Listen free for 30 days

One credit a month, good for any title to download and keep.
Unlimited listening to the Plus Catalogue - thousands of select Audible Originals, podcasts and audiobooks.
No commitment - cancel anytime.
£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.
The Beast and the Bethany cover art

The Beast and the Bethany

By: Jack Meggitt-Phillips
Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
Try for £0.00

£7.99/month after 30 days. Renews automatically. See here for eligibility.

Buy Now for £17.49

Buy Now for £17.49

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Summary

The most exciting new children's audiobook of 2020 and a modern classic in the making.  

Ebenezer Tweezer is a youthful 511-year-old. He keeps a beast in the attic of his mansion, who he feeds all manner of things (including performing monkeys, his pet cat and the occasional cactus) and in return the beast vomits out presents for Ebenezer, as well as potions which keep him young and beautiful. But the beast grows ever greedier, and soon only a nice, juicy child will do. 

So when Ebenezer encounters orphan Bethany, it seems like (everlasting) life will go on as normal. But Bethany is not your average orphan.

©2020 Jack Meggitt-Phillips (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing

What listeners say about The Beast and the Bethany

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    12
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    1
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    12
  • 4 Stars
    1
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    8
  • 4 Stars
    2
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Better than I expected

Not the most inspiring headline is it?
Well, not to worry - I expected this to be a bit of a throw away read, I hadn’t got high hopes and I honestly don’t know why.
I listened in one sitting beginning to end and thoroughly enjoyed it. Eberneezer and Bethany are great characters who play off each other wonderfully - think Gru and Margo in Despicable Me and you aren’t far off.
Quick plot, no nonsense, action, peril and a sense of humour.
Great fun - and now the only disappointment is of myself for quite literally - judging a book by the cover.
I’m sure I read somewhere you shouldn’t do that, right?

2 people found this helpful