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Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world?

Each episode of Crackanory contains two 15-minute tales and is a master class in storytelling, combining some of the UK's best comedy writers and performers.

Full author list: Nico Tatarowicz, Toby Davies, Kevin Eldon, Ali Crockatt, David Scott, Laurence Rickard, Jeremy Dyson, Simon Judd, Alex Carter and Holly Walsh, Kevin Eldon, Holly Walsh, Ed Easton, Kiri Pritchard-McLean, Tony Way, Toby Davies, Dafydd James, Nico Tatarowicz, Alexander Kirk and Melissa Bubnic.

Full narrator list: Jack Dee, Sally Phillips, Rebecca Front, Kevin Eldon, Harry Enfield, Sarah Solemani, Sharon Horgan, Charlie Higson, Richard Hammond and Jessica Hynes, Simon Bird, Tamsin Greig, Morgana Robinson, Greg Davies, Robbie Coltrane, Sarah Millican, Catherine Tate, Richard Ayoade, Paul Whitehouse, Carrie Fisher, Jimmy Carr, Christopher Lloyd.

©2016 UKTV (P)2016 UKTV

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  • Bethany
  • PHOENIX, AZ, United States
  • 02-03-17

Fun, creative, and thought-provoking

Thought-provoking with a wry smile. I love this and believe it will be a repeat go-to when I want to giggle and shift my thinking. The morals of some of the stories are hilarious. This was a great find.... And it was free from Audible! I would happily pay for more of these!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Best collection of twisted tales I've ever heard!

Finally a collection of short stories, wonderfully narrated, that are fresh and unique! I can't stop listening to them!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Just something fun for in-between

Not a huge fan of short stories but these very much fun, highly recommend it

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Such fun stories!

Thank you for the wonderful expression of each individual story I love them and will listen to them again and again!

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excellent amalgam of short stories! so fun!

This was a quite enjoyable collection of short stories. I've heard, or read, some of these before, but the entertainers did an excellent job reading them, and brought a whole new character and light to this little gem.

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soooooo good

I want more of these. I can't believe it's free! 7 hours of great narration and silly dark stories!! what a deal. I'm on my third time listening to it. there's another crackanory, but it's only 1 or 2 hours 😭 it's still good but I wish there was more.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great short stories

Great..love love love these short stories.....could listen to them all night....also on YouTube... Mord please

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Loved this

What a pleasure to listen to 8 hours of the most excellent short stories and what a surprise to find some of the celebrity narrators this book was gifted with, such as Carrie Fisher.

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Loved it

i loved all three they were very interesting and explicitly very well thought of great.

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Fun, creative, and thought-provoking

Thought-provoking with a wry smile. I love this and believe it will be a repeat go-to when I want to giggle and shift my thinking. The morals of some of the stories are hilarious. This was a great find.... And it was free from Audible! I would happily pay for more of these!

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  • T. J. Kinsey
  • 03-13-17

Absolutely, rip-roaringly hilarious!

A brilliant collection of short stories for adults with intelligent and unexpected twists and turns throughout. Every story was a delight of clever humour making references to ever day situations and bringing them to life with an ingenious and often weird twist.

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  • AC Smith
  • 02-05-17

Has a Few Stories Missing

Any additional comments?

