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Summary

Ladybird Classics are sensitively retold versions of the most-loved children's classic stories and are specially designed to appeal to a younger audience. Told in a warm and accessible style and accompanied by fun and vibrant music, this digital download is a perfect introduction to the classics for young children.

Stories included are: 'Gulliver's Travels', 'Oliver Twist', 'Treasure Island', 'A Christmas Carol', 'Heidi', 'The Secret Garden', 'Little Women', 'Alice in Wonderland', 'Black Beauty', 'Peter Pan', 'The Railway Children', 'The Jungle Book', 'The Three Musketeers', 'The Wind in the Willows', 'Dracula', 'Frankenstein', 'Robin Hood' and 'King Arthur'.

©2016 Penguin Books Limited; 2016 Rachel Bavidge

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Individual Stories Not Indexed!! So Frustrating!

Why does it only say 'Chapter 1' etc rather than having the name of the Story?
I had to trawl through 10 chapters to find Peter Pan for my son.
Very few children are going to listen to more than one story at a time, so please make it clear which story corresponds to which chapter!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Jo
  • 16-09-16

Loads of classics, excellent value.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I'd recommend this to families - it has so many classics. I downloaded it onto my phone before we went camping, and they loved listening while we sat around the fire toasting marshmallows.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ladybird Classics: The Complete Audio Collection?

The gothic novels were very enthusiastically enjoyed.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No, it's very long.

Any additional comments?

The music in between each book is VERY LOUD!

11 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Music is dreadful

We wanted to listen for these stories at bedtimes. It was, however made nearly impossible by dreadful loud music between each story. Just as my son was dosing off at the end of the story, it would wake him up.

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Not a classic!

Totally waste of time - chapters are long, not for children under 6.
My daughters 3 and 5 were listening to this but I was very disappointed to hear the stories in the edition.
Would not recommend at all.
I would rate 0 if I could have!

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Poor collection

What disappointed you about Ladybird Classics: The Complete Audio Collection?

I found the stories boring and lifeless, and my children only enjoyed a couple - Alice in wonderland and Peter Pan. Very disappointing as we have enjoyed the actual stories and other audio books in the past.

What will your next listen be?

Going to try one the Enid Blyton collections instead

Would you be willing to try another one of Roy McMillan and Rachel Bavidge ’s performances?

Probably not

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Two stories were ok.

Any additional comments?

The chapters are not labelled, that would be helpful.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Music is irritating

The music between chapters is irritating and too long . aside from that its not too bad

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Absolutely Fantastic

It's a really wonderful way to get kids to get to know these classics. Not boring or long winded. Now we know which full version stories we would like to listen to . The loud music in between is hilarious but that is the only irritating bit that is really minor. My nine year old son couldn't wait to get into the car to start listening. Some stories might be a bit too gory for younger kids. Like Peter Pan cutting captain Hoo's arm off. Very good value for money

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  • p
  • 02-04-18

Stories great, lack of story names frustrating

Classic stories, told and abridged well enough to really engage an adult, but very accessible to a child who can handle things longer than picture books.

I agree with other reviews, the fact that the individual stories are labelled as chapter with numbers, rather than stories with names makes finding the correct story hard, particularly because you have to listen to loud pointless music before the story begins and you can identify which it is.

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Lu's Reviews

Some lovely stories, really nice to listen to as your going to bed which is when I do most of my listening to audio books

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Ladybird classics

Amazing the amount of stories all brilliantly described and catalogued fantastic value for money. Each story came to life from Three Musketeers to Oliver Twist. Our favourite was Gulliver's Travels.