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Mary Poppins

Narrated by: Olivia Colman
Series: Mary Poppins, Book 1
Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (230 ratings)

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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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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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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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  • 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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Listened and relistened!

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

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Good but...

It was an enjoyable experience but too short for my liking. Olivia Coleman read it beautifully and it really is a good audio book for long car journeys although, 3 hours is rather short so, if you like a bulky book, then this is not for you.
Personally I really loved it (please take note I am 11) it deserves a lot of praise and the reader has great personality and that is obvious in the characters. I disliked the voice for Michae l and found one or two of the high pitched women’s voices annoying.

Xxx 👌🏼

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Great!

Olivia Coleman is amazing. Her talent makes the characters of this wonderful book come alive. An audiobook of exceptionally high standard.

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Superb Reading of a Classic

Olivia Coleman throws herself heart and soul into this classic tale, a wonderful range of voices perfect for each character. Thoroughly recommended.

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no chim chimney hear

So the original Mary poppins is very different a couple of scenes made it from the book but only about 10% of the book.
it's separated in to a collection of short story's a a different adventure everyday .
great for a chapter a night for bed time story's .
magical story's wonderful characters and great performance.

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Practically Perfect in Every Way

This does differ a lot from the Disney film in terms of events but the characters are brought to life superbly by the narrator. It is a joy from start to finish for adults and children.

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The voices are not as expected

To bad the reader doesn't have what it takes to give life to this great story. The voice that she perform for Michael is just wrong.
I saw a review saying that and I can confirm it.
This book deserves a lot better.

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  • Chantelle Reid
  • 19-02-19

I <3 Olivia Colman!!!!

Olivia Colman's reading of Mary Poppins is simply magical! Our family loved every minute of it.

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