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The Borrowers

(A Puffin Book)
Narrated by: Christopher Eccleston
Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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Penguin presents for the first time the complete, unabridged audio edition of Mary Norton's The Borrowers.

The Borrowers live in the secret places of quiet old houses: behind the mantelpiece, inside the harpsichord, under the kitchen clock. They own nothing, borrow everything and think that human beings were invented just to do the dirty work.

Arrietty's father, Pod, was an expert Borrower. He could scale curtains using a hatpin and bring back a doll's teacup without breaking it. Girls weren't supposed to go borrowing, but as Arrietty was an only child her father broke the rule - and then something happened which changed their lives.

She made friends with the human boy living in the house....

©1952 Mary Norton (P)2017 Penguin Books Ltd.

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Childhood innocence revisited

A childhood favourite, it was with delight I listened to it with my grandchildren. Wonderful!

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  • Kate
  • 03-08-2018

“Let’s get borrowing”, Coco aged 8

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I would give it 5 stars if it was only me voting. I would recommend it to anyone who has a big imagination. I loved it .”, Coco. (Aged 8, again)
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“ The people I say that would enjoy this book would be someone who enjoys ‘fantasy’ istories. A great story to listen to on trips ( when we went to France)”, Xavi aged 10. 🤓.

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  • C M.
  • 07-01-2020

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Not good at all

The storyline is so dull

Do not read
seriously don't. Not kidding

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-12-2019

hello again ...

after 45 years, having read this gem of a book to my four and five year old sons, what a joy to become reacquainted and to remind the boys of all the stories we read together.

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  • B
  • 04-04-2019

Just not the right narrator

We just couldn't bear to carry on listening to the flat delivery with strange intonation. So disappointing! We pressed pause and spent another credit on the same book read by another narrator.

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  • Ruthl21
  • 08-04-2019

Great story - poor performance

The story of the borrowers is brilliant, this audio is very dull. The children found it difficult to listen to and even more difficult to follow. I'm disappointed I used a credit on this.

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  • Imogen
  • 15-02-2018

aursom

I love it
it was great and or something and marvels and fables and huge