Floodland – author reading


There are a lot of schools who read Floodland, especially in years 5 and 6 – and with the current situation, I know there are some of you who are halfway through the book, but who, without sufficient copies for every pupil, are unable to finish from home.

So I’ve recorded the book, chapter by chapter, and the videos are all available here, for you to watch at your leisure. Please note I’m not an actor or professional audiobook reader, and I’m doing the readings in one take to be as quick as possible getting them online, so please forgive a few mistakes 🙂

Teachers! If you’re not already aware, there is a wonderful FREE set of teaching resources for the book available from the excellent people at the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education: and it’s available here.

Be safe, everyone, and read lots of books.

– Marcus

“Before”, Chapter One

“Before”, Chapter Two

“Then”, Chapter One

“Then”, Chapter Two

“Then”, Chapter Three

“Then”, Chapter Four

“Then”, Chapter Five

“Then”, Chapter Six

“Then”, Chapter Seven

“Then”, Chapter Eight

“Then”, Chapter Nine

“Then”, Chapter Ten

“Then”, Chapter Eleven

“Then”, Chapter Twelve

“Then”, Chapter Thirteen

“After”, Chapter One

“After”, Chapter Two

Finally, to answer some of the questions I’ve received over the last week or so, here’s a short video entitled ‘Why I wrote Floodland’.

cover of Floodland showing a girl alone by the sea

Once upon a time there used to be a proper recording of Floodland, but sadly it seems to be unavailable in the UK now. It is still available in the US, however, and you can get it as a digital audiobook here.

The book itself is still in print and you can support your local bookshop by buying it here, in the UK. Or here, in the US.


Finally, I’m proud to support Authors4Oceans, an initiative aimed at raising consciousness of the threat to our oceans, and life, from human action.

If you have been given pause for thought by Zoe’s story, please head over to the Authors4Oceans website for some inspiration.

Girl standing alone by the sea