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The Famous Five Short Story Collection [Audiobook] [Audio CD]

Enid Blyton
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
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Book Description

18 Oct 2007 Famous Five

A mysterious light on Kirrin Island, a stolen safe, a bag hidden in the woods, a runaway horse, dog thieves, a Christmas Eve robbery and a whole lot of fun for the Famous Five!

Read all about their exciting adventures in this delightful collection of short stories.

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Product details

  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Hodder Children's Books (18 Oct 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844564185
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844564187
  • Product Dimensions: 12.4 x 14.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,254 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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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars AUDIO TAPE EXTRAS 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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39 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Which stories are on the audio CD? 16 April 2009
By C. X. Linton-Willoughby TOP 500 REVIEWER
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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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The same... but then not. 6 Oct 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Famous 5 CD Set 3 Feb 2011
Format:Audio CD
I bought this for my 7 year old granddaughter to listen to on the way home from school in the car. I loved the books myself as a child and am delighted that she now loves the stories. She is a very good reader and I know she will now go on to read the books herself. The language is a little bit old fashioned but still relevant. I like the fact that the stories are not just read but different people take the parts of George, Anne, Julian and Dick as well as Timmy the Dog which makes it all the more interesting.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for car journeys 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still good for parents and the next generation 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stories for younger listeners 20 Aug 2012
By Kath
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I bought this set of short stories for my 4-yr-old daughter because I thought the full length stories would be too long for her. She absolutely loves this CD. The story-lines are clear and easy for her to follow and understand what is going on. There is lots of action to keep her interested. So I would definitely recommend this for children who are too young for the full stories yet.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really good 7 April 2014
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Super collection of stories. Keeps the kids quiet when I need them to be plus reminds me of my own childhood!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed by my seven year old daughter
Bought for my daughter when aged six but she has really only enjoyed listening to it really since turning seven.
Published 2 months ago by Mrs T K Taylor
1.0 out of 5 stars cant veiw
Have never recived it to my kindle even to its paid for. Would be good if it worked then i would be happy
Published 3 months ago by Mr.N.W.Forrest
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what you would expect
Great stories, well read. My daughter is a big fan and this collection fits the bill. Good value for money
Published 3 months ago by cus
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Read
It has clearly been well reaerched, the characters are very good, very recognisable, just one or two points made it obvious that the stories were not original, but as a fan of well... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Pippa Tilsed
5.0 out of 5 stars and another fab set
See my comments on the Mystery Book series - a trip down memory lane bought as a present for a youngster - but I loved every one - (I read them first! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Michael O'callaghan
4.0 out of 5 stars second generation blyton fan.
I read these books when i was a boy and am now reading them to my daughter.the magic is still there.to much pc editing in some versions though so be careful.
Published 6 months ago by pats review
5.0 out of 5 stars nice look
lovely looking cd i bought it as a present so i havent actually listened to it but my grandaughter seemed to love it
Published 8 months ago by marg
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the job!
When your 7 year old grandson can't turn the pages of a book because he has broken both wrists a audio book is the answer at night time when he normally would be reading a book! Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mamma
5.0 out of 5 stars Audio Book - Famous Five
My daughter loves it - if I don't have time to read her a story at night this makes up for it. She listens to the stories which eventually put her to sleep - just like me reading... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Sandra Browne-Rhoden
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect
My daughter loves this CD, she listens to it again and again with excitement every time.
Just as it says on the CD and a great introduction to Enid Blyton
Published 9 months ago by Fiona V
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