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There was once a velveteen rabbit, and in the beginning he was really splendid. He was fat and bunchy, as a rabbit should be; his coat was spotted brown and white, he had real thread whiskers, and his ears were lined with pink sateen. On Christmas morning, when he sat wedged in the top of the Boy's stocking, with a sprig of holly between his paws, the effect was charming.

There were other things in the stocking, nuts and oranges and a toy engine, and chocolate almonds and a clockwork mouse, but the Rabbit was quite the best of all. For at least two hours the Boy loved him, and then Aunts and Uncles came to dinner, and there was a great rustling of tissue paper and unwrapping of parcels, and in the excitement of looking at all the new presents the Velveteen Rabbit was forgotten.

For a long time he lived in the toy cupboard or on the nursery floor, and no one thought very much about him. He was naturally shy, and being only made of velveteen, some of the more expensive toys quite snubbed him.

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A well-read classic

Listened to this with my kids and they both loved it. Richard Armitage gave a wonderful reading of this beloved children's story.

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  • N.
  • 2021-02-09

Delightful

I never had this read to me as a child. How wonderful to have it read to me now by Mr. Armitage, he made me feel young again.

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  • M. Crabtree
  • 2021-02-02

A Classic

I loved this book when I was younger and was so happy to see Richard Armitage doing a reading. As he read, I could see the pictures in my storybook. A sad story, but a good memory. Great reading, Mr. Armitage has a lovely voice for children's stories.

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  • Trudy A. Brown
  • 2021-01-31

The Velveteen Rabbit

What a lovely reading of a cherished story. I wish Richard Armitage, read more children's books.

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  • Tropical_Woman
  • 2021-01-18

Keep the tissues handy!

I'm embarrassed to admit that I had never read this book before. It is wonderful to hear Richard's voice, as he uses it in such a tender way to perform the story. I cried my heart out. As a former Kindergarten teacher, I suggest that parents who have especially sensitive children wait until their child is older to introduce them to this story, as it has passages that might be difficult for them to hear without getting upset. I'm glad I purchased this title.

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  • Sassafras
  • 2021-01-07

How to toys become real?

Before Toy Story there was the beloved Velveteen Rabbit.

A wonderful addition to any child’s library. The narration by Armitage is wonderful!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-05-01

Loved this!

How splendid to listen to Richard Armitage for my first ever Audible audiobook. I was also impressed with the way he voiced the different characters.

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  • IKA
  • 2021-04-13

Perfection

I absolutely adore this rendition of this beautiful and sweet classic 'tail '. This is a story I did not discover until I was an adult but it is so simple and timeless that it suits children of all ages. Additionally, Richard Armitage and his narration and character voicing are unsurpassed. His golden voice is perfect for this ageless story.

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  • Katie Sims
  • 2021-04-06

A Beautiful Story

This was great!
Richard Armitage did a wonderful job bringing this children's classic to life.

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  • ATC
  • 2021-04-04

Excellent Story

Its a beautiful story and the narration is perfect. I hope Richard Armitage does more narrations for children's books.

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  • Yubi
  • 2021-03-17

Beautiful

Richard Armitage is an incredible narrator and this story is just wonderful. Made me tear up plenty of times in just 30 minutes!