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Goodnight Mister Tom

By: Michelle Magorian
Narrated by: Christopher Saul
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Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, Goodnight Mister Tom is of one of the best-loved stories set during the Second World War.

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian is the unforgettable story of young Willie Beech, evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of the Second World War. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the unlikely care of grumpy old Tom Oakley. But then his new-found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother to come back to London. As the weeks pass by, Tom begins to worry when William doesn't answer his letters, so he goes to London to find him, and there makes a terrible discovery.

©2022 Michelle Magorian (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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"Everyone's idea of a smash-hit novel: full-blown characters to love and hate, moments of grief and joy and a marvellous story that knows just how to grab the emotions." (Guardian)

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Heartwarming

A magical story, beautifully read. Captivating from start to finish, enjoyed by all the family.

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great book

this book is amazing but I would rate it a 12+ for some reason thanks frase!!

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good night Mr tom is the best book I've ever read

good night Mr Tom is suitable for kids 7 or over any younger they probably wouldn't understand very well but me and my daughter adored it and we're are sad that it's ended it is just the best because I listened to good night Mr Tom when I was about 8 or 9 but I'm grateful that she had sat and thunk about what to write but she produced an fantastic book thanks for writing this everyone loves it !!!❤📘

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Perfect.

I read this in school and absolutely loved it back then.
The narration and pace is perfect and the voices are exactly as I imagined they would be.

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A very enjoyable listen

Goodnight mister Tom has always been one of my favourite books. I was happy to see that audible had finally released this complete narration of the story as previously only an abridge version was available and I feel if you are going to tell a story it should be in its complete from especially one so well written. I was a little worried at first that whoever they chose to narrate wouldn’t do the book justice that it deserves, I needn’t of worried as I am very happy and impressed with the narrator he gave the characters life, their voices were very well done giving them each their own unique sound so you knew exactly who was speaking, There's nothing worse than a dull narrator who you are unable to differentiate between different characters. I know this is a story I will be returning to listen to again and again.