Extended Audio Sample

Download Noah Barleywater Runs Away Audiobook

Extended Audio Sample Noah Barleywater Runs Away Audiobook, by John Boyne Click for printable size audiobook cover
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (706 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Boyne Narrator: Andrew Sachs Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN: 9780307916495
Regular Price: $15.00 Add to Cart
— or —
FlexPass™ Price: $14.95$5.95$5.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Eight-year-old Noah's problems seem easier to deal with if he doesn't think about them. So he runs away, taking an untrodden path through the forest.Before long, he comes across a shop. But this is no ordinary shop: it's a toyshop, full of the most amazing toys, and brimming with the most wonderful magic. And here Noah meets a very unusual toymaker. The toymaker has a story to tell, and it's a story of adventure and wonder and broken promises. He takes Noah on a journey. A journey that will change his life. Download and start listening now!

BK_LILI_001306

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Seigel | 2/18/2014

    " This is a younger level read than "Boy in the Striped Pajamas", but it has that same kind of feel. It's a beautiful, magical story about parental love, courage, and facing difficult stituations. From page one he had me along for the ride, and I couldn't put it down. It's destined to be a children's classic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clare | 2/17/2014

    " Directionless beginning, this story won me over. Worthwhile and cleverly written though slow paced. I'm not entirely sure it is young readers as it does require patience. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CamIaMacKenzie | 2/14/2014

    " An incredible book about a boy who stumbles across a toy shop with a man who has lots of stories to tell... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin Banger | 2/5/2014

    " For a small book with not a lot going on.... There is a lot going on. It's one of those stories that blurs myth and reality to say something very Real. This book joins the ranks of Big Fish and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - though a late elementary or middle school kid could decently handle it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy Carr | 2/3/2014

    " Have you ever woken up from a really strange dream and tried to tell someone about the dream and why it seemed so "off" to you? That's what this book felt like...a really strange dream that you try to explain to someone but you just end up forgetting about it because it didn't make any sense and really wasn't all that memorable in the end. Weird, random stuff...not engaging at all. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annie | 1/20/2014

    " Why is "kids with dying parents" a genre? meh. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 karen jules | 1/18/2014

    " Though this feels like it's written for younger kids, I do think the storyline needs to be read by someone a little older. There is actually a great idea behind it. The ending is beautiful. John Boyne, you are amazing for being able to write novels that are so completely different. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlize | 12/30/2013

    " I loved it! It was so weird and twisted and I just remember a walking chair.. hahahah it was so quirky "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 12/11/2013

    " a curious little story; I liked it but I don't know if kids would as much as me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrs | 12/6/2013

    " A very different novel from the author of The boy in the striped pyjamas. Loosely based on the story of Pinnocchio, but a very different version. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Obviously Not Forrest | 11/22/2013

    " Either it was written by someone who had bad grammer, was lazy, or wasn't very familiar with English. And the story was just weird, but I suppose it has lots of symbolism. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kwinks | 7/17/2013

    " Read on train to BEA. Cute. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Franzie | 9/21/2012

    " Traurig, aberwitzig, wunderbar geschrieben. Ein Buch, das man sich nicht entgehen lassen sollte. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Minnie | 9/21/2012

    " One of the greatest book that I have ever read. Complete package one that will make you laugh, cry and learn. Will recommend this to all of the people that I know. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda Cohen | 5/22/2012

    " What a lovely book. When I reached the moment of understanding I said to myself "I don't like this book not one bit" but that was just to save myself from the tears I knew would be coming & then silently cried the last 2 chapters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 10/25/2011

    " It was a well crafted story. Turned out to be an interesting retelling of a familiar fairy tale. I can't help but wonder what puppets would tell the story of my life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny Wikoff | 7/9/2011

    " loved the twist / and quirks "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marj | 4/10/2011

    " I loved this book in the end, however at the start I mistook the suitability/reading age and found the 'voice' very naive. Perhaps I'd expected a wider range of readership suitability, more like 'Boy in striped Pyjamas'? I would place it at about Year 5 student level. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 jenn | 3/25/2011

    " I loved what I read of this book before giving it to my nine year old cousin. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paul | 2/6/2011

    " More to come as release date approaches. This one is a return to masterful storytelling. This one begs for read-aloud and will be welcome in upper elementary and middle school classrooms. But don't be surprised if this one is not heard in Room 210 sometime soon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 1/27/2011

    " loved the twist / and quirks "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ali | 1/23/2011

    " I think I enjoyed this as much as my son. Perhaps more. "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author John Boyne

John Boyne is the author of novels for adults and children. His New York Times bestseller, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, won two Irish Book Awards, was short-listed for the British Book Award, and was made into an award-winning feature film. His novels are published in more than forty languages.

About the Narrator

Andrew Sachs may be best known as Manuel from the BBC show Fawlty Towers, starring John Cleese. His recent roles include guest appearances on Silent Witness, Doctors, and Holby City. His audiobook narration has won him seven AudioFile Earphones Awards.