The Water Horse

  • by Dick King-Smith
  • Narrated by Nathaniel Parker
  • 0 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is a free sample of The Water Horse.When eight-year-old Kirstie brings home a strange egg from the Scottish shore, her family never expects it to hatch. But the next day, Kirstie discovers a baby sea monster swimming in her bathtub! Part horse, part toad, part turtle, and part crocodile, he's the oddest-looking creature Kirstie's family has ever seen. Only Kirstie's grandfather knows what the beastie really is: a Water Horse! This lovable creature is the perfect pet. The only trouble is, he can't stop growing. He gets bigger. And Bigger. And BIGGER. Before long, he's outgrown every loch in sight. Will they ever find a home that's large enough for their Water Horse? A magical retelling of the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, The Water Horse is a timeless tale that will delight children of all ages. A major feature film, starring Emily Watson, Ben Chaplin, and David Morrissey, has now been inspired by this book.


What the Critics Say

"The characters are believable and, since King-Smith relates events from the point of view of the water horse as well as those of Kirstie and her family, readers get to know the friendly, not-at-all-fearsome monster." (School Library Journal)


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Customer Reviews

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Coming from someone who hasn't seen the movie...

I can't comment on how this compares to the movie, but i can say that this audio book is certainly worth listening to even if you haven't seen the movie.
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Cool book

I liked it it was an interesting little book can't complain some parts made me laugh though. But other then that it wasn't that bad for a kid book lol.
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- Slim "Audio books are growing. I have listened to books for months now, But I prefer my books in paperback/hardback format."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-29-2008
  • Publisher: AudioGO Ltd.