What Audiobook Are We Listening To?
This week at Crash Symphony Productions, we’re listening to Winne the Pooh, written by A.A. Milne and read by a cast including Judi Dench and Stephen Fry. This audiobook dramatises in vivid life the classic book. It’s an award-winning dramatisation, and certainly the best audio adaptation of the books to date.
A. A. Milne named the character Winnie-the-Pooh after a teddy bear owned by his son, Christopher Robin Milne, who was the basis for the character Christopher Robin. The rest of Christopher Robin Milne’s toys, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and Tigger, were incorporated into Milne’s stories. Two more characters, Owl and Rabbit, were created by Milne’s imagination, while Gopher was added to the Disney version. Christopher Robin’s toy bear is on display at the Main Branch of the New York Public Library in New York City.
Winnie the Pooh has inspired multiple texts to explain complex philosophical ideas. Benjamin Hoff used Milne’s characters in The Tao of Pooh and The Te of Piglet to explain Taoism. Similarly, Frederick Crews wrote essays about the Pooh books in abstruse academic jargon in The Pooh Perplex and Postmodern Pooh to satirise a range of philosophical approaches. Pooh and the Philosophers by John T. Williams uses Winnie the Pooh as a backdrop to illustrate the works of philosophers including Descartes, Kant, Plato and Nietzsche.
Publisher’s Summary (From Audible)
Here is an award-winning production with an all-star cast, bringing to life one of the best loved and recognised children’s books of all time. This is a full dramatisation with specially composed music.
(P)1997 Hodder Children’s Books
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- Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
- Release Date:21/04/2010
- Publisher: Hachette Childrens Books