A J Bowman

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  • Lionboy

  • The Truth
  • By: Zizou Corder
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 35

The nefarious lion-tamer Maccomo, recently escaped from captivity, kidnaps Charlie with the intention of selling him and Rafi to the Corporacy! A full-scale chase ensues as Charlie's parents, his Venetian gondolier friend, and his ever-faithful lions pursue Maccomo's ship across the sea.

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  • Magnifico

  • By BethlinG on 02-20-06


5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-07-12

Would you listen to Lionboy again? Why?

I have purchased all three of the Lionboy stories and definitely plan to listen to them all again.

What other book might you compare Lionboy to and why?

This trilogy is a mixture of fantasy and adventure with the important element of great storytelling, perhaps a mixture of CS Lewis and Michael Morpurgo.

What does Simon Jones bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

What a great storyteller, he just brings the books to life!

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

For practical reasons I couldn't listen to it all in one go (too long), but I certainly listened to it within a week.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend for both adults and children.