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  • The Parent Agency

  • By: David Baddiel
  • Narrated by: David Baddiel
  • Length: 3 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 361
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 263
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 265

A brilliantly funny, gripping novel from a born storyteller, The Parent Agency is an epic wish-fulfilment adventure for every child - and for the child in everyone. Barry said, a third time, "I wish I had better parents!" And then suddenly the entire room started to shake. Barry Bennett hates being called Barry. In fact it's number 2 on the list of things he blames his parents for, along with 1) 'being boring' and 3) 'always being tired'. But there is a world, not far from this one, where parents don't have children.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!

  • By Denise Hobbs on 17-07-17

Whole family enjoyed it

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

Reviewed: 01-07-18

It’s a typical story that a 10year old would enjoy and his mom and dad as well. :)

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Running Hare

  • The Secret Life of Farmland
  • By: John Lewis-Stempel
  • Narrated by: Bernard Hill
  • Length: 7 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68

Traditional ploughland is disappearing. Seven cornfield flowers have become extinct in the last 20 years. Once abundant, the corn bunting and the lapwing are on the Red List. The corncrake is all but extinct in England. And the hare is running for its life. Written in exquisite prose, The Running Hare tells the story of the wild animals and plants that live in and under our ploughland, from the labouring microbes to the patrolling kestrel above the corn, from the linnet pecking at seeds to the seven-spot ladybird.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful

  • By keren cornelius on 20-03-18

Not really for kids but an enjoyable adventure.

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

Reviewed: 21-12-17

My son and I enjoyed listening to this book. He is only 9 so there were a few cringe worthy moments when swear words were used. Very posh words used which I've never heard in my life but the gist of it was understood. Definitely a good listen if you want to pick up new vocab. And makes you think about the impact we have on wildlife.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Ladybird Classics: The Complete Audio Collection

  • By: Ladybird
  • Narrated by: Rachel Bavidge, Roy McMillan
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 41
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 34

Ladybird Classics are sensitively retold versions of the most-loved children's classic stories and are specially designed to appeal to a younger audience. Told in a warm and accessible style and accompanied by fun and vibrant music, this digital download is a perfect introduction to the classics for young children.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Individual Stories Not Indexed!! So Frustrating!

  • By Suzanne R. on 21-06-17

Absolutely Fantastic

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

Reviewed: 30-09-17

It's a really wonderful way to get kids to get to know these classics. Not boring or long winded. Now we know which full version stories we would like to listen to . The loud music in between is hilarious but that is the only irritating bit that is really minor. My nine year old son couldn't wait to get into the car to start listening. Some stories might be a bit too gory for younger kids. Like Peter Pan cutting captain Hoo's arm off. Very good value for money

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Wombles

  • By: Elisabeth Beresford
  • Narrated by: Bernard Cribbins
  • Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 97
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 98

The Wombles is the first ever Wombles book and introduces the stern but kindly Great Uncle Bulgaria; Orinoco, who is particularly fond of his food and a subsequent 40 winks; general handyman extraordinaire Tobermory, who can turn almost anything that the Wombles retrieve from Wimbledon Common into something useful; Madame Cholet, who cooks the most delicious and natural foods to keep the Wombles happy and contented; and last but not least, Bungo, one of the youngest and cheekiest Wombles of all, who has much to learn and is due to venture out onto the Common on his own for the very first time.…

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely in a Winnie-the-Poo sort of a way

  • By EC W on 20-04-13

Wonderful old fashioned story

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

Reviewed: 12-03-17

The whole family enjoyed this. As the setting is still very modern everyone can imagine the Wombles living near us.