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Publisher's Summary

Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? Inspired by the popular children's TV show Crackanory combines some of the UK's best comedy writers and performers.

Each episode features a top performer narrating an extended weird and wonderful tale. Bob Mortimer takes on Arnold Widdowson's story of an out-of-work actor who becomes a national treasure in a former Soviet state while Sara O Briain tells the story of a slave in ancient Rome who helps a playwright finish his latest composition. Further episodes feature Sheridan Smith, Anna Friel, Mel Giedroyc, Doc Brown, Mackenzie Crook and Miriam Margolyes.

Full author list: Tony Way, Nico Tatarowicz, Arnold Widdowson, Alexander Kirk, Katherine Jakeways, Sarah Morgan, Toby Davies and Kevin Eldon.

Full narrator list: Dara Ó Briain, Sheridan Smith, Bob Mortimer, Anna Friel, Mel Giedroyc, Doc Brown, Mackenzie Crook and Miriam Margolyes.

©2017 UKTV (P)2017 UKTV

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  • Bouncing Tigga
  • 26-11-20

Fab

Loved each story. The characters were very different from any other. They truly bought the storyline to life.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 30-06-20

Brilliant!

Loved listening to all of the crackanory stories from series 1 to 4, please make more of them!

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  • Dez
  • 19-01-20

Quirky

Huge fun. Great for when you have 20 minutes and welcome a giggle or a daydream.

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  • DebsW
  • 11-01-20

Love them.

Really enjoy listening to these stories. Well read. Always puts a smile on my face.

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  • A. Tanner
  • 03-12-19

Quite disappointed

Not as good as the first 3 series by a shadow of a doubt ☹️

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  • James
  • 24-11-19

Excellent stories more often than not!

Jackanory for adults; as was the intention (younglings will have no reference point, but generations who knew childhood in the 60s, 70s and 80s will)
Tales often macabre, amusing and with a twisted moral outcome are the structure. A plethora of different actors or presenters tell different tales.
Most are darkly comic... Tales of the Unexpected meets a satirical Aesop!
Curate’s egg performance and story wise but all still very easy to listen to.

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  • ShroodJude
  • 20-10-19

loved it

who doesn't love these?
Enjoy a bit of slightly twisted storytelling bringing the very best of childhood Jacanory
With cynicism twisted dark undertones! easy listening highly recommended short tales of the usually unexpected!
Fab freebie thanks Audible

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-05-19

Loved loved loved

Please please can we have some more series of Crackanory, easy listening, great fun, loved it

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  • Brommers
  • 05-05-20

No continuity

Why cant the next story start automatically? The older versions did. I dont want to have to manually start it