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Publisher's Summary

Nominated for a 2011 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album For Children. Who better to read the novel of the new Nanny McPhee film than Nanny McPhee herself, Emma Thompson, who also wrote both the screenplay and the novel.

This delightful audio edition captures the magic and the mayhem of Nanny McPhee's brand new adventure – it will have you laughing out loud!

©2010 Emma Thompson (P)2010 Bloomsbury Publishing

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Loved this talking book!

I ordered this book really quickly before a road trip so didn't know it was the story and the diary put together....so was a bit surprised once we started listening- but it was so great! My kids and I were enthralled from start to finish. I will definitely be looking for more Emma Thompson stories.

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  • Patricia McBride
  • 02-08-2017

Story+Film Diary+Emma Thompson=Joy

I've listened to this audiobook perhaps four times over the last several years, and it delights me every time. I wish Emma Thompson would narrate more books, preferably including a full memoir of her own. Her voice is beautiful, her delivery delicious. And she is remarkably insightful and emotionally wise. This book alternates between being a diary of the experience of filming Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, and a reading of Nanny McPhee Returns. Her character expression in the story is fabulous, and the story itself is both funny and uplifting. What I enjoy even more is the education she gives us about the technical aspects of filmmaking, and the physical and emotional effort it requires of everyone involved. Her understanding and love of human nature make the whole thing a fascinating and joyful listen.

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  • pamibe
  • 12-10-2020

I'd listen to anything Emma Thompson read.

Thompson is a great actress, but as narrator she exceeds expectations! As for the book in general, I don't know which I enjoyed more; the story or the diary. Both were wonderful.

A 'book' I never wanted to put down. Excellent.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-09-2019

Really great

One of THE BEST audio performances ever! The writing, the reading... mostly the heart of it! So much fun!

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  • Char Tarter
  • 14-08-2019

The joy of McPhee

Ms Thompson is a joy to listen to, and although she is addressing young people on one level, she is also addressing us older folks in a very kind loving way!

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  • Heather Gans
  • 23-05-2019

wonderful!

Emma is sublime: her acting, her writing; her personal diary entries. So enjoyable. More books and narration by Emma Thompson please!

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  • Melissa Grundvig
  • 20-03-2019

Loved it

Love Emma's voice, loved the diary parts sharing behind the scenes bits. The story part is generally a bit young for me (reason I gave it 4), but I chuckled and cried so that's okay. Very glad I bought it.

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  • Csilla Kistner
  • 26-12-2018

Absolutely wonderful book and performance

What a wonderful book! I thoroughly enjoyed it! Emma Thompson is wonderful in everything she does! absolutely loved the movies and the books as well. the story is captivating and relevant. I learned a lot from Nanny McPhee. Thank you!

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  • Mitchell
  • 07-09-2018

Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang

Hi I am Lily and I think this book was fantastic and hope you make another one for Nanny McPhee and the clash of the titans so thanks for writing this book you’re a brilliant actress.

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  • StoryAddict
  • 24-08-2017

A fun listen for fans of Emma Thompson

Would you listen to Nanny McPhee and The Big Bang again? Why?

Maybe. It's a strange book in that there is the story and, interspersed with it, is Emma Thompson's diaries from the filming. I think that switch back and forth can be hard for some, but my kids actually liked it. For myself, I will say that I preferred the diaries to the actual story.

If you’ve listened to books by Emma Thompson before, how does this one compare?

Again, it is hard to compare because of the format. However, I loved that there is just so much honesty from Emma Thompson in this.

What does Emma Thompson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Honestly, I don't think anyone could read this story (or diary) like Thompson.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Ummm.....there is a film of this book.

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  • bradly
  • 15-02-2017

fantastic book

I love how Emma Thompson blends the story with the diary the diary being told as to how the movie was made I greatly enjoyed the book

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  • Misty
  • 13-10-2020

Great

I love nanny McPhee I’ve seen it so many time still don’t get fed up with it. The audio book is also great and well done Emma Thomson your brilliant

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  • Sian Davies
  • 02-06-2019

Good as gold

10 out of 10 Emma is real good but better than film wound racket to anyone

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