AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Nigel Lambert

Children • 3 hrs. • Unabridged • ©

Dick King Smith writes about children with the same gentle humor and insight he uses for animal stories, THE SHEEP PIG(aka BABE), MARTIN'S MINE, etc. Nine-year-old Ned is primarily interested in improving his skills as a soccer goalie until he encounters a Victorian doll in his grandmother's attic. Nigel Lambert portrays Ned with a perfect touch of uncertainty, reflecting his unease at finding himself beguiled by a doll. Subtlety is an asset, and Nigel Lambert, narrator of many of KinG Smith's titles, employs just the right amount of delight and restraint. His children's voices are believable, and ages are well defined. Except for having to remember that "football" equates to American soccer, young children and parents will enjoy the tale. R.F.W. ©AudioFile, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN 96]

Book pak • Listening Library • 1995

CS ISBN 0807275506 $16.98 • Two cassettes

Advertisement Advertisement


Book pak • Listening Library • 1995

CS ISBN 0807275506 $16.98 • Two cassettes

The latest audiobook reviews, right in your inbox.

Get our FREE Newsletter and discover a world of audiobooks.


AudioFile Newsletter

Let us recommend your next great audiobook!

No algorithms here!
We pick great audiobooks for you.
Sign up for our free newsletter with audiobook love from AudioFile editors.

If you are already with us, thank you! Just click X above.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×