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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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Horrible

Storyline is okay but dragged on for to long and why did they woman have to be lesbian she’s a christian!!!!!

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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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  • Cindy Lee Studer
  • 04-27-21

Not a nurturing content

The more I listen to David Walliam's books, the more I realise the content is unsuitable for children and not nurturing. I wouldn't recommend.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Alex
  • 01-10-21

its Good But..

Overall a decent story with great voice acting from all the cast apart from Rev. Judith who sounds flat and lifeless in comparison to the others. I also found the lesbian side story unnecessary and frankly inappropriate for a children's book.

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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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  • Daniel A.
  • 09-09-21

Hilarious

One of my (42) and my daughter’s (6) most favourite stories. Sometimes laugh out loud funny, a heart warming tale about a kid and his dad

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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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-20-21

Bad Dad

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  • Rebecca Ninkie
  • 10-28-21

AWESOME AUDIOBOOK

It’s a AWESOME AUDIOBOOK
I love this audiobook so much
I hope there’s a new book coming out soon 🔜

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  • David Wheal
  • 10-07-21

Bad dad

David Walliams books keep on getting better and better every time
Love them all so much

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-07-21

bad dad review

this book was wonderfully David Williams you should keep making.g these books I LOKE EM[IF YOU MAKE MAKE EM A A AUDIO BOOK TO]

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  • Julian Packshaw
  • 02-20-21

We loved this book so much!!

Great story with such a lovely message of love & resilience. A really positive message about being happy with so little but so much!

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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.