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The Beatrix Potter Collection

Written by: Beatrix Potter
Length: 4 hrs and 13 mins

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Behind the Scenes with Andrew Scott and Margaux Carpentier

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Publisher's Summary

Beatrix Potter’s enchanting tales are given new life in this Audible exclusive production of The Beatrix Potter Collection

Expertly narrated by Andrew Scott, the collection features some of the best loved characters and most popular stories in children’s literature. Beginning with a unique introduction, written and narrated by patron of the Beatrix Potter Society Patricia Routledge, the world of Beatrix Potter provides wonderful entertainment for the whole family, sure to delight listeners both young and old. 

The Beatrix Potter Collection is perfect for introducing a new generation to the magic of her adored classic stories. Featuring her much-loved children’s tales and showcasing some of the most recognisable characters in English literature, it will enthral and entertain young listeners whilst providing warm nostalgia for those already acquainted. 

The collection includes the classic tales of Peter Rabbit - a rebellious and disobedient young rabbit, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle - the diligent hedgehog washerwoman, Jemima Puddle-Duck - an innocent and loving mother duck, and many more as they cause mischief, confront danger and make new friends. 

Deeply influenced by her natural science studies and her love of wildlife, Beatrix Potter’s relatable characters continue to charm and inspire a century after their first publication.   

Cover artwork and illustrations: Margaux Carpentier 

Public Domain (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

About the Performer

Andrew Scott has starred in a number of successful feature films. Recent work includes James Bond franchise film Spectre, Alice Through the Looking Glass, King Lear, and his acclaimed role in Pride. On the small screen, Scott played Moriarty in the international hit series Sherlock, for which he was awarded the BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor. Other television credits include Fleabag, Black Mirror, The Hollow Crown, The Town, The Hour, John Adams, and more.

On stage, Scott received the Olivier Award for his performance in A Girl in a Car with a Man, and most recently won the Critics' Circle Award for his acclaimed performance as Hamlet.

About the Author

Born on July 28, 1866, Helen Beatrix Potter is one of the world's best-selling and most-loved children's authors. From a young age, she took a keen interest in illustration, the natural sciences, and conservation; she had a love for nature and kept numerous pets. Using this as inspiration, Potter began writing and illustrating children's stories, self-publishing The Tale of Peter Rabbit in 1901, which became an immediate success. By her death in 1943, Beatrix Potter had written 30 books, the most popular of which were her children's stories. Her works have been translated into more than 35 languages, sold over 100 million copies worldwide, and have been retold in song, film, ballet, and animation.

  Discover the Characters

Peter Rabbit

Benjamin Bunny

Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle

Jemima Puddle-Duck

The Tailor of Gloucester

Tom Kitten

Mr. Jeremy Fisher

Squirrel Nutkin

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  • D.W.
  • 2019-08-11

I love Peter Rabbit

I love Peter Rabbit, and Andrew Scott reads these stories very well indeed. Perfect for relaxing at bedtime.

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  • Aceroo
  • 2020-04-10

Almost Perfect

I got this even though I have another Beatrix Potter from Audible, which is also good, because it was Andrew Scott narrating. It does not disappoint. I will confess, firstly, that we have not yet listened to all the stories, but most of them. The Beatrix Potter stories themselves, of course, are lovely. If you're unfamiliar, they're enchanting, wholesome, sometimes silly stories about the British countryside and the animals (and occasionally people) who live there. Andrew Scott's narration is fabulous. He gives it a signature, almost creepy but not, whispery, delicate reading. His reading of Squirrel Nutkin is particularly good. My only complaint is that his voice is so variant that the volume gets very extreme and makes it a bit hard to not continually adjust. Sometimes the reading gets too quiet and then right after that too loud, and I'll have to adjust the volume. Just an FYI. It's a great audiobook.