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Sign up for the Summer AudioBook Club with Puffin - 4 x £75 vouchers to be won NOW CLOSED

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 27-Jul-15 11:07:44

We have been asked by the folks at Puffin books to find 250 UK Mumsnetters with a child aged 5 to 10 to have a listen to an audiobook and to share your thoughts and reviews on MN.

Puffin say “we’re delighted to invite you to join our Summer AudioBook Club. Audiobooks are a brilliant way to get children and their parents to experience the thrill, laughter and excitement of stories. There is no better time for audiobooks than the school holidays when there is lots of free time, long journeys and plenty of curious minds to entertain. MP3 players, smartphones and tablets mean that these days you can take audiobooks anywhere you and your kids go. So Puffin have chosen a selection of audiobooks that your children can enjoy on their own or to keep the whole family enthralled. Stories designed to make the family laugh out loud and to transport you to magical places, all brought to life with brilliant performances by incredible story tellers. As it’s a book club we’d love you to listen to the audiobooks and tell us what you think on the Mumsnet feedback threads”.

To take part you can pick whether you'd like to receive an MP3 download link or a promotional CD depending on what device you would prefer to listen on.

You can pick the audiobook you'd like to receive: - these are categorised into ‘Laugh Out Loud’ titles and ‘Magic and Adventure’ titles. It doesn't matter if your child has already read the physical version of the book as this is a brand new and exciting way for them to experience the story again. The ages below are just indicators as a guide.

Laugh out loud (LOL i.e. funny books)

To listen a clip from each of these audiobooks click here

1. Wimpy Kid, Dog Days by Jeff Kinney read by Ramon de Ocampo (age 7+)
2. The Twits by Roald Dahl ready by Richard Ayoade (age 5+)
3. Danger is Everywhere by David O’Doherty ready by David O’Doherty (7+)
4. Dennis the Menace by Steven Butler read by Steven Butler (age 6+)
5. The Dinosaur That Pooped the Planet by Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter - read by authors (age 5+)

Magic & Adventure

1. The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy read by Gemma Arterton (age 5+)
2. Going Solo by Roald Dahl ready by Dan Stevens (age 7+)
3. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll read by Sheridan Smith (6+)
4. The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham - BBC dramatization version (age 6+)
5. George's Secret Key to the Universe by Lucy & Stephen Hawking ready by James Goode (age 7+)

Those selected will be sent the audiobook of their choice (if download, then it will be sent to the email address given on the form directly from Puffin). We'd then like your child to listen to the audiobook and to share their feedback with you to post on a thread on MN; tell us how you enjoyed the audiobook and what the experience was like. There will be two feedback threads - one for the Laugh out Loud reviewers and one for the Magic and Adventure reviewers. Please note we are looking for feedback around the middle of August: please only apply if you're able to give feedback then.

We'd also like you to add a review of the audiobook on MN.

All who take part and who add feedback as required will be entered into a prize draw where four MNers will each win a £75 voucher from either iTunes or Amazon so you can buy audiobooks!.

If you’re interested in taking part please sign up here.

Happy listening.


MummyBtothree Mon 27-Jul-15 14:35:42

Done! fingers crossed smile

Fillybuster Mon 27-Jul-15 16:57:59

MNHQ: are we allowed to sign up more than once in order to enter different dcs?

Blondiewoman007 Mon 27-Jul-15 17:34:49

Yes please!

AngelBlue12 Mon 27-Jul-15 19:16:10


peanutmum111 Mon 27-Jul-15 21:44:21

Yes please would love this for a 6 year old

mumcha Mon 27-Jul-15 22:21:49

Yes please grin

Joybelles Mon 27-Jul-15 22:54:37

Yes please! This looks great

jetSTAR Mon 27-Jul-15 23:21:08

Yes please!

OhHolyFuck Tue 28-Jul-15 00:14:46

Is 5 the definite age? Only DS1 is 4.7 and loves audio books to go to sleep with at night

Lovetoknit Tue 28-Jul-15 09:15:51

Yes please, we have 3 dc and their love audiobooks for the long car journeys

springalong Tue 28-Jul-15 09:22:59

what a lovely idea! Some new titles there to order from the library.

Wheatley Tue 28-Jul-15 09:45:37

Fingers crossed too, my son craves audiobooks and likes to listen every night at bedtime, have run out of the ones in the local library and buying them is so much more expensive than the book version and can be a bit risky if he doesn't like the story. We have found loads of authors that he likes to read because of audiobooks.

jubles Tue 28-Jul-15 10:46:48

Done. Great idea.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 28-Jul-15 12:33:17


MNHQ: are we allowed to sign up more than once in order to enter different dcs?

Hi - I think it would be one per household, sorry.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 28-Jul-15 12:33:50


Is 5 the definite age? Only DS1 is 4.7 and loves audio books to go to sleep with at night

Am sure that would be fine

kristinage Tue 28-Jul-15 18:36:20

Yes,please!!! Would love to get one...

KittyKat88 Tue 28-Jul-15 21:29:01

What a fantastic idea!! My daughter has just turned 5 so this couldn't have come at a better time! She's also involved in the Reading Challenge at her local library for the summer hols and is so proud of herself for being part of it. We'll keep our fingers crossed she might be picked by mumsnet for this brilliant project too! Thanks for the opportunity smile

SmileAndNod Wed 29-Jul-15 07:25:18

Done - fingers crossed.

chickensandbees Wed 29-Jul-15 15:09:36

Done I think, took a while to upload so hope it went. Poor internet connection!!

cally120 Wed 29-Jul-15 17:12:10

would love to try this my child is 6 a girl, she loves stories and this would be great thanks

fuzzpig Wed 29-Jul-15 22:01:34

Oh yay, yes please! Would be perfect for my DD!

PLUtoPlanet Thu 30-Jul-15 02:37:42

DS has already read some, but we'll review!

PLUtoPlanet Thu 30-Jul-15 02:45:03

P.S. MNHQ, that review link doesn't seem to work!

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 30-Jul-15 08:42:03

PLUtoPlanet - thanks - sorted now

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