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Summary

Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series.

In their third adventure, the Famous Five discover that someone has been on George's island. And what is locked in the mysterious trunk hidden on Kirrin Island? 

The Famous Five think they're on the trail of smugglers - until they hear a child scream.... 

©1944 Enid Blyton (P)2013 Hachette Children's Books

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Nothing better!!!

It is the best book of the first three books. There can't be a better book in the famous five set.

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Five Run Away Together

I think this story and all the others are very good.
It is just so creative and a bit of like a roller coaster so it goes up and down all the time

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I N C R E A D I B L E

The book is immensely descriptive and beautiful with an unexpected plot twist (which shatters this new found peace). But will they ever escape the sticks three thumbs? Buckle your seat belts book-lovers, the famous five are back🚹🚹🚹🚺🐕 : )!!!!

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Amazing


Love it, narrator was clear and liked different voices for different people in the story. Extraordinary, epic and very very very VERY good 😊


Thank you for making my day special and better.

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Was painful to listen to. First two Famous Five stories had some old-fashioned aspects re gender etc. but had fun stories and characters to take you along on the adventure, but this one had overt bullying, classism, stereotypes, sexist gender roles.. I finished the book because I'd already bought the next one and was just something easy to listen to going to sleep, but everything, not least the simplistic "taste of their own medicine" morality, is not a positive message for kids or anyone in more ~enlightened times so proceed with caution.
Sorry to be killjoy as I know this was written in the 40s/50s so I wasn't expecting up-to-date representation but just so people know what they're getting into as this one's especially frustrating and I couldn't just go along with the fun romp when so much of it was at the expense of others etc.

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AMAZING AND THE BEST ONE 🤩

This is a great book 📚 to read or listen 🎧 to because it is so much better than Five on Treasure Island 🏝 it’s absolutely fantastic also recommended to anyone who like’s Agatha Christie.
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My fav book

I love this book ive listened to all famous five books many times and this is in my opinion by far the best!

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Not one of the best

Normally a big fan of Famous Five, but as another commentator has observed, there are disagreeable overtones of snobbery and bullying in this episode. One we gave a miss.

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Jan Francis is the best

I love this book and it was great amazing book The famous five is the best

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Great book.

Well read, brill story for children. !!!!!

Love the whole set, and great for long car journeys.

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