The Adventures of Pinocchio (version 2)


Read by Mark F. Smith

(4.8 stars; 204 reviews)

Do today's children still learn what a "marionette" is? The beloved story of Pinocchio may represent a last lingering picture of a world not dominated by plastic or electronic toys.

Pinocchio is a puppet made from a piece of wood that curiously could talk even before being carved. A wooden-head he starts and a wooden-head he stays - until after years of misadventures caused by his laziness and failure to keep promises he finally learns to care about his family - and then he becomes a real boy.

For those who have seen the Disney movie the cast of characters will be familiar, from the Talking Cricket (who acts as his conscience) to Lamp-Wick, his partner in truancy and having heedless fun.

Though the toys of today are far from the puppet shows in Carlo Collodi's book, his themes of being truthful, thoughtful, and dependable will always be timely.
(Summary by Mark) (4 hr 41 min)

Chapters

Ch 01 5:01 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 02 5:06 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 03 7:18 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 04 4:29 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 05 4:33 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 06 3:13 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 07 5:42 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 08 4:28 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 09 4:38 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 10 4:36 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 11 6:21 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 12 9:20 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 13 6:26 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 14 6:14 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 15 5:19 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 16 6:56 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 17 9:02 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 18 8:59 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 19 6:48 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 20 5:03 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 21 4:47 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 22 5:58 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 23 9:07 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 24 10:21 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 25 5:41 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 26 4:46 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 27 10:44 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 28 9:29 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 29 13:12 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 30 8:55 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 31 11:39 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 32 10:36 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 33 13:37 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 34 12:36 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 35 10:30 Read by Mark F. Smith
Ch 36 19:55 Read by Mark F. Smith

Reviews

Pinocchio


(5 stars)

My kids are 9yo girl, 5 yo boy, and 2 yo girl. we listened to this recording in the car and the kids loved it! Mark Smith does a fantastic job with the many characters and their voices.

Fabulous reading of a beautiful classic!


(5 stars)

Fabulous reading of this beautiful classic! All three of my children, 9yo boy, 6yo girl, and 4yo boy enjoyed listening. We laughed and worried together through Pinocchio's many adventures. Thank you for such a wonderful narration, Mark Smith!

fantastic


(4.5 stars)

This was a fantastic reading. My kids and I thoroughly enjoyed that the reader different voices for each of the characters.

best reader ever!


(5 stars)

pretty much everyone knows the story of Pinocchio, or do they? many little differences in the book from all the movies made. i highly recommend this as a regular bedtime story for the children. Pinocchio was VERY naughty and the book has death and serious injuries made light of, but overall it is a morality tale. be a good little girl or boy OR ELSE. the reader did fantastic! could not have been read better even by a full cast recording! listen to all of his reads! a real pro and someone who obviously enjoys literature and gets into the story himself - right down to braying like a donkey!

great job!


(5 stars)

Mark F Smith does it again! Great vocalization of each character!!! I listened to this recording over and over and over and never get tired of it... and I am over 30... heh heh heh....

Thank you!


(5 stars)

Thank you, Mark! We loved the way you read.

Children Were Engaged


(5 stars)

My 8 and 4.5 year old found this book very engaging and really enjoyed the reading. Excellent and engaging voice changes that kept the kids engaged. They listened to it in a day. I enjoyed it myself. It was quite different from the Disney movie I’d been brought up on. A lot more depth and a lot more moral guidance. Not as heavy a focus on the cricket.

Excellent Version


(5 stars)

When you have a lot of work to accomplish in a day, there is nothing more inviting than doing it while listening to a good book. I thoroughly enjoyed The Adventures of Pinochio and the narrator, Mark Smith. I listened to the entire thing in one day. I would recommend it to anyone. Top quality sound recording equipment, too.