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An exciting audiobook download of a classic story. Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal when first published in 1967, When Marnie Was There is now being made into a film by Japanese anime giant Studio Ghibli.

Anna lives with foster parents, a misfit with no friends, always on the outside of things. Then she is sent to Norfolk to stay with old Mr. and Mrs. Pegg, where she runs wild on the sand dunes and around the water. There is a house, the Marsh House, which she feels she recognizes - and she soon meets a strange little girl called Marnie, who becomes Anna's first ever friend. Then one day, Marnie vanishes. A new family, the Lindsays, move into the Marsh House. Having learnt so much from Marnie about friendship, Anna makes firm friends with the Lindsays and learns some strange truths about Marnie, who was not all she seemed.

©2015 Joan Robinson (P)2014 Listening Library

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It was a lovely time spent listening

Anna is really struggling with the loss of her mother and grandmother after they died. She needs to learn to trust others and allow herself to be loved. This is a cute story which is well developed and exciting. I wanted more uninterrupted time to spend listening.

Worthwhile and a good family listen because the story flows well and narration is exceptional.

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Wow

When Marnie Was There, has become one of my all time favorite books and I'm not much of a reader.

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Wonderful

Such a lovely book, it'll be in my heart forever. Read it now, you won't regret it.
I loved it











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loved it

it was a beautiful story that I have been wanting to listen to for ages. if it hadn't been for the movie by studio Ghibli I would have never know about this book. I loved how rich the story was and how the movie captured so many parts of the book. although the book was much better because I actually got to learn more about these characters than I expected. I definitely would recommend this to anyone who is interested in a coming of age story.

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I really love this story.

it's such a cute story, the mystery and the concept is just so great ! 🖒

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terrific

Although written in the 1960s the story feels very current. Wonderfully read. Great word pictures.