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Mr Gregory P Morris

Hawarden Wales United Kingdom
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  • The Little Village School

  • By: Gervase Phinn
  • Narrated by: Gervase Phinn
  • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 128

She was wearing red shoes! With silver heels! Elisabeth Devine causes quite a stir on her arrival in the village. No one can understand why the head of a big inner city school would want to come to sleepy little Barton-in-the-Dale, to a primary with more problems than school dinners. And that's not even counting the challenges the mysterious Elisabeth herself will face: a bitter former head teacher, a grumpy caretaker and a duplicitous chair of governors, to name but a few. Then there's the gossip.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Gentle and enjoyable, but not riveting

  • By Ann Watson on 01-12-13

Sheer joy

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

Reviewed: 31-03-18

This book has been wonderfully read by the author. Hugely evocative. Amusing yet very moving.

  • We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea

  • Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 7
  • By: Arthur Ransome
  • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 93
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 85

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
  • The Swallows can do it on there own.

  • By jon on 06-07-15

It couldn't happen nowadays.....

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

Reviewed: 28-01-17

Would you listen to We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea again? Why?

I would listen again. It was excellently read.

What did you like best about this story?

The fine reading voice and the fantastic story

What about Gareth Armstrong’s performance did you like?

Animated but not hammed up dramatisation.

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

Yes I couldn't put it down....

Any additional comments?

If it happened today, they would all be on their mobile phones to say they were adrift.