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Just William Audiobook

Just William

Now as famous on radio and audio as they are in print, the adventures of that irrepressible and ageless schoolboy William Brown have been delighting both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained, and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster, for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas, and Henry (The Outlaws), and the angelic, lisping, thorn-in-his-side Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals.
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Now as famous on radio and audio as they are in print, the adventures of that irrepressible and ageless schoolboy William Brown have been delighting both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained, and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster, for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas, and Henry (The Outlaws), and the angelic, lisping, thorn-in-his-side Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals.

This volume of Just William features the following stories:

  • The Christmas Truce
  • Only Just In Time
  • The Midnight Adventure of Miss Montague
  • William and the Musician
  • Williams Leads a Better Life
  • William and the Twins
  • William's Birthday
  • William and the Little Girl
  • The Outlaws and Cousin Percy
  • William and the Princess Goldilocks

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    ©2005 Richmal Crompton (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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      Fiona Nottingham, United Kingdom 25/07/2015
      Fiona Nottingham, United Kingdom 25/07/2015 Member Since 2013
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      "Wonderful"
      Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

      Yes martin Jarvis reads it perfectly and just William is a classic just loved


      What did you like best about this story?

      Martin jarvis's reading is perfect makes William come alive


      What does Martin Jarvis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

      He makes u feel u are in the book and also brings out each character to a point that u forget there is only one reader and not a cased


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

      There were many moments


      Any additional comments?

      Just keep Martin Jarvis reading and just William alive for all of us

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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      Laurence Sanderstead, Surrey United Kingdom 07/12/2015
      Laurence Sanderstead, Surrey United Kingdom 07/12/2015 Member Since 2015
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      "6 and 8 year old children loved it!"

      And I really enjoyed catching up with an old friend that I met in the eighties.

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      Audible 05/12/2015
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      "Entertaining for young and old"
      Would you listen to Just William again? Why?

      The Just William stories are a treat. I used to look forward to the Radio 4 broadcasts during the Christmas holidays and was so pleased to find the Martin Jarvis recordings had been released via Audible. They're just as good as I remember them being and Martin Jarvis really is the voice of William as far as I'm concerned.


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      Miss 03/12/2015
      Miss 03/12/2015 Member Since 2015
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      "This book is great for all the family"
      Where does Just William rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

      Love this book William was so naughty it makes me laugh out loud at what he got up to. Read very well. It is a timeless listen as it's just so easy to listen to you feel drawn into his antics even though I would never have dared get up to the things he did. To


      Who was your favorite character and why?

      William and Micky who just had me in stitches


      Have you listened to any of Martin Jarvis’s other performances? How does this one compare?

      I haven't listened to any other ones but do intend to buy more


      Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

      It made me laugh and cry throughly enjoyed this book


      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      Ian 08/11/2015
      Ian 08/11/2015 Member Since 2014
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      "Romping good fun, wot!"

      Undoubtedly a classic to an older generation. Teach it to our children and they may love it as we old and young adults do. The
      stories are brilliantly told by Martin Jarvis. He was born to bring William and the Outlaws to life.
      Perhaps the story, with Martin Jarvis to tell it, might ween our children from their games machines!

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      Bookie UK 31/10/2015
      Bookie UK 31/10/2015
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      "Timeless"
      Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

      It must be over 50 years since I read a William book. But despite this being a children's title, it was amusing and evocative.


      What was one of the most memorable moments of Just William?

      So many made me chuckle


      What about Martin Jarvis’s performance did you like?

      He's easy on the ear and brings the text to life.


      If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

      Everyone's favourite schoolboy


      Any additional comments?

      Just timeless storytelling. Gentle, humorous, William is mischievous but never bad.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      Rosemary Norwich, United Kingdom 08/09/2015
      Rosemary Norwich, United Kingdom 08/09/2015 Member Since 2011
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      Would you listen to Just William again? Why?

      Yes I would listen again and have.


      Have you listened to any of Martin Jarvis’s other performances? How does this one compare?

      It is wonderful.


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

      No that is the glory of short stories.


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      Ron 30/06/2015
      Ron 30/06/2015 Member Since 2014
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      "A Pure Delight"

      Not just for children, in fact Martin Jervis' narration makes this more of a joy for adults, funnier than it should be after all this time, the characters look to stand to test of time along side PG Wodehouse's Jeeves and Wooster. Take time out to listen to it and enjoy

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      B. Murphy London, UK 24/06/2015
      B. Murphy London, UK 24/06/2015 Member Since 2013

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      "Loved it"

      Narrated beautifully by Martin Jarvis, and Richmal Crompton is a wonderful writer, funny and observant.

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      marcoscu Chorley,UK 20/06/2015
      marcoscu Chorley,UK 20/06/2015 Member Since 2015

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      "An immortal classic"

      A great reading of a wonderful timeless classic. Just as hilarious today as ever. Do yourself a favour and listen to this.

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    • Mama C
      San Juan Capistrano, California United States
      03/12/10
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      "Delightful!"

      William, the rascally English boy, is at it again. Richmal Crompton has written some delightful stories, but Martin Jarvis, an excellent narrator, has turned them into classics with his wonderful performance. These stories are not written for young children. My high school children and I delight in listening to the William stories.

      2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    • catherine
      toowong, Australia
      21/05/13
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      "Wonderful story, beautifully read."
      Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

      Absolutely. The whole family listened to Just William stories on a very lengthy car trip (15 hours drive). The time passed quickly, with my 7 year old boys, my mother-in-law, myself and my husband entranced by the stories. We roared with laughter at Williams antics and at times the car literally shook with laughter.

      The stories are so simple and yet extremely clever and the reading is wonderful. My husband still repeats some of the phrases sometimes: "I'm just bein' plite" says my husband in his best William voice when he does something especially annoying...


      What was one of the most memorable moments of Just William?

      Every story was just so wonderful it's hard to pick a favourite moment. I'd say my best memory was looking around at the faces of my family, the seven year old boys and their grandmother sitting togethor, eyes bright with joy, at one, roaring with laughter.


      Which scene was your favorite?

      All!


      Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

      Laugh, and laugh and laugh some more. At one point, we were rolling around the floor (in the Shakespeare story) weak with laughter. The boys didn't get all of it, but they did get the 'ham and eggs and bacon' jokes.


      Any additional comments?

      You will love, love, love these stories. I have already told my mother off for not giving them to me as a child. But I can still enjoy them now!!

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • Chelle
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      08/06/12
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      "Be Prepared to Laugh - Lots!"
      Would you listen to Just William again? Why?

      We enjoyed this on holiday, as a family,.
      We had to pause the story a time or two as the adults were in fits of laughter and the story could no longer be heard. ☺
      I think this would be our favourite Just William audio, thanks mostly to the excellent narration by Martin Jarvis - that man is an artist!


      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • Shawn
      Smyrna, GA, USA
      17/02/08
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      "Not for us"

      We thought this would be an intereseting series The stories have a little rascals in England twist to them but the story lines did not captivate my 7yr old son's attention and he was lost in all of the english phrases.

      1 of 5 people found this review helpful

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