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- The Complete BBC collection
- By: A. A. Milne
- Narrated by: Alan Bennett
- Length: 3 hrs and 42 mins
- Original Recording
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.
Charming and funny
- By Amazon Customer on 23-02-18
Shame about the abridgement
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.