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  • The Polar Bear Explorers' Club

  • By: Alex Bell
  • Narrated by: Dan Bottomley
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 16

Join Stella Starflake Pearl and her three fellow explorers as they trek across the snowy Icelands and come face-to-face with frost fairies, snow queens, outlaw hideouts, unicorns, pygmy dinosaurs and carnivorous cabbages.... When Stella and three other junior explorers get separated from their expedition, will they be able to cross the frozen wilderness and live to tell the tale?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Read far to fast.

  • By richard on 18-12-18

Great story!

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

Reviewed: 31-10-18

I can’t wait for the next book! This is a funny, thrilling and interesting story.

The voices could have been better by the narrator but that’s a minor problem.

  • The Wizards of Once

  • Book 1
  • By: Cressida Cowell
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 414
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 345

Once there was magic, and the magic lived in the dark forests. Until the warriors came... This is the story of a young boy wizard and a young girl warrior who have been taught since birth to hate each other like poison and the thrilling tale of what happens when their two worlds collide. Xar is a wizard boy who has no magic and will do anything to get it. Wish is a warrior girl, but she owns a banned magical object, and she will do anything to conceal it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • absolutely wonderful!

  • By puppeteer on 02-10-17

Great!

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

Reviewed: 02-04-18

Great story and David Tennant gives an amazing performance. This is a really good new series that has promise.

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  • Timmy Failure: The Cat Stole My Pants

  • Timmy Failure, Book 6
  • By: Stephan Pastis
  • Narrated by: Jared Goldsmith
  • Length: 2 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

Timmy is in Key West, Florida, ostensibly for the honeymoon of his mother and Doorman Dave - if they even got married, which Timmy doubts. Unfortunately for Timmy, crime doesn't take a vacation. And because Total has fled to Cuba seeking political asylum, Timmy must rely on a new partner for help: Doorman Dave's nephew Emilio. Meanwhile, a surprise newcomer shows up in Timmy's life, and, as if things couldn't get more hectic, Timmy's pants have been stolen by a six-toed cat.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Awesome!!

  • By Maya on 08-07-17

Awesome!!

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

Reviewed: 08-07-17

Another successful listen from the Timmy Failure sequence. If I were to list all the funny things in it, I would fill three screens on the tablet/phone.
However, Jared Goldsmith's performance has slipped. His voice isn't up to his usual standards.
Apart from this small fault, it is thrilling. I am eagerly anticipating the next book.

  • How to Fight a Dragon's Fury

  • How to Train Your Dragon, Book 12
  • By: Cressida Cowell
  • Narrated by: David Tennant
  • Length: 7 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 219
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 219

Dragons versus humans: can Hiccup save the dragons? Find out in the epic finale to the How to Train Your Dragon series, read by David Tennant. It is the Doomsday of Yule. At the end of this day, either the humans or the dragons will face extinction. Alvin the Treacherous is about to be crowned the King of the Wilderwest on the island of Tomorrow. His reign of terror will begin with the destruction of dragons everywhere.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing final!

  • By puppeteer on 13-11-16

Amazing book

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

Reviewed: 23-04-17

A perfect, flawless book. Two treacherous villains, impossibly imaginative characters, an exciting plot, and a touching ending. Do check out the film too! A masterpiece... my 30 year old cousin loves it

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  • Magic Tree House Super Edition #1: Danger in the Darkest Hour

  • By: Mary Pope Osborne
  • Narrated by: Mary Pope Osborne
  • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

The magic tree house has taken Jack and Annie back in time to England in 1944. England is fighting for its life in World War II. Before long, Jack and Annie find themselves parachuting into Normandy, France, behind enemy lines. The date is June 5. Will the brave brother and sister team be able to make a difference during one of the darkest times in history? They don’t know, but they have to try!

