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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,224 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Allan H. Kelly Narrator: Frances H Kelley Publisher: Eye in the Ear Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2008 ISBN:
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The classic Christmas story of the fantastic dream of a little girl named Marie. She dreamt she saw an army of mice, led by the evil Mouse King, attack her precious Nutcracker, her favorite Christmas toy. Desperately, Marie took off her slipper and threw it at the Mouse King, which killed him on the spot. Instantly, the Nutcracker stood up, but now he was a handsome prince who danced with Marie to beautiful music. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerstin Olcott | 2/9/2014

    " I read this with my little girls this Christmas and they absolutely loved it. The illustrations are fantastic and the story is completely captivating. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lilmissmolly | 2/1/2014

    " I think this would be the perfect book for any ballet dancer who dances in their local Nutcracker performances. It is a nice reissue of a classic. I grew up with Maurice Sendak's illustrations. It is so nice to be able to share his work with a new generation. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Elizabeth | 1/30/2014

    " A must read for the Christmas season. Recommended for all, as it is a classic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan Lengel | 1/29/2014

    " A Christmas adventure! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 1/25/2014

    " Beautifully illustrated by Maurice Sendak, this original, translated but unabridged story by Hoffman is very different from the ballet where many things have been left out or changed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hester | 1/22/2014

    " My 'grandmother' gave this to me years ago, and I have treasured it ever since. It is a story with teeth--lots of them, belonging to a rat king with many, many heads. It is dark and well-suited for adults, since it gives them something that is traditional, but not treacly, for the holidays. The illustrations are incredible, and the whole situations gives a sense of a world gone by. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Regina Hunter | 1/18/2014

    " My all time fave. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen Tsai | 12/18/2013

    " Amazing, BEAUTIFUL illustrations by Carter Goodrich... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meaghan | 12/9/2013

    " I love this book! I read it all the time as a little girl. The illustrations are wonderful and the whole book goes perfectly with the movie performance done by the Pacific Ballet Company (at least I think that's who it was.) If you like Maurice Sendak's illustrations, this gives a wonderful example. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 11/20/2013

    " Very beautiful! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 11/12/2013

    " my grandmother always had a 'hello granddaughter' present waiting in the guest room for me when I came to visit...more often than not it was a book. this is one that I can just flip through the pages and sit looking in wonder at the pictures. gorgeous! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teri | 8/28/2013

    " My husband and I listened to the story on CD and enjoyed it very much. Neither of us were familiar with the original story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 7/2/2013

    " Beautiful book! I was completely suprised at the hard cover, nicely written classic Christmas Story. Thanks so much! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suki | 6/8/2013

    " We read this every year for Christmas along with A Chrismas Carol by Charles Dickens. I love this story and it is definitely a must-have for my household. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janis | 11/26/2012

    " The best version of "The Nutcracker" ever. Movie version is "Nutcracker: The Motion Picture" (NOT the version with Macauley Caulkin), The Pacific Northwest Ballet, set and costumes designed by Maurice Sendak. Beautiful and magical. Only available now used on VHS - which is a shame. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie Brandner | 7/24/2012

    " Besides the fact I danced in the ballet for years it is a classic book that I love and read to my children numerous times throughout the year! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 MissInformation | 3/3/2012

    " With music cd. The story of the ballet, with Paschkis textile-design like illustrations. Charming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 1/30/2012

    " We read this with Daxon for Christmas, it was fun to read a classic with him and he loved it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 12/11/2011

    " a story of love "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katharine | 12/5/2011

    " Huge fan of pacific northwest valley's nutcracker which features sets designed by Maurice Sendak. This book is classic nostalgia for me. My family loves Maurice Sendak. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zoe | 10/25/2011

    " Great adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann's story. The illustrations by Maurice Sendak were used as inspiration for a stage version, and capture the story beautifully. The 9-11 year-olds in my class love this book, and wrote and performed a play based on it last December. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 6/29/2011

    " Allan Quatermain: inglese, odia la pioggia, ama il caldo africano e difende (a fuciliate) gli indigeni locali dallo sfruttamento di Londra. Curioso... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lambknitj | 6/28/2011

    " It was a bit wordy, but the story was good. I could have done without all the war parts and descriptions that took up about half of the book. I thought it would be more suspenseful, but it really wasn't. Maybe in it's day, it was more suspenseful, but it was fun to read over all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua | 6/26/2011

    " I really liked this. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. It's a proper old adventure story and is well worth the read, in my opinion. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mckinley | 6/10/2011

    " And I've seen the movie too. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alan | 5/18/2011

    " Not exactly what I thought it would be. Certainly dated. Curious to see one of the movies that were made to see how they handled the material. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Richard | 5/5/2011

    " I really enjoyed this classic. A great book to escape from the real world with. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christina | 4/29/2011

    " MMMMMmmm, I can't really decide. It was a good classic, a good story line I guess maybe it was the writing style I didn't like. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mike | 4/22/2011

    " Great adventure story. Very different from the movie. Haggard keeps the pacing going through the whole book. I will read more Haggard in near future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Abi | 4/14/2011

    " A great story - kept me gripped all the way through. "

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