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Goodnight Mister Tom

(A Puffin Book)
Narrated by: Patrick Malahide
Length: 3 hrs and 26 mins
Categories: Children, Fiction
4 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.

Penguin presents the downloadable audiobook edition of Goodnight Mister Tom, read by Patrick Malahide.

Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of World War II. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley, but his newfound happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London...

©2015 Michelle Magorian (P)2015 Penguin Books Limited
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THIS IS ABRIDGED :(

This would be a lovely story if the book was unabridged. Sadly (and very disappointing for my daughter) this has chunks missing and is very choppy in its telling. So sad as the narrator does a lovely job of what is otherwise a beautiful book for readers/listeners young and old alike.

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Very disappointed. If it’s not the full version it should be very clearly stated that it is not the full version

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Tom and Will

I like it and it was great but you did not include the hole story and that ruined it please tell the hole story and make one with the hole story
I love how you read it the story was great to and

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abridged

this recording has been clumsily and brutally abridged. the cost is unwarranted. angry to be charged so much for something so butchered. it's jarring.

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Abridged

I adore this story, but unfortunately there are no unabridged versions. Very disappointing. I had to stop, I felt I was just losing too much of the story. None of Willie learning to read, little Lucy loving her Dreema. Ah well, I already had another three copies of this novel, I'll just have to read.
I can't recommend this story enough. Been a favourite for many years.

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An absolute must

Although there were some obvious edit points, this abridged version is an excellent book and the narration is second to none. Brilliant performance.

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Excellent telling of a beautiful story!!

Excellent rendition of this Family favourite. Patrick Malahide captured the emotions that well over in this book beautifully and my Children and I have greatly enjoyed listening to this on a long car journey. 5 Stars all round!!

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Superb

Beautifully written and brilliantly narrated. A story of love and humanity for the whole family. You will need your tissues!!

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Beautiful story

My son and I listened to it in the car. We didn't want to get out of the car as we were gripped by the story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-08-2018

Great story cut short by half

This Audiobook is not half the original story! Half of the book has been discarded.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-07-2018

Not half the book I used to know

they litteraly just took the "important "parts and discarded the rest so this book is just a 1/4 of the original.

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  • Simon
  • 08-01-2019

Endless rollercoaster of emotions

I had trubbel keeping track of my feelings. 1 minutes crying then laughing. Memorable book!

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  • Alison Brackenridge
  • 11-03-2019

Abridged disappointment of a great book

This version is so heavily edited I was really disappointed. This is one of my favourite books but most of the story and it’s heart is missing. Such a shame.

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  • G. Sargent
  • 06-03-2019

not the complete book!

this is an abridged version so useless if you want to listen to it as a reading aid for the physical book

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  • KAON
  • 10-11-2015

Good night mister Tom

It's a very emotional but amazing book I love it
My favourite book. I love it

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  • Jodie
  • 26-08-2015

excellent

loved it very good book not very long easy listen. great for children too will definitely have listen again! !!

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  • Daniel
  • 24-08-2015

Highly recommend

I had this book and audiobook as a child and happily listen to or read it again now. The story is well-crafted and moving, and the narration by Malahide is one of the best I've heard. The abridgement is also well-handled and maintains the crux of the story whilst cutting the length to a digestible amount. Music interludes throughout to break up the story into sections are a welcome edition. I'd recommend this story to young teens specifically and anyone who is looking for genuine poignancy in their audiobook.

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  • Jason
  • 19-05-2016

brilliant story and the reader has amazing voice

this book was on my daughters reading list. she chose to listen to it and was completely mesmerised by the voice and the story.

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  • Kayley Kirk
  • 01-05-2016

loved it

My favourite book as a child and loved listening to it while relaxing at home

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  • Daisy
  • 04-04-2020

Highly edited and lacking for it

Highly edited and lacking for it. The fact that this is so abridge should be advertised. Do not buy.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-07-2020

Very heavily abridged

This is an ok adaptation, but it’s been heavily edited and it misses out some of the key passages of the books (and huge chunks of the story too!). As a result, some of the character development is missing and it’s not as involving or moving as the book.

Not hugely keen on some of the accents the narrator does either; Tom’s seems to wander all over the place.

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  • Wendy Desyllas
  • 04-07-2020

Great book

I am so happy with the app and the book I wrote a review. I like it but there was so much drama and death I was not so happy.