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Just William

Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
Length: 4 hrs and 52 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 5-7
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Summary

Now as famous on radio and audio as they are in print, the adventures of that irrepressible and ageless schoolboy William Brown have been delighting both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained, and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster, for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas, and Henry (The Outlaws), and the angelic, lisping, thorn-in-his-side Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals.

This volume of Just William features the following stories:

  • William Goes To The Pictures
  • William The Intruder
  • William Below Stairs
  • The Fall Of The Idol
  • The Show
  • A Question Of Grammar
  • William Joins The Band Of Hope
  • The Outlaws
  • William And White Satin
  • William’s New Year’s Day
  • The Best Laid Plans
  • Jumble

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    Great book 📚

    This is an amazing book 📚 for 10-14 I am 11 and I loved it I would recommend this book for anyone with a sense of humour 😂

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    Wonderful

    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes martin Jarvis reads it perfectly and just William is a classic just loved

    What did you like best about this story?

    Martin jarvis's reading is perfect makes William come alive

    What does Martin Jarvis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    He makes u feel u are in the book and also brings out each character to a point that u forget there is only one reader and not a cased

    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were many moments

    Any additional comments?

    Just keep Martin Jarvis reading and just William alive for all of us

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    Hilarious

    I absolutely loved this audiobook, Martin Jarvis reads it so well. It is in my opinion the best Just William book.

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    Wonderful !!!

    I'm an adult but loved it, great stories told by the amazing Martin Jarvis..Fantastic !!!

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    Great

    This audio book was fantastic
    I would recommend to people that are 9 and don’t go to sleep that fast

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    This book is so wonderful!

    This the funniest book I've read in a long time!
    The narration is superb and I'm looking into getting the other books now!

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    Just wonderful, truly.

    Bill Bryson crossed with PG woodhouse. Will speak to old and young alike. simply a joy.

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    JUST William

    A good 👍 book that I like I think lots of people should know
    It is nice.









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    goodness

    I pike the book because its enjoyable an really really funny haha lol just William is great

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    Just William

    I liked this story because it is a boy who lives like us but in the olden times. William is a very mischievous boy who likes to make trouble somewhere. Although he is very mischievous, he is a very creative as he built his own den I the garden. He has and older brother and sister who are selfish and always show no respect for William. I would recommend this to children under thirteen because as you grow you become a teenager and I think they will grow out of that. I liked this audible book because it actually makes you feel like you are in there. Sometimes it makes you feel like it is you when you think you are in there. At our house it is a popular story as we listen to utmost of the tim

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    • catherine
    • 21-05-13

    Wonderful story, beautifully read.

    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely. The whole family listened to Just William stories on a very lengthy car trip (15 hours drive). The time passed quickly, with my 7 year old boys, my mother-in-law, myself and my husband entranced by the stories. We roared with laughter at Williams antics and at times the car literally shook with laughter.

    The stories are so simple and yet extremely clever and the reading is wonderful. My husband still repeats some of the phrases sometimes: "I'm just bein' plite" says my husband in his best William voice when he does something especially annoying...

    What was one of the most memorable moments of Just William?

    Every story was just so wonderful it's hard to pick a favourite moment. I'd say my best memory was looking around at the faces of my family, the seven year old boys and their grandmother sitting togethor, eyes bright with joy, at one, roaring with laughter.

    Which scene was your favorite?

    All!

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laugh, and laugh and laugh some more. At one point, we were rolling around the floor (in the Shakespeare story) weak with laughter. The boys didn't get all of it, but they did get the 'ham and eggs and bacon' jokes.

    Any additional comments?

    You will love, love, love these stories. I have already told my mother off for not giving them to me as a child. But I can still enjoy them now!!

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    • Martin Cothran
    • 13-10-16

    P. G. Woodhouse meets Booth Tarkington

    Very reminiscent of Tarkington 's Penrod books (among the funniest books ever written) and just as good.

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    • Chelle
    • 08-06-12

    Be Prepared to Laugh - Lots!

    Would you listen to Just William again? Why?

    We enjoyed this on holiday, as a family,.
    We had to pause the story a time or two as the adults were in fits of laughter and the story could no longer be heard. ☺
    I think this would be our favourite Just William audio, thanks mostly to the excellent narration by Martin Jarvis - that man is an artist!

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    • Shawn
    • 17-02-08

    Not for us

    We thought this would be an intereseting series The stories have a little rascals in England twist to them but the story lines did not captivate my 7yr old son's attention and he was lost in all of the english phrases.

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