- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 15 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Listening Library
- Audible.com Release Date: June 27, 2006
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000GHMWH6
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The Lorax Audible – Unabridged
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Because The Lorax was first published in 1971, it is easy to believe that the story is referring directly to the environmental movement of the 1960's. The story clearly illustrates the themes of conservation, love, and respect for the land. The author grabs the reader's attention in the beginning of the story by starting in the future and then narrating the past. The reader sees the death and bareness of the land first and then learns the causes for the current state of the environment. Seuss approaches the subject in a blunt and obvious critique of the methods used to strip resources from the land. This story sends a simple, yet powerful statement about the world in which we live.
Because of the book's strong message concerning the environment (clear-cutting forests in particular,) this children's book has found itself on the Banned Books List. The reason is simple. Several logging companies feel threatened by the book and its message.Read more ›
The story begins when a boy comes to the home of a peculair creature called Once-ler. The boy wants to know about something called the Lorax; "what it was", and "why it was there". After paying the Once-ler a small fee, he narrates the story for the boy. The pictures incorperated into the story are also poignant; for, as we see in the beginning, the small town in which the Once-ler lives is very grey and barren.
However, as the Once-ler begins his story, the pictures become brighter, more cheerful, and colorful, as we see how the town once looked, long, long ago. There were animals, birds, green grass ... and trees!
The Once-ler says, "I came to this glorious place. And I first saw the trees. The Truffula trees". Transfixed by these trees, the Once-ler cuts one down to make a "Thneed". Now, a Thneed is supposed to be a useful thing, which people can find many uses for. Shortly after the first tree is cut down, the Lorax appears. He explains that he talks on behalf of the trees, because the trees cannot talk for themselves. "They have no tongues".
The Lorax is very upset at what the Once-ler has done. But the Once-ler ignores him, and continues to cut down the trees to make Thneeds, until all the trees have been cut down.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One of my favorite Dr. Seuss books. We still haven't learned. I will donate it to book drive in March for Dr. Seuss birthday kids event give-away.Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
Awesome Book! I enjoyed reading as a kid and my daughter enjoys reading these books to her kids in the class room.Published 27 days ago by TGR
Not only is it a great story but I was very impressed with the book itself. They packed it well and made sure to keep it nice.Published 1 month ago by Kenneth J Sichler
This is such a great book for children. They may not get it the way that adults get it, but the wheels will eventually start turning in their tiny heads about what can happen in... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Candace Robinson