Seventeen favourite stories about the irrepressible William
Brown, specially selected and read by Martin Jarvis. Whether
a long standing fan or a first time listener, this collection
of stories is the ultimate Just William audio experience.
With over four hours of laugh-out-loud stories, including
two stories performed to a live audience...
William's Greatest Hits collects
together 17 of Richmal Crompton's original Just William
stories across four CDs. Martin Jarvis is the voice of Just
William and I can't imagine these tales being read by
anyone else. These tales are read with such passion that it's
impossible to not fall in love with the characters.
those who think that this is too old fashioned to appeal to
them will be swept up in Jarvis's gripping delivery. And if
that doesn't hook you, then maybe the old school boy humour
element might creep in as you giggle at unintentionally funny
lines like: "He whipped his one and six penny pistol
out of his pocket"; and the fact that cousin Percy is
so fond of boys.
with the live stories are Martin Jarvis's personal reflections
of recording Just William, giving the listener a true
'behind the scenes' insight into how he brings those marvellous
characters to life. This is the perfect gift for the Just
William fan, whether young or old.
fact that the BBC are offering this collection for the bargain
price of £18 should be all the reason you need to snap
this up. There should be a law passed that decrees that all
young children must listen to one Just William tale
a night before going to bed.