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The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Written by: Beverly Cleary
Narrated by: B. D. Wong
Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Ralph is not like the other mice at the Mountain View Inn. He is always looking for adventure. It is Ralph's lucky day when a young guest named Keith arrives with a shiny miniature motorcycle. Right away, Ralph knows that the motorcycle is special - and made to be ridden by an adventurous mouse. And once a mouse can ride a motorcycle...almost anything can happen!

©1965 Beverly Cleary (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers

What the critics say

"Cleary can't miss with this one!" (Publishers Weekly)

"Cleary again successfully combines fantasy and reality." (Booklist

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  • Demetria
  • san luis obispo, CA, United States
  • 2011-11-29

Sensitive five year old loves it!

We have a hard time finding books for my five year old who does not like anything with conflict or emotional distress between the characters. Beverly Clearly writes well and handles conflict and emotional distress in a way that teaches, but isn't scary. Everyone in the family enjoyed this listen....the age ranges of the kids span 10 years, so finding a book that everyone enjoys can be difficult. I would recommend this book for anyone with kids. It probably helps that I remember reading and enjoying this book as a child.

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  • LD Buyer
  • 2016-04-15

BD Wong is an inspired voice over king!

What did you love best about The Mouse and the Motorcycle?

The narration of this story is so well done. Each character comes alive in the recording. Compelling.

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  • Abby
  • 2011-10-13

My Son LOVES to Listen to this!!!

Have you listened to any of B. D. Wong’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

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Any additional comments?

My son is 5 and has already listened to this twice. He loves it and I love to see him listening to it so intently and laughing or gasping as he follows the story.

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  • foxprojects
  • 2016-04-05

Classic kids story well performed

My daughter and I enjoyed listening to this together as a bedtime story. Highly recommended for kids.

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  • BM
  • 2016-02-05

great story for kids!

my son loved this story, he had three book, it was fun to read along😃

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  • shocker
  • Wichita, KS, United States
  • 2012-01-09

A Childhood Favorite

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this for any old fans of the book, and any youg reader looking to try something new. The fantastic story of Ralph and his adventurs are performed well and are still able to bring a smile to my face after many years.

What other book might you compare The Mouse and the Motorcycle to and why?

As a childhood reader of all Cleary books, this story has made me want to revisit all of her old works.

Have you listened to any of B. D. Wong’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was the first BD Wong performance I've heard, outside of his acting on things like SVU and The Ref. It took a second to place him, and he wasn't who I would have expected, but he did a remarkable job.

Any additional comments?

My kids are three and five, and aren't generally captivated by lengthy stories, but I plan to play this on our next road trip, when they do seem to last a bit longer with their attention span. Books and audible in general have helped us as a family to avoid DVD players and video games in the car, which is something that I'm quite proud of.

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  • Miguel Reveles
  • Texas
  • 2019-03-26

Listened to this during a short roadtrip

Our whole family enjoyed this book. It's our first Beverly Cleary read and we're hooked. The narrator did a great job.

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  • Jennifer I.
  • 2019-02-02

horrible reading of a great children's book

If I could give negative stars for this audio I would. The reader's voices and accents on the characters changed. He read every conversation in an antagonistic, whiny or angry voice when unnecessary. i will now look at who reads a book and make sure i never read by this individual again. All the characters vacillate between angry new yorker and dull southerner. Horrible. That is not how the characters were written.

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  • Lacy
  • 2019-01-26

Great for a car ride!

My son loved this story! He listened to it in the mornings on the way to school.

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  • Teresa Hintze
  • 2018-10-25

This book is the best!!!

I really like the performance in the story and the overall this is just the best book