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    • Thornton Burgess Bedtime Stories

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    A beloved storyteller takes young readers - and listeners - to the Green Forest to recount the adventures of Peter Cottontail, Mrs. Quack, Jimmy Skunk, Danny Meadow Mouse, and other woodland friends. Author and conservationist Thornton Burgess (1874-1965) wrote thousands of stories reflecting his fascination with wildlife and concern for nature, teaching generations of children gentle lessons about ecology and respect for the environment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A favorite listen, again and again

    • By PCA on 12-15-15

    Regular price: $10.49

    • The Burgess Bird Book for Children

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom S. Weiss
    • Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Burgess Bird Book for Children introduces children to the fascinating subject of bird life in storybook fashion. Thornton Burgess uses Peter Rabbit as a means for younger children to learn about birds in the Green Forest and Green Meadows. On the journey through the book, Peter learns a great deal from sassy Jenny Wren and other neighbors. Listeners learn about common birds' physical appearance, eating, nesting habits, and songs and calls.

    Regular price: $17.13

    • The Burgess Animal Book for Children

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiss
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Peter Rabbit would like to know more about the four-footed friends who share the Green Meadows and Green Forest with him. Old Mother Nature is only too happy to help and holds a "school" for Peter. Along the way, many others of the Green Meadow and Green Forest creatures join Peter at school as he learns about his neighbors. As with all Thornton W. Burgess stories, young listeners gain positive values while learning a great deal about the animals that share their world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Worst narrator I have found, great stories

    • By GCHIIIchic on 10-05-17

    Regular price: $18.56

    • The Adventures of Prickly Porky

    • By: Thornton W Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiss
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    One day Peter Rabbit sees a strange thing that scares him. He tells many of his friends in the Green Forest who at first don't believe him. Then, after Unc' Billy Possum sees the same thing, others begin to wonder what this strange thing is. Peter eventually learns the truth of what scared him and together with his friends, they start scaring Green Forest predators such as Reddy Fox, Granny Fox, and Ole Man Coyote. But, what is it that is scaring them up on Prickly Porky's hill?

    Regular price: $8.55

    • The Adventures of Peter Cottontail

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom S. Weiss
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    In The Adventures of Peter Cottontail, Peter Rabbit doesn't like his name and tries to find another that has more prestige. His friends think he is silly and devise a scheme to show Peter the problem with changing his name. Peter learns his mistake and changes his name back.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • Old Granny Fox

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom S. Weiss
    • Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Old Granny Fox was a wise old fox who lived with her grandson Reddy. Reddy is young and impulsive and gets into a great deal of trouble because of this. So Granny must teach him the lessons of nature if he is to survive. The practical lessons about theft, gratitude and kindness that Granny teaches Reddy, as in all Thornton Burgess books, promote these virtues to young children listening to this book.

    Regular price: $9.99

    • The Adventures of Grandfather Frog

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiss
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Grandfather Frog has never left the Smiling Pool. He and Mr. Toad have an ongoing disagreement about whether or not Grandfather Frog should see the Great World or remain isolated in the Smiling Pool. Finally one day, Grandfather Frog decides he will see the Great World for himself. He learns that there are hardships in the Great World that he didn’t anticipate and he must constantly be on alert for dangers not in the Smiling Pool.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • The Adventures of Jimmy Skunk

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom S. Weiss
    • Length: 1 hr and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Jimmy Skunk is slow and avoided by his neighbors because of the perfume that Mother Nature has given him for protection. But his perfume doesn't keep Peter Rabbit from playing a trick on both Jimmy and Reddy Fox. When Jimmy thinks Reddy has pulled the joke, Reddy gets a dose of Jimmy's perfume as punishment. Most folks think Reddy Fox deserves what he gets because he is always trying to catch and eat Jimmy's friends.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • Old Mother West Wind

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Laurie Anne Walden
    • Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Thornton Waldo Burgess was a conservationist and author of children's stories. He loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years. By the time he retired, he had written more than 170 books. Many of his outdoor observations in nature were used as plots for his stories. In his first book, "Old Mother West Wind", published in 1910, the reader meets many of the characters found in later books and stories.

    Regular price: $7.12

    • Mother West Wind's Children

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Mary Baker
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    While growing up, the author explored the fields and forests and salt marshes of Cape Cod, where he became very familiar with the birds, animals, and plant life. Later, as a grown-up, he told stories to his young son about the animals and wildlife that he held so dear, resulting, amongst other works, in the wonderfully warm and acutely observed work "Mother West Wind's Children", where the animals of the Green Meadows and Green Forest are having all kinds of small adventures.

