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Publisher's Summary

"A bear on Paddington Station?" said Mrs Brown in amazement. "Don't be silly - there can't be."

The Browns first met Paddington on a railway station - Paddington station, in fact. He had travelled all the way from Darkest Peru with only a jar of marmalade, a suitcase, and his hat.

The Browns soon found that Paddington was a very unusual bear. Ordinary things - like having a bath, travelling underground or going to the seaside - became quite extraordinary, if a bear called Paddington was involved.

©2008 Michael Bond; (P)2008 HarperCollins Publishers

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British Brilliance

Excellent narration of a fun story about a bear from darkest Peru and his London adventures with the brown family

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Mel
  • 07-07-14

Love it!!

What made the experience of listening to A Bear Called Paddington the most enjoyable?

Love listening to this book after a hard day and when I don't want to think about big stuff before going to sleep. I revert back to childhood, and listen to the stories of this funny little bear.

What other book might you compare A Bear Called Paddington to, and why?

Good old fashioned story telling. You might also like the mr men collection and the wombles

What about Stephen Fry’s performance did you like?

Can't imagine anyone better to read this audiobook. His performance is wonderful, portraying all the characters with ease.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I forgot what a funny little bear Paddington is, with his aversion to baths and his sidekick Mr Gruber

Any additional comments?

Great audiobook for adults and children alike.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Sue
  • 03-05-14

Wonderful stories for old and young.

If you could sum up A Bear Called Paddington in three words, what would they be?

Wonderful childhood experience

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Bear Called Paddington?

Paddington with marmalade sandwiches under his hat.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Paddington flooding the bathroom when he took a bath.

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

No

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  • Wendy
  • 12-04-11

A perfect combination

The slightly sly humour of the Paddington stories delivered by the master of sly humour - it's a match made in Heaven. Stephen Fry is the perfect person to capture the essence of Paddington.

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  • Jane
  • 05-01-11

Fabulous

It's lovely to hear the full version of the Paddington stories, which are so beautifully written and funny for children and adults alike. And Stephen Fry is the perfect reader for these stories - dry, witty, well-timed. He differentiates each voice very clearly without going over the top. One to enjoy in the car on a long journey again and again and again.

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  • orkney buyer
  • 12-08-17

Review A Bear Called Paddington

I loved this Audio Book very much and I want more like this
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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-29-17

Stephen Fry genius

Stephen Fry has to be one of the greatest narrators out there. Give him any book and he will turn it into a masterpiece.

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  • scarlett
  • 11-09-17

NOT THE SAME

I was hoping for the "real" story and it was nothing like it 😤😤😤 I was so angry you should not get it if you know the book but if you don't know the story listen to it :)

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-28-17

Great for Kids

This audiobook kept my daughter quiet on a long car journey Great for kids and adults to and made a long journey seem a short one

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  • Craig M. Hanson
  • 07-02-17

Beautifully written & performed.

Paddington wins you over immediately & proceeds to make you smile with glee. A wonderful interpretation of his first adventure. The text seems to have been used almost verbatim in the magical 1975 TV Series which is also a classic.

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  • Bev
  • 06-25-17

Great fun for any age!

I loved this book and giggled my way through it. Great escapism, and beautifully read.

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  • Natalie
  • 03-01-17

Really Really Goooooood!!!!!

Really funny and enjoyable for all ages and perfect for the family and lovely too listen to!!!!!!!!😊😊😊😊😊😊😀😀