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The Water Horse Audiobook

The Water Horse: Free Extract

This is a free sample of The Water Horse. When eight-year-old Kirstie brings home a strange egg from the Scottish shore, her family never expects it to hatch. But the next day, Kirstie discovers a baby sea monster swimming in her bathtub! Part horse, part toad, part turtle and part crocodile, he's the oddest-looking creature Kirstie's family has ever seen. Only Kirstie's grandfather knows what the beastie really is: a Water Horse! This lovable creature is the perfect pet.
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Publisher's Summary

This is a free sample of The Water Horse.

When eight-year-old Kirstie brings home a strange egg from the Scottish shore, her family never expects it to hatch. But the next day, Kirstie discovers a baby sea monster swimming in her bathtub! Part horse, part toad, part turtle, and part crocodile, he's the oddest-looking creature Kirstie's family has ever seen. Only Kirstie's grandfather knows what the beastie really is: a Water Horse!

This lovable creature is the perfect pet. The only trouble is, he can't stop growing. He gets bigger. And Bigger. And BIGGER. Before long, he's outgrown every loch in sight. Will they ever find a home that's large enough for their Water Horse?

A magical retelling of the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, The Water Horse is a timeless tale that will delight children of all ages.

A major feature film, starring Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin, and David Morrissey, has now been inspired by this book.

©1990 Foxbusters Ltd.; (P)2008 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

What the Critics Say

"The characters are believable and, since King-Smith relates events from the point of view of the water horse as well as those of Kirstie and her family, readers get to know the friendly, not-at-all-fearsome monster." (School Library Journal)

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    Narrator should have justified with the story.
    Story requires a more playful voice which should be full of acts.

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    Elicia Blankenship 02-26-16 Member Since 2014
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    I know this wasn't a full book, but was a nice peak into the real thing.

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    time2rest CA United States 02-13-16
    time2rest CA United States 02-13-16 Member Since 2015

    I live in CA where the traffic is a nightmare. It could take 90 mins to get to my location when it should have only taken 25 mins. Audible!

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    "my 7 year old & 4 year old were spell bound"

    This story was so engaging. I normally do not care for stories that are told by narrators with accents. in this case, it did not matter. my kids sat riveted, listening to every word. they wanted to hear what happened next. They were excited by the plot. Bravo.

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    Thought we were getting the entire story. Don't waste your time on this one. Dumb

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    "So sweet!"

    It was a wonderful taste of the whole story that left you wanting.to hear more. The reader's accent was a little jarring at times but didn't distrace from the over all performance.

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    I love this book. I read it more than 10 times. This is the best book I've read

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    the book was okay but it didn't make sense to me like the movie did.

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    Test Newark, NJ, United States 06-12-12
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    This was a very good book, better than the movie. Really enjoyed the narrator, did a great job.

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    if I am not a lot and we are you can be in the new chchchcjcu

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    Simple and cute. When my nephew is old enough to understand stories like this one, I will make him listen to it.

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