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BlueStars

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  • "Great story, well read"

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    What did you like most about Clockwork?

    Super story - kept my 9 and 7 year old entertained.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


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    Clockwork

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 31 mins)
    • By Philip Pullman
    • Narrated By Anton Lesser
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    A tormented apprentice clock-maker - and a deadly knight in armour. A mechanical prince - and the sinister Dr Kalmenius, who some say is the devil... Wind up these characters, fit them into a story on a cold winter's evening and suddenly life and the story begin to merge - almost like clockwork...

    BlueStars says: "Great story, well read"
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  • The Wind in the Willows

    "Great performance"

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    A wonderful reading by Michael Hordern, which greatly adds to the text itself. Would give it six stars if available!

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  • "The Little Prince UNABRIDGED"

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    Everyone should read this book, it reminds you about your inner child, about the simple things in life, the things we see everyday but do not notice, about life and death.

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    The Little Prince

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs)
    • By Antoine de Saint-Exupery
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
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    A pilot stranded in the desert awakes one morning to see, standing before him, the most extraordinary little fellow. "Please," asks the stranger, "draw me a sheep." And the pilot realizes that when life's events are too difficult to understand, there is no choice but to succumb to their mysteries. He pulls out pencil and paper... And thus begins this wise and enchanting fable that, in teaching the secret of what is really important in life, has changed forever the world for its readers.

    Rebecca says: "Every Adult should listen to this book"

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    boosmummy says: "Very Funny"
  • 4.8 (57 ratings)
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UNABRIDGED) by Cressida Cowell Narrated by David Tennant

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    Kate says: "Excellent story, superbly read"
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UNABRIDGED) by Frank Cottrell Boyce Narrated by Jason Hughes

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    George Speaks

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    The Secret of Weeping Wood

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  • The Forever Whale (






UNABRIDGED) by Sarah Lean Narrated by Katy Sobey

    The Forever Whale

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UNABRIDGED) by Charles Thornton Narrated by Hillary Hawkins

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UNABRIDGED) by Savannah Alatorre Narrated by Heidi Tabing

    Laguna the Lonely Mermaid

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    • By Savannah Alatorre
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