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    • Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

    • By: Frank Cottrell Boyce
    • Narrated by: Peter Capaldi
    • Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      4 out of 5 stars 22

    The Blythes are a big, warm, rambunctious family who live on a small farm and sometimes foster children. Now Prez has come to live with them. But, though he seems cheerful and helpful, he never says a word. Then one day Prez answers the door to someone claiming to be his relative. This small, loud stranger carries a backpack, walks with a swagger and goes by the name of Sputnik. As Prez dithers on the doorstep, Sputnik strolls right past him and introduces himself to everyone in the household.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Rollicking ride with a surprisingly touching heart

    • By Iguanadon on 09-12-17

    Regular price: $18.11

    • Cosmic

    • By: Frank Cottrell Boyce
    • Narrated by: Kirby Heyborne
    • Length: 7 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    Liam has always felt a bit like he’s stuck between two worlds.This is primarily because he’s a 12-year-old kid who looks like he’s about 30. Sometimes it’s not so bad, like when his new principal mistakes him for a teacher on the first day of school or when he convinces a car dealer to let him take a Porsche out on a test drive. But mostly it’s just frustrating, being a kid trapped in an adult world. And so he decides to flip things around.

    Regular price: $26.23

    • Millions

    • By: Frank Cottrell Boyce
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    It was a one-in-a-million chance. A bag crammed with cash comes tumbling out of the air and lands right at Damian's feet. Suddenly the Cunningham brothers are rich. Very rich. They can buy anything they want. There's just one problem: they have only 17 days to spend all the money before it becomes worthless. And the crooks who stole the cash in the first place are closing in - fast.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Every kids fantasy come true...

    • By QuiltyGrl on 09-02-12

    Regular price: $10.26

    • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again

    • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Book 2
    • By: Frank Cottrell Boyce
    • Narrated by: David Tennant
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
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      5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    When the Tooting family finds an old engine and fits it to their camper van, they have no idea what kind of adventure lies ahead. The engine used to belong to an extraordinary car, and it wants its bodywork back! But as the Tootings hurtle across the world rebuilding the original Chitty, a sinister baddie is on their trail - one who will stop at nothing to get the magnificent car for himself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • My Kids are Obsessed.

    • By Annanell L Thomas on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang over the Moon

    • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Book 4
    • By: Frank Cottrell Boyce
    • Narrated by: David Tennant
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    The Tootings are stuck in 1966! Somebody has stolen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and left them behind - but that's not their biggest problem. Their biggest problem is that Little Harry has been kidnapped by whoever stole their magical car. There's only one solution: the Tootings must find the Potts - the family that originally built Chitty.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The finale of the sequel trilogy

    • By Richard S. Swol on 08-03-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Race against Time

    • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Book 3
    • By: Frank Cottrell Boyce
    • Narrated by: David Tennant
    • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    When the Tootings return to Zobrowski Terrace at the end of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again, they find that home is looking a lot like Jurassic Park. But this is no theme park - a very real and very hungry Tyrannosaurus rex is charging them! Thanks to Dad inadvertently yanking Chitty's "Chronojuster" lever, the spirited car has flown them back to prehistoric times, where the family - and especially Baby Harry - has a narrow escape.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Part two of the sequel

    • By Richard S. Swol on 08-03-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Framed

    • By: Frank Cottrell Boyce
    • Narrated by: Jason Hughes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    A few things to know about Dylan: He is the only boy in his entire Welsh town, so forget about playing soccer. His best friends are two pet chickens. His family owns the world's only gas station/coffee house: their pies are to die for, but profits are in the hole. Criminal instincts run in his family: his sister is a mastermind-in-training, and the tax men are after his father for questioning.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun!

    • By library book lover on 01-05-07

    Regular price: $18.24

    • The Astounding Broccoli Boy

    • By: Frank Cottrell Boyce
    • Narrated by: Ewan Goddard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1

    Rory Rooney likes to be prepared for anything. That sort of planning pays off when you're the smallest kid in your class. Rory is even prepared (mostly) for Tommy-Lee, his nemesis, who starts most days by throwing Rory out of the back of the school bus. Don't be scared, his favorite book says, be prepared. And Rory aims to be. What's more heroic than that?

    Regular price: $25.09

    • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang over the Moon

    • By: Frank Cottrell-Boyce
    • Narrated by: David Tennant
    • Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    The Tootings are stuck in 1966! Somebody's stolen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and left them behind. But that's not their biggest problem. Their biggest problem is that Little Harry's been kidnapped by whoever nicked their magical car. There's only one solution. The Tootings must find the Potts - the family that originally built Chitty. Sharing their combined knowledge of how Chitty works, the families stand a chance of rescuing Little Harry and finding the most brilliant car in the world.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again

    • By: Frank Cottrell-Boyce
    • Narrated by: David Tennant
    • Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    When the Tooting family find a vast abandoned engine and fit it to their camper van, they have no idea of the adventure that lies ahead. The engine used to belong to an extraordinary flying car - and it wants to be back on the road again...fast! The Tootings can haul on the steering wheel and pull the hand brake as hard as they like, but their camper van now has a mind of her own. It's not long before they're hurtling along on a turbocharged chase as Chitty tracks down her long-lost bodywork.

