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There was once a velveteen rabbit, and in the beginning he was really splendid. He was fat and bunchy, as a rabbit should be; his coat was spotted brown and white, he had real thread whiskers, and his ears were lined with pink sateen. On Christmas morning, when he sat wedged in the top of the Boy's stocking, with a sprig of holly between his paws, the effect was charming.

There were other things in the stocking, nuts and oranges and a toy engine, and chocolate almonds and a clockwork mouse, but the Rabbit was quite the best of all. For at least two hours the Boy loved him, and then Aunts and Uncles came to dinner, and there was a great rustling of tissue paper and unwrapping of parcels, and in the excitement of looking at all the new presents the Velveteen Rabbit was forgotten.

For a long time he lived in the toy cupboard or on the nursery floor, and no one thought very much about him. He was naturally shy, and being only made of velveteen, some of the more expensive toys quite snubbed him.

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Marvellous

A gentle story read by the honey voiced Richard Armitage this story should be read by the young and the not so young

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perfect performance

A classic told with passion, sharing the awe and mystery. Armitage lends his English and Welsh accents to give life to the nursery characters.

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Beautiful

So beautiful. Every child should listen to it. Richard armitage is always a pleasure to listen to.

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  • N.
  • 09-02-2021

Delightful

I never had this read to me as a child. How wonderful to have it read to me now by Mr. Armitage, he made me feel young again.

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  • M. Crabtree
  • 02-02-2021

A Classic

I loved this book when I was younger and was so happy to see Richard Armitage doing a reading. As he read, I could see the pictures in my storybook. A sad story, but a good memory. Great reading, Mr. Armitage has a lovely voice for children's stories.

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  • Trudy A. Brown
  • 31-01-2021

The Velveteen Rabbit

What a lovely reading of a cherished story. I wish Richard Armitage, read more children's books.

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  • Tropical_Woman
  • 18-01-2021

Keep the tissues handy!

I'm embarrassed to admit that I had never read this book before. It is wonderful to hear Richard's voice, as he uses it in such a tender way to perform the story. I cried my heart out. As a former Kindergarten teacher, I suggest that parents who have especially sensitive children wait until their child is older to introduce them to this story, as it has passages that might be difficult for them to hear without getting upset. I'm glad I purchased this title.

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  • Sassafras
  • 07-01-2021

How to toys become real?

Before Toy Story there was the beloved Velveteen Rabbit.

A wonderful addition to any child’s library. The narration by Armitage is wonderful!

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  • IKA
  • 13-04-2021

Perfection

I absolutely adore this rendition of this beautiful and sweet classic 'tail '. This is a story I did not discover until I was an adult but it is so simple and timeless that it suits children of all ages. Additionally, Richard Armitage and his narration and character voicing are unsurpassed. His golden voice is perfect for this ageless story.

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  • Katie Sims
  • 06-04-2021

A Beautiful Story

This was great!
Richard Armitage did a wonderful job bringing this children's classic to life.

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  • ATC
  • 04-04-2021

Excellent Story

Its a beautiful story and the narration is perfect. I hope Richard Armitage does more narrations for children's books.

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  • Yubi
  • 17-03-2021

Beautiful

Richard Armitage is an incredible narrator and this story is just wonderful. Made me tear up plenty of times in just 30 minutes!

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  • anonymous user
  • 08-03-2021

Great

My six-year-old daughter loves this. It's the perfect length for her to feel like she got a great story but not too long. I can highly recommend it.

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  • Alicat
  • 13-01-2021

Old favourite

Brought back memories of my childhood
Beautifully narrated
Ideal bedtime story for adults as well as children

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  • Laura Edwards
  • 11-04-2021

Amazing

Loved this book when I was a child, loved it still now. Fabulously read and such a brilliant book. Recommend to all ages!

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  • DM
  • 29-03-2021

Always a joy to listen

A wonderful ,heartfelt story, narrated skilfully by Mr Armitage. Always a joy to go back to. Thank you.

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  • Claire G
  • 22-03-2021

I loved this story so much

This is such a touching story, I was captivated from the start. My son has a much loved threadbare bunny so it really meant a lot to me. The narration was superb. I felt my son and I were being read to by someone who really cared about the story and their audience both young and old. I cannot recomend the story or the audio version enough. I hope this narrator will do more, especially some of the childrens/young adults classics.

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  • Eeffe
  • 20-03-2021

delicate and profound

The story is so delicate and the performance of the narrator reflects this in a very genuine way. His soft and profound voice turn on the magic.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-03-2021

Beautiful and heartwarming.

This was such a heartwarming story. I teared up at the end knowing that the little rabbit finally became real. Richard Armitage as always, narrated this story beautifully.

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  • getting married
  • 12-03-2021

heartwarming story

Loved it, pulled at my heartstrings. a great way to discover old classics (I'm 36 and never read this before). Plan to share it with my children in future

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  • Ambra D.
  • 22-02-2021

Charming

Delightful and emotional little story, beautiful performance by Richard Armitage. A charming version that is great for children and adults alike.

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  • Jason
  • 17-02-2021

Great return to a classic

Brilliant return to a classic childhood book and read nice and clearly good short read

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  • M.Yusuf
  • 02-02-2021

excellent

I really enjoyed it with my 6year old daughter, highly recommend it to everyone! Wonderful!

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