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The Explorer

Narrated by: Peter Noble
Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (358 ratings)

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Summary

Fred awoke to find that a snake was watching him and that there was an aeroplane in the trees. It was on fire. Being on fire was a quality it shared with much of the surrounding jungle.

After crashing hundreds of miles from civilisation in the Amazon rainforest, Fred, Con, Lila and Max are utterly alone and in grave danger. They have no food, no water and no chance of being rescued. But they are alive, and they have hope.

As they negotiate the wild jungle, they begin to find signs that something - someone - has been there before them. Could there possibly be a way out after all?

©2017 Katherine Rundell (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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What a wonderful book

This beautifully written book engaged both adults and children on a long journey. Adventure and excitement and superbly narrated.
Highly recommend

13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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Fabulous listen for children

My children aged 3 to 16 have loved having this as a lunchtime listen. Loved the book already. Super narration.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Shoko
  • LONDON, United Kingdom
  • 07-01-18

THE EXPLORER

This is the best audio book in the world 🌎! Definitely hear it. It gives you so much vocabulary and is so interesting!

20 of 22 people found this review helpful

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loved it

loved the way Peter read it and the story line was brilliant drawing in 1st place with harry potter

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Fantastic book

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

Wonderful story and brilliantly executed by the narrator

What did you like best about this story?

The author has captured the emotional ebbs and flows of the children so well, very plausible for the ages they are. Great sense of adventure, and the relationship with the Explorer is so heart warming.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

As the Explorer rescued the children as one of their number needed particular help (don't want to spoil!).

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

We listen on the school run, in stages, which we prefer. I don't think all in one sitting is a good idea. We were excited to listen to the next instalment on each journey.

Any additional comments?

I think this is a wonderful read for adults too. My son caught me weeping at the end bit, so engaged was I!! The narration, and characterisations he produced, were superb. My son now want a hard copy of the book too, he loved it so much.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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An excellent story

A gripping story with humour and emotion. The characters are well- balanced and the production was superbly read. Bravo!

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Amazing

Couldn't stop listening to it. So many amazing cliffhangers. I would recommend this brilliant story

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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The Explorer

It was an amazing book to listen to and I was in bed listening to it and ended up falling asleep it was on low volume and I really enjoyed it i recommend this book for a young kid who finds it hard to get to sleep.

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brilliant

loved the narration, the story and the descriptions. Have recommended it to my nieces and nephew's.

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The best book ever!

My children said: 'it's an amazing story and I liked that it was set in the Amazon jungle.' Very involving and moving and beautifully narrated.

7 of 8 people found this review helpful