    Regular price: $11.72

    • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Race Against Time

    • By: Frank Cottrell-Boyce
    • Narrated by: David Tennant
    • Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Uh-oh! Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is stuck in reverse. And Little Harry's pressed a button that means she's reversing through time - with the Tootings aboard. When they finally come to a stop, it's at the feet of a very hungry-looking T. rex. How are the Tootings - and Chitty - going to get out of this one? More fun, fast, feel-good adventure with the world's greatest car...driven by the world's most hapless family.

    Regular price: $11.72

    • The Unforgotten Coat

    • By: Frank Cottrell Boyce
    • Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
    • Length: 1 hr and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Can classmate Julie protect the brothers from vanishing? With warmth and humor, Carnegie Medalist Frank Cottrell Boyce transports readers from the steppe of Mongolia to the streets of Liverpool in an immigration tale that is compelling, miraculous, and often laugh-out-loud funny.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved to!

    • By L.B. on 03-09-18

    Regular price: $10.49

    • Cosmic

    • By: Frank Cottrell Boyce
    • Narrated by: Daniel Ryan
    • Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Liam is too big for his boots. And his football strip. And his school blazer. But being super-sized height-wise has its advantages: he's the only eleven-year-old to ever ride the G-force defying Cosmic rollercoaster - or be offered the chance to drive a Porsche. Long-legged Liam makes a giant leap for boy-kind by competing with a group of adults for the chance to go into space. Is Liam the best boy for the job? Sometimes being big isn't all about being a grown-up.

    Regular price: $17.55

    • Tschitti: Das Wunderauto fliegt wieder

    • By: Frank Cottrell Boyce
    • Narrated by: Martin Baltscheit
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ohje, eine Reise um die Welt mit Mama, Papa, Quengel-Lucy und Klein-Harry? Und das mit dem uralten Klapper-Bus?! Die sind doch wirklich verrückt, findet Jem. Doch Tschitti, der neu erworbene Campingbus der Tootings, hat eine atemberaubende Vergangenheit, kann selbst denken und vor allem selbst lenken! Und so begeben sich Tschitti und die Tootings auf eine verrückte Reise - vom Eiffelturm über die Pyramiden bis zu einer Insel im Indischen Ozean.

    Regular price: $11.05

    • One Chord Wonders: Parallel Lines

    • By: Frank Cottrell Boyce
    • Narrated by: Doon Mackichan, Sian Reeves, Rosie Cavaliero, and others
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Original Recording
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    One of a series of plays by British screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce looking at the punk generation three decades on, with each play telling a different, but connected, story. In Parallel Lines, Julie is a singer in an ageing Blondie tribute band. An invitation to the reunion of the audience at an Adverts gig in 1977 brings some skeletons dancing from the cupboard. Starring Doon Mackichan as Julie, with Sian Reeves, Rosie Cavaliero, Ivan Kaye, Paul Viragh, Joseph Tremain, Sarah Bedi, John Rowe and Ben Crowe.

    Regular price: $10.33

    • The Astounding Broccoli Boy

    • By: Frank Cottrell Boyce
    • Narrated by: Ewan Goddard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Find out why it's not easy being green in the hilarious new story from Frank Cottrell Boyce: The Astounding Broccoli Boy! Rory Rooney likes to be prepared for all eventualities. His favourite book is  Don't Be Scared, Be Prepared, and he has memorized every page of it. He could even survive a hippo attack. He knows that just because something is unlikely doesn't mean it won't ever happen.... But Rory isn't prepared when he suddenly and inexplicably turns green.

    Regular price: $17.55

    • Litmus

    • Short Stories from Modern Science (Science-Into-Fiction)
    • By: Kate Clanchy, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Stella Duffy, and others
    • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Like the creation myths they supersede, the revelations of science are seared into our collective imagination through storytelling. From Archimedes' bath to Newton's apple, vivid accounts of scientific discovery help us understand the principles behind each theory, and add to the larger narrative of how the universe works, and how we came to be here. This anthology draws out and distils science's love of narrative from a wide range of scientific disciplines, weaving theory into very human stories.

    Regular price: $19.62

    • Millions

    • By: Frank Cottrell Boyce
    • Narrated by: Stephen Tompkinson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Here's a bittersweet story about the perils and pleasures of pounds and pennies. It will make you laugh and cry. Two bothers, Damian and Anthony, are unwittingly caught up in a train robbery during Britain's countdown to join the Euro. Suddenly finding themselves with a vast amount of cash, the boys have just one glorious, appalling dilemma - how to spend it in the few days before it becomes worthless.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By alfa8492 on 01-15-17

    Regular price: $17.05

    • Framed

    • By: Frank Cottrell Boyce
    • Narrated by: Jason Hughes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A little boy turns the perfect crime into a work of art.

    Dylan is the only boy living in the tiny Welsh town of Manod. His parents run the Snowdonia Oasis Auto Marvel garage - and when he's not trying to persuade his sisters to play football, Dylan is in charge of the petrol log.

    Regular price: $17.55

    • The Unforgotten Coat

    • By: Frank Cottrell Boyce
    • Narrated by: Katy Sobey
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Two refugee brothers from Mongolia are determined to fit in with their Liverpool schoolmates, but bring so much of Mongolia to Bootle that their new friend and guide, Julie, is hard-pressed to know truth from fantasy as she recollects a wonderful friendship that was abruptly ended when Chingis and his family were forced to return to Mongolia. Told with the humour, warmth, and brilliance of detail which characterises Frank Cottrell Boyce's writing, The Unforgotten Coat is a magical and compelling story.

    Regular price: $14.59

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