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    • 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 43
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 36

    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
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    • By Tlkmom on 12-29-18

    Regular price: $7.01

    • 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 628
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 531
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 526

    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

    • Sophie Is Seven

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Bernard Cribbins
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    Ever since she was four years old, Sophie has wanted to be a lady farmer. She has been collecting animals, and so far her menagerie consists of snails, centipedes, a white rabbit, a black cat, and a puppy named Puddle. Now Sophie is saving money in her piggy bank to buy her own farm, but when she adds it up she only has $12.60. She must think of ways to raise more funds!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A lot has happend to Sophie

    • By A. J. McConachie on 10-28-07

    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

    • The Fox Busters

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Nigel Lambert
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    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

    • 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

    • Dinosaur Trouble

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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

    • The School Mouse

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Rosemary Leach
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    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 Sheep-Pig

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
    • Length: 1 hr and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 352
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    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

    • 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 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

    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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

    • Sophie's Lucky

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Bernard Cribbins
    • Length: 1 hr and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    Sophie already has a rabbit and a cat and a dog, but what she'd really love is a pony. Good fortune comes Sophie's way when she's invited to spend her summer holiday in Scotland with Great Aunt Al.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Every Child's Dream. A pony

    • By A. J. McConachie on 10-28-07

    Regular price: $11.18

    • 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

    • 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 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

    • 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 Mouse Family Robinson

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Andrew Sachs
    • Length: 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    '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

    • The Toby Man

    • By: Dick King-Smith
    • Narrated by: Nigel Lambert
    • Length: 2 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Stand and deliver! Young Tod Golightly is off to find fame and fortune as a highwayman, with help from his four unlikely accomplices: Matilda the wise old donkey, Digby the mastiff, Loudmouth the magpie and a strong-smelling ferret called Evil. A daring robbery makes Tod the terror of the Great West Road, but the Bow Street Runners are hot on his trail...A funny, moving story about a boy and his animal friends, from bestselling author Dick King-Smith.

    Regular price: $14.45

    • 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

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