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A Bear Called Paddington

Narrated by: Stephen Fry
Series: Paddington, Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
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Summary

"A bear on Paddington Station?" said Mrs Brown in amazement. "Don't be silly - there can't be."

The Browns first met Paddington on a railway station - Paddington station, in fact. He had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru with only a jar of marmalade, a suitcase, and his hat.

The Browns soon found that Paddington was a very unusual bear. Ordinary things - like having a bath, travelling underground or going to the seaside - became quite extraordinary, if a bear called Paddington was involved.

©2008 Michael Bond (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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Paddington

Lovely stories, really true to the original books and read so well by Stephen Fry

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Fabulous

It's lovely to hear the full version of the Paddington stories, which are so beautifully written and funny for children and adults alike. And Stephen Fry is the perfect reader for these stories - dry, witty, well-timed. He differentiates each voice very clearly without going over the top. One to enjoy in the car on a long journey again and again and again.

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A wonderful narration for an equally wonderful book

Stephen Fry does, as usual, an amazing job at narrating books and this ones is no expedition! The extra noises make the book interactive for both younger and older readers.

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A perfect combination

The slightly sly humour of the Paddington stories delivered by the master of sly humour - it's a match made in Heaven. Stephen Fry is the perfect person to capture the essence of Paddington.

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Wonderful stories for old and young.

If you could sum up A Bear Called Paddington in three words, what would they be?

Wonderful childhood experience

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Bear Called Paddington?

Paddington with marmalade sandwiches under his hat.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Paddington flooding the bathroom when he took a bath.

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

No

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Love it!!

What made the experience of listening to A Bear Called Paddington the most enjoyable?

Love listening to this book after a hard day and when I don't want to think about big stuff before going to sleep. I revert back to childhood, and listen to the stories of this funny little bear.

What other book might you compare A Bear Called Paddington to, and why?

Good old fashioned story telling. You might also like the mr men collection and the wombles

What about Stephen Fry’s performance did you like?

Can't imagine anyone better to read this audiobook. His performance is wonderful, portraying all the characters with ease.

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

I forgot what a funny little bear Paddington is, with his aversion to baths and his sidekick Mr Gruber

Any additional comments?

Great audiobook for adults and children alike.

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Very good because I like the story line and I liked the man talking

Very good app but the story line was a bit wired because it went from one thing to another

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A Bear for all ages

Stephen Fry is superb in his delivery bringing his acting skills into play to provide a characterisation to all the players in the story which draws in the listener at all times. The warmth and charm of the story is conveyed wonderfully and envelopes the listener like a comforting blanket of aural delights. One is transported to a London of childhood memories making this story, a 'Bear for all ages'.

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Beautifully written & performed.

Paddington wins you over immediately & proceeds to make you smile with glee. A wonderful interpretation of his first adventure. The text seems to have been used almost verbatim in the magical 1975 TV Series which is also a classic.

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  • 13-04-15

British Brilliance

Excellent narration of a fun story about a bear from darkest Peru and his London adventures with the brown family

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  • Manuel
  • 20-04-20

Fascinating!

We really enjoyed reading this wonderful story as a family. Especially my young children. Fascinating!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-01-20

Heart Warming

A wonderfully, well-written and heart warming story filled with many funny moments that cater to all ages. Delightfully narrated.

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  • 28-09-18

Isabelle likes it interview!

Very good audio book not at all scary which is actually pretty good 👍 I love it I gave it 5 stars☺ And great 👍 voices Well done! I loved it but I don't know about other people.😄