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Summary

William Brown, the loveable rogue created by Richmal Crompton in the 1930s, is as well-received and enjoyed today as he was almost 80 years ago. Martin Jarvis has long been the voice of William, and brings a youthful sense of joy and a childlike excitement to the reading.
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Wonderful

Wonderful to get an unabridged version of Martin Jarvis's brilliant reading. I know all these stories backwards, but they still make me chuckle.

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William books are sheer entertainment

What really can be said? William books are great, they are humorous, gentle entertaining and hark from days I wish we would once more enjoy. If you love P G Wodehouse there is every likelihood these stories of an 11 year old boy and his pals from the same era will resonate with you. Martin Jarvis has made these his own. Excellent in all respects

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Wonderful

I have loved the just William books all my life and the books read by Martin Jarvis are wonderful. They are perhaps a little dated, but they are funny, thought-provoking and a joy to listen to. Martin Jarvis is an exceptionally good narrator. I often listen to the William books in the car and sometimes Williams exploits make me laugh out loud and there have been times when I have cried with laughter.

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Just William

I loved it. I really like the tricks that the outlaws lay on people.👦 Especially the ones that William plays on his family

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Wonderful

Absolutely wonderful adaptation. Martin Jarvis brings the fantastic William to life,
would recommend to adults and children alike.

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love Just William.

has me laughing uncontrollably. Love the vocabulary. how many books today would use word like "propitiation".

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Superb

Richmal Crompton's stories and Martin Jarvis reading them - sheer escapism heaven. could listen to them forever

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Just Heaven

Martin Jarvis and William together are perfection. An utterly delicious collection of stories. I will enjoy these over and over again.

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Brilliant

This is a brilliant book!
You must buy this "book" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It's definately worth it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
A Must Have

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  • RNS
  • 24-12-13

Best William Book

This was the first William book I read 50 years ago. It remains my favourite. Martin Jarvis is William. Brilliant performance. An easy 5 stars in all categories.

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  • catherine
  • 21-05-13

Wonderful stories beautifully read

Where does William - The Pirate rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One!

Who was your favorite character and why?

William of course. He is such a hilarious, lovable character.

What does Martin Jarvis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Beautifully read. His take on Williams voice seems perfect.

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

Yes and then I ordered all the rest.

Any additional comments?

It's hard to get the boys to bed on time - none of us can bear to stop at just one story.