Penguin presents Roald Dahl's Matilda, read by multi-award-winning actress Kate Winslet. Matilda Wormwood is an extraordinary genius with really stupid parents. Miss Trunchbull is her terrifying headmistress who thinks all her pupils are rotten little stinkers. But Matilda will show these horrible grown-ups that even though she's only small, she's got some very powerful tricks up her sleeve....
"7YR OLD STEP-GRAND DAUGHTER'S 1ST AUDIO BOOK"
Penguin presents Roald Dahl's The BFG, read by actor, writer, and Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams. This audiobook features original music and sound design by Pinewood film studios. The BFG is a nice and jumbly giant. In fact, he is the only big friendly giant in Giant Country. All the other giants are big bonecrunching brutes, and now the BFG and his friend Sophie must stop them guzzling up little human beans - with some help from Her Majester, the Queen.
"David Walliams was perfect"
The much loved Famous Five books are now available as unabridged audio downloads for the first time! There's a shipwreck off Kirrin Island! But where is the treasure? The Famous Five are on the trail - looking for clues - but they're not alone! Someone else has got the same idea. Time is running out for the Famous Five, who will get to the treasure first?
"What an awesome listen!"
Roald Dahl's wickedly funny novels have turned him into the world's number one storyteller. In this collection five splendiferous stories are brought to life by the author himself: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (abridged), James and the Giant Peach (abridged), Fantastic Mr. Fox (unabridged), The Enormous Crocodile (unabridged) and The Magic Finger (unabridged).
Penguin presents Roald Dahl's classic Danny the Champion of the World, read with real warmth by the actor and comedian Peter Serafinowicz. Danny thinks his dad is the most marvellous and exciting father any boy ever had - but Danny's dad has a very big secret. This secret leads them both into the strangest adventure of their lives, and a daring plot that makes Danny the champion of the world.
Penguin presents a brand -ew recording of Roald Dahl's classic The Witches, read by Miranda Richardson. The Witches have a motto: One child a week is 52 a year. Squish them and squiggle them and make them disappear. The Grand High Witch of All the World is the scariest of the lot, but one boy and the grandmother he adores have a plan to get rid of the witches for good.
"So well told and of course masterfully written"
An award-winning dramatisation of the second adventure in C.S. Lewis' classic Narnia series, with cinema-quality sound, original orchestration, and a stellar cast. A forgotten wardrobe becomes the pathway to adventure and intrigue as four children step into another time and place. An evil White Witch holds the land in an endless winter before the Great Lion Aslan comes to make the ultimate sacrifice.
"The lion, the witch, and the wardrobe"
Puffin presents a marvellous new celebrity reading of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox. The audiobook features original music and 3D sound design by Pinewood film studios. Mr Fox steals food from the horrible farmers Boggis, Bunce, and Bean - one fat, one short, one lean. These three crooks concoct a plan to dig Mr Fox out of his home, but they don't realise how truly fantastic Mr Fox is, or how far he'll go to save his family....
"It's the best audio book in the world"
Penguin presents a brand new, downloadable audiobook recording of Roald Dahl's classic George's Marvellous Medicine. George Kranky is eight-years-old and wondering what sort of mischief he might get into. George's Grandma is a grizzly old grouch and George wants to teach her a lesson . . .And when Grandma's finished drinking George's marvellous medicine, she'll really have something to grumble about.
This set includes five tales of extraordinary heroism, marvelous intrigue, and exceptional courage that have inspired and amazed people for generations.
"not a fan for the narrators"
Penguin presents a brand new recording of Roald Dahl's classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, read by the actor Douglas Hodge, who plays Willy Wonka in the hit musical adaptation of the book. Charlie Bucket desperately wants to eat more than cabbage soup every day. But even more than that, he longs to see Wonka's enormous chocolate factory! Now Mr Willy Wonka, the most wondrous inventor in the world, has hidden golden tickets inside his delicious creamy chocolate bars.
Since its publication in 1952, Charlotte's Web has become one of America's best-loved children's books. For fifty years, this timeless tale of how a little girl named Fern, with the help of a friendly spider, saved her pig Wilbur from the usual fate of nice fat little pigs has continued to warm the hearts of readers everywhere. Now this classic, a 1953 Newbery Honor book, comes to life in a delightful unabridged recording, read lovingly by the author himself.
