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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 622
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 525
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 520

    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

    • 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 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25

    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 Queen's Nose

    • A BBC Radio Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: full cast, Rupert Graves, Lauren Mote
    • Length: 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    A BBC radio full-cast dramatisation of Dick King-Smith’s enchanting children’s story about Harmony Parker and her magical 50p coin. Harmony Parker is 10 years old and loves animals. She longs for a pet of her very own, but her parents won’t allow it. All she can do is keep hoping, dreaming and wishing.  Then Uncle Ginger comes to visit from India. He and Harmony become friends, and he gives her a very special present. Not a puppy but something even better: a magical 50 pence piece with the power to grant seven wishes. All she has to do is rub the point of the coin opposite the Queen’s nose.  

    Regular price: $8.72

    • Dinosaur Trouble

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    All pterodactyls know that flying dinosaurs are superior, and all apatosauruses know that any dinosaur with only two legs is surely second-class. Nosy, a pterodactyl, and Banty, an apatosaurus, become great friends even though their parents have forbidden them to play together. With Nosy’s fast flying and Banty’s smarts, the two take on the biggest predator on the Great Plain, and conquer their parents’ prejudices in one great adventure.

    Regular price: $10.84

    • 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 37
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 30

    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

    • 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

    • 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 348
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 308
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310

    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

    • 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

    • The Guard Dog

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    There are six puppies in the pet shop window; five posh pedigree puppies, and a scruffy little mongrel with a grand ambition – to be a guard dog. The other pups laugh at him. How can such a small, scruffy dog possibly expect to be bought to guard a home? Especially when his bark is the most horrible, earsplitting racket they have ever heard! Will the poor little guard dog be doomed to a lonely life in the Dogs' Home – or worse ...?

    Regular price: $11.44

    • 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
    • Story
      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

    • Lady Lollipop

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Phyllis Logan
    • Length: 1 hr and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Lollipop is no ordinary pig. According to her young owner Johnny Skinner, she's the cleverest pig in the whole kingdom. When people stare into Lollipop's eyes, it seems to change them for the better. But will Lollipop win over spoilt Princess Penelope?

    Regular price: $14.72

    • The Fox Busters

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Nigel Lambert
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Flightless, helpless and often, frankly, more than a little silly, chickens are no match for the cunning, merciless foxes stalking their coop. Or are they? Thanks to a careless farmer and generations of determined foxes, the chickens on Foxearth Farm have evolved into quick-witted, long-legged, high flying fox dodgers. Then, just a week after a vicious fox ambush in the water trough, three sisters are hatched. And Ransome, Sims and Jefferies are no ordinary chicks: they grow up determined to fight back.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny&Entertaining

    • By Hjurie on 07-21-15

    Regular price: $11.18

    • 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 Queen's Nose

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

    Harmony Parker thought animals much nicer than people, and saw everyone she knew as some non-human species. Her father, for example, was most definitely a bald-headed Sea Lion, her mother a tubby, fussy Pouter Pigeon, and her tiresome older sister a Siamese cat. But Harmony's parents would not allow her to have real pets of any kind – not even a harmless gerbil. Then Uncle Ginger arrived from India and gave Harmony a very special present ...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A winner!

    • By Mallory on 12-26-11

    Regular price: $18.65

    • All Because of Jackson

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Sophie Thompson
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Mary's little brother, Billy, seems perfectly normal, until one moonlit evening Mary finds him floating above his bed. From then on, whenever the full moon rises, Billy the Bird flies up, up and away and home again! In the second story, Jackson is a rabbit with a dream. He spends his days watching the tall sailing ships coming and longs to go to sea, too. So one day Jackson stows away on the Atalanta.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to find Sophie Thompson

    • By lindeka8 on 01-31-15

    Regular price: $11.44

    • 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

    • 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

    • Pretty Polly

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Jane Asher
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 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

    Abigail would love to have a pet parrot, but they're too expensive. So she decides to teach one of her father's chickens to talk instead. To the amazement of Abigail's family, she succeeds. Soon, they have to stop Polly being quite so chatty.

    Regular price: $14.72

    • Tumbleweed

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Nigel Lambert
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 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 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

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