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Summary

Discover the joy and wonder of Mary Poppins in the classic adventures!

Read by Olivia Colman, this stunning performance lifts P. L Travers’s words off the page, transporting us back to a time where classic story telling is at the heart of any story. 

When the East Wind blows Mary Poppins into the home of the Banks children, their lives go topsy-turvy and are changed forever.

More than 80 years since we first met Mary Poppins, this original, classic story is still charming listeners and transporting new fans into the mysterious world of everyone’s favourite magical nanny.

©2010 P. L. Travers (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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Oh Olivia

An otherwise great reading from
the fantastic Olivia Coleman spoilt by the worst voicing of a little boy in the history of voice overs. Michael sounds like a nasty little munchkin with strep throat and his dialogue is so clipped he comes across more as a Twin Peaks character than a small boy. Not sure what she was thinking but so bizarre as to distract from the story. Sample before buying.

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Listened and relistened!

Absolutely brilliant. Made so by Olivia Coleman and her many voices. A treasure to enjoy.

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Better than the movie.

I can see why P. L. Travers did not like the movie. I feel there were probably about five scenes from the book that were included in the movie. I'm happy now I know the 'real' story, as it was intended, without being 'Disney'fied.

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Dan Hudson

Mary Poppins Audible Books 📚 Love it Mary poppies love you I love you Love it recommend

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  • Sara
  • Norfolk, United Kingdom
  • 15-01-19

Utterly delightful

The book (as so often happens) surpasses the film, with all of Travers’ humour and imagination coming through in entirely unknown sections (my and my children’s particular favourite being the babies chapter talking to the sun and bird).
And Olivia Colman, unsurprisingly, is fantastic, I’ve been recommending it to everyone.

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  • jitesh
  • Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
  • 11-01-19

Well read by Olivia classic story

Book different to the movie. It's well worth a listen and with Olivia reading it's very good. It's shorter than I remember it when I read it aged nine. Mary also sounds a lot more serious and grumpy.

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