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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (651 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Russell Hoban Narrator: Richard Mitchley Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The clockwork mouse and his child had a quest - to find the beautiful dolls' house they had once known. Their bitter journey takes them from slavery among scavenging rats, out into the wide and frightening world. Through wood and meadow, through the war between armies of shrews, to an encounter with a deep-thinking snapping turtle and the Last Visible Dog at the bottom of the pond. And always, just behind them and determined to destroy them, was Manny Rat....

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Eugenie | 2/19/2014

    " Dark, dangerous, and brutally honest. I think it ranks up there with the best of Hans Christian Andersen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by sean | 2/19/2014

    " In my hunt for a twisted children's story this one currently reigns supreme as the most dark and poignant while still maintaining it's kid-friendly style. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mo | 2/4/2014

    " Part children's book, part twisted buddhist fable and part horror story, this is one of my absolutely favorite books of all time. You probably shouldn't let your children read it because it will warp them just like it warped me. Npt for the faint of heart. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Erin Reilly-Sanders | 2/2/2014

    " I had been wanting to read this one for some time after hearing David Small speak about the illustrations and fortuitously found it at a friend's yard sale and then got stuck waiting while my husband went into a bicycle shop with it in hand. Regardless of the back story of acquisition, I found the story poignant and the illustrations sweet. The most pleasant surprise, although not terribly surprising given that it's a classic, was the depth of the symbolism and meaning behind the text. It just had a beautiful richness that lesser books lack. From the tramp as metaphor for God that sets off the journey to the life that is slowly breathed into the main characters, the story can been read on many levels. I was a little shocked by the violence and death present in this children's story, but it seems that these days we're much more protective of what children are allowed to read, despite encountering it on TV, in advertisements, and in the media. It did seem that a little of the story is outdated with gender specific roles that are adopted by the characters as well as other bits and pieces here and there that bothered me but are now too vague in my mind to comment on specifically. This book is definitely worth reading and then reading and thinking about, as it feels like I have left some of the depths unplundered. "

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