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  • The Great Escape

  • By: Natalie Haynes
  • Narrated by: Suzy Aitchison
  • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

It's the summer holidays and Millie's bored stiff. Every week, she has to clean windows with her dad at a nearby laboratory. But she's sure something weird is going on inside. Then, one day, a cat comes hurtling through the lobby and asks her for help.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book

  • By Amazon Customer on 16-08-18

Fantastic book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-08-18

My boys, 9 and 11, were gripped. I love it when they don't say "lame" to a book.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Catch Your Death

  • Ruby Redfort, Book 3
  • By: Lauren Child
  • Narrated by: Rachael Stirling
  • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 22
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 24

Hey, buster! Normal life is a total yawn. So break out of boredom with Ruby Redfort: detective, secret agent, 13-year-old kid. The third book in the ice-cool Ruby Redfort series, latest creation of multi-million-copy best selling author Lauren Child. Everyone's favourite kid detective is back for a third mind-blowing instalment, packed with all the off-the-wall humour, action, and friendship of the first two books.This time, tigers are roaming the streets of Twinford, and it looks like someone has deliberately released some very rare and very dangerous animals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Ruby is so inspiring!

  • By Amazon Customer on 15-12-17

Ruby is so inspiring!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-12-17

It has a great plot, characters and so inspiring for children. Lauren is a genius.

  • Awful Auntie

  • By: David Walliams
  • Narrated by: David Walliams, Maggie Steed, Nitin Ganatra
  • Length: 5 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 694
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 549
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 545

National Book Awards Audiobook of the Year 2014. From number one bestselling author David Walliams comes another heartfelt but hilarious hoot of an adventure. Stella Saxby is the sole heir to Saxby Hall. But awful Aunt Alberta and her giant owl will stop at nothing to get it from her. Luckily Stella has a secret - and slightly spooky - weapon up her sleeve....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another hilarious, touching David Walliam's book

  • By sally on 12-10-14

Great stuff!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-07-17

We were gripped! The older generation complained that it was a bit too dark from the beginning but the children adored it all.

  • How to Be a Pirate

  • How to Train Your Dragon, Book 2
  • By: Cressida Cowell
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 458
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 347
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 342

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest Viking Hero who ever lived. But it wasn't always like that. Hiccup's memoirs look back to when Hiccup was just an ordinary boy, and finding it very hard to be a Hero.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic audio book

  • By Ramona on 22-04-10

Love these books

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-07-17

We loved them in print with child 1. Child 2 is getting hooked with these masterful renditions.

  • Great Northern?

  • Swallows and Amazons, Book 12
  • By: Arthur Ransome
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 45
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 46

Great Northern? is the 12th, and final, book in Arthur Ransome's acclaimed series. Once again, the children set out on an adventure (this one off the coast of Scotland) with a minimum of parental advice and interference. Here, the story centers on a desperate race to thwart the efforts of pernicious egg collectors threatening the survival of a pair of rare birds not previously known to nest in British waters.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful!

  • By Amazon Customer on 24-06-17

Beautiful!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 24-06-17

it's amazing how much excitement and drama can come from such an innocent and simple story. A lovely story and engaging writing.

  • The Big Six

  • Swallows and Amazons, Book 9
  • By: Arthur Ransome
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 68

In this (more or less) sequel to the adventures of Coot Club, Arthur Ransome returns once more to his beloved Norfolk Broads where trouble is again brewing for Joe, Bill, and Pete, the three boatbuilders' sons who live aboard the Death and Glory, and the three Coots, Tom, Dorothea and Dick. The problem seems to be that boats are constantly being set adrift and all the evidence points squarely at the three Death and Glories. In a clever bit of detective work, the Big Six manage to exonerate themselves and catch the villains.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Perfect performance, perfect story

  • By Martin on 13-05-19

Love it!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 29-05-17

Much less dated than I expected. Gripping yarn. My children loved it and demanded the next one straight away.

  • Winter Holiday

  • Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 4
  • By: Arthur Ransome
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 133
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 137

For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the twelve books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike – by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome’s unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As good as the book

  • By Victoria on 23-06-13

Spiffing!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-03-17

We are loving these books. So refreshingly innocent but still exciting for my computer junkies.

  • Swallows and Amazons

  • Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 1
  • By: Arthur Ransome
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 593
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 513
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511

For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the twelve books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike – by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome’s unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nostalgic children's adventures

  • By Lou on 27-01-14

My boys demand more.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-17

Normally hardened fans of violence and outer space my kids loved this. They demanded the next book straight away.

  • The Graveyard Book

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,658
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,102

When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him - after all, he is the last remaining member of the family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved this

  • By Mr. P Shaw on 25-11-08

Gripping

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-11-16

I thought I would listen to a chapter to make sure it was the sort of thing my sons would like. I couldn't stop until I reached the end.

  • Selected Just So Stories

  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Johnny Morris
  • Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 199
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 135

Have you ever wondered how and why the animals came to be as they are? In these magical tales, drawn from stories he heard as a child in India as well as on folk traditions he later collected all over the world, Rudyard Kipling gives some wonderfully imaginative explanations.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Where are the verses?

  • By Anna on 19-08-11

Perfect Narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-16

Great to hear the fabulous Johnny Moris again. He does a perfect job on this classic. We used it as car entertainment and bed time stories on holiday for 7 and 9 year old boys. It worked like magic.