    Regular price: $7.12

    • Old Mother West Wind

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Wendy Rich Stetson
    • Length: 1 hr and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Welcome to the world of Thornton W. Burgess, where Peter Rabbit, Jimmy Skunk, Johnny Woodchuck, Reddy Fox, Joe Otter, Grandfather Frog, and Happy Jack Squirrel play with Old Mother West Wind and her Merry Little Breezes among the Green Meadows and by the Laughing Brook. In his first book, Old Mother West Wind, Burgess introduces readers to these beloved characters and many more, who go on to inhabit his later writings. Burgess’s stories were based largely on his own adventures in nature, and went on to be translated into many different languages and published around the world.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • Bowser the Hound

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiss
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Old Man Coyote deliberately leads Bowser the Hound far away from Farmer Brown's farm because he is tired of being chased. Bowser gets lost and injures himself during the pursuit. Help for Bowser comes from an unlikely source, which proves that there is some good in everyone. As with all Thornton W. Burgess stories, young listeners gain positive values while learning a great deal about the animals that share their world. Burgess was a conservationist and author of children's stories. He loved the beauty of nature and its living creatures so much that he wrote about them for 50 years.

    Regular price: $9.99

    • The Adventures of Old Mr. Toad

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiss
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Old Mr. Toad is the main character in this audiobook. He teaches the listener lessons about thinking before talking, downside of self-pride, and how important old friends can be. Old Mr. Toad believes he is very smart and considers it a duty to teach his friends in the Green Forest important facts. There is even a villain in the book, Mr. Blacksnake.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • The Adventures of Bobby Coon

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiss
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Adventures of Bobby Coon follows a raccoon whose dead hollow tree is cut down by Farmer Brown and his son. Both are unaware that Bobby is sleeping in it. When Bobby Coon is injured, Farmer Brown’s boy nurses him back to health. Once healthy, he is released back into nature and goes in search of a new home, which is not as easy as he thought it would be.

    Regular price: $7.84

    • Mother West Wind ''When'' Stories

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiss
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Peter Rabbit has a great deal of curiosity and loves to hear stories. In this collection of 16 short stories, Peter Rabbit learns more about many of his neighbors in the Green Forest and the Green Meadows. Sometimes Grandfather Frog tells him a story but there are other neighbors who also share their "knowledge" with him. For example, Peter wants to know why Mr. Bluebird has a beautiful coat when he can be such a bratty bird. Peter would also like to know why Mr. Hare gets a white coat in the winter and a brown one in the summer.

    Regular price: $9.99

    • Old Mother West Wind

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Mary Baker
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this work the listener gets to meet a lot of the characters found in later books and stories, all strongly and thoroughly inspired by the author's lifelong love for nature and wildlife. These characters include Peter Rabbit, Jimmy Skunk, Sammy Jay, Bobby Raccoon, Joe Otter, Grandfather Frog, Spotty the Turtle and of course Old Mother West Wind and her Merry Little Breezes, all of them more or less involved in mostly charming but occasionally sad adventures (the fate of little Tommy the trout coming to mind).

    Regular price: $7.12

    • The Adventures of Reddy Fox

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiss
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Reddy and Granny Fox must outsmart Farmer Brown's Boy who is out to get Reddy for stealing his pet chicken. Along the way, Reddy encounters many of the citizens of the Green Meadows and the Green Forest and with him we learn little lessons about life such as: the perils of being a show off; the importance of using all of one's senses; that it is a fine thing to show sympathy and kindness to others - even our enemies; and that the value of a grandmother's wisdom is inestimable.

    Regular price: $8.55

    • Buster Bear Goes Fishing

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Sara Morsey
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    An entertaining short children's tale by the author of hundreds of childrens stories. Mr. Burgess was a conservationist writer in the early 1900's and his writings resonate still. Read by professional actor and narrator Sara Morsey.

    Regular price: $4.99

    • Mother West Wind "Why" Stories

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Tom Weiss
    • Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Peter Rabbit has a great deal of curiosity. He always wants to learn more about his neighbors. In this collection of 16 short stories, Peter often visits Grandfather Frog to learn more about his neighbors. For instance, Peter wants to know why Striped Chipmunk has such beautiful stripes. Peter would like to know if Buster Bear has a tail. Since Grandfather Frog has lived a long time, he is willing to tell stories to Peter and his friends about how some of these things happened (according to Grandfather Frog).

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • sounds like a robot

    • By M. R. on 11-08-17

    Regular price: $9.99

    • The Adventures of Peter Cottontail

    • By: Thornton W. Burgess
    • Narrated by: Marian Seldes
    • Length: 1 hr and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    One of the most beloved characters in children's literature, Peter Cottontail is up to his long-whiskered nose in rib-tickling escapades in this delightful classic. With gentle charm and humor, famed storyteller Thornton W. Burgess draws young listeners into the timeless world of the Green Forest, the Smiling Pool, and the Purple Mountains.

    Regular price: $6.99

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