Author: A.A. Milne
Title: Winnie the Pooh
Narrator: Peter Dennis
Publication Info: Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2005
I listened to this audiobook on a recent road trip with my children. It had been a long time since I read Milne’s book with many viewings of Disney’s The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh in the intervening years. The surprising thing for me is just how much of the dialogue for the film is taken right from the book. Of course there are many differences as well. Rabbit seems to be a meaner character and by the time he plotted to have Kanga and Roo removed from The Hundred Acre Woods, I figured he was the type who voted for Brexit.
The kids enjoyed listening to this book and there was much laughter. I especially enjoy Milne’s playful narration that has the seemingly omniscient narrator interacting with a child presumably listening to him reading, much as a parent may when making up stories using a child’s toys. And Peter Dennis’ audiobook narration is delightful. A forever classic in any format!