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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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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-03-30

Bad background music

The background music is distracting from the story. My daughter didn’t like it. It’s creepy.

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  • WJS
  • 2021-03-04

A Wonderful Place

I grew up with the Dr. Suess children's books and so did my daughters. Simply great stuff!!

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  • K. N.
  • 2020-11-14

Okay

I think it a nice book. The reason I give 4 stars is because it’s to short.

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  • mary anne van degna
  • 2020-06-17

What’s up with this music

This is an amazing visual story but the music is ridiculous ! Ruined it even my 4 years old grand child wanted to know
“What’s up with the music?”

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  • E6AFret
  • 2020-05-03

Dr Seuss

One of Dr Seuss"s amazing books . I am going back and reading the books I never had the chance to read