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More than simply a book online, Rockford's Rock Opera is a new kind of multimedia musical story – it's a complete adventure in sound for adults and children. And you can discover it here online - completely FREE!

Part One of the story is free (that's 52 minutes of narration, characters, music and sound effects). Simply click on the buttons below for your preferred format – an online audio stream with pictures, a download (you'll need to register for this but it's free and only takes one minute) or a podcast.

Scripted by renowned BBC comedian and writer, Steve Punt, and created by Sweetapple, Rockford's Rock Opera audiobook tells the remarkable story of Rockford the Battersea Dogs Home dog and his adventures on Infinity, a strange land of extinct creatures, amazing sound FX, songs, fantastic illustrations and wonderful animated videos.

Rockford's Rock Opera is like nothing you'll ever have experienced on-line before. Jurassic Park meets Jungle Book, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy meets War of the Worlds!

Although Rockford's Rock Opera audio book is suitable for adults, it looks set to become on of the best children's books too!


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The online streamed version of the story is available here to play on your own computer. Simply turn your speakers on, then press the PLAY button. There are 6 free chapters - 52 minutes in all – and, as you'll see, there are pictures to go with the action.

The stream has proved very popular with schools using Rockford's Rock Opera online book as an education resource. (If you'd like to read along with the book, you can buy pdf download versions of the text from our shop).

Downloading the story is easy. Part One (52 minutes) is available free after a simple and quick registration. Then, once you've listened to Part 1 you can buy Parts 2 and 3 from our shop. Downloading Rockford's Rock Opera is the most environmentally friendly way to enjoy the story and, as people are discovering all over the world, it's the perfect addition to all mp3 players and ipods!

The Enhanced Podcast version is for all those who subscribe to an RSS feed. The first six chapters are available (52 minutes) together with a video for The Tale of the Cocklebur Ick and other pictures to go with the story.

Simply press the Podcast button below and subscribe to our RSS feed for a free Rockford's Rock Opera Story!


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Rockford's Rock Opera is a science fiction fairy tale. A story about extinction and the affect man is having on the creatures of the earth. But it's a story of hope too with important educational messages for children and adults alike.

Scripted by and starring BBC comedian, Steve Punt, Rockford's Rock Opera features amazing characters and huge concepts delivered in an enchanting, original story.

Based on a character originally made popular on behalf of Battersea Dogs and Cats Home (‘Christmas Morning, Rockford’s Christmas Song’ first entered the UK Charts in 2005), Rockford’s Rock Opera is not a traditional ‘stage musical’ with hammy songs, its diverse musical inspiration can be found in The Beatles, The Small Faces, War of the Worlds, and Harry Nilsens’ The Point.

One legendary Rockford fan is Gerry Bron – the man behind bands such like Manfred Mann, Motorhead, Uriah Heep and the immortal Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band:

The growth of the internet, combined with rise of ecological issues requiring global attention, give Rockford’s Rock Opera a unique platform from which to reach out to the world. Quite apart from a wonderful and timely story, it’s a fabulous collection of pop songs!


About Sweetapple

Matthew and Elaine Sweetapple (Sweetapple) create original ideas, campaigns, products and promotions for charitable causes and for the benefit of society as a whole.

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