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Boy Underwater

Narrated by: Rafe Spall
Length: 4 hrs and 40 mins
5 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)
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Summary

Boy Underwater is a heartbreaking story about family, friends and secrets. And it’s very, very funny.

Cymbeline (yes, really!) has never been swimming - not ever, not once - so he’s a bit nervous at the prospect of his first school swimming lesson ever. But how hard could it be? He’s Googled front crawl, and he’s found his dad’s old pair of trunks. He’s totally ready for this.

But he’s not ready for an accident at the pool to reveal a family mystery that turns his life completely upside down. Only Cym and his friends can solve it because, as usual, the grown-ups aren’t telling them anything.

For the answers you really need, sometimes you have to go deep....

©2018 Adam Baron (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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excellent

this audiobook is very witty, the performance is excellent and the story is touching. Would not recommend to below 11 year olds as it has mentions of puberty, penises and vaginas

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Powerful and humorous

I didn't know what to expect when I started reading this book, but I was almost instantly very impressed. There are lots of important issues discussed in a sensitive and interesting way with a fantastic sense of humour running throughout. Rafe Spall was a perfect narrator and really added a lot to the telling of this story.

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A really moving, thoughtful story

Aimed at more mature upper key stage 2 readers, it deals cleverly with difficult issues such mental health and (spoiler alert) death. I really enjoyed this well-woven tale.