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The Adventures of Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
By: (1826-1890)

An old carpenter carves a little wooden puppet from a mysterious piece of wood that seems to have the ability to talk! He begins to love the little creature like his own son and names him Pinocchio. But the mischievous fellow runs away from his loving father as soon as he learns to walk. The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi follows the misadventures and naughty exploits of this delightfully “human” puppet who in his heart of hearts longs only to become a real boy.

Carlo Collodi was the pen name of a gifted writer of children's books, Carlo Lorenzini who lived in Florence, Italy, during the late 19th century. He was also a political activist and author of several novels, short novels, articles and sketches for adults. He began writing for children in 1876 and translated children's literature from other languages into Italian.

The Adventures of Pinnochio is meant to be an allegory and a cautionary tale for children. Through the adventures of this playful and headstrong puppet, Collodi provides many valuable lessons for young children. Wonderful characters like the Talking Cricket, the Fox and the Cat, the Fairy with the Turquoise Hair and old Gepetto himself are colorful, memorable and each one contributes to Pinnochio's final transformation. With plenty of magical moments, fantasy and thrills, the plot provides enough excitement for children of all ages.

Since it first appeared in 1883, the book has enjoyed immense fame and popularity. There have been innumerable translations into more than 250 major world languages, making it the most translated book in the world. There have been plenty of adaptations for stage, radio, television and film, including cartoons and merchandise. Pinnochio's long nose has even become a metaphor for people who tell lies.

As a pioneer in the field, Collodi's works became instantly popular, as children's literature as a genre was not very prevalent before the 19th century. His easy and engaging style caught the imagination of children instantly and became a benchmark for children's writers ever since. There are some very endearing and thought-provoking moments and incidents in the story, which make it very memorable for both children and adults. Enduring values of love and loyalty, the essential contradictions that make us human and the transformation of a rebellious, thoughtless, uncaring and self-indulgent youngster into a mature young person are what makes this story so beloved and treasured the world over.

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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 44 reviews)

Reviewer: - January 23, 2021
Its my first audiobook, and it was so cool. The narration is so cool too. 10/10.
Reviewer: - November 27, 2020
Subject: GREAT
Amazing really enjoined this book
Reviewer: - September 8, 2020
Subject: memories
I loved the movie
Reviewer: - August 20, 2020
Subject: good
thies book is good
Reviewer: - August 3, 2020
Subject: BRO
i love this book just amazing
Reviewer: - July 8, 2020
Subject: Great book and reading
excellent story and fine reading! Thank you so much! The story gives good perspective of life and it's events and the decisions.
Reviewer: - June 4, 2020
Subject: not bad
Pretty interesting and fun.
Reviewer: - April 3, 2020
Subject: great
The book is great.
Reviewer: - April 1, 2020
Subject: christian
Im starting to study Pinocchio and this really helped! Thank you!
Reviewer: - March 25, 2020
Subject: Fcking trash
This book is so upbriged from the real version where the guy hanged him on the tree
Reviewer: - December 26, 2019
Subject: love it
l like the all the drama
Reviewer: - September 20, 2019
Subject: shrek
its not shrek but I guess its ok
Reviewer: - August 5, 2019
Subject: so good
greate book and with good naration.
Reviewer: - July 19, 2019
I believe this is an outstanding book, very procise.
Reviewer: - March 11, 2019
Subject: A Series of Unfortunate Events
CA Series of Unfortunate Events
Reviewer: - December 20, 2018
Subject: So good
I will start to study english here is so good
Reviewer: - December 8, 2018
Subject: Awesome
Thanks a million for creating this environment to read. it's very useful for me. because I'm learning English. it would be great if we can see the text of story. it would be appreciated if do this.
Reviewer: - October 19, 2018
Subject: great
I really like this reader
Reviewer: - June 12, 2018
When I read this book it made me very happy
Reviewer: - June 1, 2018
Subject: Adventures of Pinocchio
This was a funny story! :)
Reviewer: - May 29, 2018
Subject: c-
this book suck it better the disney version
Reviewer: - August 25, 2017
Subject: Thanks
Hello, I would like tosay thank you for your time. It was a pleaseure read and listen this narrative. I am learning English and it was very nice listening a native narrating this wonderful book
Reviewer: - June 30, 2017
Subject: A+
Amazing narrator
Reviewer: - June 25, 2017
Mark smith has done a wonderful job. Many thanks
Reviewer: - April 26, 2017
Subject: nice book
i like it a lot so far i am close to being done with the book i like it good book
Reviewer: - March 26, 2017
Subject: AWESOME!!!
It was amazing and I have a sleeping problem so it helped be get relaxed then feel asleep.
Reviewer: - September 7, 2016
Subject: M
Excellent Voice & Narration
Reviewer: - March 4, 2016
its a good book
Reviewer: - January 21, 2016
Subject: Perfect 10!!!
This is a must listen for anyone that loves books. I loved the way the author read the story with different voices. It was almost like listening to a movie. Great job!
Reviewer: - August 26, 2015
A very nice book to share to my son.
Reviewer: - August 3, 2015
Subject: A+++++++++
Great narrator. more than perfect
Reviewer: - March 10, 2015
Amazing really enjoind this book
Reviewer: - November 8, 2014
Great narrator. Just perfect;)
Reviewer: - October 14, 2014
i love this book thanks smith simpsonvulle,state Croline you are a good read and writers love this book.
Reviewer: - June 1, 2014
Amazing narrator! Thank you, Mark Smith, Simpsonville, state Carolina!
Reviewer: - April 30, 2014
Very very nice book, and very very good reader. I had a good time!
Reviewer: - March 15, 2014
Subject: Pinocchio
An excellent book read by an exceptionally skilled reader!
Reviewer: - August 22, 2013
I love the book don't get me wrong, but putting the Disney themed cover art on it is a bit misleading. The book is drastically different than the sugar coated version that Disney released for kids.
Reviewer: - May 29, 2013
Subject: Thank you.
Thank you very much my friend, rally I enjoyed this book.
Reviewer: - May 8, 2013
Very, very good book
Reviewer: - February 3, 2013
I liked the book very much.
Reviewer: - January 12, 2013
Really good book
Reviewer: - November 17, 2012
Pinocchio is a great, funny book for children and adults. The movie was my first at a theater and I remember it dearly but the book outdoes it a long way.
Reviewer: - November 17, 2012
Excellent book! Even better than the Disney version.

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