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The first children's audiobook from Adam Kay.

A Sunday Times pick for audiobooks to listen to during lockdown. 

Explore each organ of the body in this immersive audiobook edition of Kay's Anatomy, read by Adam Kay with a full cast of voices, including Mark Gatiss, Sandi Toksvig, Andy Nyman and Lolly Adefope.

Do you ever think about your body and how it all works? Like really properly think about it?

The human body is extraordinary and fascinating and, well...pretty weird. Yours is weird, mine is weird, your maths teacher's is even weirder.

This book is going to tell you what's actually going on in there, and answer the really important questions, like:

Are bogeys safe to eat? Look, if your nose is going to all that effort of creating a snack, the least we can do is check out its nutritional value. (Yes, they're safe. Chew away!)

And....

How much of your life will you spend on the toilet? About a year - so bring a good book. (I recommend this one.) 

So sit back, relax, put on some rubber gloves and let a doctor take you on a poo- and puke-filled tour of your insides. Welcome to Kay's Anatomy*.

*a fancy word for your body. See, you're learning already.

The full cast includes: Andy Nyman, Joe Wilkinson, Rose Matafeo, Mark Gatiss, Dan Tetsell, Sandi Toksvig, Desiree Burch, Lolly Adefope, Mike Wozniak, Jan Ravens, Lucy Montgomery, Tom Allen, Henry Paker and Reece Shearsmith.

©2020 Adam Kay (P)2020 Penguin Audio

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Didn't' expect this to be a kids book!

Had this on pre-order for a while, and within a few minutes of listening I figured I had purchased a children's book! There is so many constant sound effects, and children's characters voice overs, it's almost difficult to listen.

If these were removed, the story and facts are actually quite interesting and an enjoyable read. If I was a child, I'm sure this book would be even more interesting and engaging, so suits the intended audience.

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I didn't realise this was a book for Children

Adam Kay is a great writer but this book is defo not for adults. I will be returning.

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Loved it!

This is the first children's book by former doctor Adam Kay. I brought this book for my 9 year old son, but ended up reading it myself.

This book is an investigation of the human body with jokes and illustrations making the facts easier to recall.

I've read all of Adam Kay's previous books and I have loved them all! At this point if Adam Kay published his shopping list... I would read it.

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Poor production.

Condescending tone of an adult talking to children and poor production choice ruined the experience.

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Top pick for paeds

Sadly, I just couldn't get into this. Like some others, I didn't realise that this was pitched at a younger audience, and found the voiceovers and fart jokes a bit juvenile. I totally rate Adam Kay as an author and loved 'This is going to hurt', so was expecting something of a similar vein. It would've been great if the intended audience was made clearer a few months back so those who were pre-ordeing might've had a bit of a heads up.
My daughter is a bit young still, but I'll certainly be keeping this on the back burner for when she's a bit older and will appreciate a really thorough and light-hearted guide to the human body.

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great book and audio book alike

loved it, both me and my daughter laughed together and she remembers so much from it due to the comedy within the subjects.

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Amazing

I loved this book and it was so fun and interesting to read. Adam Kay is an amazing reader.

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Another excellent audiobook by Adam Kay

I bought this as a little pre reading for my Daughter as she starts to learn Biology in school. I myself am a Serving Paramedic in The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, having now listened to it myself I found it very informative and fun. I even picked up a few new things.

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best story best book

amzing to fall asleep to over all really good and it teaches you loads of stuff about the human body

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Bloody brilliant. My girls keep telling me facts.

Excellent book and Narrations. Extremely informative in a way everyone can understand.
Schooling made easy.

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Great book for children

Loved it! Totally will listen again. Full of facts and performance is kids friendly. Wish there were more books like that.