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Mary Poppins

Narrated by: Olivia Colman
Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Discover the joy and wonder of Mary Poppins in the classic adventures!

Read by Olivia Colman, this stunning performance lifts P. L Travers’s words off the page, transporting us back to a time where classic story telling is at the heart of any story. 

When the East Wind blows Mary Poppins into the home of the Banks children, their lives go topsy-turvy and are changed forever.

More than 80 years since we first met Mary Poppins, this original, classic story is still charming listeners and transporting new fans into the mysterious world of everyone’s favourite magical nanny.

©2010 P. L. Travers (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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The amazing book

An amazing book read by a fantastic reader one of my all time favourite books.

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Mean?

The narrator was good. But I didn’t like Marry Poppins character. She came across quite mean, and this put me off the story completely.

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Wow!!!

Narration was amazing with her talented range of voices.

Loved the entire story versus the movie version.

Highly recommend!!

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  • Chantelle Reid
  • 19-02-2019

I <3 Olivia Colman!!!!

Olivia Colman's reading of Mary Poppins is simply magical! Our family loved every minute of it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-01-2019

Better than the movie.

I can see why P. L. Travers did not like the movie. I feel there were probably about five scenes from the book that were included in the movie. I'm happy now I know the 'real' story, as it was intended, without being 'Disney'fied.

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  • Happy
  • 22-10-2018

Oh Olivia

An otherwise great reading from
the fantastic Olivia Coleman spoilt by the worst voicing of a little boy in the history of voice overs. Michael sounds like a nasty little munchkin with strep throat and his dialogue is so clipped he comes across more as a Twin Peaks character than a small boy. Not sure what she was thinking but so bizarre as to distract from the story. Sample before buying.

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  • Sara
  • 15-01-2019

Utterly delightful

The book (as so often happens) surpasses the film, with all of Travers’ humour and imagination coming through in entirely unknown sections (my and my children’s particular favourite being the babies chapter talking to the sun and bird).
And Olivia Colman, unsurprisingly, is fantastic, I’ve been recommending it to everyone.

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  • Elizabeth G
  • 22-11-2018

Listened and relistened!

Absolutely brilliant. Made so by Olivia Coleman and her many voices. A treasure to enjoy.

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  • Sana H
  • 22-02-2019

Great!

Olivia Coleman is amazing. Her talent makes the characters of this wonderful book come alive. An audiobook of exceptionally high standard.

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  • G Reid
  • 18-02-2019

Superb Reading of a Classic

Olivia Coleman throws herself heart and soul into this classic tale, a wonderful range of voices perfect for each character. Thoroughly recommended.

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  • xom13
  • 14-02-2019

no chim chimney hear

So the original Mary poppins is very different a couple of scenes made it from the book but only about 10% of the book.
it's separated in to a collection of short story's a a different adventure everyday .
great for a chapter a night for bed time story's .
magical story's wonderful characters and great performance.

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  • Miss Je Cooke
  • 13-02-2019

Practically Perfect in Every Way

This does differ a lot from the Disney film in terms of events but the characters are brought to life superbly by the narrator. It is a joy from start to finish for adults and children.

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  • Carla Ribeiro Oleiro
  • 08-02-2019

The voices are not as expected

To bad the reader doesn't have what it takes to give life to this great story. The voice that she perform for Michael is just wrong.
I saw a review saying that and I can confirm it.
This book deserves a lot better.

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  • Martin
  • 08-04-2019

Disappointing

I wasn't expecting the book to mirror the Disney film (seldom does the saccharine treatment bestowed by Disney reflect the original work), but on this occasion I was impressed that Walt saw anything worth making a film of in this parade of irritating nonsense. The Mary Poppins character by PL Travers is certainly sharper and less kindly than Julie Andrews' interpretation - but to no good end. There doesn't seem to be a lesson or moral or even a point to the story. I take great delight in books for children from many eras - even enjoying the blatant religious nonsense from CS Lewis (except the Last Battle), but this was just awful.