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Cliffhanger [Kindle Edition]

Jacqueline Wilson
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

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In this single-cassette audio book Jacqueline Wilson's Cliffhanger is read in unabridged form by Stephen Tomkinson.

Wilson strikes again in her own inimitable style with this funny, touching and at times thought-provoking tale of a little boy facing up to his very worst fears and coming out on top.

When his dad decides to send him on an adventure holiday, poor Tim--who is more suited to armchair pursuits--realises that this could well turn out to be the very worst time of his entire life. Little does he know quite how bad things will get, especially when he is forced to bunk-in with the hideous, arrogant and bullying Giles. But as the holiday progresses he finds himself quite enjoying its challenges. Even abseiling--once he is safely back at the bottom of the cliff--doesn't seem so bad.

This is a heart-warming tale of friendship and bravery that will have young readers giggling and gasping from beginning to end --Susan Harrison


"Weaves plenty of plot strands in a very short space, and leaves us smiling at the end. Which is definitely the way to do it" Daily Telegraph "An excellent, fast-moving story, full of humour for competent readers" The Good Book Guide "Jacqueline Wilson's easy, humorous style deals lightly with a serious problem. Many children who share Tim's agonies will perhaps take courage from this entertaining story" The School Librarian

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 627 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Publisher: RHCP Digital (4 Sep 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0031RDV96
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #29,665 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Jacqueline Wilson is an extremely well-known and hugely popular author. The Illustrated Mum was chosen as British Children's Book of the Year in 1999 and was winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award 2000. Jacqueline has won the prestigious Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award for Double Act, which was also highly commended for the Carnegie Medal. In June 2002 Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools and in 2008 she was made a Dame.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars .. 22 Jun 2014
By Lisa
My daughter loved Jacqueline Wilson as a child and she re-read this book recently.

Cliffhanger is about a boy called Tim, a very un-sporty and very un-adventurous boy who is forced to go on an adventure holiday by his dad in hope to toughen him up. Despite Tim's horror, he is forced to go there and his no-sport brain is full of sports and adventure that he has to adjust to.

The book, overall didn't impress my daughter. She told me that she didn't overly like it when she was younger anyway, however she thought that maybe it was because it was written from a boys perspective and wasn't really a book that includes the sort of plot she enjoys. However, when re-reading it she saw that the book as very bleak for her. She told me that there was no proper introduction to characters, or not even a subtle moment where you can grasp the ideas of the characters and understand whether or not you like them. In this book, the characters and your opinion of them, is already there. You kinda just have to take it. Of course you can make your own opinions but you can't take them from a new perspective.

If you're a younger reader or have a younger child who likes reading, this book would be for you. It would be nice for them to read as it's simple. Also, I think this could be used in the classroom as it's a very simple book and would teach the child the basic literary techniques.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, funny and listenable for adults 21 Nov 2009
By Comical Engineer TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
We listen to audiobooks in the car on long journeys.

It's about tim who also stars in "Buried Alive" and if possible, should be listened to before Buried because it introduces tim to "Biscuits".

Tim doesn't want to go on adventure holiday but is forced to go by his dad. He starts off not liking it and having problems with some of the other children, finds a friend in Biscuits and eventually has a great time.

The kids loved it and the adults found it listenable.

Recommended along with Buried Alive.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is brilliant ! 19 Jan 2000
By A Customer
This book really is a cliffhanger that hangs you in suspense all the way through. Once you pick it up its unputdownable. I had already read this book as the summer reading task, but I enjoyed it as much as when I read it in the summer. My favourite characters are Tim, Biscuits and Gilles. Tim goes to an adventure holiday because his Dad made him, but Tim and his Mum don't want Tim to go. They all get there and Tim gets picked to go and be in the tigers. They have a game of Triangles and they went abseiling and then a canoe race and finally the crazy bucket race. When I read this book it is still very exiting.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars We all liked this book! 17 Jun 2003
By A Customer
We liked Cliffhanger because it was exciting and we couldn't wait to read what happened next. Tim went on an adventure holiday. He wasn't very good at sport but he found out that he was better than he thought. Tim made friends with a boy called Biscuits. We liked Biscuits because he was funny and always eating. Tim was very scared when he tried to abseil, nevertheless, he had a go with surprising results.
A year 3 literacy group.
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By A a
Format:Kindle Edition
This is my book review about Cliffhanger, this book was written by my favourite children's author.....Jaqueline Wilson, and is illustrated by Nick Sharrat! In this short paragraph, you'll read all about why I like Jaqueline Wilson and why I chose to review this book!

The reason that I chose to rate this book five out of five, is because I simply don't think that it could ever turn into a better book to read than it already is!

Likes about the book, includes almost completely every single thing in the book! ONE thing that I disliked about the book, was that Jaqueline Wilson is really very good at writing books about romance, and love. And those are my favourite types of Jaqueline Wilson books, but in this book, I just don't think that their was enough romance in the book for me!
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4.0 out of 5 stars From wimp to hero in a week! 5 Nov 2014
A delightful story about Tim, who would much rather be watching television, is sent by his parents on an adventure holiday. Tim has never been any good at sports or games but now he has a go at lots of activities, such as abseiling, canoeing and completing obstacle courses, finds new friends and becomes a hero! Another great story by a fantastic author, highly recommended. Teachers could easily use this book to support work in PSHE, helping children acknowledge their strengths and being willing to try new activities, overcoming fear of failure and developing resilience in the process.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Exellent!! 30 Jan 2002
By A Customer
I like this book because i thought that it was a attractive cover. I also like this book because after every chapter it ends on a cliffhanger. I think Jacquline Wilson is a very good author. She writes wonderful books aand has a very imaginative mind. Cliffhanger took my mind away into another world. The illustration are also very attractive. Tim is not very good at sports and has been sent on a adventure holiday by his dad. can he and his team the tigers be the champions find out from the award winning authors book CLIFFHANGER!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A book that words can't describe 14 May 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book is so magnificent words don't even come close to describe how great it is. It had easy language that I could understand interesting story line very good book.
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