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FREE: Crackanory Seasons 1, 2 and 3 Radio/TV Program

FREE: Crackanory Seasons 1, 2 and 3

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Publisher's Summary

Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world?

Each episode of Crackanory contains two 15-minute tales and is a master class in storytelling, combining some of the UK's best comedy writers and performers.

Full author list: Nico Tatarowicz, Toby Davies, Kevin Eldon, Ali Crockatt, David Scott, Laurence Rickard, Jeremy Dyson, Simon Judd, Alex Carter and Holly Walsh, Kevin Eldon, Holly Walsh, Ed Easton, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Tony Way, Toby Davies, Dafydd James, Nico Tatarowicz, Alexander Kirk and Melissa Bubnic.

Full narrator list: Jack Dee, Sally Phillips, Rebecca Front, Kevin Eldon, Harry Enfield, Sarah Solemani, Sharon Horgan, Charlie Higson, Richard Hammond and Jessica Hynes, Simon Bird, Tamsin Greig, Morgana Robinson, Greg Davies, Robbie Coltrane, Sarah Millican, Catherine Tate, Richard Ayoade, Paul Whitehouse, Carrie Fisher, Jimmy Carr, Christopher Lloyd.

©2016 UKTV (P)2016 UKTV

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    T. J. Kinsey 13/03/2017
    T. J. Kinsey 13/03/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Absolutely, rip-roaringly hilarious!"

    A brilliant collection of short stories for adults with intelligent and unexpected twists and turns throughout. Every story was a delight of clever humour making references to ever day situations and bringing them to life with an ingenious and often weird twist.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    AC Smith 05/02/2017
    AC Smith 05/02/2017
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    "Has a Few Stories Missing"
    Any additional comments?

    It's hard to complain about getting the vast majority of this series in audio form for free, especially as I quite enjoyed a fair bit of Crackanory when I could catch it on TV. Some stories weren't to my taste, be it because of narration and/or the story itself (certain stories I found far too predictable and thus were quite boring to listen to, when I could tell exactly what would happen at every point), but overall, as a fan of things like Tales of the Unexpected, I found this mix of TotU and Jackanory quite a fun idea, and so I was pleased to find I could properly own the stories and listen to them whenever I want, thanks to Audible.

    That said, in each release provided by Audible (originally, it was Series 1 and 2 released together, as Series 3 was not out at the time, and we've since had Series 3 released and subsequently, a release compiling the Series 1 & 2 and Series 3 releases together), there have been some stories missing, which is a shame. For instance, from Series 1, the first story of what was Episode 3 on TV ("The Teacup has Landed", read by Harry Enfield) is missing, and from Series 2, both stories that comprised Episode 4 ("Self Storage", read by Johnny Vegas and "The Obituary Writer", read by Meera Syal) and the first story of Episode 5 ("The Untangler", read by Warwick Davis) are all missing. Despite this, Harry Enfield still has been advertised as being a narrator on each of the releases of Series 1 & 2 on Audible.

    There is at least one bonus story that was not seen on TV, in the form of "Legs & Co.", as read by David Baddiel, which was a nice enough addition, but it still feels odd that at least four stories can be counted as missing, especially when at least one of them is readily advertised.

    As mentioned, it's very hard to complain about these releases from Audible, when they give them away for free, as part of their deal and sponsorship with Crackanory, but it would be nice to know why these stories were omitted, and possibly get them released too.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    alex holmes 20/02/2017
    alex holmes 20/02/2017
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    "Plenty there"

    The amount of actors used is astounding and brilliant stories, I love them and this

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Rhiannon 21/02/2017
    Rhiannon 21/02/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Amazing"

    This collection of short stories had me hooked from the start, each one only lasts 15 minutes so they are really easy to finish and I got hooked from the first minute of each one, so its very easy to listen for hours. Great collection of stories, well worth a listen 😀

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Longworth 15/03/2017
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    "Short and sweet"

    i wouldn't take the storylines too serious. These daft little shorts are a great way to entertain when. doing things like walking the dog.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Jodie Stevens 14/02/2017
    Jodie Stevens 14/02/2017
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    "Utter garbage"

    Stupid stories, read very well by each person though. Glad it was free, as would have been disappointed if I had paid for it

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 19/11/2017
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    "It's Hilarious!!!!!"

    Oh my goodness it was so good! I was cracking up so much in the tube!!
    Could they do another please??

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Diane Warburton 09/11/2017
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    "Crackanory season 1,2,3"

    Great book very witty stories each story just the right length 25 or 30 minuets

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs 31/10/2017
    Mrs 31/10/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "great laughter, quirky tales."

    great short stories. perfect for on the bus to work. laughter and quirky fun for hours. made my day repeatedly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    scoots UK 22/10/2017
    scoots UK 22/10/2017 Listener Since 2006
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    "Quirky, funny and unpredictable..."

    Quirky, funny and unpredictable, I love these stories! Read by a host of celebs including comedians and actors, I really don’t think it could be any better.

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  • Bethany
    PHOENIX, AZ, United States
    03/02/17
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    "Fun, creative, and thought-provoking"

    Thought-provoking with a wry smile. I love this and believe it will be a repeat go-to when I want to giggle and shift my thinking. The morals of some of the stories are hilarious. This was a great find.... And it was free from Audible! I would happily pay for more of these!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
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    01/02/17
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    "Best collection of twisted tales I've ever heard!"

    Finally a collection of short stories, wonderfully narrated, that are fresh and unique! I can't stop listening to them!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Kari Clancy
    GAINESVILLE, FL, US
    02/05/17
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    "excellent amalgam of short stories! so fun!"

    This was a quite enjoyable collection of short stories. I've heard, or read, some of these before, but the entertainers did an excellent job reading them, and brought a whole new character and light to this little gem.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amelia
    01/05/17
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    "soooooo good"

    I want more of these. I can't believe it's free! 7 hours of great narration and silly dark stories!! what a deal. I'm on my third time listening to it. there's another crackanory, but it's only 1 or 2 hours 😭 it's still good but I wish there was more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Lynn
    08/03/17
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    "Great short stories"

    Great..love love love these short stories.....could listen to them all night....also on YouTube... Mord please

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Merna M. Ward
    New Orleansa
    05/02/17
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    "Loved this"

    What a pleasure to listen to 8 hours of the most excellent short stories and what a surprise to find some of the celebrity narrators this book was gifted with, such as Carrie Fisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Professor Woland
    NY, NY
    28/01/17
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    "Just something fun for in-between"

    Not a huge fan of short stories but these very much fun, highly recommend it

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Joaquin
    25/01/17
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    "Loved it"

    i loved all three they were very interesting and explicitly very well thought of great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    03/11/17
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    "love this"

    loved it but from beginning to end all the readers all the writers. very entertaining will listen to over and over again

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Boni Woodland
    Penn Valley, CA, United States
    30/10/17
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    "Such fun stories!"

    Thank you for the wonderful expression of each individual story I love them and will listen to them again and again!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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