Peter and the Wolf

  • by Sergei Prokofiev
  • Narrated by Jim Dale
  • 0 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Following Brilliance Audio’s recent Grammy-nominated musical-audiobook for children, The Shoebird, starring the inimitable Jim Dale, another popular children’s title is being released just in time for the holidays: Peter and the Wolf. This beloved fairy tale, with music by Sergei Prokofiev, tells of how the courageous Peter and his animal friends - the bird, the duck, and the cat - set out to capture a ravenous wolf.
Generations of children have been charmed by this enchanting work, and Brilliance Audio is proud to introduce its own version with multi-Grammy Award-winner Jim Dale as narrator. To delight the millions of Jim’s fans, his reading of Peter and the Wolf will include unforgettable vocal characterizations of the various animals, young Peter, and Peter’s grumpy old grandfather. The music of Peter and the Wolf, including some of the best-known classical melodies, is superbly performed by the award-winning Seattle Symphony, led by music director Gerard Schwarz. Children and their parents will enjoy listening to this unique musical story as every character is portrayed by a different instrument from the orchestra and the story is woven together by the lively narration by Jim Dale. It’s a perfect holiday gift and a must-have for all Jim dale fans!


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Not The Classic!

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You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Is a beautiful performance by both the narrator as well as the Seattle Symphony.

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The ending has become more p.c. for children which I think is wrong. The wolf is now taken to a zoo. What the point of having the hunters in story at all? Peter could have just returned to his grandfather and called the forest ranger for that. It destroys a classic! And the performance is so beautiful too. DEPRESSING.

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This is a classic story that was done very well. The music wasn't cut short as in other recordings I've listened to, and Jim Dale can do no wrong.
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- Jan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-20-2011
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio