Pursued by gendarmes through the sewers of Nice, speeding towards Belgium in a white Mercedes, and in mortal combat with the world's strongest man, Olaf Lockjaw, Cyril is all the while feverishly plotting his escape from the fiends he must bring to justice.
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We thoroughly enjoyed this book. Hugh Laurie brings the incompetent Cyril to life in a way only he can. The story is quite ridiculous but in a funny and entertaining way - think Inspector Clouseau but for children.
If you have a long journey coming up this will keep everyone entertained.
"Fun for a drive with kids (ages 6-10)"
Our whole family loved Hugh Laurie's narration. He made this a fun listen by making best of the accents and exagerating the silliness of the story with his expressive performance.
It's a very silly story filled with physical comedy - perfect to keep our kids aged 6 and 8 entertained on a drive to a holiday destination.
A performer like Laurie was needed to make best of the physical comedy parts!
I wish there were more kids' books read by Laurie available on Audible.
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