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Stig of the Dump

Narrated by: Martin Jarvis
Length: 3 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (180 ratings)
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Summary

Nobody believes Barney when he says he's discovered a boy living wild in the dump. But for Barney, Stig is totally real. They become great friends, learn each other's ways and embark on a series of exciting adventures.

©1963 Clive King (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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Fantastic Children's Book

This is one of those books with a feel much like Swallows and Amazons. Innocent children's adventure from a sadly disappeared time.

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  • parmjit
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 24-12-12

Excellent listening!

First published in 1963, this a charming tale of a unique friendship. Although Barney and Stig have very different lives and speak different languages, they still learn a lot from one another. This is a timeless message for everyone. Whilst attitudes and lifestyle may have changed in some ways since the book was first published, the attitudes of children towards adventures can still be appreciated. This book is firmly set in a believeable context but also contains elements of fantasy (for example Stig himself). It is the way these fit together so well that provides much of the charm. Quite simply Barney is in need of a friend and finds his friend Stig in perhaps the most unlikely place. His families' relative lack of curiosity about Stig allows for many of the advetures Stig and Barney undertake together. Barney believes in Stig and really that is all that matters. I would recommend this book to every reader of all ages. First having been read it when I was very young and now discovering with my son again in audio format.

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Top classic

One of my favourite books from my childhood. I wanted my children to love it as much as I did, but thought they would find it dated and boring, but how wrong, my kids loved it and it still reads as good for kids today as it did then

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Of its time..

Unfortunately it hasn't fared quite so well as other books of the recent past like Paddington or Just William.

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Great overall story for kids!

Very interesting and exiting book for kids! I would recommend age 5-12.
Overall fantastic book and I have that feeling you get when you know your reading 'One good book!' Would recommend defiantly!

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Favourite childhood book

A nostalgic glimpse into the adventures of an imaginative child, to whom the world was magical and full of mystery. Great story and performance. Better than I remember!

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Brilliant book read brilliantly

I had this actual recording of this book on a cassettes that I borrowed from the local library in the late 80s. I copied the tapes and returned them! When I first listened and heard the voice again last week an uncontrollable smile appeared. Amazing, timeless story, read clearly, engagingly and with feeling. Thank you audible for not re-recording something that did not need to be re-recorded and for unearthing (and presumably remastering) this version. Brilliant.

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Amazing book!!!!!

This is an amazing book, I listen to it every night And it is a total classic!

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Excellent

Fabulous narrator and great good old fashioned childrens adventure. Classic for the whole family. Enjoyed immensly.

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very funny<br />

Stig was great, his troubles with the modern world made for a hilarious tale, very enjoyable.

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  • Wasp
  • 08-03-18

Amazing

I loved this book because the reader did all the best voices
All though I did not fully understand the ‘pit’
BUT overall it’s a great audio book