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The Story of Ferdinand Audiobook, by Munro Leaf Extended Sample Click for printable size audiobook cover
Author: Munro Leaf Narrator: Angel Pineda, Brian Amador Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2016 ISBN: 9781524756802
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With music and sound effects, this audiobook is perfect for those who love Ferdinand and those who have yet to meet him.   A true classic with a timeless message, The Story of Ferdinand has enchanted readers since it was first published in 1936. All the other bulls would run and jump and butt their heads together. But Ferdinand would rather sit and smell the flowers. And he does just that, until the day a bumblebee and some men from the Madrid bullfights give gentle Ferdinand a chance to be the most ferocious star of the corrida—and the most unexpected comic hero. Download and start listening now!


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  • “With a gentle Spanish accent and leisurely pacing, narrator Brian Amador lends just the right ambiance to the classic tale of Ferdinand…Just as Ferdinand moves at an unhurried pace, so too does Amador. Phrases are drawn out, and long pauses are offered between moments in the story, which are perfect for reflecting or for poring over the illustrations, should the book be at hand. The names of the bullfighters—picadores, banderilleros, and matador—roll off Amador’s tongue. Angel Pineda narrates additional words from the book’s artwork, and the production includes background sounds such as the lowing of animals and the humming of insects. Even when one already knows what happens when the bee stings, listening to this recording is a pleasure. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • “One of the bestselling children’s books of all time, this simple story of peace and contentment has withstood the test of many generations…Ferdinand’s day in the arena gives readers not only an education in the historical tradition of bullfighting but also a lesson in nonviolent tranquility…[and] closes with one of the happiest endings in the history of happy endings—readers of all ages will drift off to a peaceful sleep, dreaming of sweet-smelling flowers and contented cows.”

  • “Narrator Brian Amador reads the classic tale of Ferdinand the bull with a gentle Spanish accent and an unhurried pace, and singing birds and clanging bells add ambiance. Readers have loved the story of gentle Ferdinand’s adventure in the bullring for decades, and it’s fun to share the new audiobook version with little ones today.”

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  • “This has an irresistible appeal to the sense of the ridiculous. The story in text and pictures of a bull that was so mild that he preferred to smell the flowers and of how he came to the bull ring and sniffed the ladies’ perfume instead of providing sport for the audience.”

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  • AudioFile Earphones Award Winner

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About the Author

Munro Leaf (1905–1976) is an American author of children’s literature who wrote and illustrated many books during his long career. His books were illustrated by a number of famous artists, including Ludwig Bemelmans, Robert Lawson, and Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss). He is best known for The Story of Ferdinand, first published in 1936 and a bestseller ever since.

About the Narrator

Brian Amador is a Spanish/English, Bilingual voice-over actor originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He started his career in 1994 when he was offered a gig to narrate for a children’s educational piece and since then has worked for PBS “American Experience,” Houghton-Mifflin, Leaco/NMobile, LiveOak Media Children’s Audio books, UVEX, Sanofi-Aventis, SkillSoft, SpringerLink,, Magellan Interactive, Dragonfly Language and Novel Voices Press.