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Publisher's Summary

Come with us to an Enchanted Place, a forest where Winnie-the-Pooh lived with Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Eeyore, Kanga, and Little Roo. The stories are about Christopher Robin and these good companions having wonderful times getting in and out of trouble. It is all very exciting and, really, quite thrilling no matter how young or old you may be. It is painful to try and imagine what the world would be like without them.

Blackstone Audiobooks presents, from the unabridged collection A.A. Milne's Pooh Classics, the 10 stories of Winnie-the-Pooh performed by Peter Dennis. This is the only reading of these immortal stories authorized by A.A. Milne's son, Christopher Robin, who wrote, "Peter Dennis has made himself Pooh's Ambassador Extraordinare and no bear has ever had a more devoted friend. So if you want to meet the real Pooh, the bear I knew, the bear my father wrote about, listen to Peter."

This collection includes the chapters:
In Which We Are Introduced to Winnie-the-Pooh and Some Bees, and the Stories Begin
In Which Pooh Goes Visiting and Gets Into a Tight Place
In Which Pooh and Piglet Go Hunting and Nearly Catch a Woozle
In Which Eeyore Loses a Tail and Pooh Finds One
In Which Piglet Meets a Heffalump
In Which Eeyore Has a Birthday and Gets Two Presents
In Which Kanga and Baby Roo Come to the Forest, and Piglet Has a Bath
In Which Christopher Robin Leads an Expotition to the North Pole
In Which Piglet is Entirely Surrounded by Water
In Which Christopher Robin Gives a Pooh Party, and We Say Goodbye

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All the material is unabridged and taken from WINNIE-THE-POOH Copyright 1926 by E.P. Dutton & Co. Inc., Copyright Renewal 1954 by A.A. Milne. All material Copyright under the Berne Convention. Recorded by permission of The Trustees of the Pooh Properties. Illustrations by E.H. Shepard copyright as above and used by permission of the Estate of E.H. Shepard. Color Illustrations ©1991 Dutton Children's Books.

Critic Reviews

"This program exemplifies the potential quality audio has for complementing text. Soothing music introduces and links the stories and verses. Subtle sounds of nature immerse the listener in Pooh's world and provide a backdrop for Peter Dennis' enchanting performance. Dennis' ability to switch characters and moods allows him to accurately portray the range of characters in the stories. These talents shine prominently....Dennis expresses the multitude of emotions in a childlike tone which is key to the success of the program. All ages will enjoy this marvelous performance of Milne's words." (AudioFile)
"Congratulations on your outstanding contribution to children and their families. The sort of growth your work inspires speaks for emotional, ethical, and character development." (Parents' Choice)

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Cute!Cute!Cute!

I downloaded this one one day when I was feeling blue and thought something lighthearted and fun would cheer me up. I felt a little silly doing it because I don't even have children to use as my excuse. I soon found that I had chosen well. Both the content and the reading had me laughing out loud and left me smiling long after it ended. I could wish it was a bit longer but I guess I'll have to download more Pooh books for that.

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A man's best friend is a bear called Pooh

I think we all remember these stories from reading them to the children or TV adaptations but Peter Dennis does the most wonderful job of bringing Pooh and all his friends back into our adult lives that this trip down memory lane is the best I have taken for some time. I have listened to the stories again and again and always with a smile on my face and the occasional chuckle out loud. Listen and enjoy.

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Piglet is the BEST!!

This is a must have for any family with children 3 years and above. The stories are wonderful and voiced so well. You cannot help but laugh aloud each time Piglet talks. Great fun for all! Replayability? Definately... requested almost nightly by our boys.

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The Real Winnie-the-Pooh

At last. Winnie-the-Pooh as it should be read. It's hard to believe that Mr. Dennis does all the voices himself. A remarkable performance. I think I get as much, if not more enjoyment out of these recordings than my nieces and nephews. A truly brilliant rendition of these wonderful stories.

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Peter Dennis IS Winnie-the-Pooh!

This is by far the best audio version I've heard of Winnie-the-Pooh. Peter Dennis as narrator gets the characters just right; the music is just enough to add to the delight, without distraction; and the warm tone set by the narrator is incredibly inviting. [The real-life Christopher Robin - AA Milne's son - says Peter Dennis re-creates the characters as his father intended - and as he grew up hearing them.] Public Radio ran this Blackstone Audio version as a series some years ago, and I fell in love with it then. I'm thrilled to now share it with my preschooler. Be aware that the other version offered by Audible (the "dramatized" one) doesn't have any of these characteristics - I found it quite grating, and the characterizations were all wrong. The Peter Dennis version is perfect!

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10 stars

Ten stars would not be enough. Peter Denis is unsurpassable in delivery of this beautiful witty book which is by no means only for children. For me, it was always its sweet philosophical melancholy that has been drawing me in. The wise fool Pooh. Adorable character worth to be followed.

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Now I remember the real story!

Beautifully read, now I remember why I loved reading this book to my children many years ago. Piglet is wonderful!

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Better than Disney

I think the grown-ups in the car enjoyed this one even more than the kids. The narrator's version of piglet was really delightful. Perfect for all ages.

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Can't stand the reader

It may be that I have heard Alan Bennett's reading of Pooh for 15 years and I am used to it, but I couldn't get past this reader's voice for Pooh, Christopher Robin and Piglet. At that point I stopped. We needed to replace our Alan Bennett tapes and I couldn't find new ones so I thought this would do. I realize Pooh is a bear of very little brain, but the reader not only gives him no brain at all, but makes him sound like a brainless old man with a sore throat. It is a voice much more suited to Eeyore. Christopher Robin sounds much too old and Piglet gives a little farty noise (that is supposed to be an oink) every time he speaks. That said, the reader's plain narrator voice is very good. As that was the only sample audible gave, I thought that I would enjoy the rest of the voices. I'm off to find another Alan Bennett.

