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Famous Five: Five On A Treasure Island

Book 1
Narrated by: Jan Francis
Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (327 ratings)
Regular price: £9.99
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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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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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Awesome memories,!

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

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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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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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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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True gem, The Famous Five

I adored the Famous Five books as a child. Now being able to listen to them on audible, is a true delight. So enjoyable.

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Amazing

Loved it struggled to finish amazing book is a good day at work now so I can do it for me to come to the is the best of luck for tomorrow night if you want to be a good day at work now so I can do it for me to come to the is the best of luck for tomorrow night is going to be a good day at work now so I can do it for me to

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Great story

My 6 year old loved it and listened to the whole thing on a day off sick.

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Amazing

Totally recommend!Get this book it’s fantastic and everyone must like it because it’s so good

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great for family car journeys

we listened to this story on several car journeys and the whole family loved it.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 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.