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'Read' the bestselling book the easy way!

Advantages: easy to listen to
Disadvantages: Henry's tone

The film that is taking the world by storm right now is based on a book that took the world by storm a couple of years ago. I have read it, but recently began listening to the audio book too. The main problem I've had with this book is explaining the c ...

bruffyboy 21.09.2009 · Read full review
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Review of The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

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Dr Crippen Was Never Like This!

Advantages: Wonderfully written, super illustrations, just a fabulous story
Disadvantages: None

Introduction When you get to my age there aren’t too many things left to excite you. Maybe that’s a cynical aberration based on a gentle descent into middle-age but if there are moments that can transport one back to earlier, halcyon days of child ...

Brummie699 19.01.2011 · Read full review
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Review of George's Marvellous Medicine - Roald Dahl

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George's Marvellous Medicine – a fantastic concoction

Advantages: Brilliant use of language and humour
Disadvantages: George's way of speaking is a little grown-up to be realistic

...“Growing is a nasty childish habit,” Grandma tells George. “Never grow up. Always down”. This Roald Dahl gem comes just pages into his book, George's Marvellous Medicine and I settled back onto the sofa more comfortably. I was in for a real treat here ...

PalmaViolets 22.03.2012 · Read full review
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Grandma gets her just desserts

Advantages: Imaginative and great fun
Disadvantages: Might give naughty children ideas...

...Any child who has been left to the tender mercies of a difficult elderly relative will immediately identify with Roald Dahl's hero, eight-year-old George. George's family have a farm and there are no friends around to play with at weekends. When his mum g ...

denella 25.04.2009 · Read full review
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Grizzly Old Grunion

Advantages: Funny funny funny. Naughtiness gets its just deserts.
Disadvantages: I truly can't think of any.

George's grandmother is a grizzly old grunion. George dreads being left alone with her when his mother goes shopping on a Saturday morning and if you knew his grandmother you really wouldn't blame him. She does nothing but criticise and get him into tro ...

jillmurphy 05.12.2002 · Read full review
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