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FREE: Crackanory Too Cracked for TV - exclusive to Audible Radio/TV Program

FREE: Crackanory Too Cracked for TV - exclusive to Audible

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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?

Combining some of the UK's best and brightest comedy writers and performers, this exclusive to audio edition of UKTV's Dave Channel Crackanory is a master class in storytelling and features an all-star cast including Toby Jones, Katherine Parkinson, John Robins, Robert Bathurst and Simon Bird.

Episode List:

  • 'Kill Phil'
  • 'Mummy Business'
  • 'The Character Assassin'
  • 'The IT Man'
  • 'The Egg That Knew Too Much'

©2017 UKTV (P)2017 Audible Ltd

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    Simon Somewhere between a pair of headphones. 03/02/2017
    Simon Somewhere between a pair of headphones. 03/02/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "A Decent Freebie!"

    Certainly as a freebie I can't complain about this one. Five varied stories, all a bit on the strange side which will appeal in different ways to different people. My personal favourite was the new take on the ancient Egyptian curse in "Mummy Business" but I found at least one wry smile in each of them. There is at one point cracking line describing Noel Edmonds which I particularly enjoyed. The "IT Man" was almost Luke Smitherd-like in its approach but very much a light version of him given its brevity.

    I have only occasionally seen the TV series and obviously you miss the visuals from the experience but I think those of us that read and listen to audiobooks a lot don't need much help in that department.

    I wonder if this is a pre-cursor to a series . . .

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Mike T. 03/02/2017
    Mike T. 03/02/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Five uneven short stories. Two good. Three so so."

    I've never seen any Crackanory TV tales. Not broadcast in my country. So this is my review solely based on this audiobook. No comparison to the TV show. No spoilers.

    1: Kill Phil - Sort of a modernized internet slanted version of "Strangers on a Train". Good story idea. Enjoyable.

    2: Mummy Business - Not very enjoyable. Story that goes nowhere really. Slight chuckle at the characters trouble saying Nefertiti correctly though.

    3: The Character Assassin - The best of the stories. A creepy story that could have been a good Twilight Zone episode.

    4: The Egg That Knew Too Much - A story that feels like a mix between Twilight Zone and Monty Python. Not very enjoyable though.

    5: The IT-man - The least enjoyable story. Had a hard time focusing on the story at first. Then it was just... bad.

    Narrators for all the stories was great. Lively and eminently listenable.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Susan M McMillan 01/02/2017 Listener Since 2011
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    "Utterly brilliant"

    These short stories were reminiscent of Roald Dahl and Jeffrey Archer. Darkly twisted, well narrated.

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 17/10/2017
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    "Great fun"

    Great fun,easy listening. Good selection of narrators to listen to. Recommended and will download all.

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    D. Davidson London, UK 15/10/2017
    D. Davidson London, UK 15/10/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Dead funny!"

    So glad, I got this on a whim.
    Great narrations of dark and funny stories.

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    Anonymous 11/10/2017
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    "Thoughts out loud"

    In comparison to other audio books I found the readers lacking emotion and stories somehow lacking in the plot. All had a twist at the end but I found it hard to concentrate on the 20min before that ending twist.

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    Anonymous 05/10/2017
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    "good fun dark humour wit a wicked twist or two. "

    this isn't as good as the previous edition but it has a fair share of good twisted stories.

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    Anonymous 04/10/2017
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    "Nice book"

    Very nice book and I liked the way the story narrated. Author was very talented and hope many will like

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    anyaandfin 04/10/2017
    anyaandfin 04/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "not very good"

    The actors great, stories very poor with predictable endings. shame as previous were very clever

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    Ian 02/10/2017
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    "lots of fun !"

    pretty good stories pretty well read . and free ! many thanks enjoyed it loads

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  • Poeticies
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    "Brilliant!"

    Strange, intriguing, funny and, so much more.
    I loved every single performance and story and I'm sure you (yes mate you reading this) will as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Igglefan
    04/05/17
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    "Awesome! Snarkiest of all snark."

    Thanks for such an entertaining read! Witty, contemporary, brash, hilarious, and overall very very very very enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Jessica walters
    03/04/17
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    "entertaining"
    If you could sum up FREE: Crackanory Too Cracked for TV - exclusive to Audible in three words, what would they be?

    entertaining, cute, creative


    What did you like best about this story?

    all of the stories were cute and creepy and made you think. like a modern twilight zone


    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    the life they bring to the stories is... extraordinary. love listening to this!


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

    i laughed out loud to quite a few of these


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • prabu
    24/03/17
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    "Good"

    Nice one.. finished it on one go ! Narration is appreciable. Added to my liked list already

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • W. Fogle
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    21/03/17
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    "Strange"

    I enjoyed this tome and will recommend it with one caveat, if you are not a fan of English humour it can be a little strange. I look forward to more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • amanda
    14/03/17
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    "Great humor"

    Very entertaining short stories. The stories kept me interested. I had quite a few chuckles!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anubyss
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    24/02/17
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    "LOVED THIS!!!!!!"

    This was great to listen to. Enjoyed the stories. I want more of these. MORE!!!!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Trell
    20/02/17
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    "Great story telling!"

    most of the stories were fantastic. a few were predictable, and couple underwhelming. overall, the author's held my interest as my imagination grew more vivid.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Yeatland
    26/09/17
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    "awesome... best audiobook anthology ever!"

    great stories, brilliant production value. and great job, audible! funny, entertaining, and surprising all at the same time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    18/09/17
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    "Enjoyable listening"

    Sit back and be amused. The five unique short stories will get you through a rainy afternoon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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