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For Pooh Lovers

What made the experience of listening to Winnie-the-Pooh the most enjoyable?

Peter Dennis does an excellent job of doing the character voices.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Pooh. I've always loved Pooh.

Which character – as performed by Peter Dennis – was your favorite?

Roo.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I used this book as a bedtime story for my four and five year old daughters. The four year old has PDD NOS but loves Pooh and she would stop fighting and listen to it. The chapters are individual stories so you could read it in one sitting but it makes a great chapter read.

Any additional comments?

I'm so glad I purchased this.

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  • Diane Severson
  • 09-10-13

Just as it should be!

Naturally, as an American I have Sterling Holloway in my head as Winnie the Pooh and all the other voices as well. However, this rendition is just about perfect. I say just about, because the odd hiccups that Piglet is subject to (I think they are supposed to be grunts) are really quite annoying and distracting. But not enough to remove a star for performance. My son and I enjoyed this very much on a long drive across country....

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  • Chris&PattyQR
  • 05-10-13

Son loves it

We read Winnie the Pooh with our three year old, and he loves listening to this version of the stories over and over again, and often goes to sleep listening to it. The narration is lovely, not too fast, and the characters voices are easy to tell apart. I find Piglet's voice a bit irritating, but he loves it! Each chapter is separated by some gentle music and easy to navigate too. We're just bought The House at Pooh Corner as well!

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  • Birgit
  • 09-30-11

Perfect narration

The Pooh stories are great stories for both children and adults.
The narrator is perfect for the Pooh stories. It cannot possibly be bettered.

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  • Tab
  • 07-13-09

Wonderful Narration

Peter Dennis has done an outstanding job on the narration of these classics. He makes the characters really live, and brings out every ounce of the humour in the stories. Every time I listen to them, I enjoy them even more!

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  • L WILSON
  • 01-11-15

One of the best

I'm sure this will be a firm favourite for many generations to come. So glad it is now in audio format.

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  • Libby Hall
  • 11-27-19

Not our idea of Pooh's voice

This is not our idea of Pooh's voice - or of Piglet's. Piglet's odd little snorting noises don't work for us. I will return this and get it read instead by someone else.

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  • Kay King
  • 08-22-19

Good stories

I liked the narrator but Piglet's grunting got irritating after a while. I'd have preferred less grunting. Also Eeyore was annoying. In fact they were all annoying in their own way. Perhaps that's what makes the stories so relatable.

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  • SheMarieCut
  • 10-20-17

Annoying

Is it really necessary to make a snorting sound at the end of everything that Piglit says. It completely spoils these classic stories and does actually become really annoying to listen to. It ruins the whole audible experience of the book.

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  • Isla
  • 02-21-17

Great book

This is an excellent book to listen to. Good story and characters. Great for kids!

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  • Izziecat
  • 01-13-17

AMAZING GREAT <br />

the audio book was written by experts on Winnie the Pooh!!!Who wouldof thought a name with the word 'Poo' init would be soooooooooooooooo great!

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  • Stephy
  • 01-09-20

piglets sound was irritating

loved everything except that sound that piglet makes all the time, drove me nuts.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-02-20

Horrible narration spoiled my beloved Pooh

I have adored Pooh all my life and looked forward to listening to the beloved stories..only for it to be utterly spoiled by the horrible narration..the voices used were overdone and jarring...in particular, his insistence at loudly snorting at the end of each and every single piece of dialogue attributed to Piglet finally forced me to turn it off. It was utterly off-putting. I hope that someone does a remake in years to come.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-17-20

Not the typical Winnie the Pooh

The voice is not really what I thought it would be for Pooh bear & a lot of strange sounds are used for owl & piglet it’s probably a good book if you have never seen or read any Winnie the Pooh stories before but I think the reader ruined it a bit for me by sounding to aged & prestigious when the Pooh I’m used to is “a silly old bear”. Overall the story is decent but very educated language so not for small children I misunderstood some of the context at nearly 30 years old.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-17-20

Loved by all here

We use audio books after reading with a parent to help our daughter to calm for sleep. we have loved Pooh bear and friends!

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  • Rafael Poli
  • 09-06-20

Timeless

Winnie the Pooh is a timeless classic for a reason. Perfect for children and adults of all ages. Great narration, lovable characters and a narrative full of exciting adventures.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-13-20

Amazing book

Loved this audiobook so much that whenever it finished I started again! I would recommend this audiobook for kid who can’t get to sleep to well. Oliver age 9

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-03-20

Beautiful

Well read great characters. Lovely suitable music. Classic stories. Perfect Pooh. Very much enjoyed.

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  • Amy
  • 05-24-20

always a great story but snorting is annoying

a classic story but did not enjoy the narrator. he kept snorting for piglet which drove me crazy.

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  • Kim Ang Chhim
  • 05-07-20

Pooh Sounds Like Grandpa

I love this book. Pooh is funny and talks just like my grandpa. The stories and characters are really funny (Review by Mr7 & Mr5)

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  • Brendan Lambourne
  • 05-01-20

Classic AA Milne

I love these original stories, the voice performance was on point. A must listen to it you are a fan of AA Milne.