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Famous Five: Five On Finniston Farm

Book 18
Narrated by: Sarah Greene
Series: Famous Five, Book 18
Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
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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.

In book 18, the Famous Five hunt for the lost dungeons of a ruined castle on Finniston Farm. The friends are determined to find them, and whatever they hide, but they are not alone.

Can the Famous Five get there first?

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

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Poor narration

Sarah Greene read this famous five book far far too fast and that's why it's an hour shorter than the titles Jan Francis had narrated. Disappointing

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Narration too fast

Brilliant story (as are all the Famous Five books). For me, the only thing that was disappointing was the narration. Sarah Greene's voice was ok but she spoke far too fast.

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Come back Jan Francis

I don't want to be too harsh on Sarah Greene, whose voice is largely easy on the ear, but this was a disappointment after all the Jan Francis-narrated stories. Jan was absolutely masterful with pace, clarity, the character's voices and feeling. This was read way too fast, which spoilt it, and my son had got used to hearing the voices of each individual character, performed so well by JF. So, OK, because it's another great story but we're disappointed not have had JF narrating.

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I love it!

The book is very good and you can change anything you might not like, it is generally a good book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-02-20

Yeah, but nah...

This Famous five story is a really good story, but the narrator completely ruins it.

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  • david housego
  • 30-06-19

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dear audiable, I LOVE ALL YOUR BOOKS ESPECIALLY THIS SERIES. PLEASE CONTINUE TO READ AND MAKE MORE BOOKS. YOUR BIGGEST FAN, MEHER JAHAN HOUSEGO!

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  • Kylie
  • 16-02-15

Great story, terrible narration

This is one of my favourite Famous Five stories, with the five hunting for a secret passage, a lost, ancient castle and hidden treasure. Unfortunately this is one of the only books in the series that isn't narrated by Jan Francis. Instead, Sarah Greene races through the narration, ignoring punctuation and talking so fast I kept feeling like I needed to take a deep breath! She also doesn't do different voices for the different characters. She reads the whole story in the same voice as all the characters, which is a bit disappointing, particularly when Jan Francis has distinct voices for each character. Also, this recording seems to have a number of problems - it often cuts out and repeats sentences or skips a sentence ahead.