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Download Peter and the Wolf Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Peter and the Wolf (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Sergei Prokofiev
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (267 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sergei Prokofiev Narrator: Jim Dale Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN:
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Following Brilliance Audio's recent Grammy-nominated musical-audiobook for children, The Shoebird, starring the inimitable Jim Dale, another popular children's title is being released just in time for the holidays: Peter and the Wolf. This beloved fairy tale, with music by Sergei Prokofiev, tells of how the courageous Peter and his animal friends - the bird, the duck, and the cat - set out to capture a ravenous wolf.

Generations of children have been charmed by this enchanting work, and Brilliance Audio is proud to introduce its own version with multi-Grammy Award-winner Jim Dale as narrator. To delight the millions of Jim's fans, his reading of Peter and the Wolf will include unforgettable vocal characterizations of the various animals, young Peter, and Peter's grumpy old grandfather. The music of Peter and the Wolf, including some of the best-known classical melodies, is superbly performed by the award-winning Seattle Symphony, led by music director Gerard Schwarz. Children and their parents will enjoy listening to this unique musical story as every character is portrayed by a different instrument from the orchestra and the story is woven together by the lively narration by Jim Dale. It's a perfect holiday gift and a must-have for all Jim dale fans!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 2/16/2014

    " I actually have this on CD and forgot so listened to it today. I could listen to it over and over. Its been my favourite since I was little. I love the Disney film of it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 2/8/2014

    " This retelling is a bit flat and the pictures don't capture the drama and tension of the events. Still, it could be helpful with the "Peter and the Wolf" music playing in the background. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julia | 2/5/2014

    " My students ADORE this book, and this version in particular. Beautiful illustrations, nice big print and a sweet introduction of all the members of the orchestra in the preface. A perennial favorite for us- this book is literally falling apart from so much love! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephanie Sesic | 1/26/2014

    " My preschooler enjoyed this retelling. Each character is introduced on their own page, with the facing page framed like a stage and illustrating the action when that character enters the play. The nonsense words and repetition are great for preschoolers. Mine enjoyed it at least. But then, she's obsessed with wolves! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Nerheim | 1/25/2014

    " I liked this story a lot because of the illustrations. The story was definitely for younger kids though. The plot was made a little easier to read because of the dialog. I am planning on teaching older kids so I would not read this in my classroom but it was pretty entertaining. I liked the pictures and it would be good to read out loud. The classic story is always nice to hear. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 1/20/2014

    " I did like how it ended with a visit to the veterinarian. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiah Keever | 1/20/2014

    " Great illustrations. A childhood favorite. I think we had a record that we played along with it... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/12/2014

    " I only read this book because Bono's drawings is in it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roxanne Hsu Feldman | 12/13/2013

    " This one is amazing. The puppet show format and the graphic design elements convey so much energy and joy! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sam Bloom | 12/10/2013

    " Raschka turns Peter and the Wolf into a stage play - the construction itself is worth seeing. It would have been even cooler if he would have just made it a pop-up. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 11/29/2013

    " The duck is not as lucky as Peter. Peter and the bird use teamwork to catch the wolf and enjoy the fact that captured the wolf with the help of the hunters to a place in the zoo. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katie | 11/10/2013

    " Just awful:( "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jjohn | 11/8/2013

    " interesting use of being Russian. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christiane | 10/30/2013

    " I don't love the story of Peter and the Wolf but this combination of Raschka's amazing illustrations and text that reads like music was surprisingly delightful. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 9/19/2013

    " Interesting illustrations and just the oddest, jumbled verses of a story retelling. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 4/28/2013

    " Retells the orchestral fairy tale in which a boy ignores his grandfather's warnings and captures a wolf with the help of a bird, a duck, and a cat. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kirei | 1/24/2013

    " This is a nicely illustrated picture book of Peter and the Wolf. It makes it clear to the child that normally that is performed on a stage to music. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie Mclaren | 12/23/2012

    " A stand-out favorite of my little one, who made us listen to this daily for a couple of weeks after hearing it at music camp. We much preferred this classic version to the pomo Chris Raschka one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christi Moore | 7/23/2012

    " Nice adapatation of an old classic. Chris Rashka's use of various texts and illustrations helps carry the story. I would use this book with students as a model for writing and to help them understand that they can use creativity and imagination in the layout of their text. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mckinley | 6/17/2012

    " This should be a Caldecott! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mara | 5/8/2012

    " Cool pictures, but if you don't know the music, this is going to be difficult to follow. And I have no idea how you'd read it aloud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly | 11/7/2011

    " This is a good, simple retelling of the story. The author/illustrator includes illustrations of the instruments that Prokofiev used for each animal in his composition. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jenny | 9/3/2011

    " The sounds created through the words in the book were pretty neat but I was not a fan of this style (I'm the first to admit I am not the most cultured or artistic person so maybe I don't appreciate true "art"). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/15/2011

    " I only read this book because Bono's drawings is in it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Helen | 6/14/2011

    " I actually have this on CD and forgot so listened to it today. I could listen to it over and over. Its been my favourite since I was little. I love the Disney film of it "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mara | 9/25/2010

    " Cool pictures, but if you don't know the music, this is going to be difficult to follow. And I have no idea how you'd read it aloud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fred | 9/15/2010

    " this is a terrific interpretation, the illustrations are spot-on. almost as good as the ballet. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 4/3/2010

    " If you can find it, this is the best version of Peter and the wolf. The pictures are simple, but nice, and all the melodies are printed in musical notation. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ellen | 7/14/2009

    " Read any other version, I implore you. This one is nonsense. With that said, I'm a fan of Chris Raschka's illustrations, but they don't do enough to save the ridiculous interpretation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiah | 4/27/2009

    " Great illustrations. A childhood favorite. I think we had a record that we played along with it... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alan | 2/22/2008

    " I prefer the audio book because the music is fabulous "

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About the Narrator

Jim Dale is the voice of all the characters in the Harry Potter audiobook series. As a narrator he has won two Grammy Awards, seven Grammy nominations, and ten Audie Awards. As a stage and screen actor, he has won a Tony Award, four Tony nominations, four Drama Desk Awards, and two Academy Award nominations. In 2004 he was made a member of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth.