Listen free for 30 days

Johnny and the Bomb

Narrated by: Richard Mitchley
Series: Johnny Maxwell, Book 3
Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 11-13
4.5 out of 5 stars (93 ratings)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

Johnny Maxwell and his friends have to do something when they find Mrs Tachyon, the local bag lady, semi-conscious in an alley...as long as it's not the kiss of life.

But there's more to Mrs Tachyon than a squeaky trolley and a bunch of dubious black bags. Somehow she holds the key to different times, different ears - including the Blackbury Blitz in 1941. Suddenly now isn't the safe place Johnny once thought it was as he finds himself caught up more and more with then...SMARTIES PRIZE, SILVER MEDAL WINNERSHORTLISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL AND THE CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD

©1996 Terry Pratchett (P)2007 Random House AUDIO GO
What members say
Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    71
  • 4 Stars
    18
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    2
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    64
  • 4 Stars
    11
  • 3 Stars
    1
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    59
  • 4 Stars
    15
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Another fabulous Terry Pratchett book

Yes! I KNOW it's a children's book - but I have read everything else that he has written! I still enjoy the fun and daftness of his writing, I am also impressed that he always manages to have Good winning over Bad, and his characters are interesting and delightful! I love this man's writing. I always go back to his books if I have had a couple of bad choices and have been disappointed in books - he restores my spirits!

I was very impressed by Richard Mitchley - it's the first time I have heard him and I liked him a lot.

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

wonderful imagery

The plot has classic Pratchett twists, with an almost childlike wonder but a style of w4itinf which grabs attention and simply does not let you go.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

What If!

I will never look at old women with perambulators the same way again! What if!

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars

Awesome

I love Terry Pratchett and my son loves Jonny, Its great at Bedtime, i can save my voice.