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  • The Iron Man

  • By: Ted Hughes
  • Narrated by: Ted Hughes
  • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (170 ratings)

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The Iron Man

By: Ted Hughes
Narrated by: Ted Hughes
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Summary

The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff.
Where had he come from? Nobody knows.
How was he made? Nobody knows.

Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction by the Iron Man and set a trap for him, but he cannot be kept down. Then, when a terrible monster from outer space threatens to lay waste to the planet, it is the Iron Man who finds a way to save the world.

Ted Hughes - the most magnetic and original writer of his generation.

©1968 Ted Hughes and Andrew Davidson (P)2018 Faber & Faber Ltd.

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Suspenseful, sensory, wonderful!

What a fantastic short story. I absolutely loved it. The performance complimented the narrative so well. Each description, sight, smell and sound was a delight. Children 7+ would definitely enjoy this book.

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It gets pretty weird.

It starts whimsically odd, then builds more of a world around it. By the last story it's absolutely off its rocker, yet still with whimsy.

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a childhood favourite

I loved this book as a kid, and it's a delight to hear it read by the author.

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Five stars

This us great but why write a full review on a PHONE ye why its to long

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A classic that turned back the clock

A classic that turned back the clock.

I remembered reading this in school many years ago and returning to it was a joy.

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A children’s book by Ted Hughes! It is not ‘Crow’ is it!

Great to hear the Author’s real voice. It adds considerable depth to the reading. I highly recommended this audio book.

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Took me back to my school days

I loved this audiobook for two stand out reasons, firstly it took me back to listening to it for the first time in English class, where each of us would read a paragraph aloud and it was gripping. It was even more spell-bounding today because the narrator was the author himself. There is something so special hearing a book aloud from the author. It feels like you are really hearing the characters voices.

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short but sweet

I really enjoyed the story, the descriptions really come alive in your mind but I would have liked it to be longer. Maybe a collection of stories would be better value.