Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Audio Review: Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Laura Ingalls and her family live deep in the Big Woods of Wisconsin. Their log cabin is surrounded by miles of trees, and their closest neighbors are bears, wolves, and panthers. Daily chores keep Laura and her sister Mary busy, but they still find time to go exploring with their dog, Jack. (Goodreads)

Narrated by Cherry Jones

I am a country girl who grew up in a small farm town in southern Minnesota. Little House On the Prairie was a big deal for me as a girl. My family and I watched the show religiously. I read all the books. I visited the sites. I stood in the hole in Walnut Grove where the little house once was.

I got the idea to listen to these from the patrons at the library I work at. So many families were checking these out and listening to them together. I loved that! And when I discovered they were narrated by the amazing Cherry Jones, I knew I had to listen.

Cherry Jones has the perfect blend of wonder, naivete, and sweetness to portray Half Pint. I really felt transported to that little cabin in the woods; eating frozen snow with maple syrup and listening to Pa play the fiddle. I think it's important to experience Little House on every scale. Print, Audio and  TV all are so different but still all very worthwhile and enjoyable.

Highly recommended. Already started Book 2.

Happy Reading and as always, thanks for stopping by!

red headed book child


Tales of Whimsy said...

Oh splendid. I can't wait to try these on audio with Baby Whimsy.

How long is the audio? How many hours I mean. ;)

Lisa said...

I know some bloggers who started re-reading the series and didn't find it as great as when they were younger but it sounds like the narration really brought the books to life!

Michelle Stockard Miller said...

This is my favorite Little House book. I've been thinking about reading them again. I have the whole set. Thanks for sharing, Michelle. Love the nostalgia it brings. =O)

Ryan said...

Is it horrible that I have never read any of these books, and I'm from MN?

Trev said...

We just listened to this on a trip because you mentioned it and the boys and I loved it. What a great way to share these stories!