The Lorax

  • by Dr. Seuss
  • Narrated by Ted Danson
  • 0 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Long before saving the earth became a global concern, Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against mindless progress and the danger it posed to the earth's natural beauty.

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A classic, but...

What is up with the music? It was distracting and didn't fit. Otherwise, we love this story!
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- Erin

You Need A Thneed

My 4-year-old grandson loves this recording. He requests it on a semi-regular basis, and listens to it, transfixed, each time. So I guess it's irrelevant that Grandma is annoyed by the sound effects and music, which are totally unnecessary, not to mention annoying and distracting. Grandma also can't help but be mildly annoyed by Ted Danson's wacky, flakey-sounding stoner voice (maybe trying to channel the Redwood Coast vibe from back in the 1980's, when The Lorax was banned in elementary schools in logging towns), his under-articulation of the name of the title character (e.g., when sound effects and/or music are especially noisy, he seems to be producing /lora/, with no audible /ks/), and his occasional rushing/botching of lines, resulting in ruination of the meter/poetry (e.g., "And on special dank midnights in August, he peeks out of the shutters..." instead of as the author intended: And on special dank midnights in August / He peeks / Out of the shutters/ And sometimes he speaks).

But all that pales into insignificance in any discussion of the unparalleled brilliance of Dr. Seuss, whose warning of the dangers of large-scale environmental destruction is more relevant today than it was when first published, in 1971. Thank You, Audible, for including this literary treasure among your offerings for kids!
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- Gretchen SLP

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-27-2006
  • Publisher: Listening Library