Here in New Zealand there are a lot of books that people recommend that I just can't get. Unfortunately they are just not available here!
Then someone told me about Storyline Online. This website lets you listen to a range of popular picture books read amazingly by some really famous people!
My kids' favourite at the moment is "I need my Monster" read by Rita Moreno. For some of the stories there are even teaching notes and follow up activities.
Check it out!