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FREE: Crackanory Too Cracked for TV - exclusive to Audible

Written by: Crackanory
Length: 1 hr and 38 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Imagine if Jackanory was set free from its childish shackles. What twisted, funny tales would it unleash upon the world? 

Combining some of the UK's best and brightest comedy writers and performers, this exclusive to audio edition of UKTV's Dave Channel Crackanory is a master class in storytelling and features an all-star cast including Toby Jones, Katherine Parkinson, John Robins, Robert Bathurst and Simon Bird. 

Episode List: 

  • 'Kill Phil' 
  • 'Mummy Business' 
  • 'The Character Assassin' 
  • 'The IT Man' 
  • 'The Egg That Knew Too Much' 
©2017 UKTV (P)2017 Audible Ltd
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a amusement park for the mind!

not sure what to expect, but it was worth giving up my lunch for. awesome

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Excellent and entertaining

very funny jokes and antidotes #Audible1
enjoyed the theatrical narration as well i also downloaded another edition and it was entertaining as well

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5 shorts all fun

5 stories, all of them are amusing and have an English sensibility of irony. The narrators also do an excellent job.

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  • J. Caulfield
  • 2018-11-02

Requires a taste for dry British wit.

I was unfamiliar with Crackanory. This is very dry British humor. I am not a fan. The plot thread the humor is hung on is both implausible to an extreme and difficult to follow the logic behind.

If you enjoy humor at another’s expense, open fly jokes and strange plot twists then this could be great for you.

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  • The Lovely Rod
  • 2018-08-29

5 short comical stories - all great fun

All five stories are highly entertaining in this comical collection by various authors. The stories run for approximately 15-20 each, making them a nice quick listen while you’re on the go.
In the first story, Phil accidentally has his dry cleaner assassinated on a dark web vengeance site called Criss Cross, only to find he now has to reciprocate. The tongue in cheek narration by Robert Bathurst is matched with great voice work.
The second story is an outrageous supernatural ghost story. Narrator Katherine Parkinson is hysterically funny. She also puts on some great character voices, adding to her humorous reading.
John Robins reads The Character Assassin about successful author Rachel, who lives alone with her cat, Millhouse. This is the tale of a plot that refuses to change when Rachel attempts to alter the story of her current book. Equally quirky is The Egg That Knew Too Much – perhaps my favourite of the stories, as read by the suburb Toby Jones. It’s the story of Ted, who loves eggs until one day he cracks one open to find a tiny scroll predicting a horse race winner. The notes become regular and the predictions are always accurate until one day they change to begin predicting who will die. When his own death is predicted, Ted races against time to find the egg farm and break the curse.
In the final story, read by Simon Bird, Mike and Rob are like two peas in a pod until Rob gets their dream IT job. Like the stories and a narrators before, this is a fun tale with an unexpected twist, expertly read by the narrator.
Crackanory is a British audio series so should appeal to lovers of that absurd British humour that they do so well. Highly recommended.

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  • Poeticies
  • 2017-05-24

Brilliant!

Strange, intriguing, funny and, so much more.
I loved every single performance and story and I'm sure you (yes mate you reading this) will as well.

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  • Trell
  • 2017-02-20

Great story telling!

most of the stories were fantastic. a few were predictable, and couple underwhelming. overall, the author's held my interest as my imagination grew more vivid.

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  • Jessica walters
  • 2017-04-03

entertaining

If you could sum up FREE: Crackanory Too Cracked for TV - exclusive to Audible in three words, what would they be?

entertaining, cute, creative

What did you like best about this story?

all of the stories were cute and creepy and made you think. like a modern twilight zone

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

the life they bring to the stories is... extraordinary. love listening to this!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

i laughed out loud to quite a few of these

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  • Igglefan
  • 2017-05-04

Awesome! Snarkiest of all snark.

Thanks for such an entertaining read! Witty, contemporary, brash, hilarious, and overall very very very very enjoyable.

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  • prabu
  • 2017-03-24

Good

Nice one.. finished it on one go ! Narration is appreciable. Added to my liked list already

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  • amanda
  • 2017-03-14

Great humor

Very entertaining short stories. The stories kept me interested. I had quite a few chuckles!

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  • Anubyss
  • 2017-02-24

LOVED THIS!!!!!!

This was great to listen to. Enjoyed the stories. I want more of these. MORE!!!!!!

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  • Montzalee W
  • 2019-11-15

Very strange stories!

Crackanory Too Cracked for TV by Crackanory and narrated by a variety of actors is a bundle is short, strange, and interesting stories! Definitely different 😁!

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