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 Hodder 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.
"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
"Timmy was a large brown mongrel! Startled it was changed to a black and white dog........"
Enjoyable and nostalgic but again so surprised wonderful Tim was so misdescribed! Also so many references to jeans which really jars as they all wore shorts, even Anne when she wasn't wearing a dress or skirt. Such a pity as so few words are changed from the original text, even those far more outdated. Just wish it was all left as it was written. Apart from these cringeworthy changes, really enjoyed it. But...... Timmy was a large brown mongrel dog!!!!
One of my favourite books of all time and having it read to me made it all that much better.😜
"fantastic adventure - my children were mesmerised!"
We enjoyed this on the car journey to school and back. short enough chapters for shorter journeys, the children were eager to hear the next. They love the famous five and this was a fantastic adventure. Jan Francis read it perfectly and bought the characters to life
Great fun, and kept my 5 and 8 year old grand-daughters and my daughter happy in the car during a long day's drive from France back to UK.
We adults enjoyed it too, remembering when we were children and first read it ourselves, so it covered three generations.
"TERRIBLE. DO NOT BUY IT"
DONT BUY IT ITS IS TERRIBLE SPENT YOUR MONEY ON SOMETHING BETTER. Like a hammer
"My 6 year old loves it!"
very well read. engaging and exciting. really captures the imagination. others in series are also high quality.
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