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Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. 

In book seven, the Famous Five investigate spook trains in the dead of night. The trains seem to vanish into thin air, but where do they go? The Five discover an unusual underground tunnel system and a secret train-service. 

If they follow the tracks, will they solve the mystery? 

©2013 Enid Blyton (P)2013 Hodder Children's Books

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good adventure

another great story. highly enjoyable for kids and well read. Slightly darker theme with kidnappings and entrapment but the 4 children and their dog win through in the end. ages 5 and up.

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  • troy m.
  • 08-02-2020

fantastic escape from reality

Fab listen. took me back to my childhood. narrator was fantastic and had a hypnotic voice

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-07-2021

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One of my favourite books I have ever read or heard on Audible I definitely recommend it !

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  • stephen Parsons
  • 14-02-2021

Be prepared

Again another excellent adventure. You always feel a part of it as if you where there.

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  • Customer AP
  • 16-03-2019

I loved it.

I loved it because it was very very God the performer was very very God

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  • Mr. C. A. Atter
  • 10-05-2018

Supadupa book.

This was amazing and breathtaking to listen too. Excellent 😁 by Anabelle age 9 years old .

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  • NickTheGreek
  • 25-09-2017

superb

Absolutely wonderful . The way they are read by Jan Francis is superb. Can't wait to hear more.

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  • Sue
  • 22-04-2017

No pound coins please!!! Not metres, they didn't exist....

Most enjoyable except for the really annoying altered words which really make one wince! Pound coins instead of notes and metres instead of inches.... The rest of the text is of the era so these odd words are totally incongruous and wrong. Please leave the original text which, as unabridged, should be as written. Otherwise most enjoyable and nostalgic.

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  • Susan Random
  • 27-04-2016

Five Get Into Trouble

The Five decide to spend their Easter Holidays camping in the countryside with the usual 'lashings of ginger beer' in plain sight. As is there habit, they meet another boy, Richard, who's the son of a local landowner. When Dick is taken in a case of mistaken identity, it's up to The Five to travel to the mysterious 'Owl's Dene' to find out what's going on.

I really enjoyed listening to this unabridged book. Jan Francis' RP accent was a perfect fit for this particular genre.

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  • Miss Y C Melia
  • 25-05-2019

Brilliant

I loved this book it is surreptitious,fantastic marvellous I would recommend it to 4 and up because it’s a book for all to enjoy

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  • Anonymous
  • 26-08-2015

To be fair, I'm not the market for this.

Would you try another book written by Enid Blyton or narrated by Jan Francis?

I loved Enid Blyton as a child. As an adult, not so much! But Jan Francis made it bearable.

What will your next listen be?

Lemony Snicket!

Any additional comments?

My children love the Famous Five. It would be a source of amazement to me if I didn't remember how much I loved the books myself. They don't date well, and yet they are still popular. Go figure.

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