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The Gruffalo and Other Stories

Written by: Julia Donaldson,Axel Scheffler
Narrated by: Imelda Staunton,Jim Carter,Steven Pacey
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Publisher's Summary

A brilliant collection of best-selling stories from Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, read aloud by stars Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter and Steven Pacey - perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime or any time at all!

Go 'Grrrr' with the Gruffalo, sing along with the Smartest Giant, help Monkey search for his mum and see if the little old lady can make some room in her house! The Gruffalo and Other Stories is brilliantly performed by well-known actors Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter and Steven Pacey, as well as by the author herself, Julia Donaldson. Each story also has a song and sound effects.

Perfect for listening to at home or to brighten up a car journey with the much-loved creations of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. This fantastic collection includes four stories: The Gruffalo, A Squash and a Squeeze, The Smartest Giant in Town and Monkey Puzzle.

©2020 Julia Donaldson (P)2020 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

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  • Stefanie pepperling
  • 10-01-22

We love Julia Donaldson

My family loves these stories! Aged 4-12.
Both boys & girls. We listen to them in the car on long drives, and before bed time.
The stories are great & the narration is awesome also!

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 21-01-21

Great Bargain

This was an amazing buy, you get several books that the children love to listen to. I use this for my children in care and they love listening to books as they play. This is a great buy as it contains multiple stories and you can listen to a new one each day.

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  • 02-12-20

Chapters, no description like so many other books

It is all a bit lazy not to put the book titles in the 'Chapters', 4 books split across 8 chapters but no information ! Can you explain why you persist with this issue when everything else is to such a high standard?

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  • Stowell1654
  • 17-04-21

Not what I expected!

It’s well read but some of the stories that I assumed would be read were actually sung as a song and I downloaded audible to get away from kid’s music that I can’t get out of my head so that wasn’t a pleasant surprise. I’d rather just have the stories.

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  • Mr. Craig Powell
  • 19-09-21

Not for bed time

The music is too loud and doesn’t really make sense the story also seems rushed

I think this may be due to the fact I’m used to watching the film/programme which is excellent

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  • Mrs K.
  • 01-02-21

Great for bedtime together

We loved this and have downloaded more. My partner is away, we have this on Alexa, my 7yr old reads along the book in his head and my 4yr old and I look and whisper about the pictures in the book. Lovely time before sleep.

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  • Michael
  • 07-03-21

Great storytime and singalong

I have 2 boys that love the gruffalo story, we listen to this story every night.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-02-23

Great stories but no chapter titles!

Nice stories, well read by great actors however annoying that there are no chapter titles! please sort out!

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  • TishTosh
  • 24-01-23

poor quality

my son likes it but poor quality when listening to it. He likes the stories, as has the hard copies as well.

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  • MRS REBECCA M SMITH
  • 28-12-22

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If going to rhyme once than rhyme again at least a few more times and don’t have flash backs because they get confused

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  • Mrs Joanne Grosvenor
  • 30-10-22

Very good

Excellent story well read and interesting . Good storyline excellent for children of all ages and good characters.

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  • Shonie
  • 29-10-22

Great stories, grating narration

Favourite stories read in such a way that means they could very quickly become least favourite. If you can make it past the Gruffalo’s mouse, then this is the audio version for you.

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  • Angela Agius
  • 13-01-23

Narrator was awful

Too loud, shrew voicing. I was looking for bedtime stories for my 4 year old not at all suitable.

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  • Jalanda
  • 11-08-22

One of the best kids books on here.

This is often chosen by both 3yo and 5yo for bedtime. A repeat favorite! Would love the rest of the series, wouls also love to see Badjelly the Witch on Audible!