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I'm torn about how to review this book. I adore Stephen Fry's narration, and we all have loved the Paddington stories. I'd particularly recommend the other two that are available on Audible. I realize this comment may be unfair, but I didn't notice how short this one was when I bought it. The other two audios are over 2 hours long and this is like 13 minutes. So I wanted to warn any prospective purchasers who thought this was volume 3 of a wonderful series.
On the other hand, anyone who loves children's books on audio needs to listen to Paddington as read by Fry. I would just recommend the other 2 recordings.
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Little better than a chapter from one of the other Paddington books. You are done with this before you really know that it's ending. Basically, Paddington and the Browns go to a community sports event with things from bicycle racing to knitting competitions (it's a British thing). As per the usual Paddington style, he makes a mess of things but wins out in the end. My biggest reason for marking this down both overall and the story is that it feels rushed like there are vignettes of things and the segues between the events aren't there. Then it's the almost full price of a book for what should be only short story. Still if you like Paddington stories and your family likes it, it's worth it to round out the collection that it currently available.