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The Famous Five Short Story Collection Audio CD – Audiobook, 18 Oct 2007


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  • Audio CD: 2 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books; Unabridged edition (18 Oct. 2007)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 1844564185
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844564187
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1 x 14.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,774 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

The enduring appeal of The Famous Five has meant that the stories have been continuously in print since they were first published in the 1940s. These audio recordings are dramatised with a full cast and make wonderful listening for all Famous Five fans. Each story is one hour.

About the Author

Enid Blyton died in 1968 but remains one of the best-known and best-loved writers of children's stories. She is consistently voted a children's favourite in author polls. She has over 600 children's books to her credit, including the Famous Five series, the Secret Seven series, the Naughtiest Girl series (all Hodder) and the Malory Towers and St Clare's series (both available from Hodder on audio).

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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By MRS O on 15 May 2009
Format: Audio Cassette
Audio tapes have been a fantastic way of introducing my children to my favorite childhood author - there are 21 story books available in the main series. This audio cassette however is a collection of small mini-stories. Personally I think it better to listen to the tapes/cds of the full stories first to get used to the five, their adventures and personalities before delving into these little bite sized tales. Also, the illustration on the cover is the one for 'Five run away together' which is NOT on this audio tape. Having said all that, FAMOUS FIVE is wonderfully addictive listening/reading for my five year old and eight year old together, I recommend them.
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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful By flyinghyphen TOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 April 2009
Format: Audio CD
The stories are: Five Have a Puzzling time; When Timmy Chased the Cat; George's Hair is Too Long; Good Old Timmy; A Lazy Afternoon; Well Done, Famous Five!; Five and a Half-term Adventure; and Happy Christmas, Famous Five.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By R. Watson on 6 Oct. 2008
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The stories are as good as the "normal" Famous Five audio CDs, but a word of caution. The actors who read the parts of the five (except Timmy of course), and mother, aren't the same as the other Hodder CDs. Not that it detracts from the stories (and the voices are indeed very close), but small children can be confused as to why the "Five" aren't the same people.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Trilliane on 14 Mar. 2013
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I'll admit I was a little curious when I bought this collection for my 4yr old, he loves books and loves to be read to, don't get me wrong, that is a wonderful thing, not so good when mummy is driving though so into the world of audio books we go, and boy does he love them.

I will say these stories are just the right length to hold his attention and being a dramatisation rather than an audio book they are perfect. Yes the stories are dated along with concepts that girls adopt female typecast roles and boys are dominant and brave but it doesn't matter, they are well read and will improve his vocabulary and grammer and I can see me reading them to him at bedtime soon and a little later, he may even be reading them himself, after all it's the sense of adventure that is still wanted in the 21st century too.

Even I have listened to these alone on my lunch hour at work and usually end up being joined by a colleague or 2. There is just something comforting about being read to at any age.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By rodamazon on 5 Jan. 2010
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Great for car journeys with children. Fairly close to the book. Not sure how easy it would be for younger children to follow if they haven't read the book before listening.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Evelyn Winters on 14 July 2014
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I would highly recommend purchasing this cd. We use it to play all night for my little grandson. The voices are soft with no sudden noises and aid a peaceful night. The stories are told in a retro style which brings added charm for the little ones
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By LisaC on 17 Sept. 2014
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We bought this for our 7 year old daughter a year ago. She absolutely loves it, and it's been listened to over and over and over. She listens to it to unwind and relax before going to bed - and it has led us on to buying many more full cast dramatisations - we find the genre much more entertaining then audiobooks that are read by an actor. She hasn't read the books as they are a bit beyond her at the moment, but hasn't had any trouble following the stories. In fact, I've started to listen to them with her they are so engrossing. A fabulous buy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ms Y N1 on 19 Jun. 2014
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My kids (8 & 6) LOVE these stories. They are extremely old fashioned but sweet ... So may not be for all. The voices are very old school BBC hence the 4 stars - possibly not for all!
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