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Famous Five: 'Five Go Off to Camp' & 'Five Go to Billycock Hill'

Narrated by: full cast
Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)
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Summary

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series.

Featuring two exciting dramatised adventures in one!

Five Go Off to Camp

The Famous Five investigate spook trains in the dead of night. The trains seem to vanish into thin air, but where do they go? The Five discover an unusual underground tunnel system and a secret train-service. If they follow the tracks, will they solve the mystery?

Five Go to Billycock Hill

It's holiday time at Billycock Hill and the Famous Five make new friend - a real pilot! But when he disappears with top secret equipment, the Five begin to wonder if their new friend could be a spy, or worse, a traitor.

This audio edition features the text from the Classic edition. Both stories are abridged and dramatised with a full cast and make wonderful listening for all Famous Five fans. Each story is one hour.

©2008 Hodder Children's Books (P)2008 Hodder Children's Books

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Memories Brought to Life

I had these adventures on cassette years ago when I was a child and used to listen to then over and over again whenever we would take long car journeys to my grandparents houses. To be able to listen to them again years later (without the distortion caused by the stretched magnetic tape) was a wonderful experience.

The voice acting is classic BBC style audio drama, so you can expect some cringe-worthy moments but that actually fits in perfectly with the style of The Famous Five stories and so it becomes less noticeable and even adds to the nostalgic enjoyment.

These are two great short stories of around an hour each, so perfect to occupy kids on long journeys or on rainy afternoons. Just the right amount of tension and humor to stay interesting without too much thought having to go into it.

A great piece of classic audio that I am thrilled to have found on Auidble.

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great fun!

overall, very enjoyable but the kids acting let it down a bit........but would put up with them again anyway!

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