It's hard to complain about getting the vast majority of this series in audio form for free, especially as I quite enjoyed a fair bit of Crackanory when I could catch it on TV. Some stories weren't to my taste, be it because of narration and/or the story itself (certain stories I found far too predictable and thus were quite boring to listen to, when I could tell exactly what would happen at every point), but overall, as a fan of things like Tales of the Unexpected, I found this mix of TotU and Jackanory quite a fun idea, and so I was pleased to find I could properly own the stories and listen to them whenever I want, thanks to Audible.<br/><br/>That said, in each release provided by Audible (originally, it was Series 1 and 2 released together, as Series 3 was not out at the time, and we've since had Series 3 released and subsequently, a release compiling the Series 1 & 2 and Series 3 releases together), there have been some stories missing, which is a shame. For instance, from Series 1, the first story of what was Episode 3 on TV ("The Teacup has Landed", read by Harry Enfield) is missing, and from Series 2, both stories that comprised Episode 4 ("Self Storage", read by Johnny Vegas and "The Obituary Writer", read by Meera Syal) and the first story of Episode 5 ("The Untangler", read by Warwick Davis) are all missing. Despite this, Harry Enfield still has been advertised as being a narrator on each of the releases of Series 1 & 2 on Audible.<br/><br/>There is at least one bonus story that was not seen on TV, in the form of "Legs & Co.", as read by David Baddiel, which was a nice enough addition, but it still feels odd that at least four stories can be counted as missing, especially when at least one of them is readily advertised.<br/><br/>As mentioned, it's very hard to complain about these releases from Audible, when they give them away for free, as part of their deal and sponsorship with Crackanory, but it would be nice to know why these stories were omitted, and possibly get them released too.

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • alex holmes
  • 02-20-17

Plenty there

The amount of actors used is astounding and brilliant stories, I love them and this

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Rhiannon
  • 02-21-17

Amazing

This collection of short stories had me hooked from the start, each one only lasts 15 minutes so they are really easy to finish and I got hooked from the first minute of each one, so its very easy to listen for hours. Great collection of stories, well worth a listen 😀

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Robert Longworth
  • 03-15-17

Short and sweet

i wouldn't take the storylines too serious. These daft little shorts are a great way to entertain when. doing things like walking the dog.

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  • Jodie Stevens
  • 02-14-17

Utter garbage

Stupid stories, read very well by each person though. Glad it was free, as would have been disappointed if I had paid for it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-03-17

Brilliant stories, great for a quick laugh

Excellent experience. Great to pass the time. I was throughly entertained all the way through. Great enthusiasm from the readers is allways welcoming

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  • James B.
  • 12-03-17

Easy listening

Good performances from many household names makes for an easy to listen collection of weird and wonderful stories. The stories themselves are varied, amusing and entertaining almost like a 21st century Aesop’s Fables.

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  • nameranon
  • 11-27-17

Fun tales, well read

Great stories with a sting in their tail and each delivered in a fun, engaging manner.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-25-17

Crackernory

Fantastic audio book..i really enjoyed listening to crackernory!..top stars.. Narrated well... Will recommend very highly!...

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  • jacqueline rozenfeld
  • 11-25-17

The stories are quite dark

The stories were beautifully presented and very nicely read. They were engaging and interesting but I did not enjoy them because I found them quite dark, cynical and nasty.

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  • Sowmya
  • 11-17-17

Narrated well

this book I is narrated well by the narrator. I could easily listen to it again and again

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  • Amy
  • 11-15-17

wow! a definite listen.

i have never laughed so hard. brillant idea and all wonderful stories and performances. wish there were more.

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  • Brommers
  • 11-06-17

Freaking Awesome

Superb collection of short stories for adults young or old. More, more. I need more please.

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  • A Saunders
  • 11-02-17

Funny Series.

I loved this series. It was easy to listen to, and with each story only being around 15mins long, I was able listen in short bursts without loosing the storyline, as was the case in some other books I've listened to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-13-17

Free

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  • Sam_Au
  • 09-26-17

Good book to listen. . .

Awesome book to listen . . . Good Narration. Story started and ended good

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  • jo Casey
  • 07-17-17

not really into it

i struggled to stay with this. i dint like music in the background but great speaking voices. The story was not my thing. i couldnt relate so kept loosing focus easily.

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  • Malcolm Sired
  • 06-07-17

it was free and entertained me.

a good selection of stories read by familiar voices. Fun bite size pieces of entertainment.

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  • KCP QA AU
  • 07-03-17

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1 of 3 people found this review helpful