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  • Famous Five: Five On A Treasure Island

  • Book 1
  • By: Enid Blyton
  • Narrated by: Jan Francis
  • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 82

Julian, Dick and Anne are spending the holidays with their tomboy cousin George and her dog, Timothy. One day, George takes them to explore nearby Kirrin Island, with its rocky little coast and old ruined castle on the top. Over on the island, they make a thrilling discovery, which leads them deep into the dungeons of Kirrin Castle on a dangerous adventure. Who - and what - will they find there?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
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  • By Frances Sanford on 03-03-2017

Fantastic Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-05-2019

I set out looking for a book my children aged 4, 9 and almost 11 could listen to in the car from school each day to enjoy. I used to love books by Enid Blyton as a child, however I did not come across the Famous Five until now. I really enjoyed this book myself and my kids absolutely loved it and couldn’t wait each day to find out what happened next. It has become a little tradition to instead of turn on the radio, listen to a story instead. Highly recommended and Jan Francis does a brilliant job, her performance is what really made this story shine it’s brightest.

  • Uprooted

  • By: Naomi Novik
  • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
  • Length: 17 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 306
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 305

A dark enchantment blights the land. Agnieszka loves her village, set deep in a peaceful valley. But the nearby enchanted forest casts a shadow over her home. Many have been lost to the Wood, and none returns unchanged. The villagers depend on an ageless wizard, the Dragon, to protect them from the forest's dark magic. However, his help comes at a terrible price. One young village woman must serve him for 10 years, leaving all she values behind.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Well written folklore fantasy

  • By emmoff on 17-11-2016

Not one to miss if you love fantasy

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-04-2019

Regretful that I bought this book as my first on here as now I'm not sure it can be topped. Gripping story with great character development, plenty of plot twists and moves at a fast pace keeping you hooked. I struggled to concentrateat work, thinking about it and wondering what will happen next. I have to agree with some comments on different sites, in which the story line could have easily been made into a book series as well. Overall a book suited for grown up tastes and Katy Sobey's performance was brilliant. However, if you dont like Tsundere men this isn't the book for you.