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • All American

  • By Maya on 12-07-16

All American

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

Too American- accents Pennsylvania. I hate Pennsylvania Americans are goofy brats. They're too American but otherwise good story. That's why one star

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  • Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book

  • The Mowgli Stories
  • By: Rudyard Kipling
  • Narrated by: Bill Bailey, Richard E. Grant, Colin Salmon, and others
  • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,899
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,729
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,732

The magical story-telling and unforgettable characters in Bev Doyle and Richard Kurti's audio adaptation of this children's classic have been brought to life by many well known voices from film, TV, radio and comedy.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible!

  • By The Evil Robot on 02-10-15

Not as good as the film

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

Not as good as cartoon. Far too noble and elegant for me. Nobody sings the bare necessities or I wanna be like you or trust in me. Overall muck

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • First Class Murder

  • By: Robin Stevens
  • Narrated by: Gemma Chan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

From the author of Murder Most Unladylike. Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are taking a holiday on the world-famous Orient Express - and it's clear that each of their fellow first-class passengers has something to hide. Even more intriguing: there is rumour of a spy in their midst. Then, during dinner, there is a scream from inside one of the cabins. When the door is broken down, a passenger is found murdered, her stunning ruby necklace gone. But the killer has vanished - as if into thin air.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The best

  • By PB on 28-12-15

Fun but babyish

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

Reviewed: 12-07-16

I like it but it is too emotional. Lots of love and friendship and breaking up and secret flirting and murders and screaming. Too old filmy for me, like Elizabeth Taylor or Marilyn Monroe or Audrey Hepburn in old black and white films.

  • The Worst Witch and The Wishing Star

  • The Worst Witch, Book 7
  • By: Jill Murphy
  • Narrated by: Gemma Arterton
  • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 28
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 29

A new adventure starring the worst witch - lovable but disaster-prone Mildred Hubble. Mildred makes a wish on a shooting star - and to her great surprise it comes true!Mildred's wish-come-true is a small dog but how can she keep him a secret from all the others, especially the formidable Miss Hardbroom? It's a disaster waiting to happen...and it does! - but everything turns out for the best when Mildred and her clever dog, Star, win an indoor swimming pool for the school!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lovely

  • By Anonymous User on 30-12-18

Cool

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

Reviewed: 08-04-16

Luv this book! It's amazing specially the dog. I luv doggies. Wud recommend to 10yo readerz

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Arsenic for Tea

  • By: Robin Stevens
  • Narrated by: Gemma Chan
  • Length: 6 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24

From the author of Murder Most Unladylike. Schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are at Daisy's home, Fallingford, for the holidays. Daisy's glamorous mother is throwing a tea party for Daisy's birthday, and the whole family is invited, from eccentric Aunt Saskia to dashing Uncle Felix. But it soon becomes clear that this party isn't really about Daisy at all. Naturally, Daisy is furious. Then one of their party falls seriously, mysteriously ill, and everything points to poison.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book and I enjoyed it more than the first

  • By Gezza on 19-10-15

Only five stars? What?!

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

Reviewed: 02-04-16

I adore this series! Lovely characters, clever plot! I'm upset that they only give five star spaces- 💯a twenty! My favourite is Hazel but I also like the way Daisy notices things that I would never notice! (I'm sure you brainy readers do) I have a Chinese friend Vic so I am biased but please read this book!

  • Jolly Foul Play

  • A Murder Most Unladylike Mystery
  • By: Robin Stevens
  • Narrated by: Katie Leung
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 67
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 65

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong have returned to Deepdean for a new school term, but nothing is the same. There's a new Head Girl, Elizabeth Hurst, and a team of Prefects - and these bullying Big Girls are certainly not good eggs. Then, after the fireworks display on Bonfire Night, Elizabeth is found - murdered. Many girls at Deepdean had reason to hate Elizabeth, but who might have committed such foul play?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 6 stars out of 5

  • By Maya on 02-04-16

6 stars out of 5

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

Reviewed: 02-04-16

I love this book. Some people say in their reviews "suitable for ages 6-12" or something. I say ' suitable for as soon as you learn to read-1000 years old'. In case you want to know though I am nearly 16.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful