Children of the Noisy Village

  • by Astrid Lindgren
  • Narrated by Catherine Byers
  • 2 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A charming story about the everyday life of six Swedish children living on the three neighboring farms that everybody calls "noisy village" because of its "high spirits". This simple tale, which could be perfect for bedtime listening, conveys valuable wisdom along with a great deal of humor.


What the Critics Say

"Six children from neighboring farms have fun all year long in this charming book by the author of the Pippi Longstocking stories." ( Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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Surprisingly engaging

This lovely tale of growing up in a small Scandinavian village held the attention of my 5 and 6 yr old sons for the whole 2 hours+. I was surprised.

But beware, the little girl narrator does pretty much say "I used to think Santa was real but now I know that it is just the parents pretending" so be prepared to cough loudly during that part of the 'Christmas' chapter if your children are still believers.
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- Christine

In fact, two ratings

My first rating as to the quality and entertainment of the book, it is indeed 5 stars. Very nice narrating. I loved the book as a child and I liked listening it even now when I am adult. One of my top ten children books which my kids will be reading as well.
When comes to the second rating, it is only 2,5 stars for Audible. Guys! Dont lie! It is not unabridged!!! I guess about 1/3 or more of the stories were cut off! Still the price even for an abridged book was great and I am happy I have bought it. But I do not like to be deceived.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 31-03-2009
  • Publisher: Penguin Group USA and Audible