My 6 year old son adores the Famous Five stories and he listens to these audio ones in the car. He can re-tell the whole story afterwards too! Good honest fun just like they were when I was little, highly recommended!
My son really enjoyed this story, he is 6 years old and has seen the Disney film so was aware of the characters and the plot line. We particularly liked how the story is told from the dogs point of view which brings a certain humour to the narration. Recommended for all children of this age range as an easy to follow story.
Both my son and I really enjoy listening to these stories on audio, and we usually have them on in the car. I still like to hear them all these years later, and my son is experiencing the magic for the first time!
I really enjoy Arthur Ransome and have read the books since I was young. When Audible made the audio books available I was delighted. However the voices I have created for the characters in my own head are so firmly established that I found the narrators voice didn't work for me at all. I understand that Gareth Armstrong needed to create different accents to seperate the chracters but really Nancy and Peggy with an "eccky thump" accent! The girls were both privately educated and brought up in an upper middle class houshold.
I think maybe I will stick with books (now on my reader) and the characters will sound as I want them to sound.