Listeners of all ages will be transported to a forest glade as actor Frank Dolan creates this magical listening experience of a beloved story.
©1928, renewed 1956 by Simon & Schuster Inc.; Storybook Adaptation ©1999 by Janet Schulman; (P)2002 Audio Bookshelf
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"An abridged version of Bambi"
This is an "unabridged" recording of an abridged version of the book. The title is a bit misleading. This is rather unfortunate as most of the powerful imagery was stripped out of this version. This version is closer to the Disney version in tone due to the missing parts. The violent disturbing imagery and the deeper philosophical dialogue that gave the true book its impact and tone have been eliminated. Basically a book suitable for adults has been turned into a children's storybook in this version. It's nowhere near as bad as the Disney adaptation, however.
I highly recommend reading the original version of the book. It is a truly haunting and beautiful masterpeice of fiction. This recording is anything but that.
This is NOT an unabridged story. Very, very disappointed. Though I should have figured that out with the short length. But the word "unabridged" should not be attached to this story, as it is not the original!
"Not unabridged original!"
First, I read the unabridged Felix Salten BAMBI in 1954.
It was 1 1/2 " thick. It took me 3 days to read, NOT 47 min.
There was much more to the story than this "green" shallow story pawned off by Disney, much later on. There was much more dialogue, interaction between The Great Stag and Bambi. Very disappointing.
READ THE UNABRIDGED Approximately 10 hour Unabridged version.
Did the best she could with which she had before her
N O N E!
"Best Child Book Ever"
This books makes animation comes to life and is a wonderful listening experience for children. My son certainly did enjoy Bambi and I'm sure others will too.
"Good for children and adults"
An abridge of Felix Salten and unabridged of Janet Schulman version, is my major complaint. Now that aside I love Bambi. It is not what Walt depicted. To me it is an alagory of the time that it was written. It was published in 1929, the author was European. They are already in the Great Depression. Who is the "Hunter"? Do the Leaves depict the fall of the stock market? There is much wisdom here.
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