AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by John Lithgow

Children Ages 4-6 • 8 mins. • Unabridged • © 2021

John Lithgow's orotund delivery brings the right notes of drollery to this tale of an alligator who becomes so attached to his prospective meal he can't eat it. Bob is lazy, hungry, and wily, traits that lead to a seemingly perfect scheme: He will turn his snout into a gourmet birdseed restaurant that will have his prey literally flying to his mouth. "Welcome to Chez Bob," he says to his first customer, "which is a real restaurant and not a trick." Lithgow's affected tone of innocence will have listeners almost believing it. But as Bob immerses himself in the avian community that springs up around him, Lithgow's performance of Bob's guile morphs into a genuine affection that will have both listeners and birds convinced. Tastefully hilarious. V.S. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2023]

Book & Recording • Weston Woods Studios • 2023

CD ISBN 9781338862669 $32.95 • One CDs

Advertisement Advertisement
The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×


Thank you for signing up!

Our group will review and follow up soon.

Back Home ×