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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (20,531 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carlo Collodi Narrator: Jim Killavey Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Format: Unspecified Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN:
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Carlo Collodi, whose real name was Carlo Lorenzini, was a Florentine children's writer most famous for this world-renowned fairytale novel. The name Pinocchio is a Tuscan word meaning pine nut. The story concerns a puppet who dreams of becoming a real boy. The book has appeared in many adaptations including the famous 1940 Disney movie. The story is alluded to in a remarkable number of books, movies, and TV shows, including the latest Battlestar Galactica series and the movie Shrek.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise Ramos | 2/18/2014

    " I read this book as a teenager and was so impressed with its depth and complexity that wish that parents would have their children read this full version once they are old enough to understand it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lori | 2/7/2014

    " Written as a long fable and to talk about how young boys make mistakes and the good, moral decisions they should make. An enjoyable read because of the early edition and ink pictures in my copy, but not something I'd necessarily recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 sweet pea | 1/30/2014

    " i had never seen this edition until it recently came through my bookstore. Ghiuselev's illustrations have a classic feel, even as they are both highly disturbing and beautiful. i had never read Collodi's story before. it is radically different from the versions i heard growing up. Pinocchio is, in many ways, an unsympathetic character as he makes one poor choice after another. but, considering the extreme bad things that befall him, you can't help but identify. the story has its share of moralizing. i can picture generations of mothers using the story to goad children into taking their medicine, etc. the bizarre twists that the plot takes would terrify many children. glad i finally read this classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex DK | 1/12/2014

    " I read this one aloud to my children (7, 12, 14) and we knew it would be different than Disney's version. We were still surprised to see how different. It still has a wooden puppet, a whale, Gepetto and a few other similarities, but I wouldn't recommend it for young readers/listeners! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Davelowusa | 7/1/2013

    " The original. Considerably darker (Pinocchio kills the Talking Cricket with his shoe; Pinocchio is hanged from a tree branch; etc.), but I found the serialized style to be a bit too frenetic. Walt Disney knew what to keep and what to adapt. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Books for Me - Linda | 6/19/2013

    " I read this one out loud to my son. It was pretty fun. My four year old definitely enjoyed it. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 5/23/2013

    " I loved it. It was one of my favorites. I read it last year. It is not just my favorite, it is one of my most favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 4/29/2013

    " I bought this book while in Italy - had NO idea the original had so many stories about Pinnochio! A very surprising read of a classic children's book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy Jackson | 10/13/2012

    " Very disappointed, this is a classic tale from childhood, but either Disney edited out the stupid parts, or I just ignored them as a child. A terrible translation direct from Italian, many of the "jokes" do not work in a literal translation. Horrible book, hated it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joe | 8/16/2012

    " This is not the exact edition that I own or the publication that I am reading however it will suffice. I am reading The Adventures of Pinocchio in Italian/translating it as is necessary. My attempts at being bi-lingual through stories that are stained in our childhood memories... more to come "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aubrey | 6/19/2012

    " Never give up. It doesn't matter how naughty or stupid you are, eventually, things will work out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brs36 | 5/23/2012

    " Much different from any preconceptions I had. It's lightening-fast, eerie at times, and overall a wonderful read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 4/9/2012

    " The original version of this classic morality tale. fun if even if repetitive (it was first published in serial form), its a quick one. Interesting to see what Pop lit. was like 100+ years ago. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jason Twombly | 1/31/2012

    " Weirder than I remember. My son and I read this together. Excellent themes, but strange stuff for a kids book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 12/22/2011

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Queen | 12/2/2011

    " copyright 1966! With my mom's maiden name and address from her childhood! sweet treasure, maybe my only family heirloom! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dene | 10/9/2011

    " The enjoyment of the book builds as your empathy for Pinocchio grows. Shark does make more sense. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rana Burr | 9/30/2011

    " What a lot of trouble Pinnochio finds! Amelia and I read this book together, and now she wants to make a puppet, too :) Lots of great moral lessons in this one. I definitely recommend this version over the non-originals (Disney included). "

  • 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.