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Birthday Boy

Narrated by: David Baddiel
Length: 4 hrs and 5 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (295 ratings)

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Summary

A hilarious rollercoaster ride of pure entertainment for listeners everywhere, Birthday Boy is the new Baddiel Blockbuster: featuring David's inimitable and award-winning combination of wish fulfilment, heart and hilarity.

What if it was every day?

This is the story of Sam Green, who really, really, really loves birthdays. He loves the special breakfasts in bed. The presents. The themed parties. Blowing out the candles on his cake. Everything.

He is so excited about his 11th birthday, in fact, that he wishes it was his birthday every day.

So at first it's quite exciting when his birthday happens again the next morning. And again. And again. And again....

But it's not long before things start to go wrong. Soon disaster strikes, threatening something Sam loves even more than birthdays.

Sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for....

©2017 David Baddiel (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"A perfect combination of humour, magic and a happy ending." (Charlotte Norman, Waterstones bookseller)
"A real page turner...a compelling story with relatable characters and meaningful life lessons." ( Huffington Post)

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    5 out of 5 stars

This is good🏆

This is really good because there are twists and turns in the book that makes it exciting to listen to.I would rate this 5 😁

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Not Baddiel's best book, but...

still kept the kids quiet in the car!

Some sections have heavy repetition, which may amuse kids but I found it irritating.

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Awesome

Good book my friend showed me this at school and I immediately wanted to get it, so I got it on audible!
Adventurous, Exiting And Imagining!

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great<br />

great love it. it was really good as all of the David badeal books 👍

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Good

Good story bad performance if you buy this buy the real book audio book isn’t good

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Love suspense



Brils idea never could do that Perfect for children of any age ! ! !

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MAZEBALLS

It was amazing i love David,s books I have listened to all of them just so gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo+9999999million oh,s and boom this book is just so good

P.s subscribe to Mr beast it means a lot to me thanks

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Good

Good as it has a good story line and I thought that it was good to listen to

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ITS REALLY INTERESTING

It was a great clif hanging story i would reccomond to any kid out there rven adult so yh

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