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Alan Bennett Reads Childhood Classics Performance

Alan Bennett Reads Childhood Classics: The Wind in the Willows; Alice in Wonderland; Through the Looking Glass; Winnie-the-Pooh; The House at Pooh Corner

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Publisher's Summary

Alan Bennett narrates five much-loved stories by Kenneth Grahame, Lewis Carroll and AA Milne.

The Wind in the Willows is the classic story featuring Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad (of Toad Hall).

In Alice in Wonderland, when Alice follows a white rabbit down a hole, she embarks on a series of adventures with some of the most weird and wonderful characters ever encountered. In Through the Looking Glass, Alice sees another world in the looking glass and wishes she could go there.

In stories from Winnie-the-Pooh, Pooh goes visiting and gets into a tight place, Eeyore loses a tail, Piglet meets a Heffalump, Eeyore has a birthday, and an 'expotition' to the North Pole is mounted. The House at Pooh Corner finds Pooh and Piglet building a house for Eeyore whilst Tigger comes to the forest and has breakfast. Piglet nearly meets the Heffalump again, Pooh invents a new game, and Owl moves house.

Portraying each character in his own inimitable fashion, Alan Bennett's distinctive narrations of these much-loved stories have become classics in their own right.

©2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd. (P)2017 BBC Worldwide Ltd.

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    Julia 20/03/2017
    Julia 20/03/2017
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    "Great reading, poor planning"
    Would you try another book written by the authors or narrated by Alan Bennett?

    Yes


    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?

    None


    Any additional comments?

    This is a wonderful recording spoiled by poor technical execution.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ilana 23/04/2017
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    "enormous amount of material and Alan Bennett fab"

    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

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