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Publisher's Summary

Here is an award-winning production with an all-star cast, bringing to life one of the best loved and recognised children's books of all time. This is a full dramatisation with specially composed music.

(P)1997 Hodder Children's Books

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A Great Dramatization with a Perfect Piglet

This is an excellent dramatization of A. A. Milne's delightful classic book about Pooh, the bear of little brain, and his quirky friends. The different voice actors are perfect, with standouts being Judi Dench as one of the two narrators, Jane Horrocks as the husky, high-voiced Piglet, and Geoffrey Palmer as the appealingly gloomy Eeyore. Stephen Fry does a sturdy Pooh, though at times I had the uncanny impression of Fry himself standing before me rather than Pooh bear. Two narrators, one male, one female, narrate the chapters, switching back and forth repeatedly and rapidly, and after about the first chapter, I found myself enjoying the switches, as though I were being read to by two ideally witty and warm parents or grand-parents at the same time. The piano music that begins or closes chapters and accompanies Pooh's "hums" is pleasant and appropriate. The sound effects help the listener to imagine the scenes without distracting him/her from the savory text. And the dramatization doesn't abridge much; from what I could tell (by comparing the first chapter in the book with the first one in the audiobook), the dramatizers include pretty much all of Milne's words and chapters except for occasional dialogue tags that are conveyed well enough by the different voice actors.

It was very entertaining to listen to this book; I often found myself smiling and chuckling at the foolish and charming exploits of Pooh and company and wishing the book would not end.

By the way, I tried the samples of Peter Dennis reading the unabridged Pooh books and was completely turned off by the bizarre grunting-farting noise that punctuates all of Piglet's utterances. Jane Horrocks is much much MUCH more appealingly Piglet-y.

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Loving it all over again

These narrators take me back to the magic of AA Milne's beloved characters and stories.
Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer are sublime, Stephen Fry and Jane Horrocks are perfect.
At 5 years old or 50 (like me), there is much love and fun in these stories about the silly old bear.
I adored being read to as a child and still do.
Highly recommended!

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Wonderful Overall just one small issue.

Very good overall the only issue I had was wish the person doing piglets voice. It was annoying & difficult to understand at times. However all others were fantastic & deserve 5 stars for their performances.

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Wonderful!!

An absolute delight!! The whole family enjoyed this book!! Very engaging and a wonderful performance.

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Lovely

Listened to this with my children ages 4 & 8, and we all enjoyed it. My husband didn't care for Piglet's voice. I found the characters within the book to be somewhat more complex than the ones I grew up with and was pleased with the depth and humor I found in revisiting these stories as an adult.

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My kids love these stories!

My 3and 4 year old love to listen to these stories! They are classic, funny, and well made.

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Doesn't miss a beat

Such a fun listen. Can't recommend it enough. My 3-year-old has it on repeat. For me it took a bit to adjust to WtP's voice since I was so accustomed to Disney's version but the actor (as are all the actors) is excellent. This is slightly abridged but the much of roundabout dialogue is preserved.

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Piglet's Voice Is Cuteness as an Art Form

Where does Winnie the Pooh (Dramatised) rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Pretty high; among the very best of the kid's books I've tried.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Piglet. The voice.

Any additional comments?

This is a perfect mix of cuteness and dry humor. Eeyore and Pooh contrast with Piglet and Christopher Robin and keep the tone from slipping into sugar sweetness. The book is brilliant, and this performance is a highly intelligent interpretation.

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wonderful

The various readers are excellent. The whole family thoroughly enjoyed. Judi Dench is a pleasure and Geoffrey Palmer as Eeyore is PERFECT.

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This tops anything I've purchased!

If you could sum up Winnie the Pooh (Dramatised) in three words, what would they be?

You must purchase!

What did you like best about this story?

Definitely the narration and sound effects. It adds a dimension that you can't find in books read by only one person. Winnie the Pooh is a favorite of ours, and this version tops our list.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

The stellar cast on this recording does a truly amazing job. I couldn't believe what a difference it made (vs. a book read by just one person). The sound effects are wonderful as well; my children are always entirely absorbed in listening when this is on.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-04-17

Classic!

