In hindsight I think Id prefer them all on one (or just a few) CDs as changing them over at the end of every story isn't ideal in the car. But great product - case made well and obviously Potter stories are lovely!
We bought this thinking that it was the index on the photograph, so that includes the whole collection of tales. It warns that correspond to other edition, but not that actually is not the same content, so if you don't pay much attention to where it says that it is only three tales and you don't know the tales (which is my case) it could be a little disappointing. The edition itself is of a fair quality, but nothing fancy. Of course that due to the price we weren't expected anything extraordinary, but overall we found it disappointing. I would not recommend this product and I would certainly require to change the photographs of the content as they're misleading.
Thank You The Book People!Great service,very fast delivery,came well before expected date and very well packed.I was delighted when I opened a parcel,this set is lovely,beautiful edition,truly outstanding quality and good price.Highly recommend!
Excellent boxed book set. I wanted to buy this set for my first grandchild a beautiful granddaughter. I bought my own daughter her own set when she was 4months old 27yrs ago & she still has them for when she has her own family, there such lovely tales & beautifully illustrated books that both young & old would/ will like / love too read them.
Definitely worth while buying. A1 picture illustration & details. Packaged together in lovely keep sake box. Fantastic, funny tales of some well known animals. All written by a fabulous storyteller by the name of - BEATRIX POTTER. She lived in the most relaxing beautiful setting, you could ever imagine. BEATRIX POTTER lived right high up in the middle part of the beautiful & wonderful, Lake District Countryside National Park, surrounded by fresh green grassy lands & hills & lakes too. We’re you can take in breathe taking views & country walks & visit village’s too, even the farm cottage itself were BEATRIX POTTER herself lived & got her inspiration for writing this collection of fun, fantastic, beautiful short story books. 150% WORTH PERCHING THE FULL SET. GREAT SELLER. FAST ORDERING & DELIVERY SERVICE. A1 PACKING. PARCEL ARRIVED SAFE & SOUND. I WOULD DEFINITELY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. A DEFINITE 5 STAR RATING FROM MYSELF & ALSO FOR EVERY PART Off MY ORDERING. ALSO FOR THE VERY 1ST SET OFf THE BOOKS I BOUGHT FROM YOU 27YRS AGO. THANKYOU! 😄😊 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
These books have been bought for our new baby grandson as a gift, for when he is a bit older. Our two sons loved the Peter Rabbit books and this offer, complete with neat book case was hard to resist! (The case is strong and covered with illustrations of the pretty characters). These books are the original stories and illustrations, and we can't wait to read them all over again!
I was surprised when this arrived on kindle. I got this so I could read the book on kindle while my grandchildren held the book. I was suprised that the pictures on kindle were so good. Even if the child had the kindle they would still get the full Beatrix Potter experience at a very low cost.
I bought this for my nephews christening as I wanted something that he could keep that I could personalise myself (by writing in the inside cover). Also bought alongside a little Peter Rabbit toy, which I think made a nice gift. It's a lovely book with lots of illustrations - I'd recommend!
It is a great treat to listen to these superb 1980s recordings of Beatrix Potter's tales.
These recordings feature the superb voice talents of voice actors such as Sir Michael Hordern, Timothy West and Rosemary Leach. Their readings are taken at a very steady pace that still moves forward. Each actor savours the words in the stories and adjusts his inflection to suit the different moods of each tale. In dramatic passages they don't overact and they don't try to sound overcooked even though Beatrix Potter shows us that nature can be cruel. In many cases, such as Patricia Routledge's readings of Samuel Whiskers and Pigling Bland, they are sensitive to the Cumbrian settings and adopt the appropriate North Country accents to suit the Lake District settings.
The wind quintet music by Carl Davis lends itself perfectly to these superb presentations. They only accent the stories but they don't upstage them. This set of recordings allows them to play an inextricable part in these presentations.
I like the way that the stories are grouped according to themes. As such, the Peter Rabbit stories and the mouse stories are grouped together. My favourite is the volume with the Sawrey stories featuring Tom Kitten, Jemima Puddle-duck, Ribby and Samuel Whiskers. It was the first volume I ever heard and so I'm attached to it. The Tom Kitten stories act as bookends to the rest of the stories.
The only sleeper story is Little Pig Robinson. Although Timothy West reads it superbly the story is still quite dull. Written in the later period of Beatrix Potter's life it tends to amble along to nowhere. So it might not be as sharp and incisive as the bulk of the collection.
This is the kind of collection that can relax you on one of those long, cold nights, and it might be especially appropriate to listen to them over the coming Christmas period to escape from the commercial clamour of the season.
This is such an unbeatable collection and I hope that Penguin keeps this in print forever. Every child and adult needs to listen to these Beatrix Potter recordings.