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Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series.

In book 18, the Famous Five hunt for the lost dungeons of a ruined castle on Finniston Farm. The friends are determined to find them, and whatever they hide, but they are not alone.

Can the Famous Five get there first?

©2013 Enid Blyton (P)2013 Hodder Children's Books

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Great story, terrible narration

This is one of my favourite Famous Five stories, with the five hunting for a secret passage, a lost, ancient castle and hidden treasure. Unfortunately this is one of the only books in the series that isn't narrated by Jan Francis. Instead, Sarah Greene races through the narration, ignoring punctuation and talking so fast I kept feeling like I needed to take a deep breath! She also doesn't do different voices for the different characters. She reads the whole story in the same voice as all the characters, which is a bit disappointing, particularly when Jan Francis has distinct voices for each character. Also, this recording seems to have a number of problems - it often cuts out and repeats sentences or skips a sentence ahead.

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  • claire amanda ward
  • 09-29-16

Poor narration

Sarah Greene read this famous five book far far too fast and that's why it's an hour shorter than the titles Jan Francis had narrated. Disappointing

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  • Lianne Moore
  • 11-11-16

good story some editing issues

really enjoyed this treasure hunt tale. Secret passages are found as the famous five try to save a family farm from the machinations of some dastardly antique buyers.
fun as usual.

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  • 08-27-17

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