Saturday, January 8, 2011

Stuart Little Review

Author: E. B. White
Publisher: Listening Library
Narrator: Julie Harris
Duration: 1 hour 57 minutes

For Challenge(s):
Whisper Stories in My Ear and 2011 Audiobooks Challenge

(taken from Common Sense Media):
A mouse goes cross-country to seek his fortune and find a lost friend, falling into adventure after adventure along the way. His cheerful ingenuity always saves him from danger. From outwitting a cat to surviving an afternoon of substitute teaching, Stuart always knows just what to do. One of White's three classic animal stories, Stuart has captivated generations of children.


I thought this book was only okay. It's cute and fun, for sure. Stuart definitely has a lot of adventures and kids would most definitely love the direct, matter-of-fact way in which these wacky events are recounted. It's a fast read and quickly goes from one event to another. The one thing I didn't like about this book was how it ended. The main problem isn't resolved and I hate when that happens in any book.

The narration wasn't anything fantastic. It's kind of nice in the sense that it kind of sounds like your grandmother telling you a story, but there's nothing to make Harris stand out as a narrator. There was nothing that bothered me about her, but there was nothing that would make me recommend her specifically.

My rating:


  1. Hey Gabby! Thanks for stopping by! I can't say that I have ever had the chance to read Stuart Little, but I was a fan of Charlotte's Web.

    I'm looking forward to reading your other reviews!I'm a new follower now!

  2. agreed. Even in series, having a wide open ending just doesn't feel right.

  3. Hey following you back :] I'm really amazed that you 'read' audiobooks. I've tried to and I don't think I made it past the first chapter!

  4. Following you back :)

    Borough of Books

  5. It's really irritating to be left hanging at the end, no matter how great the story was.

    By the way, I gave you The Stylish Blogger Award. Check it out here

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  6. Ahhh...I love this book. Great blog Gabby! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you back.


  7. I've read this book way back in high school and I loved it.. Nice review you got there. But the way thank you for dropping by my blog and following. I'm your newest follower..

    Take care

  8. Hey! I just wanted to let you know that I'm awarding you the 'Stylish Blogger Award!' :)
    You can go to this link on my blog for all the info.

  9. I just awarded you! See my post here.

  10. I've just gotten into audio books, but I joined audible and now I'm totally hooked. I don't think I've read Stuart Little, saw the movie ;)I'm a little late in coming, but I finally made it from Follow Friday. Thanks for participating. XOXO Parajunkee

  11. Stuart Little is a classic. While I liked the book more than you, I have to agree 100%--the book just ends.

    I always thought White was setting it up for book 2, but it never happened.

  12. Exactly! I thought there was a sequel, but White either never got to it or never even planned for it. Technically, there is a sequel written by Patricia Lakin that was published in 2002, but it's just not the same. And it's based more off the movie rather than keeping with the original story line.

  13. I've never read the books but I sure loved the movies when I was a kid. Yay for Stuart Little. :)

  14. Just replying to your post on my IMM. I found the James Potter book on goodreads and it's actually a fanfiction! I couldn't pass up the opportunity for some link to HP though :P

    I've read the first few pages of Moon Called, Mercy is an awesome character, I already know I'll like the series. And same with the Women of the Underworld; they're just too kickass not to like!

  15. I haven't listened to anything like this yet. Thanks for linking up your review.

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