• The Borrowers

  • By: Mary Norton
  • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
  • Length: 3 hrs and 16 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 18-08-2016
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (4 ratings)

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'.
©2016 Mary Norton (P)2016 Penguin Books Limited
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5 out of 5 stars
By Corey on 28-06-2017

Fave

We love listening to this book in the car. Kept the kids quiet for the whole trip!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 05-05-2017

Borrowers Review

I really loved this audio book. It was great and I would recommend it to anyone, it's so good! I couldn't turn it off, even when it got really late. I gave it a 5 star because it was just a great audio book in general and it was one of the best I've ever heard.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Huishi on 27-11-2016

Nice performance but story is a bit simple.

An interesting book overall. To me, the story in the book ends a bit abruptly. I have watched the animation from Studio Ghibli before. The book and the movie tell very different stories based on the same characters. Personally I like the story of the movie more, which spends more time describing how the friendship between the sick boy and Arrietty develops and helps them become braver and kinder.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Perdita on 05-09-2016

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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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 06-01-2017

Brilliant childhood memories

Loved this book as a children read to us aged 7-8 by a teacher called Mrs porter
Every afternoon we put our heads on our arms as she read to us brilliant memories x

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