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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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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_.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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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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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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Cute

What kid doesnt love this story! Its a great add to our kid library which is a life saver on trips cause we do NOT do tv in the car.

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Fun and Sassy

It was a great book. Wish the boys werent so sassy but even that was fun sometimes.

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we love the mouse

my son use this more as a read along, he loves Ralph... and it helped with his comprehension

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Loved it!

I listened to this with my 2 sons, 9 and 6. We really enjoyed the adventures that Ralph had and the lessons that he learned along the way!

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wonderful

My son loved it. He would listen to a couple chapters every night and totally looked forward to it.

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  • Michelle
  • Colorado Springs, Co
  • 06-01-18

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I read this out loud to my then 6 year old son and it became a family favorite. Here we are, 4 years later, and about to take a road trip. While browsing books we came across this Ralph S. Mouse trilogy brilliantly narrated by B. D. Wong. My now 10 and 5 year old are Enthralled in it all over again. Beverly Cleary's writings are brilliant and relevant then, now, and someday in the future. Sound effects, adventures, family and social drama all on their level. And, from the moment you hear Pb-pb-b-b-b Pb-pb-b-b-b the fantastical world begins.
On a side note, we bought our son and daughter Hot Wheels motorcycles as visuals to fiddle with while listening... it really added to the awe of it all.