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    • Kids' Car-trip Collection

    • By: Dick King-Smith, Sam McBratney, Martin Howard, and others
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne, SLR Productions, Justin Fletcher, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
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    Bring back some fun into your next family road trip with this collection of four audiobooks perfectly suited to preschool-age children. Make friends with pigs, rabbits, sheep and wombats – all for one low price! From a classic story about Australia's favourite pig, to the sweetest wombat you'll ever meet, these audiobooks are ideal to make long car trips fly by.

    Non-member price: $19.95

    • The Water Horse

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
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    When eight-year-old Kirstie brings home a strange egg from the Scottish shore, her family never expects it to hatch. But the next day, Kirstie discovers a baby sea monster swimming in her bathtub! Part horse, part toad, part turtle and part crocodile, he's the oddest-looking creature Kirstie's family has ever seen. Only Kirstie's grandfather knows what the beastie really is: a Water Horse! This lovable creature is the perfect pet. The only trouble is, he can't stop growing.

    Non-member price: $27.31

    • The Fox Busters

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Nigel Lambert
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
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    Flightless, helpless and often, frankly, more than a little silly, chickens are no match for the cunning, merciless foxes stalking their coop. Or are they? Thanks to a careless farmer and generations of determined foxes, the chickens on Foxearth Farm have evolved into quick-witted, long-legged, high flying fox dodgers. Then, just a week after a vicious fox ambush in the water trough, three sisters are hatched. And Ransome, Sims and Jefferies are no ordinary chicks: they grow up determined to fight back.

    Non-member price: $16.38

    • Babe, The Sheep-Pig

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
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    Farmer Hoggett wins a piglet at the fair. It should fatten up nicely. However Fly, the sheep-dog trains Babe, the piglet, to herd sheep, making Babe an indispensable sheep-pig.

    Non-member price: $10.17

    • Saddlebottom

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Nigel Lambert
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
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    Dorothea, an aristocratic Wessex Saddleback pig, considers it a disgrace that one of her children has the white saddle-shaped patch on his bottom, and not on his back. In fact, life doesn’t look too promising for young Saddlebottom - until he decides to run away from home.Then he meets a very unusual cat, and the young piglet’s fortunes change dramatically!

    Non-member price: $15.72

    • Magnus Powermouse

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
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    His mother was amazed when she saw the size of her newborn infant and realized that feeding him was going to cause problems. She turned to a box of patent Porker Pills, used for fattening pigs. But the bigger Magnus grew, the more problems he caused.

    Non-member price: $15.72

    • Martin's Mice

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Nigel Lambert
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
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    Martin, a kitten, is branded a 'wimp' by his siblings for his friendly interest in mice. He loves caring for them and can't understand their desire for freedom. Only when he becomes the pet of a big city apartment dweller does he realise why his pets deserted him.

    Non-member price: $15.72

    • Pretty Polly

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Jane Asher
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
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    Abigail would love to have a pet parrot, but they're too expensive. So she decides to teach one of her father's chickens to talk instead. To the amazement of Abigail's family, she succeeds. Soon, they have to stop Polly being quite so chatty.

    Non-member price: $15.72

    • The Sheep-Pig

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
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    When Babe, the little orphaned piglet, is won at a fair by Farmer Hogget, he is adopted by Fly, the kind-hearted sheep-dog. Babe is determined to learn everything he can from Fly. He knows he can't be a sheep-dog. But maybe, just maybe, he might be a sheep-pig.

    Non-member price: $26.21

    • Sophie's Snail

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Bernard Cribbins
    • Length: 54 mins
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    Small but very determined Sophie wants to be a lady farmer when she grows up. Down in the potting shed, she has made a start and keeps flocks of free-range wood lice and herds of snails.

    Non-member price: $15.72

    • The Queen's Nose

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Eve Karpf
    • Length: 2 hrs and 4 mins
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    Harmony Parker thought animals much nicer than people, and saw everyone she knew as some non-human species. Her father, for example, was most definitely a bald-headed Sea Lion, her mother a tubby, fussy Pouter Pigeon, and her tiresome older sister a Siamese cat. But Harmony's parents would not allow her to have real pets of any kind – not even a harmless gerbil. Then Uncle Ginger arrived from India and gave Harmony a very special present ...

    Non-member price: $27.31

    • Dinosaur Trouble

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    All pterodactyls know that flying dinosaurs are superior, and all apatosauruses know that any dinosaur with only two legs is surely second-class. Nosy, a pterodactyl, and Banty, an apatosaurus, become great friends even though their parents have forbidden them to play together. With Nosy’s fast flying and Banty’s smarts, the two take on the biggest predator on the Great Plain, and conquer their parents’ prejudices in one great adventure.

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    Non-member price: $15.72

    • Harry's Mad

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Nigel Lambert
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
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    Harry Holdsworth had never heard of his Great-Uncle George until he inherited the old man’s most cherished possession: an African Grey parrot named Madison. Harry’s first reaction was one of dismay. Who wants a big pet bird – one that could live for another 40 years? But when Mad introduces himself in perfect American, Harry discovers he has found a friend – and more.

    Non-member price: $15.72

    • Paddy's Pot of Gold

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Josie Lawrence
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
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    When Brigid sees a tiny carrot moving about in the garden she can't believe her eyes. When the carrot turns out to be a tiny leprechaun, she can't believe her luck. She is the only human who can see him - but where is his pot of gold?

    Non-member price: $16.38

    • Sophie is Seven

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Bernard Cribbins
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
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    Ever since she was four years old, Sophie has wanted to be a lady farmer. She has been collecting animals, and so far her menagerie consists of snails, centipedes, a white rabbit, a black cat, and a puppy named Puddle. Now Sophie is saving money in her piggy bank to buy her own farm, but when she adds it up she only has #12.60. She must think of ways to raise more funds!

    Non-member price: $15.72

    • The Golden Goose

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 59 mins
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    Farmer Skint and his family have fallen on hard times at Woebegone Farm until their goose lays a golden egg. With the birth of Joy the Golden Goose, the fortune of the Skint family begins to change. But what will happen when people find out about their golden-feathered friend? How long can they keep Joy a secret?

    Non-member price: $15.94

    • Find the White Horse

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Nigel Lambert
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
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    Lubber the dog and Squintum the cat join forces with a racing pigeon and a pretty young Irish setter to search for Lubber's home. All he can remember is that he lives in a cottage below a hillside on which is carved a white horse.

    Non-member price: $15.72

    • Sophie's Tom

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Bernard Cribbins
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
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    Sophie is small but very determined. She loves animals and is going to be a lady farmer when she grows up. On her fifth birthday, she gets a model farm and lots of toy animals. What she wants most of all, though, is a real animal - like a cat.

    Non-member price: $15.72

    • The Stray

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: June Whitfield
    • Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins
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    Henrietta Hickthrift decided to run away from home - the Old People's Home. Packing just one small suitcase, she sets off on the train to the seaside. But Henry doesn't have much money. In fact, by the end of her first day she has exactly one penny. That is when she meets the Goods - Angela, Barney, Eleanor, Rosie and Rowley - who decide to adopt this unusual stray. But will their parents let them keep her?

    Non-member price: $21.84

    • Sophie's Lucky

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Bernard Cribbins
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
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    Sophie already has a rabbit and a cat and a dog, but what she'd really love is a pony. Good fortune comes Sophie's way when she's invited to spend her summer holiday in Scotland with Great Aunt Al.

    Non-member price: $16.38

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