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The Snowman (Audiobook) [CASSETTE]

Howard Blake Audio Cassette
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Audio Cassette (4 Nov 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Music
  • ASIN: B0000589Q1
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,342,588 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
4.8 out of 5 stars
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A children's classic not known enough in America 30 Nov 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This CD of the Howard Blake music for the Raymond Briggs classic story "The Snowman" should be in every child's collection of favorite music. The main theme is hauntingly beautiful and could create a mood for any child's creative daydreaming. The double bonus of the music alone, or the narrated version that is offered on the CD will whet your appetite for the animated video, which is a veritible feast for the eyes. "The Snowman" and the music by Blake is loved by any who have had the pleasure of knowing it, and this CD will allow many more children (and those who are still young at heart) to discover this treasure.
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful 3 Jan 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The first half of the CD is James Nesbitt reading the story of The Snowman. The original book was only pictures - this is the story based on the film (the visit to Father Christmas wasn't in the original book). Included in the digipak is the story in words along with pictures from the book. Perfect for reading along with a child. I'm not a great fan of James Nesbitt but he does do a great job here.

The second half is the soundtrack to the film including Walking In The Air.
I can't recommend this enough - it's delightful for young and old. And at less than 3 it's a bargain.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for everyone's inner child 28 April 2004
Format:Audio CD
The Snowman is an age-old classic and has been a feature of all the Christmas holidays I can remember, along with Mary Poppins and theNutcracker. The beautiful music appeals to everyone and the simplicity ofthe story means that children of all ages enjoy it.
This particularversion is excellent in that it not only has the music but is alsobasically an audio book and tells the story as it is in the film, with themusic in the background.
So for the next generation of children stuck inside for the Christmasbreak and for their parents and indeed anyone who feels like reminiscing alittle, this is an brilliant (and might I add affordable!) buy. Enjoy!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A modern Classic for children of all ages 11 Dec 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This wonderful music is integral to the whole animated film, yet it reaches out to the listener and literally brings the magic to life. A superb composition played by the finest musicians create a breath-taking experience as you swoop and 'fly' over the landscape. The enchanting dance scene really sets your toes tapping as the whole warmth of this classic surrounds you. The ending is quite emotional as you realise the Snowman has melted and you feel like you have lost a dear friend, but the magic continues as the little boy finds the purple scarf, given to him by Father Christmas, in his pocket. You are left in a world of enchantment and wishing that there was a second Snowman story so you might never leave this land of childhood recaptured. Simply stunning.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Corection of review 23 Aug 2006
Format:Audio CD
This is definitly the original soundtrack of the 1982 film "peter auty" is the original singer. Aled jones did not record the song until after the film was made. However a recent dvd of the film used aled's recording instead. It also changed the intro to one with "David bowie". But rest asured this cd is the soundtrack of the film as released in 1982. It is a highly recomended cd.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
The nostalgic melody from this album has been bittersweet with a lot of sweet for me since I was really young. I've always been enchanted by the perfectly whimsical, yet tragic sounds created in the score. It's amazing. I hope more people discover this gorgeous music.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ticks all the boxes 6 July 2010
By Mumof2
Format:Audio CD
The story is well narrated and you can listen to the music without any words in addition. My daughter loves listening to this in the car.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless 25 Feb 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
My daughter is enthralled by The Snowman, and the CD is the next best thing when we're in the car, etc. I remember listening to this when I was small too, so there's an added element of nostalgia.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless Classic
So many fond memories. I remember the Snowman first time around as a child in the early eighties. I watch it all the time with my Family. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Rach
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb!
The story of the Snowman was a great extra for me! It really delights! CD is a great variation of music pieces and story.
Published 6 months ago by Piia Suhonen
5.0 out of 5 stars The Snowman CD
Definitely the best version of the story I've heard so far. Bought another one as a gift. I absolutely love it.
Published 6 months ago by martinasussex
4.0 out of 5 stars If I was reviewing this just on the content it would be five stars...
As I said in my title, if I was reviewing this purely on the music contained, I'd have given it the full five stars. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Anji J
5.0 out of 5 stars A true Christmas classic
I chose the 5 star rating because the Snowman is a Christmas Classic that everyone can enjoy. I was delighted when my CD arrived and I found that a small book was included. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Happy shopper
5.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Magic!
The family never tire of this wonderful film. My grandchildren would watch it all year round if I let them. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Mrs J Graveson
5.0 out of 5 stars walking in the air
the snowman is one of my all time favourite films, watch it every year. so i'm so pleased to get it in audio form. Read more
Published 15 months ago by julie adams
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic item, classic, timeless brilliance
Lovely story and music from the original snowman file, narrated by Bernard Cribbins. My children love it and its classic enough for me to enjoy listening as well. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Mrs. Emma Foster
2.0 out of 5 stars The snowman
very disappointed - this was my fault as I thougth this was the DVD i had ordered - music and story good
Published 19 months ago by Lorna
5.0 out of 5 stars the snowman
this is a unique story and soundtrack that has become a standard, and one that you can watch and listen to again and again.every family should have this in their collection. Read more
Published 20 months ago by KDB
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