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Publisher's Summary

"When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but really loves you, then you become real."

First published in 1922, Margery Williams' enchanting story about a toy rabbit is a classic of children's literature. This gentle rendition comes alive through Meryl Streep's soothing narration and George Winston's beautiful music score. Ages four and up.

©1990 Rabbit Ears Entertainment, LLC (P)2016 Rabbit Ears Entertainment, LLC

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Pleanty of life changing hidden meaning behind this kind young boy and his priceless rabbit.

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  • Michelle
  • 2018-03-11

The music is distracting

What did you like best about The Velveteen Rabbit? What did you like least?

This was a great rendition of the Velveteen Rabbit, with the exception of the music playing over Meryl Streep's voice in some parts.

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  • Suspicious Consumer
  • 2017-12-05

Turn the music down!

Unfortunately, Meryl Streep is completely drowned out by loud and distracting music throughout the entire story.

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  • jose reyes
  • 2018-07-12

Great story but the music wanted center stage

love the story. always did.
i wanted to hear Meryl narrate but the music got in the way. would have been better with just her voice.

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  • christy avey
  • 2020-12-20

Hard to hear

The story is lovely, Meryl Streep also does a great job, but the music throughout is too loud and over-powers her voice at times and make is all but impossible to hear at times.

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  • Emma Sperling
  • 2019-01-04

delightful timeless classic story

I bought this as a bedtime story for my children. The story is beautifully read by Meryl Streep, accompanied by sweet music, quite magically heart warming

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  • Mayhew's
  • 2018-01-10

Sound could have been better

I love this story and wanted my kids to hear it, but I feel like the music was louder than the narrator. The Sounds could have been balanced a little better.

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  • Mandy Leppard
  • 2016-12-11

Enchanting story

Where does The Velveteen Rabbit rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It's good and could of been great but sometimes the music almost drowned out the narration. I wish that the music was a little lower or Miss. Streep had read a little bit louder.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Velveteen Rabbit?

When the Velveteen Rabbit was told by the skin horse what it was like to become real from nursery magic.

Which character – as performed by Meryl Streep – was your favorite?

The Velveteen Rabbit

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It made me sad when the rabbit was about to be burned.

Any additional comments?

Really good book by rabbit ears. I look forward to more.

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  • Eyrich
  • 2021-04-29

This has always been a childhood favorite

This is such a wonderful book. My grandmother read it to me. The narration is so Beautifully done.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-02-17

so cute!

Cute little story. No matter your age, this story will make you feel warm and fuzzy.

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  • Catherine Litersky
  • 2020-04-21

love it very much and well done!

love it was very well done amazing story I enjoyed listening to the whole thing