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Goodnight Mister Tom

(A Puffin Book)
Narrated by: Patrick Malahide
Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
Categories: Children, Fiction
4.5 out of 5 stars (311 ratings)

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Summary

Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.

Penguin presents the downloadable audiobook edition of Goodnight Mister Tom, read by Patrick Malahide.

Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of World War II. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley, but his newfound happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London...

©2015 Michelle Magorian (P)2015 Penguin Books Limited

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Abridged disappointment of a great book

This version is so heavily edited I was really disappointed. This is one of my favourite books but most of the story and it’s heart is missing. Such a shame.

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not the complete book!

this is an abridged version so useless if you want to listen to it as a reading aid for the physical book

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loved it

My favourite book as a child and loved listening to it while relaxing at home

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  • Jason
  • Drogheda, Ireland
  • 19-05-16

brilliant story and the reader has amazing voice

this book was on my daughters reading list. she chose to listen to it and was completely mesmerised by the voice and the story.

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Good night mister Tom

It's a very emotional but amazing book I love it
My favourite book. I love it

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excellent

loved it very good book not very long easy listen. great for children too will definitely have listen again! !!

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Highly recommend

I had this book and audiobook as a child and happily listen to or read it again now. The story is well-crafted and moving, and the narration by Malahide is one of the best I've heard. The abridgement is also well-handled and maintains the crux of the story whilst cutting the length to a digestible amount. Music interludes throughout to break up the story into sections are a welcome edition. I'd recommend this story to young teens specifically and anyone who is looking for genuine poignancy in their audiobook.

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what a beautiful and sensitive story

tbe actual book was beautifully and sensitively written.
it did however stop and start a lot which was annoying.
the reading was done brilliantly.
what a lovely story.

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child hood ... sigh

I have always loved this story .. makes me laugh and cry and makes me think of me and my dad watching the movie. great listen !

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Second time read... Really enjoyed listening to th

Lovely story we'll told really enjoyed listening to the narrator. Bla Bla Bla Bla bla

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-08-18

Great story cut short by half

This Audiobook is not half the original story! Half of the book has been discarded.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-07-18

Not half the book I used to know

they litteraly just took the "important "parts and discarded the rest so this book is just a 1/4 of the original.

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  • Simon
  • 08-01-19

Endless rollercoaster of emotions

I had trubbel keeping track of my feelings. 1 minutes crying then laughing. Memorable book!