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Publisher's Summary

17 favourite stories about the irrepressible William Brown, specially selected and read by Martin Jarvis. Whether a long-standing fan or a first time listener, this collection of stories is the ultimate Just William audio experience. With over four hours of laugh-out-loud stories, including two stories performed to a live audience, Just William's Greatest Hits! is the perfect entertainment for the whole family. Boring car journeys are a thing of the past! Along with the live stories are Martin Jarvis' personal reflections of recording Just William, giving the listener a true 'behind the scenes' insight into how he brings those marvellous characters to life. This is the perfect gift for the Just William fan, whether young or old.
©2006 BBC Audiobooks Ltd (P)2006 BBC Audiobooks Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Martin Jarvis' readings of Richmal Crompton's Just William stories are works of genius." (The Independent)

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I love the time setting and Williams personality it is very good and the performance is great

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Just William Classic

A collection of episodes available in other editions but still a good addition to any collection. Martin Jarvis is ALWAYS good and this is no exception. If you're just starting out on Just William, this would be a good place to start

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laugh out loud stories!

Timeless stories which are tremendously well written. What wonderful use of the English language. you will get addicted to these funny and charming short stories.

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  • rowan
  • 03-24-14

Family Entertainment!

Would you listen to Just William's Greatest Hits! again? Why?

We all JUST love 'Just William' Witty and charming like the main character! My Son is eight and has grown up enjoying the audio books he's now getting some of the jokes which went over his head in previous years and is able to join in with my husband and myself when we laugh out loud at the daft scenarios that William gets himself into. Our youngest is four and still misses the main points of laughter but can enjoy from more basic level.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Just William's Greatest Hits!?

Every story is full of laughter and depth.

Have you listened to any of Martin Jarvis’s other performances? How does this one compare?

All of the books are wonderful and we have enjoyed on many a long car journey.

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  • s
  • 07-12-13

Just William's Greatest Hits! Review

What made the experience of listening to Just William's Greatest Hits! the most enjoyable?

It was really funny and made you ache with laughter.

Who was your favorite character and why?

My favourite character was William because he is always coming up with silly and funny ideas wich 99% of the time fail.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I enjoyed the scene were this little girl William knows run away from school in a disguise of a teachers coat and one of the older girls wigs according to the story she looked ridiculous.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Nothing Martin Jarvis is a brilliant narrator and didn't slip on anything.

Any additional comments?

I would reccomed this audio book to anybody from the age of 7-12 a guaranteed laugh!

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  • Julia
  • 04-13-13

Just William's Greatest Hits -a perfect narration!

I always loved reading about William Brown when I was little and now I love listening as Martin Jarvis's marvellous rendition brings him and the Outlaws to life. It's a wonderful audio- book. Buy it!!!

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  • Catherine
  • 05-28-11

very cheerful

i really enjoyed these tales. very funny and relaxing to listen to. Was very amusing and well read.

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  • hopskipjump
  • 07-30-20

Amazing!

This is a fabulous collection of the best William stories! I especially like William and the Snowman. It’s my favourite story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-28-20

Wonderful

Excellent narration, lively characters make this a treat. Very highly to for children of all ages!

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  • haro112
  • 12-30-19

These stories are still hilarious to this day!

Really good. Highly recommend, Martin Jarvis makes the stories even better here. Good for children and adults, I have enjoyed them as a child and still do to this day

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  • Rozz
  • 12-12-14

My boys loved it - laugh out loud funny

Where does Just William's Greatest Hits! rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is a great book, certainly one we would rank highly

What about Martin Jarvis’s performance did you like?

Great!

Any additional comments?

Whilst this is an old book therefore the language is dated, it still works and is fun!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-02-18

this book is great!!!

I loved this book is great, the narrator Martin Jarvis was awesome, and the book is great!!

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  • lexxie
  • 10-06-15

Classic

I really enjoyed revisiting Just William - reminds me of my childhood. Excellent narration from Martin Jarvis.