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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (20,527 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carlo Collodi Narrator: John Sessions Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2000 ISBN:
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Pinocchio is a wooden puppet who comes to life and has the most astonishing adventure. A naughty, mischievous creature, he is full of good intentions but is greedy, and lets nothing stand in his way. His maker, poor Gepetto, loves him like a son, but Pinocchio just can't stay out of trouble. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ercsi91 | 2/19/2014

    " He-he, now this book has story coming in to my hands. Our schools librarian gave this to one of my classmates who was ...how should I say... "WAS READING A LOT IN HER FREE TIME."- actually nothing... So I picked it up cause I had nothing to do, and realized that Pinocchio's story has a lot more to tell that we thought and how much is told in shorter editions or the Disney movie:D It's a more complex novel:D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nazila Khalkhali | 2/19/2014

    " I think that this book is one of the major books in pedagogy. The way the author talk about how to raise a child and how to give them and ask them the responsibilities is amazing. Even today, whenever I go to a funny land, I feel to become donkey like Pinocchio in wonderland. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robin Munroe | 2/19/2014

    " This is not the Disney version I was expecting. It's a translation and written a loong time ago so the reading was slow going. Interesting though, just to see the roots of the Disney version. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jene'e | 2/13/2014

    " (I have the copy illustrated by Gris Grimly which enhances the story a lot in my opinion). This is one of my favorite "dark" children's stories; filled with great life lessons both young and old can take away from it and also have nightmares from. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alicia | 1/29/2014

    " Eliza says, "It's a good story and it inspires me to be honest. It was fun to listen to it in Italy and see the author's hometown." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Arwen56 | 1/14/2014

    " Non tra le mie favole preferite da piccola. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/13/2014

    " I had never read the real story and was surprised by how different it is than the Walt Disney version. In the book it takes Pinocchio much longer to become a good boy and he is also blatantly naughty in the book as opposed to being deceived into being naughty in the movie. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 1/6/2014

    " The Pinocchio you don't know. Quite different from the movie. Also (and, I'll admit, this is the reason I read it), the cover is freaking awesome. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica Stewart | 7/26/2013

    " Loved this. It was very interesting to see how children's literature has changed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joel Bruns | 7/25/2013

    " Not the Disney version of this story. Much more complex and interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Summer | 1/6/2013

    " Read this several times, in Italian, trying to improve my Italian. It is much different from the Disnified version. Pinocchio squashes the cricket against a wall by chapter three or four. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenna | 11/9/2012

    " I avnt read the book before! ... BUT I'VE SEEN THE MOVIE BEFORE!!!!!!!LOL! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pragya | 9/26/2012

    " A great little book for children full of morals and lessons explained by example and in an easy way. I have always known Pinocchio with his long nose when he lies. But only now did I finally read the complete book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Misty Dawn | 9/10/2012

    " I love old stories like this. The time when telling fantastical stories to teach kids a lesson was commonplace. Pinnochio is a story that was made up to teach boys to work hard and behave or else horrible things will befall you. GREAT story to tell your sons. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christi | 6/10/2012

    " Cute story about an obnoxious young puppet boy who learns the true values in life we should all be so lucky "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura | 6/6/2012

    " This is my third time reading this book. It is a rare gem that many overlook because of the Disney movie. I highly recommend it to all. It has a lot more in it than the movie covers. It is very symbolic and even terrifying at times...really good stuff...one of my favorites. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stacey | 5/14/2012

    " Reading it in Italian is challenging, but interesting. Pinocchio is predictably misguided and mischievous. I'm not sure I would read it in English. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 11/23/2011

    " After you read this book (well, if you read it), go seek out Alison Lurie's essay on it that appeared in the New York Review of Books a few years ago. I almost like the essay better than the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 6/26/2011

    " Disney really edited this.... a cross between the gingerbread man (pinocchio) and the giving tree (geppetto)



    as near as I can tell, this version is not a retelling. compared with Rand McNally & Company 1939. skimmed the text and it appears the same :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 6/20/2011

    " Not the edition we had when I was a child(50's) but close enough. I don't know
    that I'd recognize the cover even if it was in the lookup list. Some of my first book/look/reading experience. Date read is just approximate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Toya | 6/12/2011

    " Awwww what a classic story of a wooden boy who just wants to be accepted I love reading this story as a kid and it never gets old even now! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deviant | 5/30/2011

    " full of lessons, humor and adventure "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 5/26/2011

    " Interesting to read the original Pinnochio story but I got bored after 50 pages. Perhaps it was because I already knew what was going to happen, but I lost interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 5/19/2011

    " I was pleasantly surprised by this classic piece of children's literature. It opens up a lot of dialogue with children about moral issues. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 5/16/2011

    " I had never read the real story and was surprised by how different it is than the Walt Disney version. In the book it takes Pinocchio much longer to become a good boy and he is also blatantly naughty in the book as opposed to being deceived into being naughty in the movie. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Frank | 5/14/2011

    " My my. Such a naughty boy.. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Matthew | 5/10/2011

    " On the whole, this has to be the least satisfying classic I've read over the past couple of months. I genuinely disliked nearly every character in the book, with special emphasis on Pinocchio. I was rooting for the fireplace rather than the real boy angle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 5/8/2011

    " This is now one of my FAVORITE childrens books! This book teaches so much about life, has symbolism, and moves quickly. Everyone would run to hear this when it was time to read! "

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About the Author
Author Carlo Collodi

Carlo Collodi (1826–1890) was the pen name of Carlo Lorenzini, an Italian journalist born in Florence. Collodi’s life and writings were dedicated to the Italian liberation movement to free the country from Austrian domination and establish a national identity. In 1875, Collodi put aside his political struggles and turned to a new interest, writing for children.

About the Narrator

John Sessions is a highly versatile actor and comedian best known for his comic work in films such as My Night with Reg, In the Bleak Midwinter, and The Pope Must Die, as well as the television shows Whose Line Is It Anyway?, The New Statesman, and Spitting Image.