• Yertle the Turtle

  • By: Dr. Seuss
  • Narrated by: John Lithgow
  • Length: 7 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (141 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A modern fable in humorous verse.
©1950, 1951, 1958, 1977, 1979, 1986 Dr. Seuss Enterprises (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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One of the greatest pleasures in the Audible files

Dr. Seuss and John Lithgow! Geniuses galore. I read these books to my sons and we loved them. John Lithgow gives such a thrilling performance that I can't imagine a finer one. And, although I know that this is completely off the wall, it struck me around two minutes in that the story predicts the current political nightmare. I know, I know, it was written long ago, and recorded in 2006. Nonetheless, Yertle is a preposterous figure. Exactly like someone we know.
If you don't love this, then I just don't know what.

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Yertle

We loved the Yertle the Turtle audio book. We also thought the narrator was excellent too.

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very good story and a very good overall moral!

wonderful and very teachable scenario indeed!delightful addition to my 7 yr old daughter's all-time favorite stuffed animal(snuggle buddy) that she absoladores so so much!!

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Fantastic delivery by Lithgow

John Lithgow's narration is so fun to listen to; my 5- and 3-yr-olds ask to hear this Dr. Suess one over and over...they repeat some of his more dramatic lines. One of the best children's stories we've gotten from Audible.

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Fantastic narration

John Lithgow is amazing. A great dramatic interpretation of this Seuss classic. Just the right amount of mirth and luminescence.

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Love it!

It is funny, it is a good book. My favorite part is when Mac burps.
-my 6 year old son

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great story

very entertaining story!! enjoyed the meaning behind the story. the story has funny life lessons for adults and children to enjoy.

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Ordered for Grandson 3 and 1/2 years old

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My grandson (age 3 1/2) loves to listen to my Kindle. He loves Yertle and other Dr. Seuss stories and will listen over and over again.

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Love it!

Great message about everyone's value. My children ask to listen to it often. One of my favorites as well.