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    • HarperCollins Children’s Books Presents: Christmas Stories for Children

    • By: HarperCollins, Michael Bond, Judith Kerr, and others
    • Narrated by: Paul Vaughan, Geraldine McEwan, Sam Hodges, and others
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    This audiobook is a heritage rich collection showcasing some of the biggest characters in children’s stories we all know and love. Listen to Christmas stories such as Mog’s Christmas, Paddington and the Christmas Surprise and many more. Compiled by HarperCollins Childrens Books, featuring Michael Bond, Judith Kerr, Michael Morpurgo, Emma Chichester Clark and Jill Barklem.

    Regular price: £1.99

    • The Snowman

    • Inspired by the original story by Raymond Briggs
    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    When James wakes to see snow falling one December morning, he is delighted and rushes outside to make a snowman. With coal eyes, an old green hat and scarf and a tangerine nose, he is perfect and James can hardly bear to go inside and leave him. In the middle of the night, he wakes and creeps out to see his snowman again - and to his amazement, the snowman comes to life.... This special tale of true Christmas magic will bring everyone's favourite childhood festive character to a brand-new audience.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heartwarming.

    • By Viktoria Kleszken on 11-12-18

    Regular price: £9.99

    • War Horse

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Luke Treadaway
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111

    Michael Morpurgo’s classic tale, capturing the power of the human spirit. First published back in 1982, ‘War Horse’ has taken the world by storm. The book was adapted to the stage and was performed at the National Theatre and on Broadway. This full and unabridged edition is beautifully performed here by the National Theatre’s first Albert, OIivier-award-winner Luke Treadaway. At the outbreak of World War 1, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable

    • By Mary Boswell on 07-09-17

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Kensuke’s Kingdom

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 200

    When Michael is washed up on an island in the Pacific after falling from his parents’ yacht, he struggles to survive on his own. He can’t find food and he can’t find water, and as Michael and his dog curl up to sleep, he knows they cannot last long. But he soon realises there is someone close by, someone who is watching over him and helping him to stay alive.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By vin on 09-06-13

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Private Peaceful

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Jamie Glover
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    Told in the voice of a young soldier, the story follows 24 hours in his life at the front during World War I, and captures his memories as he looks back over his life. Full of stunningly researched detail and engrossing atmosphere, the book leads to a dramatic and moving conclusion.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant book

    • By Amazon Customer on 16-09-18

    Regular price: £9.79

    • Farm Boy

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    Set on a farm in rural Devon, Farm Boy is a collection of Grandpa's reminiscences and stories, touchingly told to his grandson. Joey was the last working horse on the farm, and the apple of Grandpa's eye. In War Horse, Joey was sent away from the farm to be a warhorse in World War I. Grandpa had joined the cavalry in order to find, and fight, with Joey. Farm Boy brings us forward 50 years....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • beautifully presented

    • By mandy on 31-05-17

    Regular price: £1.99

    • An Eagle in the Snow

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Paul Chequer
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    The powerful new novel from the master storyteller - inspired by the true story of one man who might have stopped World War II. It's 1940. The train is under attacks from German fighters. In the darkness, sheltering in a railway tunnel, the stranger in the carriage with Barney and his mother tells them a story to pass the time. And what a story. The story of a young man, a young soldier in the trenches of World War I who, on the spur of the moment, had done what he thought was the right thing.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Eagle in the Snoe

    • By anne stephens on 19-12-17

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Flamingo Boy

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: George Blagden
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34

    A stunning new classic from master storyteller Michael Morpurgo in the vein of Private Peaceful and The Butterfly Lion. This is a landmark new novel from the nation's favourite storyteller, set in the unique landscape of the Camargue in the South of France during WW2. There, a young autistic boy lives on his parents' farm among the salt flats and the flamingos that live there. There are lots of things he doesn't understand, but he does know how to heal animals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Captivating and heartwarming

    • By h nagah on 18-07-18

    Regular price: £8.49

    • The Butterfly Lion

    • By: Michael Morpurgo, Christian Birmingham - illustrator
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    A lyrical and moving tale of a young boy growing up in Africa, and his lifelong friendship with a white lion. Bertie rescues an orphaned lion cub from the African veld. They are inseparable until Bertie is sent to boarding school far away in England and the lion is sold to a circus. Bertie swears that one day they will see one another again, but it is the butterfly lion which ensures that their friendship will never be forgotten.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic book

    • By Dylan on 29-11-16

    Regular price: £5.99

    • War Horse

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 104
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103

    At the outbreak of World War I, Joey, young Albert's beloved horse, is sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. He's soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary odyssey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to the trenches to find him and bring him home.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • War Horse

    • By Diane on 01-08-12

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Running Wild

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Michael Morpurgo
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 110
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 77
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 76

    For Will and his mother, going to Indonesia isn't just a holiday. It's an escape, a new start, a chance to put things behind them - things like the death of Will's father. And to begin with, it seems to be just what they both needed. But then Oona, the elephant Will is riding on the beach, begins acting strangely, shying away from the sea. And that's when the tsunami comes crashing in, and Oona begins to run. Except that when the tsunami is gone, Oona just keeps on running.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb

    • By Catherine on 27-04-11

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Shadow

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Abdullah Afzal, Mike Rogers
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46

    A stunning and moving new novel from Michael Morpurgo, the nation’s favourite storyteller – featuring the bravest dog in all the world. When Hero, a bomb-sniffing spaniel, goes missing in the middle of wartorn Afghanistan, his soldier-owner is devastated. Meanwhile, Hero makes friends with a local Afghan boy, and sees a whole other side of the war. As Christmas draws ever closer, the question is – will Hero and his trainer ever be reunited?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not just a great read...

