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  • "An easy read (listen)"

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    Would you consider the audio edition of Swallows and Amazons to be better than the print version?

    Just as good. Am listening to three books and this one is on when no effort is required to stay with the storyline and mental images. Originally read the first books many years ago and now going through the series in order - and it's good to chase down the maps and line drawings online.


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    Swallows and Amazons: Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
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    For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the twelve books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike - by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome's unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.

    Alasdair says: "A enjoyable story, well read"
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    "I was completely absorbed by this story"

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I read the Swallows and Amazons books when I was a young teenager and the characters have lived with me ever since. Now almost 30 years later I'm listening to the series again via Audible, I was completely absorbed by this story, the delivery by Gareth Armstrong is perfect. I have read criticism that his voices don't match the ones you imagine and that is always a risk with audio books but for me the voices were fine and differentiated the characters enough to make the story very easy to follow.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Adventure on the high seas, Swallows and Amazons forever!


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