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    • The Water Horse

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Nathaniel Parker
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 620
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 523
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 518

    When eight-year-old Kirstie brings home a strange egg from the Scottish shore, her family never expects it to hatch. But the next day, Kirstie discovers a baby sea monster swimming in her bathtub! Part horse, part toad, part turtle and part crocodile, he's the oddest-looking creature Kirstie's family has ever seen. Only Kirstie's grandfather knows what the beastie really is: a Water Horse! This lovable creature is the perfect pet. The only trouble is, he can't stop growing.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good childrens story

    • By Julie M. on 01-29-08

    Regular price: $18.65

    • Babe, The Sheep-Pig

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 29

    Farmer Hoggett wins a piglet at the fair. It should fatten up nicely. However Fly, the sheep-dog trains Babe, the piglet, to herd sheep, making Babe an indispensable sheep-pig.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely children's classic

    • By mathbxl on 04-08-18

    Regular price: $7.01

    • Lady Daisy

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Nigel Lambert
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    When Ned helps his grandmother clear out her attic, he finds a very unusual Victorian doll – she speaks! Ned and Lady Daisy soon become fast friends, even though he's teased at school for owning a doll. Ned learns to stand up to his father and the school bully in order to protect Lady Daisy. But then the doll is stolen – will Ned ever find her again?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A boy with a doll? But the story works!

    • By DavidOfOz on 02-06-12

    Regular price: $15.26

    • Ninnyhammer

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Peter is a young boy, living on a farm. One day, whilst out doing chores for his father, he comes across a strange white stick floating in the stream. He reaches out and catches it - and finds an exciting new friend in the process. Ninnyhammer is the local village simpleton, but Peter knows there's more to him than that - he's a magician and the white stick is his magic wand. Ninnyhammer is so grateful that he starts to help Peter and his family with their struggling farm. But Peter wants to do something for Ninnyhammer in return.

    Regular price: $10.84

    • Hairy Hezekiah

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Hezekiah is a very hairy camel. He lives a quiet life in his enclosure at the zoo and seems to be the only animal without a friend. So Hezekiah decides to escape, and breaks into a safari park! There he meets another hairy character – and finally makes a friend.

    Regular price: $14.59

    • Smasher

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Bernard Cribbins
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Smasher is always getting into trouble, whether it's chasing chickens, chewing up Mrs. Buzzard's slippers, or breaking all her china. Now she wants to get rid of him. Can Farmer Buzzard find a way to save him? Or is Smasher in the doghouse...for good?

    Regular price: $14.59

    • The School Mouse

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Rosemary Leach
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Flora was born on the first day of term in the new school year, which might be why she's a very special mouse indeed – a mouse who has taught herself to read! Flora lives in a classroom, and is determined to learn all sorts of things that no mouse has ever learned before. Her family is horrified at first, but then Flora's reading saves their lives.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I really love this story!

    • By herbert on 04-22-16

    Regular price: $11.18

    • Billy the Bird

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Sophie Thompson
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Look up into the starry sky on the night of the full moon and you'll see...a bird? A plane? No...a little boy! Eight-year-old Mary Bird has discovered a secret: Her four-year-old brother Billy can fly! Floating around his room is bad enough, but when he takes off out an open window, Mary's sure disaster isn't far behind. She may be right!

    Regular price: $10.84

    • Magnus Powermouse

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    His mother was amazed when she saw the size of her newborn infant and realized that feeding him was going to cause problems. She turned to a box of patent Porker Pills, used for fattening pigs. But the bigger Magnus grew, the more problems he caused.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story for kids and adults alike!!

    • By Mike on 02-13-12

    Regular price: $14.59

    • The Golden Goose

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Farmer Skint and his family have fallen on hard times at Woebegone Farm until their goose lays a golden egg. With the birth of Joy the Golden Goose, the fortune of the Skint family begins to change. But what will happen when people find out about their golden-feathered friend? How long can they keep Joy a secret?

