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  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Book 3

  • By: J.K. Rowling
  • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
  • Length: 12 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 10,108
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 9,121
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 9,095

When the Knight Bus crashes through the darkness and screeches to a halt in front of him, it's the start of another far from ordinary year at Hogwarts for Harry Potter. Sirius Black, escaped mass-murderer and follower of Lord Voldemort, is on the run - and they say he is coming after Harry. In his first ever Divination class, Professor Trelawney sees an omen of death in Harry's tea leaves.... But perhaps most terrifying of all are the Dementors patrolling the school grounds, with their soul-sucking kiss....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Series Matures

  • By Simon on 26-11-15

Another gripping story

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

Reviewed: 21-03-16

If you could sum up Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Book 3 in three words, what would they be?

Dark, exciting, gripping

Who was your favorite character and why?

We love lots of characters in this book, but I think my son has a soft spot for Hagred

Which scene did you most enjoy?

We like all the twists and turns and how this book explains other parts of the previous books

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

The last few chapters are always gripping, and we enjoy finding out if our ideas of how the book will end are correct.

  • Urban Outlaws

  • By: Peter Jay Black
  • Narrated by: Andy Cresswell
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 8

In a bunker hidden deep beneath London live five extraordinary kids: meet world-famous hacker Jack, gadget geek Charlie, free runner Slink, comms chief Obi, and decoy diva Wren. They're not just friends; they're URBAN OUTLAWS. They outsmart London's crime gangs and hand out their dirty money through Random Acts of Kindness (R.A.K.s). Their latest mission - hacking the bank account of criminal mastermind Del Sarto - has landed them in serious trouble.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great story, gripping and thrilling!

  • By Amazon Customer on 19-02-16

Great action adventure book

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

Reviewed: 01-12-15

If you could sum up Urban Outlaws in three words, what would they be?

exciting, adventure, modern

What did you like best about this story?

We have enjoyed listening to this book as a family it is full of technical descriptions which my son loves mixed with action and adventure as a group of kids plan their way through action and adventure in the streets of London

Which character – as performed by Andy Cresswell – was your favourite?

My son loves Jack the main character, and the others are good too as there are a mixture of female and male characters to connect with

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

My son would have happily listened all day to this book and finished in one go but it did take a few days as it is a long book but is very gripping.

Any additional comments?

a great book for a tech savvy generation of kids!

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  • The Battle for Christmas

  • By: Jeremy Strong
  • Narrated by: Paul Chequer
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5

When Ellie puts on her new pyjamas she and her little brother, Max, are whisked off to the magical Christmas Shop. And they've been shrunk to toy size help! Worst of all, there's a battle raging between a brave troop of toys and a very scary Christmas fairy. Can Ellie and Max save Christmas and convince the crazy fairy they're not mince spies? A side-splitting seasonal story from bestselling author Jeremy Strong.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good as Invasion of the Christmas Puddings

  • By EC W on 13-12-13

the weirdest funny book

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

Reviewed: 19-10-15

Would you listen to The Battle for Christmas again? Why?

This is a very funny but weird book, the story takes many twists and turns and would be something to listen to again as its not too long.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Battle for Christmas?

not knowing where the story was going, and getting whisked away by magic pyjamas!

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

this is an exciting and engrossing performance that brings the book alive

Any additional comments?

My son loved this story of how two small children battled to save Christmas and you don't even need to save it for a snowy day!

  • Famous Five: Five On A Treasure Island

  • Book 1
  • By: Enid Blyton
  • Narrated by: Jan Francis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 257
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259

Julian, Dick and Anne are spending the holidays with their tomboy cousin George and her dog, Timothy. One day, George takes them to explore nearby Kirrin Island, with its rocky little coast and old ruined castle on the top. Over on the island, they make a thrilling discovery, which leads them deep into the dungeons of Kirrin Castle on a dangerous adventure. Who - and what - will they find there?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great family listening

  • By Stormy on 01-12-13

Classic story perfect for boys

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

Reviewed: 09-06-15

What made the experience of listening to Famous Five: 1 the most enjoyable?

I bought this for my son and wasn't sure what he would think but he loved it from the first chapter to the end.

What did you like best about this story?

He loved the treasure, and story of wrecks and kids hiding from the baddies

Any additional comments?

We will be buying more famous five books as my son loved this one and wants some more!