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The Gruffalo

Narrated by: Imelda Staunton
Series: The Gruffalo
4.5 out of 5 stars

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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
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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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2 out of 5 stars
By Megan McLaren on 05-04-2019

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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4 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 29-08-2018

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Daryl on 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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3 people found this helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Ally on 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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1 person found this helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Dabie Ojeda on 04-02-2020

Love love a blast from the past

I was so happy to be able to share a memorable book with my granddaughter. A blast from my past

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5 out of 5 stars
By Nena on 22-12-2019

A classic

We had this on cd and my child is obsessed so we had to buy it so we could listen in other places besides the car! It’s a good length and a fun story for adults and kids alike

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5 out of 5 stars
By CarolT on 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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5 out of 5 stars
By Cristina on 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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5 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 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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5 out of 5 stars
By Amber Palmer on 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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5 out of 5 stars
By vaboymom on 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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5 out of 5 stars
By KB on 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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5 out of 5 stars
By Mummyof4 on 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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2 people found this helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Frederick on 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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5 out of 5 stars
By C. Rodda on 16-07-2018

gruffalol

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

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1 person found this helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Brouard on 03-02-2020

Classic, brilliant listen.

My kids love the book, i have read it hundreds of times over the year s and now they enjoy it in the car and when traveling.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Amy hogan on 02-02-2020

Love this story.

But for a bedtime story it’s told very spooky and witch voices. Not too keen if I’m honest as only bought it for bedtime stories won’t be using again

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3 out of 5 stars
By david gerring on 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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5 out of 5 stars
By donna on 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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5 out of 5 stars
By Lukrecija Lunn on 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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1 person found this helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By N. L. Delmar-addy on 08-04-2013

Great Story

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

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1 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 09-01-2019

silly

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

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