Here is an award-winning production with an all-star cast, bringing to life one of the best loved and recognised children's books of all time. This is a full dramatisation with specially composed music.
"Over and Over"
Julian, Dick, Anne, George and Timmy the dog find excitement and adventure wherever they go in Enid Blyton's most popular series. In their second adventure, the Famous Five find a thief at Kirrin Cottage. They think they know who it is, but need to prove it. Will the discovery of a very old map help uncover the true culprit?
Elizabeth Allen is spoilt and selfish. When's she's sent away to boarding school she makes up her mind to be the naughtiest pupil there's ever been! But Elizabeth soon finds out that being bad isn't as simple as it seems.
The Secret Seven are Peter and his sister Janet, Jack, Colin, George, Pam and Barbara. They meet every holiday in the shed at the bottom of Peter and Janet's garden - and solve mysteries, and eat lots of delicious food. In their first adventure, the gang are dressed in disguise, following a lead to a spooky old house in the snow....
"Not the best Enid Blyton story..."
The young and imaginative Alice grows weary of her storybook, one "without pictures or conversations", and follows a hasty hare underground - to come face to face with a host of strange and fantastic characters.
"Great narration of a difficult book"
Penguin Audiobooks presents Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, read by the actor Douglas Hodge, who plays Willy Wonka in the hit musical adaptation of the book. Charlie Bucket and his family are rushing around the Earth at 17,000 miles an hour in a great glass elevator.
It belongs to the fantastic Mr Willy Wonka, and the adventure becomes even greater upon discovering they're not the only ones orbiting the Earth at that particular time....
Naughtiest Girl Is a Monitor: When Elizabeth Allen is chosen to be a school monitor, she's delighted. But she soon finds out just what a responsible job it is. The harder she tries, the worse she behaves! Will the naughtiest girl in the school EVER learn to be good?....Here's the Naughtiest Girl: There's a new boy in Elizabeth's class. He's sulky and grumpy. and he'll do anything to show Elizabeth up.
The Complete Tales of Beatrix Potter are now available as a downloadable, digital audiobook, complete and unabridged! The 23 tales in this set have never lost their popularity, and sell in their millions all over the world. Meet again the famous characters that children love and adore: Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, The Flopsy Bunnies, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Tom Kitten, Jeremy Fisher, Jemima Puddle-Duck and many more. These stories are beautifully brought to life by a talented cast of readers.
"Mummy & Baby Time"
Delight in the parable of The Good Samaritan, as told by Jesus in Luke 10:25 - 37, about a traveller who is stripped of clothing, beaten, and left half on the roadside. This story shows the importance of acting on compassion. It is voiced by the English gardener, presenter, and novelist Alan Titchmarsh. Alan Fred Titchmarsh - after working as a professional gardener and a gardening journalist- managed to establish himself as a media personality through appearances on gardening programmes.
Enjoy this fantastic edition of The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland, voiced by the brilliant comedian, actor and impressionist Bobby Davro. This retelling of a classic tale, adapted by the renowned producer Mike Bennett, will have you fully immersed in a wonderfully astonishing world of fantasy.
Enjoy this fantastic edition of Beauty and The Beast by the brilliant comedian, writer and actor Rik Mayall. Adapted by the renowned producer Mike Bennett, this delightful retelling of a classic tale will have captivated from start to finish.
Enjoy this fantastic edition of Hansel & Gretel, voiced by the brilliant Lenny Henry. This retelling of a classic tale is bound to take you on a rollercoaster of emotions. Sir Lenworth George Henry, known as Lenny Henry, is an English comedian, actor, writer, blues singer, and presenter, known for co-founding charity Comic Relief, and presenting various television programmes including The Magicians and Chef! for BBC1.
Here is a marvellous tale, originally by the Romantic poet Robert Southey, about a young girl who makes herself feel right at home in the house of three bears while they're out. You probably know it. It's the story of Goldilocks & The Three Bears, voiced by the marvellous Phillip Schofield. Phillip Schofield is an English television personality who is most recognised for presenting the ITV lifestyle programme This Morning, which he has co-hosted since 2002.
Enjoy this fantastic edition of Little Red Riding Hood, beautifully voiced by the English television and radio presenter Andy Crane. This retelling of a classic tale is bound to take you on a rollercoaster of emotions. Andy Crane is best known for presenting Children's BBC between 1987 and 1990 and for his current work as presenter on BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Sheffield, BBC Radio 5 Live and Granada Reports.
