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  • By: John Robertson
  • Narrated by: John Robertson
  • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (35 ratings)

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The Little Town of Marrowville

By: John Robertson
Narrated by: John Robertson
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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Little Town of Marrowville written and read by John Robertson.

In a town surrounded by deadly mist, and filled with oddities, two young siblings become orphans.

And that's the best thing that's happened to them all day.

Howard Howard was a Wrecker (a brute and bully by profession) who was brutal and bullish to his children - Aubrey and Aubrey's Sister. Howard Howard deserved to be turned into mince, and thanks to a mysterious duo called The Grinders, that's exactly what happened to Howard Howard. 

Hunted by the police and their father's gang of Wreckers, the siblings find some new friends to help keep them safe: a talented burglar named Charlie (who has no bones, but a great moustache) and a sword-wielding assassin named Calo (who has a sword, duh.) 

In a town already revelling in its own chaos and with new dangers around every corner, Aubrey's Sister and Aubrey stumble into a world of secrets, myths and monsters.

©2019 John Robertson and Louis Ghibault (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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fabulous capturing book

love it! I listen to it several times and enjoyed it every single time. it is very creative and I can't wait to hear more about what will happen next. the naration added another layer of joy.
highly recommend.

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A Series of Unfortunate Events meets Pratchett

Honestly, just a superb tale, both for adults and children. I wish I'd had this as a kid, it would have been right at home alongside ASoUE!

Also, the experience is greatly enhanced by John's narration, the timing and atmosphere projected by him is impeccable, not to mention the superb accents and voices

All in all, a fantastic experience, I sincerely hope for a sequel!!

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fun, bizarre and fantastical!

Brilliant story on par with Roald Dahl. Beautifully written, fun, humourous and just a little bit twisted. Perfect for any adult or child and narrated wonderfully with voices that really bring it to life. I'm really glad this came up as a suggestion.

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Great book

Narrated great by the author, brings the characters to life. A good book regardless of age.

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Superb

Absolutely superb. John Robertson's story is great, a real Roald Dahl style mash up of grusomeness and extreme violence, interlaced with fart jokes and a wonderfully developed narrative. Bought the book for my Nephew (he loves it), picked up the audio for me, No regrets!

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Insanely original and epic

I've just finished listening to this book and I'm already foaming at the mouth ready for the next book. It was very well written and narrated by John.

Nothing in this story was predictable, it just keep you guessing what the hell was going on and left you wanting more.

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Bloody brilliant

Laughed and cried my way through this, totally unable to stop listening.
John Robertson is a childrens' literary genius.

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fun for all

great book that gives all ages a good laugh cant reccomend enough definitely worth the read

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Finger licking good.

This book is taking me back to being a kid reading Roald Dahl books except I no longer read books as they seem to read themselves now. Anyway. It's brilliant and makes me feel like a kid again.

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Great story and narrator

Great book for kids and adults alike. Absurd and fantastical as a Dahl or Pratchett novel with the narrative style of a Gaiman story. Lots of silly asides and tangents woven wonderfully around a plot about the adventures of two children. Read by the author, a great performance of silly voices and the right flow to the narration.

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