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Famous Five: Five On A Treasure Island

Book 1
Narrated by: Jan Francis
Series: Famous Five, Book 1
Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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Summary

Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timothy. Together they are The Famous Five.

'There was something else out on the sea by the rocks - something dark that seemed to lurch out of the waves...What could it be?'

Julian, Dick and Anne are spending the holidays with their tomboy cousin George and her dog, Timothy. One day, George takes them to explore nearby Kirrin Island, with its rocky little coast and old ruined castle on the top.

Over on the island, they make a thrilling discovery, which leads them deep into the dungeons of Kirrin Castle on a dangerous adventure. Who - and what - will they find there?

©2013 Enid Blyton (P)2013 Hodder Children's Books

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Memories

Bought this for my sons. I enjoyed it more than them because of the memories it brought back when I used to read it as a kid myself.

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Great family listening

I read some of the famous five books when I was young, so decided to buy this to introduce my children to something that I had enjoyed. It went down better than I expected, the story really hasn’t dated much at all, and both of my kids loved it and are now looking forward to book 2 on our next long car journey.

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Timmy was a large brown mongrel! Startled it was changed to a black and white dog........

Enjoyable and nostalgic but again so surprised wonderful Tim was so misdescribed! Also so many references to jeans which really jars as they all wore shorts, even Anne when she wasn't wearing a dress or skirt. Such a pity as so few words are changed from the original text, even those far more outdated. Just wish it was all left as it was written. Apart from these cringeworthy changes, really enjoyed it. But...... Timmy was a large brown mongrel dog!!!!

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Awesome memories,!

Kids (& I) loved it! Lasted SEVERAL car journeys as well! Bring on the next

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Nostalgic

My mum used to read this to my sister and me. Bit problematic re gender etc in 2016 but can be forgiven considering time period. Really relaxing and comforting to go to sleep to even two decades later!

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best audible book ever

amazing,bits scared me but overall it was great.I recommend it.
buy this instead of anything else.supurb

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BRILLIANT

A proper throw-back to my childhood....nicely read and a nice listern on a long drive.

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i loved it the story was great

loved it so much fun to listen to the reader it is a wonderful book

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A classic from my child hood -

A trip down memory lane, and I was not disappointed. Easy listening. A delight and such a treat to have it read to me this time.. Thanks

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So exciting!

I loved it. It was very exciting. A little scary near the end. Ava, 6

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  • 25-10-18

YO YO JOE!!!!!!!!!!

This story was a really good start to an amazing series!

It’s a pity the five won’t see Dobby again.:(

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-04-19

Childhood memories!

I realived the thrill of the Famous Five's adventure with my children. It was lovely.

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  • Carlos O'Donell
  • 22-09-18

Great adventure and splendid performance!

Thumbs up to a great adventure. The children are lovely and the story has a great twist. Could do without some of the boy vs girl issues but overall great.

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  • Maria
  • 28-02-15

Not Just for Kids

This is a great story to get acquainted with the Famous Five series.
Insightful characterisations, believable storyline, skilfully performed by Jan Francis.
Don't be put off by the one voice doing all of the characters. More professional
and enjoyable to listen to than the use of various child voices used in the dramatisations.
May take a few minutes to get used to the voices, but once you do, you're on your way.

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  • Kylie
  • 15-01-15

Gorgeous stories

I have always loved the Famous Five series. Safe, fun, action (and food) filled adventures for kids! Jan Francis is an excellent narrator, not only giving each character a distinct voice, but acting and performing throughout. Highly recommended.