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Publisher's Summary

Long before saving the earth became a global concern, Dr. Seuss, speaking through his character the Lorax, warned against mindless progress and the danger it posed to the earth's natural beauty.
©1971 Dr. Seuss Enterprises (P)2006 Random House, Inc. Listening Library, an imprint of the Random House Audio Publishing Group

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my kids love it

we have listened to it every day since we bought it. sometimes multiple times a day.

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One of my favourites.

I've always loved this story and Ted Danson does a great job, I just wish the background music wasn't so loud; makes it hard to hear the story.

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  • Sara J.
  • 2018-06-12

Distracting

There is loud music playing over the story. My kids were super distracted and lost interest almost immediately. Bummed because they love this story, but this version is very hard to listen to.

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  • Erin
  • 2009-11-19

A classic, but...

What is up with the music? It was distracting and didn't fit. Otherwise, we love this story!

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  • Bonny
  • 2018-07-05

Odd Music Choice

Wonderful naration, excellent pace, and well performed voices. But the music choice? Very strange: it does not fit the story well and is far too loud.

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  • Mary
  • 2008-03-16

A Dr. Suess for all times - especially these times

I always recoomend Dr Seuss books for young readers. The rhythmic, repetition of rhyme and sounds help students appreciate the sound of written language. The imaginative and poignant stories also help children fall in love with books. The Lorax, in particular, gives an important message for families to talk about. In this age of global climate change and environmental awareness, this book will captivate children and give adults a way to talk about issues that kids are aware of in a way that childen can access.

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  • Chris
  • 2015-04-26

Quite bad

Found this to be very poorly produced. Constant musical theme seemingly louder than the narration. found it to be very distracting from the story. Story not as good as most for the audio format.

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  • Elizabeth Erban
  • 2022-07-28

Hated the music.

The music was way too loud and terrible. Ruined it. Would not buy again. I felt it took away from the story.

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  • Aubrey schlue
  • 2022-07-22

Hard to hear

The background music is so loud compared to the narrator it is hard to hear and concentrate. Honestly, I love this story but hate this audio version. Pass.

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  • Mindy Max
  • 2022-07-18

Great book, but the music?

I love Dr. Suess. I love this story. The background music is to loud and ruins the story.

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  • Judy H.
  • 2022-01-26

a great story to share in schools for any age

this story is amazingly timely and accurate. It is a great way to teach ecology and environmentalism no matter the age of student

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  • Justin Schupp
  • 2021-10-10

It the most fun

I love this one book for some little people and big people and is just good