The Velveteen Rabbit

Narrated by: Meryl Streep
Length: 25 mins
5 out of 5 stars (184 ratings)

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"When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but really loves you, then you become real."

First published in 1922, Margery Williams' enchanting story about a toy rabbit is a classic of children's literature. This gentle rendition comes alive through Meryl Streep's soothing narration and George Winston's beautiful music score. Ages four and up.

©1990 Rabbit Ears Entertainment, LLC (P)2016 Rabbit Ears Entertainment, LLC

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The music is distracting

What did you like best about The Velveteen Rabbit? What did you like least?

This was a great rendition of the Velveteen Rabbit, with the exception of the music playing over Meryl Streep's voice in some parts.

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Great story but the music wanted center stage

love the story. always did.
i wanted to hear Meryl narrate but the music got in the way. would have been better with just her voice.

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Turn the music down!

Unfortunately, Meryl Streep is completely drowned out by loud and distracting music throughout the entire story.

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delightful timeless classic story

I bought this as a bedtime story for my children. The story is beautifully read by Meryl Streep, accompanied by sweet music, quite magically heart warming

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Sound could have been better

I love this story and wanted my kids to hear it, but I feel like the music was louder than the narrator. The Sounds could have been balanced a little better.

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Enchanting story

Where does The Velveteen Rabbit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's good and could of been great but sometimes the music almost drowned out the narration. I wish that the music was a little lower or Miss. Streep had read a little bit louder.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Velveteen Rabbit?

When the Velveteen Rabbit was told by the skin horse what it was like to become real from nursery magic.

Which character – as performed by Meryl Streep – was your favorite?

The Velveteen Rabbit

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It made me sad when the rabbit was about to be burned.

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Really good book by rabbit ears. I look forward to more.

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love it very much and well done!

love it was very well done amazing story I enjoyed listening to the whole thing

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A true classic!

Margery's lovely story is enhanced by Streep's spot-on narration & Winston's memorable score. one of our family's classics!

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Such a lovely book

A timeless story about loving and accepting the soul of a person without worrying about their appearance.

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Wonderful!

Meryl Streep's reading of this classic made me smile from the inside! Recommend to young and old alike.

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  • Jaye what if
  • 09-30-16

The Valverteen Rabbit

What a lovely story to read to younger children or play to them.
Meryl Street has a very lovely voice & it really settles you can really relax listening to the music and Meryl.

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  • Clare
  • 05-24-20

Loud music.

Beautiful story as always. "Background" music was far too loud and distracting through the entire storyg