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    • Swallows and Amazons

    • Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 1
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 566
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 492
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 490

    For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the twelve books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike – by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome’s unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Nostalgic children's adventures

    • By Lou on 27-01-14

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Peter Duck

    • Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 3
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122

    For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the twelve books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike - by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome's unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Charming childhood adventure on the high seas

    • By Lou on 29-10-14

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Swallowdale

    • Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 2
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 10 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 171
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173

    For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the twelve books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike – by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome’s unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best book ever

    • By Mrs on 04-02-17

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Winter Holiday

    • Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 4
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 150
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 132

    For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the twelve books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike – by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome’s unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As good as the book

    • By Victoria on 23-06-13

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Great Northern?

    • Swallows and Amazons, Book 12
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 43

    Great Northern? is the 12th, and final, book in Arthur Ransome's acclaimed series. Once again, the children set out on an adventure (this one off the coast of Scotland) with a minimum of parental advice and interference. Here, the story centers on a desperate race to thwart the efforts of pernicious egg collectors threatening the survival of a pair of rare birds not previously known to nest in British waters.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful!

    • By Amazon Customer on 24-06-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Pigeon Post

    • Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 6
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 97

    For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the 12 books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike - by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome’s unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book. Awful narration.

    • By Kit on 16-08-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Coot Club

    • Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 5
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 98
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 91

    For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the twelve books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike – by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome’s unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Highly entertaining for children and adults alike

    • By Ralphesq on 19-06-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Secret Water

    • Swallows and Amazons, Book 8
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 70

    For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the 12 books are still eagerly enjoyed by children and adults alike - by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome’s unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Explorers & Savages

    • By F. Walshaw on 07-08-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea

    • Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 7
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 83

    For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the twelve books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike - by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome’s unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Swallows can do it on there own.

    • By jon on 06-07-15

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Picts & the Martyrs

    • Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 11
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 67

    For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the twelve books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike - by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome's unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old. Jibbooms and bobstays!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a book

    • By Anonymous User on 14-06-17

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Big Six

    • Swallows and Amazons, Book 9
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 65

    In this (more or less) sequel to the adventures of Coot Club, Arthur Ransome returns once more to his beloved Norfolk Broads where trouble is again brewing for Joe, Bill, and Pete, the three boatbuilders' sons who live aboard the Death and Glory, and the three Coots, Tom, Dorothea and Dick. The problem seems to be that boats are constantly being set adrift and all the evidence points squarely at the three Death and Glories. In a clever bit of detective work, the Big Six manage to exonerate themselves and catch the villains.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Big Six

    • By Graham Murphy on 21-05-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • Missee Lee

    • Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 10
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    In Missee Lee, the original cast of the famed series is sailing under the stars and the command of Captain Flint in the South China Sea when Gibbet, their pet monkey, grabs the captain's cigar and drops it in the fuel tank. In minutes, the ship is ablaze (and doomed), and our seven luckless protagonists are adrift in two small boats. They make their way to land, only to find themselves the captives of one of the last remaining pirates operating off the China Coast. However, Missee Lee, as it turns out, is no ordinary pirate....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best story ever!

    • By John Searl on 16-06-18

    Regular price: £14.99

    • The Soldier and Death

    • A Russian Folk Tale
    • By: Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated by: Gregory Sheridan
    • Length: 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1913, Arthur Ransome traveled to Russia to explore Russian folklore. The result of his studies was the publication of retellings (rather than translations) of a number of stories, including The Soldier and Death, which first appeared in 1920. 

    Regular price: £6.59