Friday, February 6, 2015

Jack and the Beanstalk

Narrated by: Richard Hope
Length: 12 mins
Format: Unabridged Audiobook

One day, when they have no food left, Jack's mom sends him to market to sell the cow. On the way, Jack bumps into a funny little man wearing a big, baggy jacket with big, baggy pockets. In the pockets lie six bewitched beans, but the funny little man has lost the instructions for them. Jack's adventure begins when he swaps Daisy the cow for six magic beans that grow to the land of the clouds.

My thoughts:

Jack and the Beanstalk is a classic which most of us have read when we were children and I really wanted to share this story with my two boys. 

To be honest, I found the music at the beginning and the end a bit annoying. But I suppose I am not the target audience. My boys love it and danced to the tune whenever we’re listening to this audiobook. (Not a good thing if you’re listening close to bedtime!) After a week of listening to it, I kinda got use to the music.

Apart from the music, the narration for this audiobook is actually really good. It’s quite animated and my kids paid attention to the audiobook from beginning to end. My 4 year old especially loves the part where the giant says ‘Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of a stinky man’ and now keeps calling everyone a stinky man. Sigh.

This version is slightly different from the ones I used to read as a child but the main storyline is still the same.

Anyway, I dare say that this is one of my son’s favourite audiobooks. I just had to post this video up. Yesterday, my four-year old was trying to tell me and my husband the Jack and the Beanstalk story at bedtime. Well, his version of the story anyway…

This video only proves how much he loves listening to Jack and the Beanstalk. 

Definitely recommended listening for the kiddo’s. I gave this a 5/5 on audible.  

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