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Publisher's Summary

The new heartwarming and hilariously brilliant story, beautifully read by number one best-selling author David Walliams.

Dads come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There are fat ones and thin ones, tall ones and short ones. There are young ones and old ones, clever ones and stupid ones. There are silly ones and serious ones, loud ones and quiet ones. Of course, there are good dads and bad dads....

A high-speed cops and robbers adventure with heart and soul about a father and son taking on the villainous Mr Big – and winning!

This riches-to-rags story will have you on the edge of your seat and howling with laughter! Bad Dad is a fast and furious, heartwarming story of a father and son on an adventure - and a thrilling mission to break an innocent man into prison!

©2017 David Walliams (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Loved it!

Fantastic from start to finish! I found myself listening to it without my kids - definitely for the whole family!

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  • Suzie Austin
  • 11-14-19

Not for young children

Not for young children. Hopefully many of the adult themes will go over their heads. It’s a bit too sinister for my 5 and 7 year old. Torture, pointing guns, abandoned by mother. Didn’t laugh at all, unreal one minute and too real the next. I thought reverend Judith was meant to bring moral balance to counter dads bad actions, not introduce a lesbian marriage that seemed crowbarred in there with no relevance to the story what so ever, only a little high 5 to LGBT. Not for us.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-27-20

REALLY GOOD!

Really good story. Funny narrating! I loved the book and I’ll recommend it to every child under 13

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-30-17

Bad Dad by David Walliams.

It was one of the best books I've ever listened to 😊 And I loved it! I recommend it from years 8- and over😊😊😊

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  • JonBoy
  • 05-17-20

Very silly story

I don't understand why the story can't make sense. Just a few examples: A mini doing a wheelie can't drive - it's front wheel drive. If you slam on a car's brakes it can't flip over and fly through the air. If a wooden leg is jammed on the accelerator it doesn't keep accelerating it just keeps going. A man wouldn't let his aunt take his place in prison especially without her glasses. I could go on. It makes it very annoyng to listen to. Very disappointing.

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  • Kay Allen
  • 12-03-17

funny audio

good narrating

I found it a wee bit sad at moments but if you know David Walliams, raj or anyone else in his amazing BOOKS👍👍👍💖💕😺😺..... will make you laugh
my favourite character was close between raj and frank but I lean towards frank more than raj because of how many books raj is in.
but I chose frank because of how risky and funny yet weirdly saving himself in a way I can't quite explain.

ok so what your reading right now is my opinion of this audio book which is simply amazing but you may or may not agree ,any way its for pretty much all ages except if your mum isn't around or if you have a fear of jail…

IT IS AMAZING I RECOMMEND IT SO MUCH

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  • Natalie
  • 11-29-17

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Absolutely amazing another great book by David walliams. What would we read without you david

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  • Sigrin
  • 08-24-20

Brilliant bad dad

David Walliams kids books are my guilty secret. They are brilliantly written and fabulously narrated. Nothing negative to say except why haven’t you listened to this?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-30-19

brilliant but annoying

it had annoying music at the end of every chapter other than that it was brilliant good narrators and brilliant story

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  • Christopher Dennett
  • 11-09-19

brilliant! awesome! fantastic! amazing!

It is one of the best books I've ever read . I apsoloutely loved it.

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  • Lloydfamily
  • 12-02-17

Amazing book

This unique book is full of mystery and things a dad would do for his son

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-10-18

My 7yo LOVED this novel

Real characters, great plot, fun performances. As a parent I found it dragged and my 5yo and 3yo were bored, but the 7yo LOVED it!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-26-18

A lovely story with an underlying hint of sadness

There's such a beautiful and sad realness unpinning this funny & entertaining story. Wonderfully narrated.

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  • Taikozfan
  • 11-24-18

Our child asked us to rate it ZERO. Asked for refund.

I have no idea why this book has so many good ratings? It’s definitely not described accurately by Amazon or Audible. The descriptions and cover suggests that it’s an entertaining book for kids but that was definitely not out conclusion. Audio reading was okay but limited to one voice. The story was depressing and sad. The events of father losing a leg in an accident, mother abandoning her family for a rich man who she is having an affair with, a mob leader threatens father with son’s safety are all not topics that I wish to share with an 8 year old child. It’s not even described in a particularly funny way. After 13 chapters we agreed, as a family, that this book was an epic waste of time. It might be suitable for kids over 10 yrs of age, but it’s definitely not suited for younger kids and it’s definitely NOT the comedic book that reviews or descriptions seem to suggest. It’s a sad story with adult topics. Deserves a zero except for the fact that Amazon may seem my rating an error.

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  • PLOM
  • 10-29-20

funny book

very funny book the best book by far sooooooooooooooooooo good I was laughing so hard I almost peed my pants very good buy the book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-18-20

Extremely exalent

Extremely exalent in a case that is exalent and in over all the story was one of the best story’s I have ever herd.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-28-20

great

the performance was outstanding I love love loved it the book is also amazing

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-07-20

Marvelous book! it is funny and engaging

After finally convincing my boy to find a book he likes, he picked this book and have had the best time in the backseat of the car giggling and grinning :) Thank you so much for writing such a great book. Can't wait for new books from the same author. He is a talented man.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-06-20

This is my favourite book!

I always listen to this book when I am drawing or doing my homework. I have the book to sometimes I listen to the book and follow along with my eyes and read it in my head at the same time. David Walliams is my favourite author so I love how he narrates his own books and brings it to life! Definitely recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-19-20

not good for little children because.......……

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  • 07-28-20

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