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Framed Audiobook

Framed

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Publisher's Summary

A little boy turns the perfect crime into a work of art.

Dylan is the only boy living in the tiny Welsh town of Manod. His parents run the Snowdonia Oasis Auto Marvel garage - and when he's not trying to persuade his sisters to play football, Dylan is in charge of the petrol log. And that means he gets to keep track of everyone coming in and out of Manod - what car they drive, what they're called, even their favourite flavour of crisps. But when a mysterious convoy of lorries trundles up the misty mountainside towards an old, disused mine, even Dylan is confounded. Who are these people - and what have they got to hide?

A story inspired by a press cutting describing how, during WWII, the treasured contents of London's National Gallery were stored in Welsh slate mines. Once a month, a morale-boosting masterpiece would be unveiled in the village and then returned to London for viewing. This is a funny and touching exploration of how Art - its beauty and its value - touches the life of one little boy and his big family in a very small town.

©2006 Frank Cottrell Boyce; (P)2006 Macmillan Digital Audio

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    Amazon Customer 15/08/2009
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    "One that deserves to be a classic"

    We took this on holiday, and the entire family was vastly entertained by it. The reading is beautiful - dry yet emotionally sincere - just right for the tone of the book - and the book manages to be very funny and very moving at the same time.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    D J Ray 22/06/2017
    D J Ray 22/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "This BOOK is alright"

    So it's not as good as franks pervoius books

    But it's cool

    Lol

    I love

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    E. Parke 08/12/2016
    E. Parke 08/12/2016
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    "We are loving this book"
    What made the experience of listening to Framed the most enjoyable?

    The narration is spot on. If I had to pick hairs then I would say that a Valleys accent is wrong for Snowdonia, but it's still done by a real Welshman so all the words like "Legend!" just work.

    The details and characters have been so well written that everyone jumps out from the page.


    What did you like best about this story?

    We haven't finished it yet, but we love all the observation that's gone into it.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    I loved the way Terrible Evans reacted in the cave (don't want to put any spoilers in here), and I love the description of Manod Wednesdays.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    You can't help but get involved with all the characters in the book. You feel all the highs and lows and excitement with the characters and in this respect it is particularly well written.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm listening to this with my 6 year old son. He's really enjoying it but will probably understand more of it in a year or so. One to grow into.

    We've come to it via Frank Cottrell Boyce's sequel to Chitty Chitty Bang Bang which is a very exciting listen.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    stephen gallagher 18/11/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "Beautiful Welsh accent - thanks Jason! Ace story. "

    I specifically chose it for three reasons which were:
    1/ I remember the narrator in This Life as Welsh Warren and liked his accent.
    2/ I wanted a real Welsh accent.
    3/ I was very pleased it is set in Wales as I am Welsh.
    I would like it read in Welsh Language as well, please.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs G. 24/08/2016
    Mrs G. 24/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Emazing"

    🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂😄😄😀😄😀😄😀😄😄😊😄😊😊😊😊😊😄😄😊😊😄😀😀😀😊😄😄😄😄😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😄😄😄😄😄😄🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂🙂this audio is amazing and I love it pure Joni's I love the fact is the most recent version

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christine 19/11/2015
    Christine 19/11/2015 Member Since 2012
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    "Good"

    I thought this book was good because it was funny and suspenseful.
    It's not a great book for bedtime though because it is very exiting

    Keep reading 📕📗📘📙📔

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    Clare 31/07/2015
    Clare 31/07/2015 Member Since 2015
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    "Funny funny- great for all"

    Enjoyed by kids & adults alike. Brilliantly read.
    Made our car journey fly by - a good read.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Katie Holland 05/09/2016
    Katie Holland 05/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "This suckt"

    This book was terrible I did not like it

    It was so boring the person reading this was just so boring I would never perches this book if I were you

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful

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