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The Indian in the Cupboard

Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
5 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

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Summary

A tale of magic and responsibility, read by Richard E. Grant.

For Omri, it is a dream come true when the plastic American Indian he locks into the old cupboard comes to life. Little Bull is everything an Indian brave should be - proud, fearless and defiant.

But being in charge of a real, live, human being is a heavy responsibility, as Omri soon discovers. And when his best friend, Patrick, is let in on the secret, he soon realises that life-changing decisions lie ahead.

©1980 Lynne Reid Banks (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"An assured piece of story-telling, well able to stand comparison with older classics." ( Times Educational Supplement)

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This is not an unabridged version of the book. Youtube has people reading from the actual book and there is lots missed out and simplified. Not impressed at all.

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One of my favourite books from childhood; just filled a dreary traffic-jam filled 3 hour drive in the car with my 5 year old, who listened intently. Beautiful narration too.

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Excellent recording

Excellent recording - Richard E Grant does all the voices really well. My only gripe is that, although the book has been abridged, the swear words haven't been removed. Such a shame as I wanted to play this to my class at school.

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Wonderfully read timeless story enjoyed by myself as much as my children on the school run

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Absolutely brilliant touching story

Its sure to make your imagination run wild - quoted from 9 yr old son!

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takes me back to my childhood!

i havent read this book in years! it was one of my faves when growing up and forgot all about it. i'm currently about half way through and it's great, naration is on point. great for adults and children alike

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Brilliant Story, Well Told.

Where does The Indian in the Cupboard rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is absolutely one of my favourite books, and now one of my favourite audio books too.

What did you like best about this story?

The story is full of adventure, excitement and wonder. It is suitable for the whole family. Myself, my partner and my two children (7 and 5) were all enthralled.

What about Richard E. Grant’s performance did you like?

Richard reads the story very well indeed. He has a good clear voice, a nice steady pace, and he adds just the right amount of excitement and emotion to the tale. Very well done. I was impressed.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The story is full of wonder, excitement and adventure - just as a good (children's) book should be.

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A great buy, highly recommended.