Winnie the pooh is such a classic that it was great to hear the real story! I loved piglet the most as the narrator for piglet really captured the scaredness piglet usually feels. The only thing I would improve in is that Pooh's voice isn't so deep.
But apart from that.... I loved it!

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  • Ayako
  • 06-28-12

Brilliant!!!! Adults also can enjoy

This is the funniest pooh ever! I have never expect to laugh laud listening Winnie the pooh.
I love it. Such a gorgeous actors: )

7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • A. Maclean
  • 05-06-17

kids enthralled by it. lovely.

they keep coming back to it and are enchanted. great story told by brilliant voices.

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  • Maggie
  • 04-03-17

Fabulous book. Great for all ages

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

Oh my! I adored this book. The narrators were amazing, each of them showing themselves in their best light. WOW. It left me a little emotional!

What other book might you compare Winnie the Pooh (Dramatised) to, and why?

I can't think of one. Just buy it!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Eeyore's birthday is lovely. Christopher Robin made me want to weep.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Disney isn't everything!

Any additional comments?

Buy this book and listen in the car with your children. Money worth spending.

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  • Carrie
  • 07-17-17

Superb

We loved listening to this audio book. We already love Pooh Bear, however this audio book brought Pooh and his friends to life in a superb way and has made us love him even more. One for all the family. My husband, who does not enjoy 'stories', was tickled listening along.

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  • CEJ
  • 07-14-18

Doesn't disappoint

As a long term lover of Winnie the Pooh I downloaded this book to remind myself of the exact text A.A.Milne wrote. I was slightly nervous about revisiting a childhood memory in the form of an audio book, as the people reading a story can ruin the voices I gave characters growing up, but these stars delivered well. My only complaint is that Stephen Fry didn't sing Pooh's hums, only speak them in rhythm. Glad I got both Winnie the Pooh and House at Pooh Corner.

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  • Mike C 1967
  • 05-29-18

Timeless story and narrated beautifully.

Timeless story and narrated beautifully. The cast set a perfect tone, pace to help lose you in this classic.

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  • Jane
  • 03-21-18

Much fun even for adults

I bought for my daughter. But when I listened it, even much more fun got than my daughter

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  • Caroline
  • 01-20-18

wonderfully read version

my 2 year old and me loved this and enjoyed it greatly. wonderfully read and humours

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  • Elizabeth
  • 06-14-15

outstanding

If you could sum up Winnie the Pooh (Dramatised) in three words, what would they be?

Funny, heartwarming, timeless

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

the voices are fantastic a great cast

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

it always makes me laugh

Any additional comments?

My daughter (3 and a half) has fallen for this audio book and listens to it every day and recites bits to herself all the time.

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  • Andrew Dettrick
  • 06-10-18

Perfectly cast

I loved it. So beautifully done. The casting was fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed and recommend it.

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  • Elizabeth
  • 04-15-18

Awesome!

Love the voice actors. This is an excellent dramatisation of Winnie the Pooh and my daughter listens to it on repeat!

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  • TooT
  • 06-28-17

A delight

If you could sum up Winnie the Pooh (Dramatised) in three words, what would they be?

Funny, lovely, joyful.

What other book might you compare Winnie the Pooh (Dramatised) to, and why?

The other dramatised Pooh books

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Comic intonation and acting skill

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

Not really but it is well able to sustain multiple listens.

Any additional comments?

A great cast of voice actors - not a voice out of place. The Australian accent is kind of ridiculous but that just makes it lovely. Kanga and Roo are polite Australian accents as imagined by people who've never heard an Australian talk, or if they have, decided to heavily redact the nasal braying we are so found of demonstrating for the world. 'Come on, Roo' should really be 'C'aarn, Roo' (for example).

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  • Kylie
  • 11-25-16

Over and Over

love listening to this with my child over and over. a great book for bath times and snuggles on the couch.

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  • Lauren
  • 03-30-16

Loved by toddler 5 & 8yo

Thoroughly entertaining and oh so listenable with these wonderful actors. Nice short snippets in each chapter. Looking for the next one now!

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  • Russell
  • 03-04-17

poorly written

I had such high hopes for this book as pooh was my favourite character growing up. the book is such a let down, badly written

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