After growing up watching the film and the other adaptations I was excited to finally read/listen to the actual book. It was a lovely story and quite different from the film. It gets off to quite a quick start and moves along at a good pace throughout. Many scenes took place in a different order or were cut out all together (the china doll people and the field mice) which makes the story more intriguing. A note about the audio: It is read by Anne Hathaway who is amazing at the voices. Every character was unique and the voices fit them perfectly. The audio is only a little over 3 hours so easy to listen to while cleaning the house on a Sunday afternoon.