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4.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 54.42 out of 5 4.42 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Richmal Crompton Narrator: Martin Jarvis Publisher: AudioGO Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2005 ISBN:
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Now as famous on radio and audio as they are in print, the adventures of that irrepressible and ageless schoolboy William Brown have been delighting both young and old for decades. Perpetually scruffy, mud-stained, and mischievous, he is a lovable scamp whose pranks usually end in disaster, for his harassed elders at least. With friends Ginger, Douglas, and Henry (The Outlaws), and the angelic, lisping, thorn-in-his-side Violet Elizabeth Bott, William has rightly joined the literary, and radio, immortals.

This volume of Just William features the following stories:

  • The Christmas Truce
  • Only Just In Time
  • The Midnight Adventure of Miss Montague
  • William and the Musician
  • Williams Leads a Better Life
  • William and the Twins
  • William's Birthday
  • William and the Little Girl
  • The Outlaws and Cousin Percy
  • William and the Princess Goldilocks Download and start listening now!

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    Listener Opinions

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine Robertson | 2/16/2014

      " Richmal Crompton wrote these books for adults but, of course, children are their natural audience. Even so, they are still hilarious - intentionally and not so intentionally. I hesitate to cite the excerpt where William's elderly, puritan and virginal Aunt Jane escorts William the local fair and discovers the joys of the merry-go-round. The phrase "Aunt Jane rode on a giant cock" will endure with special resonance in my memory. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanne | 2/12/2014

      " The sort of little brother that you could quite cheerfully strangle, William never does anything because he's malicious, he just doesn't think. As a result he gets into scrapes, embarasses various members of the family and made me chuckle. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nikki | 1/31/2014

      " I love this kind of book. It reminded me a lot of 'Little Lord Fauntleroy', one of my favourite books of all time. While Cedric is an angel and William is always up to no good, they're both so fundamentally innocent and endearing. 'Just William' was really funny all the way through, mostly because of Crompton's perfect way of describing things. Her choice of words is spot-on and makes these stories hilarious. I felt genuinely carefree and happy while reading this book, which is a very rare thing for me indeed. I will definitely be reading more of William's adventures. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matt | 1/28/2014

      " Fantastic book highly entertaining at any age. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alan | 1/19/2014

      " I've read just about all of the series, but this one can stand in for all of them. I read them when I was growing up (in the 60s) and they're utterly brilliant for kids and adults alike (I read one of the series 10 years ago). Maybe I liked it so much for two reasons - William was the mischevious kid I wanted to be, in charge of his own gang (The Outlaws); and I grew up in the countryside having similar adventures in brooks and streams and trees, although I was from a working class family and didn't have maids and so on. (Not that that matters). It got me into reading as well... "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pru Sly | 1/15/2014

      " Loved these books as a kid, love them even more as an adult. When I was 11 I idolised William and now I'm in my 30's I find him hilarious! "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aditi | 1/9/2014

      " Not-so-sweet William raises hell in a sleepy little English village in the years before the first world war rocked England. Coming from a time when food is plenty, sweets are delicious (and cheap) and children spent all day outdoors dreaming about pirates and robbers, William is an archetypal image of boyhood. He also happens to be head of a gang called the Outlaws and local disturber of the peace. Richmal Crompton infuses her characters with a lot of humour and wry observations on adolescence and adulthood courtsesy William's long suffering parents, siblings and neighbours. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 12/23/2013

      " An English homage to Booth Tarkington's Penrod stories. Both are charming, but I prefer Penrod by one unkempt hair. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sally | 12/17/2013

      " Rachel sent me a CD with a bunch of Just William stories on it, and they were so much fun to listen to! "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Wright | 10/14/2013

      " Some of my favourite books. I wanted to ne William when I was a boy and they still take me back to childhood. Crompton was a writer of genius, though I still prefer the first dozen or so books as the later ones are not of the same quality. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Radhika Parik | 9/28/2013

      " i'd just like to say that i loved william and the outlaws so much that the better part of my childhood was spent in trying to be like him, but needless to say i failed miserably( long sigh). "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian Kavanagh | 9/26/2013

      " A trip down memory lane. Great fun. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn | 9/10/2013

      " Awesome - according to my 6 year old! "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 7/25/2013

      " I loved the way that William got himself into these situations. I read a little bit every night and couldn't wait to be able to find out what happened next. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen | 2/27/2013

      " As brilliant as ever. I'm going to have to scoop a few more of these off the bookshelf when I go home to my folks. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sc | 11/13/2012

      " Re-read - just as goos as when I was a kid! "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emma | 10/22/2012

      " Brilliant - laugh out loud funny. Although a bit dated with maids and gardeners the stories are so funny. William always manages to triumph in the end. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Indu | 10/13/2012

      " I totally love William.Never can get enough of Richmal Crompton's hero. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Manny | 10/2/2012

      " Not the Antichrist, though I suspect that Violet Elizabeth Bott has her doubts. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zofie Vedas | 5/1/2012

      " i love these books so much, they are so hilarious! And always keep me laughing. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amicus (David Barnett) | 7/21/2011

      " Children's fiction at its best. A child hero who is pure evil. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lucy Smith | 6/23/2011

      " I can't help but feel that William Brown would have an ASBO in this day and age... "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natalie Moore | 3/15/2011

      " One of the best children's stories. Series of misadventures of a becomingly naughty boy that made me laugh so hard I cried. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maureen | 3/13/2011

      " As brilliant as ever. I'm going to have to scoop a few more of these off the bookshelf when I go home to my folks. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Indu | 11/30/2010

      " I totally love William.Never can get enough of Richmal Crompton's hero. "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sc | 6/25/2010

      " Re-read - just as goos as when I was a kid! "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lucy | 5/25/2010

      " I can't help but feel that William Brown would have an ASBO in this day and age... "

    • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Manny | 4/2/2010

      " Not the Antichrist, though I suspect that Violet Elizabeth Bott has her doubts.
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    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laila | 1/10/2010

      " i love these books so much, they are so hilarious! And always keep me laughing. "

    • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 10/13/2008

      " Very charming book. I would have liked William as a best friend. So funny, smart, and naive. "

    • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elise | 10/12/2008

      " I love William--he's such a grubby, earnest, scowling, rebellious child, with such a heavy hand on the sarcasm. These books are a hugely entertaining window into middle-class English family life in the twenties. "

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