    Regular price: $11.44

    • Ace

    • The Very Important Pig
    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Nigel Lambert
    • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 9

    Farmer Tubbs takes a real shine to one particular pig, so much so that he can't bear to send him to market with the other young pigs. Soon Ace is befriended by the farmyard animals including Nanny the goat and Clarence, the cunning white cat. Together they help Ace to find his place in the farmhouse, ousting Megan, the farmer's aristocratic corgi, from her queenly seat - the best parlour char. But Ace is not the descendent of the Sheep-Pig for nothing! fame is waiting around the corner.

    Regular price: $11.44

    • Funny Frank

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 1 hr
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Frank is a funny chick. Unlike all his brothers and sisters, he wants to dabble about in the lovely duck pond, splashing himself with water. Most of all, he wants to learn to swim. Can Jemima, the farmer’s daughter, find a way to help Frank? All he thinks about are webbed feet, waterproof feathers, and the cool water of the pond. So when Frank takes a dip and nearly drowns, his mood turns foul. Luckily, he gets a little human help - in the form of a man-made wet suit and a pair of flippers - and soon he’s the speediest bird in the water.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect for a long car ride

    • By J. Lee on 11-22-16

    Regular price: $11.44

    • Tumbleweed

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Nigel Lambert
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Sir Tumbleweed is an unlikely knight – afraid of horses, jousting and dragons. But with help from Arthur the Lion and Spearhead the Unicorn, he floors Sir Basil the Beastly in a jousting match. Will the champion jouster of all England find an obliging damsel in distress?

    Regular price: $11.44

    • The Witch of Blackberry Bottom

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: June Whitfield
    • Length: 1 hr and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Down in Blackberry Bottom lives Miss Slade, a strange – and rather dirty – old lady. The village children think she's a witch. But Patsy and Jim like her and her six dogs, her donkey and other assorted animals. Miss Slade may not be a witch, but she's not what she seems.

    Regular price: $14.59

    • The Cuckoo Child

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Nigel Anthony
    • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    At the zoo, Jack steals an ostrich egg that's about to be fed to a snake, brings it home to his family's farm, and persuades a pair of geese to be its foster parents.

    Regular price: $14.59

    • Martin's Mice

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Nigel Lambert
    • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Martin, a kitten, is branded a 'wimp' by his siblings for his friendly interest in mice. He loves caring for them and can't understand their desire for freedom. Only when he becomes the pet of a big city apartment dweller does he realise why his pets deserted him.

    Regular price: $10.84

    • The Mouse Family Robinson

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    'If only that horrible cat didn't live here!' When Beaumont Robinson, an inquisitive young mouse, is nearly killed by the cat, his family decide there is only one thing to do. They must emigrate! And so they all set out on a midnight adventure to find a new house."

    Regular price: $11.44

    • Harry's Mad

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Nigel Lambert
    • Length: 2 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 23

    Harry Holdsworth had never heard of his Great-Uncle George until he inherited the old man’s most cherished possession: an African Grey parrot named Madison. Harry’s first reaction was one of dismay. Who wants a big pet bird – one that could live for another 40 years? But when Mad introduces himself in perfect American, Harry discovers he has found a friend – and more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Harry's Mad, as wonderful as I remembered

    • By Chris Snyder on 02-06-17

    Regular price: $10.84

    • The Catlady

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Muriel, the Catlady, lives alone with just her feline friends for company. When a new kitten is born, it soon becomes clear it is no ordinary cat. Vicky is a kitten with a very regal character, and strangely enough, was born on the very day that Queen Victoria died.

    Regular price: $11.44

    • The Sheep-Pig

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 345
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 305
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 307

    When Babe, the little orphaned piglet, is won at a fair by Farmer Hogget, he is adopted by Fly, the kind-hearted sheep-dog. Babe is determined to learn everything he can from Fly. He knows he can't be a sheep-dog. But maybe, just maybe, he might be a sheep-pig.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My favorite animal story. It's so adorable!

    • By AudioAddict on 02-12-16

    Regular price: $18.07

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