Swallows and Amazons
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UNABRIDGED
(4.7 based on 218 ratings)
  • 1

    Swallows and Amazons: Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (10)

    For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the twelve books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike – by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome’s unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.

    David says: "Classic Children's Literature at it's Best"
    Classic Children's Literature at it's Best

    Swallows and Amazons is a masterpiece of children's literature, written by author Arthur Ransome and the winner of the inaugural Carnegie Medal in 193..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 04 2013 by David (Woonona, Australia)
  • 2

    Swallowdale: Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (6)
    Story
    (6)

    For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the twelve books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike – by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome’s unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.

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  • 3

    Peter Duck: A Treasure Hunt in the Caribbees (Swallows and Amazons Series)

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (21)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    The third book in Arthur Ransome's wonderful series for children, Peter Duck takes intrepid explorers John, Susan, Titty, and Roger Walker, and fearsome Amazon pirates Nancy and Peggy Blackett, onto the high seas. Under the command of the infamous Captain Flint (Nancy and Peggy's Uncle Jim), the children brave a real-life pirate and his cutthroat crew, fog, sharks, and the ravenous crabs of Crab Island in the search for buried treasure.

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  • 4

    Winter Holiday: Swallows and Amazons Series

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    The fourth book in Arthur Ransome's classic series for children, Winter Holiday takes intrepid explorers John, Susan, Titty, and Roger Walker, and fearsome Amazon pirates Nancy and Peggy Blackett to the North Pole. Joined by budding novelist Dorethes Callum and her scientist brother Dick, the children plan an "Arctic" expedition. But unforseen events seperate the travelers and disaster nearly strikes in the exciting climax of their race to the Pole.

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  • 5

    Coot Club: Swallows and Amazons Series

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated By Allison Larkin
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (14)

    It all started with a coot's nest. Dorothy and Dick meet Tom Dodgeon, Port and Starboard, and three pirate salvagers all members of the Coot Club Bird Protection Society. When one of the coot's nests is disturbed by a shipful of Hullabaloos-rude holiday boaters - trouble begins. Frantic chases, calamitous boat collisions, and near drownings fill the pages of this exciting fifth addition to Ransome's classic children's series.

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  • 6

    Pigeon Post: Swallows and Amazons Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (17)
    Story
    (18)

    The crew's on holiday, and they turn their energies to mining for gold, aided by pigeon messengers Homer, Sophocles, and Sappho. The adventurers comb the nearby hills for a fabled lost claim, while being shadowed by a mysterious figure they dub "squashy hat." Undeterred by drought, sudden brushfires, and the continuing presence of Squashy Hat, the young prospectors persevere in their quest - with surprising results.

    Richard says: "Wonderful"
    Wonderful

    Alison Larkin has a pleasant voice, her reading is nicely paced and she is able to capture a flavour of the north-country accents. This all makes for ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 08 2010 by Richard (Weetangera, Australia)
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    Pigeon Post: Swallows and Amazons Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
    Overall
    (4)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    For anyone who loves sailing and adventure, Arthur Ransome's classic Swallows and Amazons series stands alone. Originally published over a half-century ago, the 12 books are still eagerly read by children and adults alike - by all those captivated by the world of adventure and imagination. Such longevity is not only due to Ransome’s unparalleled gift of storytelling, but also his championing of qualities such as independence and initiative; virtues that appeal to every generation, whether young or old.

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

  • 7

    We Didn't Mean to Go to Sea: Swallows and Amazons Series

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    Overall
    (25)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (15)

    In this latest adventure (following Pigeon Post, winner of the Carnegie Medal), the Walker family has come to Harwich to wait for Commander Walker's return. As usual, the children can't stay away from boats, and this time they meet young Jim Brading, skipper of the well-found sloop Goblin. But fun turns to high drama when the anchor drags, and the four young sailors find themselves drifting out to sea - sweeping across to Holland in the midst of a full gale!

    Carol says: "Satisfying and Engaging"
    Satisfying and Engaging

    In this book the four Walker children move from the half-imaginary adventures they enjoyed in SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS and its sequals, to coping with a r..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 29 2009 by Carol (Concord, CA, United States)
  • 8

    Secret Water: Swallows and Amazons Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated By Allison Larkin
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    This book follows the adventures of the five Walker children after their parents leave them on a "desert island" with provisions for a long stay - and a blank map to fill in.

    Mama C says: "Disappointing"
    Disappointing

    From reviews I read I thought this book would be a "Boxcar Children" or "Nobody's Girl" type story, with the children living on their own for the summ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 06 2010 by Mama C (San Juan Capistrano, California United States)
  • 9

    The Big Six: Swallows and Amazons Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    In this (more or less) sequel to the adventures of Coot Club, Arthur Ransome returns once more to his beloved Norfolk Broads where trouble is again brewing for Joe, Bill, and Pete, the three boatbuilders' sons who (more or less) live full-time aboard the Death and Glory and the three Coots, Tom, Dorothea and Dick.

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  • 10

    Missee Lee: Swallows and Amazons Series

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    The original cast of the famed Swallows and Amazons series is sailing under the stars and the command of Captain Flint in the South China Sea when Gibbet, their pet monkey, grabs the captain's cigar and drops it in the fuel tank. In minutes, the ship is ablaze (and doomed), and our seven luckless protagonists are adrift in two small boats. They make their way to land, only to find themselves the captives of one of the last remaining pirates operating off the China Coast.

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  • 11

    The Picts and the Martyrs: Swallows and Amazons Series

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    Overall
    (18)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    Jibbooms and bobstays! Those two Blackett sisters are back at it again, and Nancy is right there in the thick of it. Their mother (doubtless suffering from exhaustion) has gone off sailing in the North Sea with Captain Flint on a rest cure, but she has allowed her two daughters to stay a fortnight at Beckfoot on the lakeshore with their trusty cook. She's also permitted their two old friends, Dick and Dorothea Callum, to come up for a visit.

    Richard says: "So many wonderful memories of childhood"
    So many wonderful memories of childhood

    Alison Larkin has a pleasant voice, her reading is nicely paced and she is able to capture a flavour of the north-country accents. This all makes for ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 08 2010 by Richard (Weetangera, Australia)
  • 12

    Great Northern?: Swallows and Amazons Series

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Arthur Ransome
    • Narrated By Alison Larkin
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Finally! Here is the 12th, and final, book in Arthur Ransome's acclaimed Swallows and Amazons series. People familiar with his earlier work will recognize the pattern: children set out on an adventure (this one off the coast of Scotland) with a minimum of parental advice and interference. Here, the story centers on a desperate race to thwart the efforts of pernicious egg collectors threatening the survival of a pair of rare birds not previously known to nest in British waters.

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