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The Gruffalo

Narrated by: Imelda Staunton
Series: The Gruffalo
Length: 25 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Read by Imelda Staunton, The Gruffalo audiobook edition, complete with a song and read-along track, brings to life the animals that live in the deep, dark wood....

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. 

A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.

Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake...and a hungry Gruffalo!

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a best-selling phenomenon across the world with over 13.5 million copies sold. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come.

Perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime - or any time at all!

©2002 Julia Donaldson (P)2002 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Young readers will love the humor in this preposterous story.... Serve this one for a rollicking good time." (School Library Journal)

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Sound quality could be better

Where are the Scottish accents?! Music and sound quality could’ve been better but an engaging narration.

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great for kids

Loved the story as did my six year old daughter. I'd recommend it to any young at heart reader/listener.

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  • Daryl
  • 22-01-2010

One of the all time great childrens books

I have been reading my children the Gruffalo since they were born, and this audio book has taken that to a whole new level. It is heir favorite book, one that they enjoy listening to again and again. And so do I. Masterful story telling for children of all ages.

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  • Ally
  • 28-03-2011

Brilliant childrens title

This is a great title for the kids to listen to, the narration is outstanding and the Gruffalo song at the end makes it a good listen to/sing along for the kids in the car.

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  • CarolT
  • 26-07-2019

What a fantastic story. Love Imelda Staunton too!

My 4 year old daughter has had the book for about a year and just LOVES listening to it on Audible too. So well told. Love!

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  • Cristina
  • 15-12-2018

A beautiful witty story with a song at the end!

My child loves this book so when I found it on audible it was a no brainer... it’s very well narrated to keep a 2.5 entertained during a car ride ... love this book!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-10-2018

Review by my almost 7-year-old son.

I gave it 5 stars because I liked it very much and I hope you'll like it too. It has a lot of repeating words, but the characters are silly and fun. I am going to listen to it again, because it is so funny.

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  • Amber Palmer
  • 18-08-2018

Great for kids

love it! My 3 year old listens to it at least once a week. Great listen!

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  • vaboymom
  • 31-05-2018

Can’t say enough good things!

My 2yo had yet to read this story, and the narration is so well done that he actively listened to and enjoyed the story. Total win. 100% recommend.

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  • KB
  • 28-03-2018

great story

my kids enjoyed every moment of this story. a great way to put a 3 and 6 year old to bed with the lights off.

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  • Bibliophile
  • 21-12-2017

A wonderful bedtime story

the story follows a little mouse as he makes his way through the deep dark wood only to find his imaginary creature is really alive.

the unabridged version however does have some different words to the book. however they are quite minor and do not take away from the book

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  • Lettie
  • 14-11-2017

Superb

Excellent story and brilliant narrating. My 4 yr grandson and I listen to this book repeatedly every time we’re in the car. My grandson recites along with sheer delight.

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  • Frederick
  • 25-10-2018

Fantastic Bed Time Story

Enjoyed the story and narration with my girls. The story was creative and the narration flawless

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  • Mummyof4
  • 14-04-2019

lovely book

we could listen to this for hours my children love them, we have got all of these books. thank you will make our car journey easier tomorrow:)

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  • C. Rodda
  • 16-07-2018

gruffalol

my youngest and i love it! music is fab, sets the scene. beautifully read too!

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  • david gerring
  • 11-09-2019

the story we all know & love, voices not so much!

Some of the voices Imelda Staunton uses in telling the story are a bit intense or even scary! Also not sure if maybe the levels don't help, as it goes from soft to screeching ....

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  • donna
  • 08-01-2018

perfect bedtime story :)

kids love this at bedtime and the song at the end is a nice way to Finnish ...thumbs up all round

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  • Lukrecija Lunn
  • 19-09-2016

Amazing reading!

Kids and I love this book so much. We read it so many times we know all lyrics! The voice here is so special. You feel you are in the story at the same time. Very good.

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  • N. L. Delmar-addy
  • 08-04-2013

Great Story

Fantastic story and more fun to listen to. My son loves this story for bedtime.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-01-2019

silly

was expecting the story not a song. my son was not happy. it scared him

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  • happyshopper
  • 17-12-2018

great book

Imelda Staunton is perfect at story telling and singing the gruffalo song..ten out of ten

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  • Charlotte
  • 25-10-2018

Performance was horrible

the whole performance was so high pitched and irritating. My two year old loves this story and even she wasn't a fan.

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