Delight in the wonderful story of Puss in Boots, voiced by the marvellous Tony Robinson. Puss in Boots is a European fairy tale about a cat who uses trickery to gain power, wealth, and the hand of a princess in marriage for his low-born master. Sir Anthony Robinson, known professionally as Tony Robinson, is an actor, comedian and TV presenter among other things. Tony has also written 16 children's books.
Enjoy this fantastic edition of Cinderella, beautifully voiced by the English actress, singer and entertainer, Anita Harris. Adapted by the renowned producer Mike Bennett, this retelling of a classic tale is bound to take you on a rollercoaster of emotions. Anita Harris sang with the Cliff Adams Singers, and had a number of chart hits in the 60s. She also featured in the Carry On films Follow That Camel and Carry On Doctor. So sit back and enjoy one of Anita's most wonderful vocal performances.
It was so beautiful in the country. It was the summer time. The wheat fields were golden, the oats were green, and the hay stood in great stacks in the green meadows. The stork paraded about among them on his long red legs, chattering away in Egyptian, the language he had learned from his lady mother. All around the meadows and cornfields grew thick woods, and in the midst of the forest was a deep lake. Yes, it was beautiful, it was delightful in the country.
Enjoy this fantastic edition of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, beautifully voiced by the English actress, singer and entertainer Anita Harris. Adapted by the renowned producer Mike Bennett, this retelling of a classic tale is bound to take you on a roller coaster of emotions. Anita Harris sang with the Cliff Adams Singers and had a number of chart hits in the '60s. She also featured in the Carry On films Follow That Camel and Carry On Doctor.
Take delight in this beautiful retelling of Hans Christian Andersen's Ugly Duckling, voiced by the marvellous Sir Lenny Henry. Lenny Henry is an English stand-up comedian, actor, and television presenter, among other things, known for cofounding the charity Comic Relief. He was appointed a CBE in 1999 and knighted in 2015 for services to drama and charity.
Here's a marvellous tale by the famous Hans Christian Andersen, about a young woman whose royal identity is determined by a pea hidden under a stack of mattresses, voiced by the wonderful Emma Forbes. Emma Forbes began her TV career in 1993 as a children's presenter on the BBC show Live & Kicking,/i>. She went on to host What's My Line? and voice Mummy Hippo in the hit children's animated series Peppa Pig before moving to radio.
Enjoy this fantastic edition of Jack and the Beanstalk, voiced by the brilliant comedian, actor and impressionist Bobby Davro. Adapted by the renowned producer Mike Bennett, this retelling of a classic tale is bound to take you on a roller coaster of emotions.
Enjoy this fantastic edition of Aladdin, read by the brilliant comedian, writer and actor Rik Mayall. Adapted by the renowned producer Mike Bennett, this delightful retelling of a classic tale will have you in fits of giggles and captivated from start to finish.
In 1899, publisher Henry Altemus released a series of classic books that were "re-written" using one-syllable words so that the stories would be more accessible. This recording is the Altemus version of Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe. It is a compelling tale of adventure, courage, ingenuity, and the eternal urge to find a distant land where the perfect life can be built from nothing.
Relive the adventures of dear old Mole, Rat, Badger, and the incorrigible Toad in The Wind in the Willows. Upon seeing a motorcar for the first time, Toad declares it's the only way to travel! Soon he's upsetting the whole countryside with his careless driving - much to the dismay of Mole, Rat, and Badger. They try to talk sense into Toad, yet it only makes matters worse. But when a pack of nefarious weasels comes on the scene, the friends have no choice but to band together to save the day.
It's Christmas Eve, and Santa has been kidnapped! Will Santa be saved in time to deliver all of the gifts to the children?
In this exciting tale, a King, a Queen, and the Roly-Rogues parry and wage war. The plot also involves a magic cloak, each wearer of which has one wish granted - with surprising results!
The adventures of Gerald, Cathy, and Jimmy - who find an enchanted castle, a bewitching garden, a sleeping princess, and a magic ring - are often funny and occasionally frightening!
The world of Anthea, Cyril, Robert, Jane, and "the Lamb" is transformed when they come upon a Psammead (or Sand Fairy) who grants them one wish a day - with unexpected results!