Five go to smugglers top audio
Five Go to Smugglers Top (Famous Five, #4) by Enid BlytonIn this one the children are evicted from Kirrin Cottage (3 of them just visiting anyway) by a falling tree and Uncle Quentin packs them off to stay with a fellow scientist who (because in Blytons imagination all scientists are rich (with the sole exception of Quentin himself in book 1 ... until all the gold) lives in a huge house riddled with secret tunnels that lead into a wide cave system.)
Caves and tunnels are a staple of this series. Few, if any, of the 23 books dont go underground or through the walls at some point.
Now Uncle Quentin, who in book one was writing formulas in his secret books and brewing stuff in test tubes, seems to have morphed into a civil engineer and is collaborating with their new host, Mr Lenoir, to drain the swamp, in a literal rather than Trumpian, sense.
The original conflict is over the taking of Timmy. Mr Lenoir hates dogs. This is generally an unfailing indicator of villainy!
The wider conflict concerns the local smuggler who uses the marshes, and rather unbelievably ends up kidnapping Uncle Quentin in some implausible plan to thwart the draining by buying then burning his plans, thus stopping ... the swamp ... from being drained? Also, the smuggler is very rich and only smuggles for fun.
The central lesson of this book is that if you see a light out in the dark, then someone is up to no good. Generally smuggling.
The conflict that I recall strongly from my reading as a child was between the Five and the deaf manservant Block who they suspect might be able to hear, and who is out to expose Timmy who has been hiding in the houses secret passages in order that Mr Lenoir not know he was in the house.
Not one of my favourites in the series. A bit insipid.
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Five go to Smugglers Top by Enid Blyton Audiobook
Five Go to Smugglers Top: AND Five Get into a Fix v. 5 by Enid Blyton Audio Book CD
Please type in your email address in order to receive an email with instructions on how to reset your password. Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In book four, the Famous Five stay at the large old house at Smuggler's Top. They discover secret hiding places, underground tunnels, and one night they catch people signalling out to sea! Are there still smugglers at Smuggler's Top?
Cancel anytime. Julian, Dick and Anne are spending the holidays with their tomboy cousin George and her dog, Timothy. One day, George takes them to explore nearby Kirrin Island, with its rocky little coast and old ruined castle on the top. Over on the island, they make a thrilling discovery, which leads them deep into the dungeons of Kirrin Castle on a dangerous adventure. Who - and what - will they find there? It's their very first adventure and the Secret Seven super-sleuths are already on the trail of a mystery! The gang are dressed in disguise, following a lead to a spooky old house in the snow
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