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Famous Five: Five On A Treasure Island Audiobook

Famous Five: Five On A Treasure Island: Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Meet Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timothy. Together they are The Famous Five.

'There was something else out on the sea by the rocks - something dark that seemed to lurch out of the waves...What could it be?'

Julian, Dick and Anne are spending the holidays with their tomboy cousin George and her dog, Timothy. One day, George takes them to explore nearby Kirrin Island, with its rocky little coast and old ruined castle on the top.

Over on the island, they make a thrilling discovery, which leads them deep into the dungeons of Kirrin Castle on a dangerous adventure. Who - and what - will they find there?

ยฉ2013 Enid Blyton (P)2013 Hodder Children's Books

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    Maria NSW, Australia 02-28-15
    Maria NSW, Australia 02-28-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Not Just for Kids"

    This is a great story to get acquainted with the Famous Five series.
    Insightful characterisations, believable storyline, skilfully performed by Jan Francis.
    Don't be put off by the one voice doing all of the characters. More professional
    and enjoyable to listen to than the use of various child voices used in the dramatisations.
    May take a few minutes to get used to the voices, but once you do, you're on your way.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kylie 01-15-15
    Kylie 01-15-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Gorgeous stories"

    I have always loved the Famous Five series. Safe, fun, action (and food) filled adventures for kids! Jan Francis is an excellent narrator, not only giving each character a distinct voice, but acting and performing throughout. Highly recommended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Stormy
    Holmes Chapel, United Kingdom
    12/1/13
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    "Great family listening"

    I read some of the famous five books when I was young, so decided to buy this to introduce my children to something that I had enjoyed. It went down better than I expected, the story really hasnโ€™t dated much at all, and both of my kids loved it and are now looking forward to book 2 on our next long car journey.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa
    5/10/15
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    "Awesome memories,!"

    Kids (& I) loved it! Lasted SEVERAL car journeys as well! Bring on the next

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    5/25/15
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    "Memories"

    Bought this for my sons. I enjoyed it more than them because of the memories it brought back when I used to read it as a kid myself.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Indy
    UK
    3/10/16
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    "Nostalgic"

    My mum used to read this to my sister and me. Bit problematic re gender etc in 2016 but can be forgiven considering time period. Really relaxing and comforting to go to sleep to even two decades later!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth
    11/9/15
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    "A classic from my child hood -"

    A trip down memory lane, and I was not disappointed. Easy listening. A delight and such a treat to have it read to me this time.. Thanks

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. J. Twyman
    UK
    8/8/17
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    "Kids loved it"

    But OMG the anachronistic gender stereotypes gave us some interesting talking points. Phrases like "almost as good as a boy" crop up a lot. I now understand what 'internalised misogyny' means.

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  • David R
    Bradford U.K
    6/7/17
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    "A classic children's story."

    I read all these books as a child, they offered a little bit of adventure in a safe environment. The use of terms like "You're a real brick" etc show how old these stories are. The children In these stories talk in a way that children in contemporary times will not understand and may think is frankly stupid.

    The narrator (Jan Francis) makes a valiant effort to convey they different characteristics of Julian, Dick, Anne and George and of course Timothy the dog. Jan does manage to give a good performance of the characters in the story, it is perhaps simply that these stories seem a little more ridiculous as an adult than they did as a child.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • S. M. Bell
    Cornwall
    4/23/17
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    "Timmy was a large brown mongrel! Startled it was changed to a black and white dog........"

    Enjoyable and nostalgic but again so surprised wonderful Tim was so misdescribed! Also so many references to jeans which really jars as they all wore shorts, even Anne when she wasn't wearing a dress or skirt. Such a pity as so few words are changed from the original text, even those far more outdated. Just wish it was all left as it was written. Apart from these cringeworthy changes, really enjoyed it. But...... Timmy was a large brown mongrel dog!!!!

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  • dan
    3/24/17
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    "BRILL BOOK ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚"

    Every night I hear my children
    giggling ,so I have tried it and I thought it amazing for a children's book.
    I would recommend this book for 4-9.
    It is a brilliant book ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ˜ธ๐Ÿ˜ธ.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Deanna Tyler
    12/24/16
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    "Amazing"

    One of my favourite books of all time and having it read to me made it all that much better.๐Ÿ˜œ

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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