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You should know that these stories are abridged. I am not familiar enough with "The Wind in the Willows" to know what was cut, but there were a number of poems omitted from the Alice stories, including cutting out 2/3 of Jabberwocky. Several whole chapters were omitted from the Pooh books, and the chapters that remained were shortened, including the removal of several of Pooh's poems and songs.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed listening to these children's classics. They brought back some pleasant memories. I will have my great grandchildren listen to them.
Would you try another book written by the authors or narrated by Alan Bennett?
What did you like best about this story?
Wonderful stories, wonderfully read. But as it has been recorded as one single 7 hour narrative it is impossible to select which story to listen to, or to navigate the content other than to listen to it beginning to end. Very poor planning.
Have you listened to any of Alan Bennett’s other performances? How does this one compare?
Yes - as always a wonderful storyteller.
What character would you cut from Alan Bennett Reads Childhood Classics?
Any additional comments?
This is a wonderful recording spoiled by poor technical execution.
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
Alan Bennett is a fabulous narrator, doing many different characters with ease. this package has an enormous amount of material, although the book divisions aren't marked so a little difficult to navigate. My son (4 years) preferred the Winnie the pooh stories to the rest but that still covered more than an hour of car time