• Peter and the Wolf

  • By: Sergei Prokofiev
  • Narrated by: Jim Dale
  • Length: 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 20-09-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.8 (9 ratings)

Summary

Following Brilliance Audio’s recent Grammy-nominated musical-audiobook for children, The Shoebird, starring the inimitable Jim Dale, another popular children’s title is being released just in time for the holidays: Peter and the Wolf. This beloved fairy tale, with music by Sergei Prokofiev, tells of how the courageous Peter and his animal friends - the bird, the duck, and the cat - set out to capture a ravenous wolf.
Generations of children have been charmed by this enchanting work, and Brilliance Audio is proud to introduce its own version with multi-Grammy Award-winner Jim Dale as narrator. To delight the millions of Jim’s fans, his reading of Peter and the Wolf will include unforgettable vocal characterizations of the various animals, young Peter, and Peter’s grumpy old grandfather. The music of Peter and the Wolf, including some of the best-known classical melodies, is superbly performed by the award-winning Seattle Symphony, led by music director Gerard Schwarz. Children and their parents will enjoy listening to this unique musical story as every character is portrayed by a different instrument from the orchestra and the story is woven together by the lively narration by Jim Dale. It’s a perfect holiday gift and a must-have for all Jim dale fans!
©1982 Sergei Prokofiev (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jan on 28-10-11

Wonderful!

This is a classic story that was done very well. The music wasn't cut short as in other recordings I've listened to, and Jim Dale can do no wrong.

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Laurel on 06-02-12

Grandfather is an old bassoon

This concert is one of the best ways to introduce a child to the assorted parts of an orchestra. I first heard this concert in the early years of 1940. Later, I purchased the Leonard Bernstein version for my children to hear. Now, I bought this version from Audible to share with my granddaughter.
She was delighted to know it was read by Jim Dale, the "voice of Harry Potter" and she sat beside me as we shared a pair of earphones to listen to it together. When it was over, she borrowed my ipod so she could hear it again. Later in the day I overheard her walking around, humming Peter's theme.

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