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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.

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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    "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.

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    Laura Wake Forest, NC, United States 10-06-10
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    Better than the movie. Great story. Could get lost in this book. Kids would like it too.

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

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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.

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    Asha Newark, NJ, United States 11-29-11
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    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.


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

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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.

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

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