The much loved Famous Five books are now available as unabridged audio downloads for the first time!
There's a shipwreck off Kirrin Island! But where is the treasure? The Famous Five are on the trail - looking for clues - but they're not alone! Someone else has got the same idea. Time is running out for the Famous Five, who will get to the treasure first?
©2013 Enid Blyton (P)2013 Hachette Children's Books
This is a great story to get acquainted with the Famous Five series.
Insightful characterisations, believable storyline, skilfully performed by Jan Francis.
Don't be put off by the one voice doing all of the characters. More professional
and enjoyable to listen to than the use of various child voices used in the dramatisations.
May take a few minutes to get used to the voices, but once you do, you're on your way.
I have always loved the Famous Five series. Safe, fun, action (and food) filled adventures for kids! Jan Francis is an excellent narrator, not only giving each character a distinct voice, but acting and performing throughout. Highly recommended.
"Great family listening"
I read some of the famous five books when I was young, so decided to buy this to introduce my children to something that I had enjoyed. It went down better than I expected, the story really hasn’t dated much at all, and both of my kids loved it and are now looking forward to book 2 on our next long car journey.
Kids (& I) loved it! Lasted SEVERAL car journeys as well! Bring on the next
Bought this for my sons. I enjoyed it more than them because of the memories it brought back when I used to read it as a kid myself.
Listened to this in the car on a couple of relatively long journeys. Trying to wean two small boys (5 and 7) off iPads and into books - and the ones we used to read when we were kids.
Worked brilliantly. At the end of the long journey tonight had to run upstairs and lie in bed together until it was finished.
Eldest now wants me to buy him the book.
As an adult now, I'm clearly not the intended audience but this has not aged well. Symptomatic of being written in the 1940s in many respects, not least it has poor attitudes towards women amongst other aspects which haven't aged well.
There are better books available for a young audience and this shouldn't get a pass simply because 'Blyton'.
"A classic from my child hood -"
A trip down memory lane, and I was not disappointed. Easy listening. A delight and such a treat to have it read to me this time.. Thanks
"Best book ever!"
This was a fantastic book and now I will read a lot more Enid Blyton books so if you haven't read this then READ THIS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Five go to mystery moor"
I loved the book
I like how there's always a mystery
I didn't like how it take 's a while to get to the mystery
I love The adventure by eliott.
I really liked the happy ending Elizabeth.
It is so good.
"Classic story perfect for boys"
I bought this for my son and wasn't sure what he would think but he loved it from the first chapter to the end.
He loved the treasure, and story of wrecks and kids hiding from the baddies
We will be buying more famous five books as my son loved this one and wants some more!
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