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  • One Dog and His Boy

  • By: Eva Ibbotson
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 5 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 14

Hal's parents refuse to consider a dog. Then they discover Easy Pets, a dog-rental agency. Terrier Fleck arrives on Hal's birthday, but when Hal discovers that his dog must be returned, he runs away. A large reward is offered for the missing boy, and soon they are being chased across the country. Helped by a travelling circus and sympathetic children from an orphanage, they race for their freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lovely story for 8 to 12 year olds.

  • By S. White on 23-02-18

Boys Determination - brings Adventures

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

Reviewed: 08-07-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would have no hesitation in recommending this book, to all children who love animals, and also to parents, to understand how desperate children can become at not having a pet.

What did you like best about this story?

The adventure side of it, you never guessed what would happen next. it was exciting from start to finish.

What about Steven Crossley’s performance did you like?

I had never heard of Steven Crossley - but he told the story really well. I never lost interest -
finding the right narrator is so important in children's books, and I would be pleased to hear him again.

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

There were times when my heart was pumping fast, wondering if he was going to get to his Grandparents home safely. I could also feel the sadness and anxiety he felt on the journey, I was sure the police were going to ruin his expedition but they didn't.
there were also times when you could have a good laugh too.

Any additional comments?

The author is so good at describing things, I could almost see the scenery in the story. Be lovely to see a film made of the book.

  • Tom Baker Reads 'A Christmas Carol'

  • By: Charles Dickens
  • Narrated by: Tom Baker
  • Length: 3 hrs
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 254
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 193
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

Charles Dickens' story of solitary miser Ebenezer Scrooge, who is taught the true meaning of Christmas by the three ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, has become one of the timeless classics of English literature. First published in 1843, it introduces us not only to Scrooge himself but also to the memorable characters of underpaid desk clerk Bob Cratchit and his poor family, the poorest amongst whom is the ailing and crippled Tiny Tim.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Masterful performance of classic tale

  • By Stuart on 24-12-15

No Jelly Babies - but A book Full of Life

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-12-12

I chose to download and buy this audible title because of the Narrator Tom Baker. Remember him when he was Dr Who . A man with such character. He also did the program The Book Tower.



Dickens books are often hard going, but that was the times he wrote about, life was very hard in those days, and I am glad they are part of history. This book really came to life, and is exciting from start to finish. Hope this will encourage you to buy it.



Well Done to Tom Baker for such an enjoyable listen.

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