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Crackanory (Series 1)

Series: Crackanory, Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 40 mins
Categories: Comedy, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? Inspired by the popular children’s TV show Crackanory combines some of the UK’s best comedy writers and performers.

From much-loved funnyman Jack Dee narrating a story of a man who quickly becomes the World’s most-hated after tweeting a celebrity to actress and writer Sharon Hogan telling a story of a political translator getting creative with her interpreting, expect to be amused further by the likes of Hugh Dennis, Sally Phillips and Richard Hammond.

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  • Mrs. B. Azzaro
  • 24-02-2019

short stories

really good collection of short stories, good to listen to, to while away time or to settle down sleep to . offten wanting the story to continue.

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  • K. J. Noyes
  • 17-02-2019

Darkly comic adult stories

Darkly comic adult stories, some excellent ideas that kept my attention through. Just series 1, an Audible exclusive. I never saw the TV series but did hear about it, and was very happy to see this in an audio format, as of course, stories such as these are designed for listening to. Eleven stories, each read by a 'name', each only 15 minutes in length. So SO dark in places, but brilliantly comic, each with their own little moral lesson at the end. My favourites were 'Bitter Tweet', about the impact of one Twitter comment on the life of the sender, 'Fakespeare' about a newly-found Shakespeare play and the writer who discovers it, and 'Becoming Zoe' and the postman's obsessive love for one of his customers. Each story comes from a different writer, and the talent on display is apparent, each keeping a similar tone and pace. It's all very adult, relevant and contemporary, each could be filmed as a TV series I would say. No reader hindered the storytelling, a few stories I didn't find as strong/memorable as the others, but that is down to personal taste. I loved having these to listen to on commutes/walks, and would definitely like to hear further episodes from the series. With thanks to Nudge Books for providing a sample Audible copy.

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  • Mumtogirlies
  • 08-05-2019

Not really my cup of tea

Thought it would be funnier than it actually was and for me, it was a little disturbing. Just listened to 3 of them. They were performed brilliantly, the readers stuck to the childlike, "Hello, I'm ... and the story I'm going to read is about..." which was funny, really got the Jackanory thing there. Overall: not really my cup of tea.

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  • happyshopper
  • 09-04-2019

brilliant!

I have listened to these repeatedly. Great to pass the time. No regrets at all.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-01-2019

Loved them

Loved them, easy to listen to and very descriptive. Found it very easy to visualize each story. Some are very funny.

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  • Jay Southwest
  • 30-05-2020

Weird but makes you smile

Social media storey very funny, brilliant narration - theme says it all about today’s way of expressing views and fake news , other stories not as interesting in my humble option but did make me smile.

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  • W. Brooks
  • 07-05-2020

Brilliant

Listened to the first 2 episodes and I’m hooked :) More please, love it! Fabulous. Fab.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-03-2020

great fun

love all the fun, twisted little tales. Well performed by all the readers. Highly recommend all the collections.

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  • Louise G
  • 01-03-2020

A few great stories here

I enjoyed a lot of these stories, they were great when short of time

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  • Gunnessmanc
  • 21-08-2019

enjoyable listen

enjoyed the different styles of narration each one complimenting the story. look forward to season 2.