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The Water Horse Audiobook
The Water Horse
Written by: 
Dick King-Smith
Narrated by: 
Nathaniel Parker
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The Water Horse Audiobook

The Water Horse: Free Extract

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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)

What Members Say

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    Slim Blackstone, Virginia 09-26-15
    Slim Blackstone, Virginia 09-26-15

    Audio books are growing. I have listened to books for months now, But I prefer my books in paperback/hardback format.

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    "Cool book"

    I liked it it was an interesting little book can't complain some parts made me laugh though. But other then that it wasn't that bad for a kid book lol.

    20 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    "Coming from someone who hasn't seen the movie..."

    I can't comment on how this compares to the movie, but i can say that this audio book is certainly worth listening to even if you haven't seen the movie.

    23 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Landon Annandale, Virginia 03-23-16
    Landon Annandale, Virginia 03-23-16
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    What made the experience of listening to The Water Horse the most enjoyable?

    this book had me laughing it was very interesting for it to be a children's book


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    i had no favorite character


    Have you listened to any of Nathaniel Parker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    im not sure.


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Angelique Hofacre 01-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "And a movie to follow???!!"

    I loved this book. It was an excellent adventure in every way. it was at once fantastical, and emotional and grounding. That is not an easy task. Great characters and profound understanding of how the characters would respond.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Wake Forest, NC, United States 10-06-10
    Laura Wake Forest, NC, United States 10-06-10
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    "The Water Horse"

    Better than the movie. Great story. Could get lost in this book. Kids would like it too.

    14 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 04-18-16

    Skyline High'17 George Mason University'21 Sociology Major

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    Would you listen to The Water Horse again? Why?

    Yes, i would listen to this book again I thought it was very interesting


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything


    Have you listened to any of Nathaniel Parker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I haven't


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    i guess


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 10-16-15
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 10-16-15 Member Since 2015

    I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!

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    "Cool"

    This is just an extract and it is just free. If your interested it is only 14 minutes. I liked the character Grumble. Seems cute and different and very Scottish.

    Give it a try, if you got 14 minutes.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Asha Newark, NJ, United States 11-29-11
    Asha Newark, NJ, United States 11-29-11
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    "This is really a good book"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    This book is good one and it really would be liked by everyone , and i would recommend to everyone.


    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    S.H. Lander, WY, United States 09-09-12
    S.H. Lander, WY, United States 09-09-12
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    "Interesting"

    I liked the extract and I have it on my list of stories to listen to.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    07-24-16
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    "the water horse"

    Good beginning and ferry interesting in the end so i give it five start 🎇

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