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Junkyard Jack and the Horse That Talked

Narrated by: Adrian Edmondson
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Junkyard Jack and the Horse That Talked, written and read by Adrian Edmondson. 

'Can all animals talk?' Jack asked. 'Well, of course they can,' said Boadicea the Shetland Pony. 'We're not idiots, you know.' 

Jack has to live with his drippy aunt Violet, his smelly uncle Ted, and his evil cousin Kelly. But one day he accidentally runs away and, much to his surprise, finds himself on an adventure to free his mum from prison - with the help of rather a lot of talking animals!

©2018 Adrian Edmondson (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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reading road maps

this book was given to my eight year olf son to read in that reading road maps task.he loved to listen to it and it made him closer understand Jacks relation to the horses etc.Very good story.

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Great story

It's really hard to find a book my 10 year old will enjoy, but he loved this one, and listened to it at every opportunity, this may also be because of Adrian Edmondson's excellent narrative. It was a good story, well read.

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Animal / family story...

Animal/family story with an element of wish fulfilment and fantasy slotted into a Dahl-like family. 4.5 stars. Jack lives with a hateful Uncle, submissive Aunt and vicious cousin, and takes refuge in a local junkyard with its friendly, fatherlike Mr Mudge and horses he adores. His mum is in prison for theft, protesting her innocence, he's never met his dad. Events conspire and he unwittingly runs away from his uncle's home, with a Shetland pony, Boadicea, who... speaks to him! Boadicea is a rather fine creation, especially when voiced by the author (Audible edition listened to), and she and Jack soon hit it off. The 'talking horse' element is nicely worked in, and isn't actually the focus of the story, which I was glad about - Jack's family is the plot. I may have preferred Edmondson's first (Tilly and the Time Machine) but this grew on me and I loved the last quarter especially, some wonderful warming scenes and madcap escapades. Reads like a less manic Walliams or less subversive Dahl, retains the feel of the importance of family. Some good baddies, Jack is a resourceful and determined young protagonist, and the world of the animals is an enjoyable one to spy on. Very readable, I'm planning on listening with my seven year old shortly. I'm recommend this (audio or written version) to ages 7-12. With thanks to Nudge Books for providing a sample Audible copy.

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One of those books just have listen to

Loved this book. Made us laugh , smile and need share with the grandchildren. Would recommend to all ages

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exceptional

took me back to childhood de stressing moment thanks more please. Such a happy read