Winnie the Pooh (Dramatised)

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Publisher's Summary

Packed full of fun and adventure with Winnie-the-Pooh and all his friends in the Hundred Acre Forest. This is a wonderful dramatisation of Winnie-the-Pooh by David Benedictus with music composed, directed and played by John Gould. With a cast of carefully-chosen actors, this adaptation conveys all the magic of Milne's classic stories.

The cast includes the following stars:

Pooh - Stephen Fry

Piglet - Jane Horrocks

Eeyore - Geoffrey Palmer

Kanga - Judi Dench

Roo - Finty Williams

Rabbit - Robert Daws

Owl - Michael Williams

Christopher Robin - Steven Webb

©1997 The Trustees of the Pooh Properties (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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Great narrator and great companion to interchange withthe book

I was afraid to get this book because I didn’t know how the rest of the book was going to be narrated, but my kids (5,7) love it, they silently listen to the stories cracking up with all the sweet silliness happening in the book!

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Awesome book I love it

I like poohs songs. I love when piglet gets stuck. from jayden 9 years old ;)

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A Childhood Classic

Honestly, with all the stressful events going on in the world at the moment, I just wanted something gentle to listen to. So, having never read Winnie the Pooh, I decided to listen to the dramatized version from Audible. I wasn't disappointed. The lovely little stories combined with a fantastic cast of narrators made this audiobook a great bedtime listen - even for a 30-year old. I would recommend this particular audiobook to those who want a story for their children and those adults who would simply like to revisit a childhood classic.

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Charming

A delight from my childhood that warmed my heart in a new way. Dramatization added an excellent new dimension.

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Charming and interesting for all ages!

My 7-y-o has this practically memorized. And it is one of my favorites of all time. Adults down to the youngest child all find something to relate to and chuckle at in this collection. Don’t be fooled into thinking it is like the Disney twaddle. Disney pretty much took out all the charm of the writing style. 😜

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this is an amazing thing for anyone to listen to!!

love it. Very good for any listener! should go on the bestseller list anywhere. Very good plot, performance, and cast. very cute!!!!!!!!!

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Great book!

Great book! Really fun to listen to. My children enjoyed it very much. Would definitely listen again.

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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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  • 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: )

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  • Shetland gal
  • 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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  • Ashley R.
  • 05-30-19

Great but... but great

Great voices and very pro audio and all the obvious good things.. I just thought Stephen fry just sounds too intelligent to be pooh bear. Eeeor & Pooh lacked the adorable cute funny factor than they have on the book and even the new Disney film. But, still great.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Amy
  • 09-15-20

Simply wonderful

Superbly narrated by such talented and fantastic actors. Absolutely wonderful and brings such cherished stories to life.

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  • CelticMo
  • 05-01-20

Nostalga

Returning to my youth.. Bedtime story read to me by my parents, then when I could read, my turn to read them back. Tearful memories, all good.

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  • Kendra N.
  • 03-07-20

Perfect retelling for littlies

Listened with my 4 year old for a few minutes every night at bedtime. We both enjoyed it and are listening again. It has the right balance of different voices, sound effects and narration. It feels comfortable, just as Winnie the Pooh should.

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  • Portia111
  • 02-29-20

Lovely classic, hilarious for adults too

Loved this audible, cast were great. Surprisingly different to tv adaptations but really enjoyable once you get over the shock of how old school Pooh and his friends really were in the original books! Captivated me as an adult listener, think kids would love it too. Fry was very well cast.

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  • Morgan
  • 09-26-20

Amazing

Amazing. Too good to stop listening. Definitely listen to it.it's so so so so so so good.

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  • Cienna Whitton
  • 07-14-20

Brilliant for Those Young and Old

A fantastic adaptation, as a child Winnie the Pooh brought me much joy and as an adult now I'm still comforted by these stories. The performance is fantastic (as expected from the likes of Judi Dench and Stephen Fry) and brings the characters even further to life. I've listened to this audio book quite a few times and would recommend it to anyone with small children or in need of some nostalgia. Works wonders at nap time (tried and tested on two five year olds), and works wonders for the soul.

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  • Thomas L.
  • 04-28-20

Winnie The Pooh

It was so cute and emotional, when everything seemed lost they would figure out a solution. I totally recommend this book. Best. Thing. Ever!!!

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  • elizabeth b.
  • 03-08-20

Winnie the Pooh who? Pooh

What can I say about this delightful book. With all those talented narrators and stories so funny, so emotional just so special. I just loved it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-25-18

Brilliant! Colourful, lively & entertaining!

Very nice to hear animated, recognisable favourite British voices telling the stories. Very enjoyable. Highly recommemd!

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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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 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!