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Boy Audiobook

Boy: Tales of Childhood

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Publisher's Summary

Puffin presents the new, unabridged audiobook edition of Roald Dahl's best-selling autobiography Boy, read by Dan Stevens from Downton Abbey.

Throughout his young days at school and just afterwards, a number of things happened to Roald Dahl, which made such a tremendous impression he never forgot them. Boy is the remarkable story of Roald Dahl's childhood; tales of exciting and strange things - some funny, some frightening, all true.

©2014 Roald Dahl (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited

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    Janette 17/09/2016
    Janette 17/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderfully told!"

    An intriguing insight in to Roald Dahl's childhood. Dan Stevens narrates the tale exceptionally well.

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    Helen 27/03/2016
    Helen 27/03/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Very well read"

    and this is a very entertaining book too. The speaker is clear and audio books help my voice in the classroom.

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  • Gustavo
    19/12/16
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    "Magnífico!!! Una delicia haberlo escuchado!!!"

    Gracias por publicarlo. Fue entretenido hasta el final. Hay más publicaciones del autor en audio libro?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Con
    12/09/15
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    "Fantastic"

    What a brilliant book! And very well read! I'm extremely impressed by this. Well done.

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  • Reece
    15/07/16
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    "Phenomenal"

    Absolutely amazing book so educational and learnt so much I've even learnt Ronald dhal has the same birthday as me and same future aspirations

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mr Robin Pawsey
    7/06/16
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    "Great read, such an interesting childhood he had!"

    Loved this when I was aged 13, love it even more now at age 35! If you like his fiction, reading about his real life adventures will show you how and where he got such brilliantly captivating ideas. *****

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • E.A.P.
    5/04/15
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    "This is EXTRAORDINARY ! ! !"

    How spellbinding this story is!!! I loved it! Can't wait to read more Roald Dahl's stories ! ! !

    The performance doesn't 100% match my understanding of the story but I think everyone has their own understanding of the story and it is well performed in general!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Jamie Sleeman
    Hampshire, England.
    24/12/14
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    "Would they allow this sort of tale in schools now?"

    A sad, funny and sometimes tragic wend through Roald Dahl's formative years.

    It's easy to see how his upbringing influenced his writing for children in later life. Certain thingss overspill, including many plot points from The Witches, Danny the Champion of the World and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

    This version is a LOT better than the previous audio version of this books, which was narrated by Andrew Sachs, which I found frankly irritating. (Sorry Andrew.)

    I'd love to see the reactions of 21st century kids to the stories in this first autobiography.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • ruth
    2/12/14
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    "a perfect insight into the mind of Roald Dahl!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes! The story of Roald Dahl's early life is so well written and narrated.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Roald Dahl himself is a great combination of naughty and innocent, he tells his memories as if they happened yesterday, and almost as if they happened to someone else!


    Have you listened to any of Dan Stevens’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I haven't heard any other performances by Dan Stevens.


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

    I laughed a lot, and my husband felt a bit queasy at the medical stories, I don't remember crying as I listened, but certainly there were deep and thoughtful moments.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • David
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    19/01/17
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    "BRILLIANT"
    What made the experience of listening to Boy the most enjoyable?

    The narration is great and listening to Roald Dahl's life story and early years must have had a huge impact on his imagination and the stories he wrote.


    What does Dan Stevens bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    I could visualise every scene and character thanks to the narration.


    Any additional comments?

    Everyone will enjoy this, young and old.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Philip
    14/01/17
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    "A little gem!!"

    What an absolute delight this memoir is!! A lively little canter through Dahl's boyhood, where we are introduced to the main players of his formative years - from his beloved mother and siblings, to an eclectic collection of school masters and authority figures at public school. In particular, his exacting descriptions of "canings" by various headmasters are simultaneously hilarious and harrowing. I'm happy to recommend this, with the beautiful narration by Dan Steven an added highlight. Well worth the credit!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MR J MOON
    13/01/17
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    "Loved it"

    What a great story teller funny, sad difficult to listen too, everything in one book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MicT
    Northamptonshire
    20/12/16
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    "Brilliant"

    Brilliant they chose a excellent reader for it and the author was really interesting and it was a pleasure to listen to I am a great fan of Roald Dahl's books and the performance of the reader was fantastic I really recommend this book because it is a great book to listen together as a family

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Joanne
    Clavering, United Kingdom
    21/11/16
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    "Outstanding story telling and narration"

    I first read this many years ago. Having now listened to the story of his early life, it is no surprise that his books have engaged children and adults alike for decades. He has a way with words - such clarity and vision conveyed without a wasted word. Dan Stevens' narration was perfectly pitched.

    I didn't want it to end and can't wait to listen to Going Solo. I've read it before but, like Boy, I would bet it hasn't lost its shine either.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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