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Summary

The new heartwarming and hilariously brilliant story, beautifully read by number one best-selling author David Walliams.

Dads come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. There are fat ones and thin ones, tall ones and short ones. There are young ones and old ones, clever ones and stupid ones. There are silly ones and serious ones, loud ones and quiet ones. Of course, there are good dads and bad dads....

A high-speed cops and robbers adventure with heart and soul about a father and son taking on the villainous Mr Big – and winning!

This riches-to-rags story will have you on the edge of your seat and howling with laughter! Bad Dad is a fast and furious, heartwarming story of a father and son on an adventure - and a thrilling mission to break an innocent man into prison!

©2017 David Walliams (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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Not for young children

Not for young children. Hopefully many of the adult themes will go over their heads. It’s a bit too sinister for my 5 and 7 year old. Torture, pointing guns, abandoned by mother. Didn’t laugh at all, unreal one minute and too real the next. I thought reverend Judith was meant to bring moral balance to counter dads bad actions, not introduce a lesbian marriage that seemed crowbarred in there with no relevance to the story what so ever, only a little high 5 to LGBT. Not for us.

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REALLY GOOD!

Really good story. Funny narrating! I loved the book and I’ll recommend it to every child under 13

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Not a nurturing content

The more I listen to David Walliam's books, the more I realise the content is unsuitable for children and not nurturing. I wouldn't recommend.

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Brilliant bad dad


David Walliams kids books are my guilty secret.

They are brilliantly written and fabulously narrated.

Nothing negative to say except why haven’t you listened to this?

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Bad Dad by David Walliams.

It was one of the best books I've ever listened to 😊 And I loved it! I recommend it from years 8- and over😊😊😊

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brilliant! awesome! fantastic! amazing!

It is one of the best books I've ever read . I apsoloutely loved it.

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its Good But..

Overall a decent story with great voice acting from all the cast apart from Rev. Judith who sounds flat and lifeless in comparison to the others. I also found the lesbian side story unnecessary and frankly inappropriate for a children's book.

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Very silly story

I don't understand why the story can't make sense. Just a few examples:

A mini doing a wheelie can't drive - it's front wheel drive.
If you slam on a car's brakes it can't flip over and fly through the air.
If a wooden leg is jammed on the accelerator it doesn't keep accelerating it just keeps going.
A man wouldn't let his aunt take his place in prison especially without her glasses.

I could go on. It makes it very annoyng to listen to.
Very disappointing.

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funny audio

good narrating

I found it a wee bit sad at moments but if you know David Walliams, raj or anyone else in his amazing BOOKS👍👍👍💖💕😺😺..... will make you laugh
my favourite character was close between raj and frank but I lean towards frank more than raj because of how many books raj is in.
but I chose frank because of how risky and funny yet weirdly saving himself in a way I can't quite explain.

ok so what your reading right now is my opinion of this audio book which is simply amazing but you may or may not agree ,any way its for pretty much all ages except if your mum isn't around or if you have a fear of jail…

IT IS AMAZING I RECOMMEND IT SO MUCH

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Hilarious

One of my (42) and my daughter’s (6) most favourite stories. Sometimes laugh out loud funny, a heart warming tale about a kid and his dad

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  • 28-06-18

Loved it!

Fantastic from start to finish! I found myself listening to it without my kids - definitely for the whole family!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-05-21

Horrible

Storyline is okay but dragged on for to long and why did they woman have to be lesbian she’s a christian!!!!!

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  • hayley taylor
  • 17-06-19

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