The Borrowers

  • by Mary Norton
  • Narrated by Samantha Bond
  • 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Pod, Homily and Arrietty are a family of tiny people who live beneath the floor, behind the grandfather clock in the old rectory. They own nothing - everything they have is borrowed from the 'human beans' who don't even know they exist. Arrietty's father, Pod, is an expert borrower. He can scale curtains using a hatpin and bring back a doll's teacup without breaking it.
Girl's aren't supposed to go borrowing, but as Arrietty is an only child, Pod breaks the rules. But when she is in the house borrowing, something happens which changes their lives. Arrietty makes friends with 'the boy upstairs'.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Have been waiting for this for ages!!

Wonderful story - please hurry up with the other Borrower books!!

The sound quality is very poor - lots of distracting crackles and breaks - can it be sorted out or re-recorded?
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- Perdita

Missing sentences!

Would you try another book written by Mary Norton or narrated by Samantha Bond?

I don't particularly like this narrator. I found it very hard to listen to and follow, never mind the year 3 class that I am sharing this book with. I had to give up with the recording and read it myself.


Would you ever listen to anything by Mary Norton again?

Yes


Would you be willing to try another one of Samantha Bond’s performances?

No


You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Not really. A lot of the sentences in the actual book are missing from the recording. My year 3 class found it incredibly hard to follow as they had to skip half way down the page to catch up to the narrator.


Any additional comments?

Very poor.

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- Lisa

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-08-2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd