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The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup and a Spool of Thread

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Kate DiCamillo

Narrated By: Graeme Malcolm

Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)

Date: August 2003

Duration: 3 hours 45 minutes


This is the story of Desperaux Tilling, a mouse in love with music, stories, and a princess named Pea. It is also the story of Miggery Sow, a slow-witted serving girl with a simple, impossible wish. These characters are about to embark on a journey that will lead them down into a horrible dungeon, up into a glittering castle, and ultimately, into each other's lives.

And what happens then?

Listeners, it is your destiny to find out.


  • Foovius Foo

    Another great children's book that our 5 and 10 yr olds could both enjoy on a long car trip--and the parents likewise. Excellent story, well-read.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    This is my fav book but, the big ears is just rude.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful.