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Socks

Narrated by: Neil Patrick Harris
Length: 1 hr and 52 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 5-7
4.5 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Socks is one happy cat. He lives with a nice young couple called the Brickers who play with him, pet him, feed him treats, and always have a warm lap for him to sit in. Then a new baby joins the family. Suddenly, the Brickers are sharing their laps and love with Charles William, and Socks is getting into all sorts of trouble. He runs from a phantom dog, wrestles with Nana's best wig, and fights Old Taylor the tomcat for territory. But as Charles William grows, Socks discovers that he has a new best friend and a new way to be part of the family.

A purr-fectly hilarious portrait of life with a baby from a cat's point of view.

©1973 Beverly Cleary (P)2002 HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"This is a hilarious book by Beverly Cleary...and Neil Patrick Harris does a slam-bang job of presenting it....Both children and adults will roar with laughter." (School Library Journal)
"Younger listeners (who may themselves feel misunderstood by the big people in their lives, especially after the arrival of a new sibling) will especially appreciate this perspective. Parents listening along will enjoy Cleary's sharp and humorous insights into family life." (AudioFile)

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  • Natalie G
  • 24-09-2018

An amusing fun book

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I really enjoyed this audible. the story was interesting and the way the person read it made it interesting.

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  • Alisa Travis
  • 30-11-2018

Good

It's cute funny and the characters are lovable I feel bad for socks but he's adorable. I love socks he's funny and brave like our cat. Thanks for making it fun for readers.

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  • J. Moses
  • 06-08-2018

A childhood favorite <br />

A cat's eye view of life, this story spans a feline lifetime. From humble beginnings as a "free kitten for sale" through all the trials and triumphs of life among the humans; Socks will win your heart.

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  • Katie Parker
  • 08-06-2018

Adored By My Six-Year-Old Twins...

This audiobook was a big hit for my first grade twin boys! Each of my sons has very different interests and finding an audiobook that both can agree on is challenging at times. This one not only resulted unanimous approval, but also some belly laughs. A win-win! Neil Patrick Harris is definitely a household name!

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  • H. Day
  • 19-03-2015

Sweet but slow story

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The adults liked this one, but the 5 and 7 year old got bored!

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  • Gingerbread Fred
  • 08-01-2013

Great listen for all

Really good book to listen to in the car with the family. My boys loved to hear this one over and over again. Great narration and, of course, great story about a cat and all his funny escapades in life from a kitten to the introduction of a new baby in the household.

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  • Julie
  • 10-02-2012

My Daughter Loves This

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I got this book for my daughter mainly because she already had the Henry Huggins collection and fell in love with how Neil Patrick Harris reads it. He does a great job on this book too. My daughter is a big audio reader and she gives this a two thumbs up. Good story and great reader!

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  • Colleen S. Wallace
  • 31-01-2010

Great for kids or cat owners

Told from the kitty's point of view, Beverly Cleary really nailed the thoughts and emotions of a cat. Perfect for children with pets in the family, because by revealing that animals can have similar feelings, it helps them develop empathy for their furry friends. My guilty secret? I have to admit that, as a cat person, I love it too.

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  • Susan
  • 28-06-2008

Socks does funny things

I am a 7 year old boy. I really liked listening to this book. It's about a cat named Socks and his owners sell him to another family and after a while the family has a baby and it's really funny after that.

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