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The School Inspector Calls!

Narrated by: Gervase Phinn
Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
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The third Little Village School novel.

Summer has arrived in Barton-in-the-Dale and as a new term begins at the little primary school, it's not just the warm weather that's getting people hot under the collar.

Meetings with the teachers from Urebank School to discuss the merger are producing more than a few fireworks, a disruptive new pupil arrives, set to cause trouble, and a surprising staff love affair is exposed. There's also a big school production of The Wizard of Oz to organise as well as an impending visit from the Minister of Education.

Head teacher Elisabeth Devine certainly has her work cut out for her. And that's just some of the drama set to shake-up the village. Throw in a sprinkling of secrets, shocking revelations, old flames, new liaisons, psychics, weddings and misfortune...there's plenty to gossip about this term.

©2013 Gervase Phinn (P)2014 Hodder & Stoughton
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Book three of three

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Wish I had known this was the third book in the series. A good story however but would have been better if I had listened to the two previous books. I was left up in the air about what was to happen to some of the characters at the end of the book. I assume all will be revealed in the next book (or at least some of it).

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This is one that I will read again.

If you could sum up The School Inspector Calls! in three words, what would they be?

Inspiring, honest, captivating

What was one of the most memorable moments of The School Inspector Calls!?

The boy and the dog

Have you listened to any of Gervase Phinn’s other performances? How does this one compare?

This is good, I like this series of books and this is as good as the others I've read.

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

No, that would be a bit of a marathon

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I would recommend this book.

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all the Little village school books on audible.

I loved all three books. the narrator is excellent, the stories are lovely, I wish the next story was on Audible.

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A enjoyable story told with geuine warmth

What made the experience of listening to The School Inspector Calls! the most enjoyable?

The authors love of his characters brought depth to an otherwise very simple tale of every day village life.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The School Inspector Calls!?

The relationship between the head teacher and her brightess pupil is beautifully written.

What does Gervase Phinn bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

As with any conversation based text the reader brings the characters to life in a way reading can never quite capture. Gervase does a wonderful job here.

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Loved it

Loved it I've listened to all 3 little village school books, it's a shame the last 2 books aren't on here, I'll have to get a hard copy, can't leave the story there!

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Story of bad made good of love and trust

Story of small village headteacher and experiences dealing with troubled student. slow to get going but. Gets better as it goes along. title slightly misleading as school inspwctor is in story for very short time.

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Most enjoyable

i loved this book as I did the previous ones, have now purchased the next two on my Kindle

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Surprisingly good.

I loved this positive and engaging book. So full of hope and great characterisation. Humorous and poignancy abounded in this book.

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enjoyed them all but this is the best hope there will be more to continue


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A True Gem

Just love the little village school characters and Mr Phinn brings his characters alive so beautifully. A true gem, recommended by my Mum, Elizabeth, a teacher who also loves these books.

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  • Mark A Wilson-Thomas
  • 11-03-16

Wonderful!

A gentle and moving tale of life in a small Yorkshire village told with giid humour and keen observation.

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