Stig of the Dump

  • by Clive King
  • Narrated by Martin Jarvis
  • 3 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Nobody believes Barney when he says he's discovered a boy living wild in the dump. But for Barney, Stig is totally real. They become great friends, learn each other's ways and embark on a series of exciting adventures.

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Fantastic Children's Book

This is one of those books with a feel much like Swallows and Amazons. Innocent children's adventure from a sadly disappeared time.
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- Jonathan

Excellent listening!

First published in 1963, this a charming tale of a unique friendship. Although Barney and Stig have very different lives and speak different languages, they still learn a lot from one another. This is a timeless message for everyone. Whilst attitudes and lifestyle may have changed in some ways since the book was first published, the attitudes of children towards adventures can still be appreciated. This book is firmly set in a believeable context but also contains elements of fantasy (for example Stig himself). It is the way these fit together so well that provides much of the charm. Quite simply Barney is in need of a friend and finds his friend Stig in perhaps the most unlikely place. His families' relative lack of curiosity about Stig allows for many of the advetures Stig and Barney undertake together. Barney believes in Stig and really that is all that matters. I would recommend this book to every reader of all ages. First having been read it when I was very young and now discovering with my son again in audio format.
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- parmjit

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-07-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios