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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (20,553 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carlo Collodi, Rebecca Burns Narrator: Rebecca Burns Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Mischievous, lazy, and full of tricks, the puppet Pinocchio causes trouble for his creator, Geppetto, almost as soon as he comes to life. Yet, more than anything, this naughty and playful creature wants to become a real boy. To make his dreams come true, he must prove himself worthy. Come along on Pinocchio’s amazing journey as he learns—the hard way—what it means to be honest, kind, and, above all, human.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/18/2014

    " This is a much trippier story than the Disney movie version, but my kids loved it and I loved the lesson that if you disobey your parents, lots of bad things will happen to you. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by K.c. | 2/18/2014

    " I read Pinocchio to Dane this month. While the book has many of the same characters and cautionary tales as the Disney movie, it's really quite different, and in some ways more macabre. First, Pinocchio was a talking piece of wood, which made an poor old carpenter think he was schizophrenic. The carpenter pawns the talking wood off on his frienemy, Geppetto. Geppetto takes it home and carves it into a puppet. As soon as Geppetto finishes carving Pinocchio's feet, Pinocchio kicks Geppetto in the face and runs away. Geppetto runs down the street after him, but is arrested for child abuse. There is a talking cricket in the beginning of the book who tries to give Pinocchio advice, but Pinocchio proptly kills him by throwing a hammer at him. Naive Pinocchio, without any parental supervision, runs around in the rain and gets soaked. So he tries to dry himself, sleeping in front of the fire, and burns his own legs off. Geppetto, recently release from jail for good behavior, is forgiving enough to carve him some new legs. Geppetto then sells his only coat to buy school books for Pinocchio, but Pinocchio sells them to buy a ticket to a puppet show. The puppet master (named Fire-Eater in the book) doesn't kidnap Pinocchio to keep him as his show stopper like in the movie, but he does try to use him as fuel to cook his dinner. He has a change of heart and instead gives him five gold pieces, which the fox and cat try to steal from him, but Pinocchio bites of the cat's paw when he tries to get the gold pieces out of his mouth. There is a blue fairy in the book, but she is a little dead zombie girl that Pinocchio meets at a haunted house. Pinocchio does go off with a bad companion named Candlewick to a land of bliss and pleasure, but instead of being called "Pleasure Island" like in the movie, it's call "The Land of Boobies" (I'm not making this up). Now Dane keeps asking if he can go to the Land of Boobies, and I have to tell him, "No son. You can never go to the Land of Boobies, ever." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Heather | 2/17/2014

    " 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 by Jason | 2/15/2014

    " Enjoyable, if a little repetitive. It's hard to read it through anything other than the Disney version, but it is reasonably different--including a Pinocchio who is meaner and more problem ridden (e.g., within the first few pages he hits the cricket with a hammer), a cat/wolf that are more persistent and interesting than the Disney ones, and an even more moving ending about how Pinocchio finally becomes a boy. "

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