The much loved Famous Five books are now available as unabridged audio downloads for the first time!
There's a shipwreck off Kirrin Island! But where is the treasure? The Famous Five are on the trail - looking for clues - but they're not alone! Someone else has got the same idea. Time is running out for the Famous Five, who will get to the treasure first?
©2013 Enid Blyton (P)2013 Hachette Children's Books
I read some of the famous five books when I was young, so decided to buy this to introduce my children to something that I had enjoyed. It went down better than I expected, the story really hasn’t dated much at all, and both of my kids loved it and are now looking forward to book 2 on our next long car journey.
Bought this for my sons. I enjoyed it more than them because of the memories it brought back when I used to read it as a kid myself.
We enjoyed this on the car journey to school and back. short enough chapters for shorter journeys, the children were eager to hear the next. They love the famous five and this was a fantastic adventure. Jan Francis read it perfectly and bought the characters to life
Great fun, and kept my 5 and 8 year old grand-daughters and my daughter happy in the car during a long day's drive from France back to UK.
We adults enjoyed it too, remembering when we were children and first read it ourselves, so it covered three generations.
Love the rescue dick makes very well planed.I recommend for all ages great story and I love it. Read now
My mum used to read this to my sister and me. Bit problematic re gender etc in 2016 but can be forgiven considering time period. Really relaxing and comforting to go to sleep to even two decades later!
Listened to this in the car on a couple of relatively long journeys. Trying to wean two small boys (5 and 7) off iPads and into books - and the ones we used to read when we were kids.
Worked brilliantly. At the end of the long journey tonight had to run upstairs and lie in bed together until it was finished.
Eldest now wants me to buy him the book.
"Not Just for Kids"
This is a great story to get acquainted with the Famous Five series.
Insightful characterisations, believable storyline, skilfully performed by Jan Francis.
Don't be put off by the one voice doing all of the characters. More professional
and enjoyable to listen to than the use of various child voices used in the dramatisations.
May take a few minutes to get used to the voices, but once you do, you're on your way.
I have always loved the Famous Five series. Safe, fun, action (and food) filled adventures for kids! Jan Francis is an excellent narrator, not only giving each character a distinct voice, but acting and performing throughout. Highly recommended.
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