    • By Nina on 06-07-11

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Little Prince

    • By: Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Michael Morpurgo - translator
    • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant, Michael Morpurgo - introduction
    • Length: 2 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, translated by Michael Morpurgo. Read by Richard E. Grant, with an introduction read by Michael Morpurgo. If a little fellow comes along, if he laughs, if he has golden hair, and if he never answers questions, then you will know who he is. He is the Little Prince, the mysterious, innocent and beautiful boy who appears to a pilot stranded in the desert and makes an extraordinary request.

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Pinocchio

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Michael Morpurgo
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    The perfect gift for all ages, Pinocchio as you’ve never seen him before: Telling his own story through the master storyteller and award-winning author of War Horse. “Now – there’s no point in pretending here – I was, and still am deep down, a puppet. Everyone knows Pinocchio is a puppet. I reckon I must be just about the most famous puppet the world has ever known. But the truth is I’m not just a puppet, I’m more than just bits of wood and string. I’m me. So I thought it was about time that I, Pinocchio, told you my story...”

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderfully different telling

    • By Meera on 10-02-18

    Regular price: £6.99

    • Alone on a Wide Wide Sea

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, Tim Pigott-Smith
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 66

    There were dozens of us on the ship, all ages, boys and girls, and we were all up on deck for the leaving of Liverpool, gulls wheeling and crying over our heads, calling good-bye, I thought they were waving good-bye. None of us spoke. It was a grey day with drizzle in the air, the great sad cranes bowing to the ship from the docks as we steamed past. That is all I remember of England…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Poor Wee Boy...

    • By Jinty on 20-01-17

    Regular price: £8.49

    • Friend or Foe

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Will Welch
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    From master storyteller Michael Morpurgo comes "Friend or Foe". Evacuated from London, David and Tucky feel like the war is a long way away from their new life in the countryside. From master storyteller Michael Morpurgo comes "Friend or Foe". Evacuated from London, David and Tucky feel like the war is a long way away from their new life in the countryside.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Really enjoyed!!

    • By amycroton on 07-01-17

    Regular price: £5.99

    • Born to Run

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Isla Blair
    • Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Joy and heartbreak combine in this bittersweet tale of a champion greyhound’s journey through life – and from owner to owner…“The sack wasn't just drifting gently along like everything else, it was turning of its own accord. There was definitely something inside it, struggling against the side of the plastic bag, kicking at it, squeaking and squealing in terror. He had no idea what it might be, only that it was alive and in danger of drowning.”

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Val on 07-05-18

    Regular price: £6.99

    • The Fox and the Ghost King

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Jot Davies
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    In a cosy den under a garden shed lives a family of foxes. They love to watch football - all foxes do. But their favourite team keeps losing and losing, and it seems like things will never look up. That is until Daddy Fox finds the ghost of a king buried underneath a car park. A king who wishes only to be free. 'Release me,' says the Ghost King, 'and I can do anything. Just tell me your greatest wish.' For these football-loving foxes, might everything be about to change?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful Story

    • By Tilly on 29-09-16

    Regular price: £1.99

    • The Wreck of the Zanzibar

    • By: Michael Morpurgo
    • Narrated by: Harry Man
    • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Laura Perryman's family has always lived on Bryher. She lives with her twin brother, Billy, and her mother and father and her Granny May. Bryher is one of the Isles of Scilly. It's a very tiny island, and it is very hard work trying to scratch a living there. The sea feeds the people of Bryher. Billy, fourteen years old and bored with the unending milking routine, is feeling the strain. So, when the General Lee, bound for New York, calls at St. Mary's for repairs to the mizzen mast Billy secures his passage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • no higher praise possible for this book

    • By Aoife on 24-11-18

    Regular price: £1.99

    • HarperCollins Children’s Books Presents: Stories for Summer Holidays for Age 5+

    • Two Hours of Fun to Listen to on Planes, Trains and Cars
    • By: HarperCollins Children’s Books, Jonathan Langley, Michael Bond, and others
    • Narrated by: Jim Broadbent, Victoria Wood, Jot Davies, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Original Recording
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    Twelve of the best loved children’s book stories to get your little ones through the longest journeys this summer. Worried about how to keep your little ones occupied this summer? Worry no more with this compilation of 12 of the best-loved children’s stories. Two hours of audio fun to keep your children entertained on even the longest journeys - keeping at bay the dreaded question: ‘are we there yet?’ 

    Regular price: £4.99

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