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The Gruffalo

Narrated by: Imelda Staunton
Series: The Gruffalo
Length: 25 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Read by Imelda Staunton, The Gruffalo audiobook edition, complete with a song and read-along track, brings to life the animals that live in the deep, dark wood....

A mouse took a stroll through the deep dark wood. 

A fox saw the mouse and the mouse looked good.

Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake...and a hungry Gruffalo!

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a best-selling phenomenon across the world with over 13.5 million copies sold. This award-winning rhyming story of a mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come.

Perfect for listening to at home, in the car, at bedtime - or any time at all!

©2002 Julia Donaldson (P)2002 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

What the critics say

"Young readers will love the humor in this preposterous story.... Serve this one for a rollicking good time." (School Library Journal)

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Fantastic<br />

My son absolutely loves this book. It is read brilliantly and has his full attention no matter how many times we listen to it. A pleasure to listen to.

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  • Daryl
  • 2010-01-22

One of the all time great childrens books

I have been reading my children the Gruffalo since they were born, and this audio book has taken that to a whole new level. It is heir favorite book, one that they enjoy listening to again and again. And so do I. Masterful story telling for children of all ages.

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  • Nena
  • 2019-12-22

A classic

We had this on cd and my child is obsessed so we had to buy it so we could listen in other places besides the car! It’s a good length and a fun story for adults and kids alike

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  • Ally
  • 2011-03-28

Brilliant childrens title

This is a great title for the kids to listen to, the narration is outstanding and the Gruffalo song at the end makes it a good listen to/sing along for the kids in the car.

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  • Shelly Ayers
  • 2020-07-21

Fun Time

Our son thought it was fun to listen to. Narrator was fantastic, lots of energy.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-02-19

Big hit with my 3 year old

My son asks to listen to this book all the time in the car. It's read very well and it's a cute story that captures his attention. We love this book - on audible and the paper book.

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  • Dabie Ojeda
  • 2020-02-04

Love love a blast from the past

I was so happy to be able to share a memorable book with my granddaughter. A blast from my past

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  • CarolT
  • 2019-07-26

What a fantastic story. Love Imelda Staunton too!

My 4 year old daughter has had the book for about a year and just LOVES listening to it on Audible too. So well told. Love!

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  • Cristina
  • 2018-12-15

A beautiful witty story with a song at the end!

My child loves this book so when I found it on audible it was a no brainer... it’s very well narrated to keep a 2.5 entertained during a car ride ... love this book!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2018-10-11

Review by my almost 7-year-old son.

I gave it 5 stars because I liked it very much and I hope you'll like it too. It has a lot of repeating words, but the characters are silly and fun. I am going to listen to it again, because it is so funny.

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  • Amber Palmer
  • 2018-08-18

Great for kids

love it! My 3 year old listens to it at least once a week. Great listen!