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  • The Grotlyn

  • By: Benji Davies
  • Narrated by: Peter Capaldi
  • Length: 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 5

What is the mysterious Grotlyn? What sort of creature could it be, scuttling across the town, frightening everyone in its path? And why has it stolen PC Vickers' knickers?A mysterious rhyming tale about things that go bump in the night for ages four and up, from picture book superstar Benji Davies, winner of Oscar's First Book Prize 2014 and Sainsbury's Children's Book of the Year 2015. Perfect for fans of Oliver Jeffers and Jon Klassen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An adorable tale with some mystery mixed in

  • By Sabrina J. on 08-24-18

An adorable tale with some mystery mixed in

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-24-18

I first came across this story after discovering Doctor Who actor, Peter Capaldi, had read for the audio book. I bought a hard copy online and waited till it arrived before listening to the audio. Mr. Capaldi does a delightful reading performance, from a whimsical tone for the standard narration, to changing his voice to fit each of the male and female characters. Benji Davies, the author and illustrator, must also be acknowledged for his playful rhyming and stunning artworks on every page of his story. This is a highly recommended read and listen. :)