouse

Runaway Ralph

©1982 Beverly Cleary (P)2007 HarperCollinsPublishers

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Stick with Ramona and Henry

What disappointed you about The Ralph S. Mouse Audio Collection?

My son loved the Henry Huggins and Ramona stories, and since he is still very young I was hoping the Mouse and His Motorcycle stories would be even more age appropriate. But these stories lack the charm of those other Beverly Cleary books. The worst thing about them is how much bickering and negativity you hear from the kids and even the mouse. There's a lot of complaints about people and things being "stupid" or "boring." The characters are constantly whining and complaining. The narration doesn't help, as all the characters sound essentially the same, and the female characters sound like the actor is mocking them. By the third book, my son was asking me to turn it off.

Would you be willing to try another one of B.D. Wong’s performances?

No. All the voices sound alike, and the female voices are particularly bad.

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Collections set up terribly- bad deal

It seems like a good deal to get all the books at once, but it's not if you want to do anything but listen to them all in a chosen order sequentially- there's no way to go to what book you want or tell what chapter to go back to- it's just like 45 unlabeled chapters of all the books together. Ramona Quimby series was manageable because a user posted the chapters for everyone, but without that help these Audible "collections" are not a good deal for most parents.

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Fun!

Where does The Ralph S. Mouse Audio Collection rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

The Ralph S. Mouse Audio Collection is a great fun collection. It ranks with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for quality amongst children's books.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Of course my favorite character was Ralph the mouse. His mood and temper was affected by circumstances, but he was able to learn. And I love the imagination that both the author and the mouse were able to play.

Which character – as performed by B.D. Wong – was your favorite?

He did extremely well with all characters. O

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

No

Any additional comments?

My only complaint is that the books were played out of order. _Runaway Ralph_ should have been BEFORE _Ralph S. Mouse_. The motorcycle, after all, is destroyed in _Ralph S. Mouse_, but it's a vital part of _Runaway Ralph_.

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These stories are great, the narration is less so.

The narrator chose to use some rather strange accents and voices for characters meant to be residing in the mountains of California. It's a shame, had he used better voices for the characters I would have enjoyed it more. The books in this series are great though! For now this is a better book to read than listen to.

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The narrators performance was annoying

The narrator was so annoying! I barely wanted to finish it. The story is the only thing that kept me in it.

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Great series for kids!

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

I loved this as a kid but love the fact that my daughter and I listen to this every day.

Have you listened to any of B.D. Wong’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

B. D. Wong has great sounds and voices for the characters.

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So glad I found this!

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

While I found the narrator to be less than exquisite, I do believe he does an adequate job.

Any additional comments?

I grew up reading the adventures of Ralph and his motorcycle and I will never forget how much I love these books. I do enjoy Ramona and her antics, but something about Ralph and his spirit has stuck with me for over 18 years. I will always recommend this collection.

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B.D. Wong is not the best narrator

He has sort of a obnoxious voice. It probably doesn’t bother most people, but it bothers me a lot. But overall, I like it, because the stories are good and once I’ve listened for a while the voice doesn’t bother me as much

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Ralph

You will love this book if you are 10 years old and 98765432 or1 Let’s face it my dad reads this to me but this is better than that

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So good😁

I liked it I like it it is fun and silly but then again I am fine with the book 📖 but some people Don’t like mice 🐁 or other stuff but I like it