The much loved Famous Five books are now available as unabridged audio downloads for the first time! There's a ruined castle on Finniston Farm, but only the dungeons remain - and nobody knows where they are! The Famous Five are determined to find them - and whatever is hidden in them - but they are not alone. Someone else wants to know, too. The question is: can the Five get there first?
©2013 Enid Blyton (P)2013 Hachette Children's Books
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"Great story, terrible narration"
This is one of my favourite Famous Five stories, with the five hunting for a secret passage, a lost, ancient castle and hidden treasure. Unfortunately this is one of the only books in the series that isn't narrated by Jan Francis. Instead, Sarah Greene races through the narration, ignoring punctuation and talking so fast I kept feeling like I needed to take a deep breath! She also doesn't do different voices for the different characters. She reads the whole story in the same voice as all the characters, which is a bit disappointing, particularly when Jan Francis has distinct voices for each character. Also, this recording seems to have a number of problems - it often cuts out and repeats sentences or skips a sentence ahead.
Sarah Greene read this famous five book far far too fast and that's why it's an hour shorter than the titles Jan Francis had narrated. Disappointing
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