The Velveteen Rabbit

  • by Margery Williams
  • Narrated by Gale Van Cott
  • 0 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Velveteen Rabbit is a children's novel that chronicles the story of a stuffed rabbit and his quest to become real through the love of his owner. The Velveteen Rabbit has been awarded the IRA/CBC Children's Choice award. This version is published in the Audible Enhanced Audiobook format and includes original illustrations by William Nicholson synchronized with the narration.


What the Critics Say

"This sentimental classic - perfect for any child who's ever thought that maybe, just maybe, his or her toys have feelings - has been charming children since its first publication in 1922. A great read-aloud for all ages." ( review)


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Customer Reviews

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Reads well but quickly

The reader does a great job with the voices and everything, but she reads FAST. Most children's books have longer pauses. My 4-year-old son adores audiobooks, and he loved this one too, but he missed a lot of it because of the speed. "Wait, what was that she was saying about a horse?"
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- H. Wolfe

Transported Back to Childhood

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! This is a great book and the performance, while not the same as the old cassette tape that came with the book in the 80's, is pretty close. I was transported back to my childhood listening to this

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Velveteen Rabbit?

When the boy calls the rabbit real. It was everything the rabbit had wanted and it showed how much the boy truly loved his rabbit.

What does Gale Van Cott bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Honestly, nothing. Listening to the book was something I remembered doing as a child. I used to borrow the book/cassette from the library all the time. It was just something I remembered doing and I bought the audiobook to relive that memory. While the narration wasn't at all bad, I miss the narration from that old cassette tape.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When the rabbit became real-real. His joy at being able to jump and bound around always makes me smile.

Any additional comments?

This is a childhood favorite and having a audio version just tickles me.

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- PriPri

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-31-2010
  • Publisher: Alpha DVD