Penguin presents the new, unabridged audiobook edition of Roald Dahl's Going Solo, read by Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens. The second part of Roald Dahl's remarkable life story, following on from Boy.
When he grew up, Roald Dahl left England for Africa - and a series of dangerous adventures began. From tales of plane crashes to surviving snake bites, this is Roald Dahl's extraordinary life before becoming the world's number-one storyteller.
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This book made my day. The narrator is outstanding and the memoir is one of the best from world war and ofcourse Roald Dahl is a darling..
The author- This is his memoir!
"A terrific read"
Great book, with an excellent narrator. I just wish Dahl would have talked about his spy days!
just loved every moment of it. The narrator was superb. you never tire of Dahl
I have no words to describe how exciting, interesting and sometimes touching this story is, so you'll just have to read it yourself and find out. The narration is also excellent - Dan Stevens has a wonderful voice which suits Dahl's autobiography exactly. As an aside, Boy is equally good.
"OMG WHAT IS THIS WONDERFUL BREATHTAKING STORY"
I just can't say enough how much I loved the story!!!! How fascinating Roald Dahl's life is and how wonderful he is at narrating his stories!!!!!!! I love it I love it!!!
I loved the expression in the narrators voice and also the story was great and had lots of action in it.
"Worth a listen"
The WW2 generation had such amazing lives and Roald Dahl was no exception. His time in Africa before the war and then as a fighter pilot makes this well worth listening to, though if anything I did prefer the first book "Boy",
Well narrated by Dan Stevens.
"A trifle dull"
I'm not saying that Dahl's contribution to the war effort isn't laudable; it is. He exposes the chaos of policy and celebrates instances of people's personal bravery and sacrifice. However, taking this also a piece of literature, I just find it rather lazy and bit lack-lustre.
"Interesting insight into war."
Surprise at how much I enjoyed this book. Narrator had the right tone and pace to reflect the story.
Very very good. Had no idea he did all this stuff before he became an author
Excellent sequel wish there was 3rd and 4th installment. Made horrible traffic past faster. A1
A direct follow on story from Roald Dahl's book 'Boy' and both were fascinating and captivating reading. A captivating story which provides a fascinating perspective on life during WWII adding both humour and feeling to a tremendously difficult period.
Great narration. Exhilarating stories which gave great insight into a time long ago. Wished there was more.
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