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  • Winnie-the-Pooh

  • The Complete BBC collection
  • By: A. A. Milne
  • Narrated by: Alan Bennett
  • Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 50

Alan Bennett reads A. A. Milne's much-loved stories about a small bear and his friends. The collection includes Winnie-the-Pooh, The House at Pooh Corner and A Party for Pooh. What is the connection between a bear of very little brain and a honey pot? Usually it's the very sticky paw of Winnie-the-Pooh, as he takes a break between adventures for a little something. In these stories, Pooh goes visiting and gets into a tight place, Eeyore loses a tail and Piglet meets a Heffalump.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Charming and funny

  • By Amazon Customer on 23-02-18

Shame about the abridgement

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-01-19

Be aware you don't get the full leisurely stories. Alan Bennett is of course a lovely narrator. But with an audiobook that's already 4 hours, why not just read the whole thing instead of snipping? In particular, many of Pooh's hums and songs have been cut -- a great shame since where they are included Bennett does them so well.
My son who's a great Pooh reader notices every little omission; to me the stories feel kind of brisk.