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Just William Audiobook

Just William

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Publisher's Summary

Now as famous on radio and audio as they are in print, the adventures of that irrepressible and ageless schoolboy William Brown have been delighting both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained, and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster, for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas, and Henry (The Outlaws), and the angelic, lisping, thorn-in-his-side Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals.

This volume of Just William features the following stories:

  • The Christmas Truce
  • Only Just In Time
  • The Midnight Adventure of Miss Montague
  • William and the Musician
  • Williams Leads a Better Life
  • William and the Twins
  • William's Birthday
  • William and the Little Girl
  • The Outlaws and Cousin Percy
  • William and the Princess Goldilocks

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    ©2005 Richmal Crompton (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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      Mama C 12-03-10
      Mama C 12-03-10 Member Since 2008
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      "Delightful!"

      William, the rascally English boy, is at it again. Richmal Crompton has written some delightful stories, but Martin Jarvis, an excellent narrator, has turned them into classics with his wonderful performance. These stories are not written for young children. My high school children and I delight in listening to the William stories.

      2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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      Martin 10-13-16
      Martin 10-13-16 Member Since 2006
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      "P. G. Woodhouse meets Booth Tarkington"

      Very reminiscent of Tarkington 's Penrod books (among the funniest books ever written) and just as good.

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      catherine 05-21-13
      catherine 05-21-13
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      "Wonderful story, beautifully read."
      Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

      Absolutely. The whole family listened to Just William stories on a very lengthy car trip (15 hours drive). The time passed quickly, with my 7 year old boys, my mother-in-law, myself and my husband entranced by the stories. We roared with laughter at Williams antics and at times the car literally shook with laughter.

      The stories are so simple and yet extremely clever and the reading is wonderful. My husband still repeats some of the phrases sometimes: "I'm just bein' plite" says my husband in his best William voice when he does something especially annoying...


      What was one of the most memorable moments of Just William?

      Every story was just so wonderful it's hard to pick a favourite moment. I'd say my best memory was looking around at the faces of my family, the seven year old boys and their grandmother sitting togethor, eyes bright with joy, at one, roaring with laughter.


      Which scene was your favorite?

      All!


      Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

      Laugh, and laugh and laugh some more. At one point, we were rolling around the floor (in the Shakespeare story) weak with laughter. The boys didn't get all of it, but they did get the 'ham and eggs and bacon' jokes.


      Any additional comments?

      You will love, love, love these stories. I have already told my mother off for not giving them to me as a child. But I can still enjoy them now!!

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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      Chelle 06-08-12
      Chelle 06-08-12
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      "Be Prepared to Laugh - Lots!"
      Would you listen to Just William again? Why?

      We enjoyed this on holiday, as a family,.
      We had to pause the story a time or two as the adults were in fits of laughter and the story could no longer be heard. ☺
      I think this would be our favourite Just William audio, thanks mostly to the excellent narration by Martin Jarvis - that man is an artist!


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      Shawn Smyrna, GA, USA 02-17-08
      Shawn Smyrna, GA, USA 02-17-08 Member Since 2015
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      "Not for us"

      We thought this would be an intereseting series The stories have a little rascals in England twist to them but the story lines did not captivate my 7yr old son's attention and he was lost in all of the english phrases.

      1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    • Fiona
      Nottingham, United Kingdom
      7/25/15
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      "Wonderful"
      Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

      Yes martin Jarvis reads it perfectly and just William is a classic just loved


      What did you like best about this story?

      Martin jarvis's reading is perfect makes William come alive


      What does Martin Jarvis bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

      He makes u feel u are in the book and also brings out each character to a point that u forget there is only one reader and not a cased


      Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

      There were many moments


      Any additional comments?

      Just keep Martin Jarvis reading and just William alive for all of us

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    • Examdots
      7/29/16
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      "Just Willian"

      Just Willian is a very interesting and a bit old fastened .

      Willian is a easily profoced young boy.

      My rating is four out of five

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    • Nicola
      7/10/16
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      "BUY IT"

      I am not joking buy it it is HILARIOUS if you don't find it funny then there is something wrong with you

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • Amazon Customer
      7/5/16
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      "loved it"

      loved it it was amazing their is nothing wrong with it I absolutely loved it

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    • Stephen Tombs
      4/26/16
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      "Just William"

      I liked this story because it is a boy who lives like us but in the olden times. William is a very mischievous boy who likes to make trouble somewhere. Although he is very mischievous, he is a very creative as he built his own den I the garden. He has and older brother and sister who are selfish and always show no respect for William. I would recommend this to children under thirteen because as you grow you become a teenager and I think they will grow out of that. I liked this audible book because it actually makes you feel like you are in there. Sometimes it makes you feel like it is you when you think you are in there. At our house it is a popular story as we listen to utmost of the tim

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    • helen
      3/15/16
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      "loved it"

      Martin Jarvis is superb . The tales of William are hilarious. Do not drive whilst listening to this, you will have an accident.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • Martha Keegan and Thomas Keegan
      2/24/16
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      "Just William!! 😆"

      I would recommend this book to anyone, no matter how old or young. There is some marvellously jazzy music to introduce the story, and the way Martin Jarvis reads is fabulous- really soothing if you like to listen at night, and full of expression. His William voice is great! Seriously, one click- BUY IT!! 😄

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • Laurence
      Sanderstead, Surrey United Kingdom
      12/7/15
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      "6 and 8 year old children loved it!"

      And I really enjoyed catching up with an old friend that I met in the eighties.

      0 of 0 people found this review helpful
    • Audible
      12/5/15
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      "Entertaining for young and old"
      Would you listen to Just William again? Why?

      The Just William stories are a treat. I used to look forward to the Radio 4 broadcasts during the Christmas holidays and was so pleased to find the Martin Jarvis recordings had been released via Audible. They're just as good as I remember them being and Martin Jarvis really is the voice of William as far as I'm concerned.


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    • Miss
      12/3/15
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      "This book is great for all the family"
      Where does Just William rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

      Love this book William was so naughty it makes me laugh out loud at what he got up to. Read very well. It is a timeless listen as it's just so easy to listen to you feel drawn into his antics even though I would never have dared get up to the things he did. To


      Who was your favorite character and why?

      William and Micky who just had me in stitches


      Have you listened to any of Martin Jarvis’s other performances? How does this one compare?

      I haven't listened to any other ones but do intend to buy more


      Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

      It made me laugh and cry throughly enjoyed this book


      0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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