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  • Bambi, in the Woods

  • The Legendary Story of Bambi from Birth to Old Age, with Family, Friends, and Nature, and the Feared Hunter, He and Him
  • By: Felix Salten
  • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
  • Series: Bambi, Book 1
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Children's Audiobooks, Animals & Nature
  • 2.8 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Summary

Salten's most famous work is Bambi (1923), or Bambi, in the Woods, also known as Bambi: A Life in the Woods. It was translated into English in 1928 and became a Book-of-the-Month Club success, and then formed the basis of the 1942 animated Disney classic, Bambi.

Public Domain (P)2019 Deaver Brown

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Oh deer

Sorry to say but the narrator sounds drunk, he constantly mispronounces words (e.g. 'treetrops', 'Bambli') or misreads whole sentences and either doesn't correct himself or audibly goes back and starts over. He also often pauses at odd moments as if confused. The book itself is filled with uncomfortable scenes including a lot of explicit violence and a friendly squirrel basically being tortured as he dies of his wound, absolutely nothing like the tastefully portrayed violence of the Disney movie, shouldn't be targeted at children if that's even what the author intended, I got pretty far because I paid for it but just couldn't finish it, I feel ill listening to it. I do not recommend it! 😱

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Oh dear

First prize for worse narration.
The narrator sounds like he’s yelling at the mic from a different room.
The story is a classic.
Although the price is very low the audio is that bad - the narrator needs to go.

It’s favourite to either read the book or listen to it using TTS.

It can’t be overstated how dreadful the narrator is.

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Outstanding

The story is absolutely outstanding. This unabridged edition is a must-read. The narrator chooses to speak slowly and pauses at odd times, but turn up the playback speed and it’s not even noticeable. For the price, it’s well worth it.

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Great Book.

I highly recommend this book and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did.

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  • Jason
  • 16-07-19

Horrible reader

He sounds drunk and often heads the microphone or stammers. It’s pretty amazing how much I hated listening to him speak. Sad cause it’s a solid book but not the version to listen to.

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  • Rusty Parker
  • 28-04-21

no

reader is choppy and doesn't flow in speech at all
it's been edited and changed words
will try to return this book

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  • Anna
  • 28-02-20

difficult to understand

good classic, though the reader is very hard to understand and the background music is not helpful either...

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  • Eli West
  • 03-11-19

This book is amazing the narrator is not.

Bambi by Felix Salten is incredible. A must read. Either learn a language where this is narrated well or read it yourself in english. Seriously Disney failed at makng this and so did Deaver Brown at narrating. One day it will be shown well.

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