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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

By: Robert O’Brien
Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
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Summary

—A Newbery Medal Winner

Mrs. Frisby, a widowed mouse with four small children, is faced with a terrible problem. She must move her family to their summer quarters immediately, or face almost certain death. But her youngest son, Timothy, lies ill with pneumonia and must not be moved.

Fortunately, she encounters the rats of NIMH, an extraordinary breed of highly intelligent creatures, who come up with a brilliant solution to her dilemma. And Mrs. Frisby in turn renders them a great service.

©1971 Robert C. O’Brien (P)1993 Recorded Books

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Classic Morality Tale

Genius writing. A touch slow to start, but soon ticks along at a lick, with tales of morality so beautifully weaved between the strands of narrative that the kids don’t notice.

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Beautiful

I loved this as a child and it was great to hear it again with my own kids. Beautifully narrated and a gorgeous story.

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A great book for young and old

I loved this book as a child and it is still a great book! The narration was done beautifully. I have enjoyed listening to this a few times now!

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childhood revisited

watched the don bluth animation as a child, many parts where not in the book-as with most novel/movie remakes. story was compelling, characters likeable. narration was perfect, an easy listening storytelling. I enjoyed it immensely.

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Read this at school, just as good as I remember

gorgeous story. I remember reading this book at school some 30 years ago, and it's still just as lovely a story now. Great for any age.. really enjoyed it.. listened all day finished in one go.

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Stunning story, beautifully narrated.

A stunning story. I am grateful to have uncovered it through browsing the audible plus catalogue and will be looking out some more Robert C O'BRIEN books to listen to, and getting a paper copy of this one to read to my junior school aged son.

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loved it.

I remember watching the cartoon as a child with fondness. always wanted to read the book.
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Enjoyable listen for kids and adults

Love this book read it in school many moons again and enjoyed it just as much today. If you are scared of rats and mice it’s probably not your thing. But I loved it.

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