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  • The BFG | Roald Dahl

    The BFG

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Roald Dahl
    • Narrated By David Walliams
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    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.

    Conie says: "David Walliams was perfect"
  • Matilda | Roald Dahl

    Matilda

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Roald Dahl
    • Narrated By Kate Winslet
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    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....

    Katherine says: "7YR OLD STEP-GRAND DAUGHTER'S 1ST AUDIO BOOK"
  • Roald Dahl Reads Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Four More Stories | Roald Dahl

    Roald Dahl Reads Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Four More Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Roald Dahl
    • Narrated By Roald Dahl
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    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).

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory | Roald Dahl

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Roald Dahl
    • Narrated By Douglas Hodge
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    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.

    Anna says: "Love the characters"
  • James and the Giant Peach | Roald Dahl

    James and the Giant Peach

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Roald Dahl
    • Narrated By Julian Rhind-Tutt
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    Penguin Audiobooks presents Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, read by Green Wing actor Julian Rhind-Tutt. The audiobooks features original music and '3D' sound design by Pinewood film studios. James Henry Trotter's parents have been eaten by a rhinoceros, so now he lives with his two repulsive aunts. One hot day something peculiar happens and an enormous peach grows in their garden.

  • George's Marvellous Medicine | Roald Dahl

    George's Marvellous Medicine

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 35 mins)
    • By Roald Dahl
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi
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    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.

  • The Witches | Roald Dahl

    The Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Roald Dahl
    • Narrated By Miranda Richardson
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    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.

    stuart says: "So well told and of course masterfully written"
  • The Twits | Roald Dahl

    The Twits

    • UNABRIDGED (57 mins)
    • By Roald Dahl
    • Narrated By Richard Ayoade
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    Penguin presents a marvellous new recording of Roald Dahl's The Twits, read by IT Crowd star Richard Ayoade. The audiobook features original music. Mr Twit is a foul and smelly man with bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard. Mrs Twit is a horrible old hag with a glass eye. They've kept Muggle-Wump monkeys caged in the garden for far too long, and now the monkeys want to take their revenge....

    Carla says: "Sound levels were a bit off"
  • Danny the Champion of the World | Roald Dahl

    Danny the Champion of the World

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Roald Dahl
    • Narrated By Peter Serafinowicz
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    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.

    A User says: "I liked the book!"
  • Fantastic Mr Fox | Roald Dahl

    Fantastic Mr Fox

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 15 mins)
    • By Roald Dahl
    • Narrated By Chris O'Dowd
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    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....

    Anna says: "It's the best audio book in the world"
  • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator | Roald Dahl

    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Roald Dahl
    • Narrated By Douglas Hodge
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    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....

  • Boy: Tales of Childhood | Roald Dahl

    Boy: Tales of Childhood

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Roald Dahl
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
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    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.

    Janette says: "Wonderfully told!"
  • The Magic Finger | Roald Dahl

    The Magic Finger

    • UNABRIDGED (26 mins)
    • By Roald Dahl
    • Narrated By Kate Winslet
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    Penguin presents The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl, read by Kate Winslet. 'Well, that did it. I saw red. And before I was able to stop myself, I did something I never meant to do. I PUT THE MAGIC FINGER ON THEM ALL!'

  • Lust | Roald Dahl

    Lust

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Roald Dahl
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi, Gillian Anderson, Julian Rhind-Tutt, and others
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    Two husbands secretly agree to a night of passion - with each other's wives; a slighted old man takes an elaborate and chilling revenge on his tormentor; a sculpture comes between a scheming wife and her put-upon husband.... Lust highlights a domestic familiarity always on the edge of something much, much darker.

  • Cruelty | Roald Dahl

    Cruelty

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Roald Dahl
    • Narrated By Adrian Scarborough, Andrew Scott, Jessica Hynes, and others
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    From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected audiobook of his darkest stories, read by Will Self, Adrian Scarborough, Stephanie Beacham, Andrew Scott, Richard E Grant, Tamsin Greig, Mark Heap, Juliet Stevenson and Jessica Hynes. Even when we mean to be kind we can sometimes be cruel. We all have streaks of nastiness inside us. In these ten tales of cruelty, master storyteller Roald Dahl explores how and why it is we make others suffer.

  • Madness | Roald Dahl

    Madness

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs)
    • By Roald Dahl
    • Narrated By Adrian Scarborough, Andrew Scott, Cillian Murphy, and others
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    From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected audiobook of his darkest stories, read by Juliet Stevenson, Cillian Murphy, Adrian Scarborough, Tamsin Greig, Stephanie Beacham and Andrew Scott. 'There is a pleasure sure in being mad, which none but madmen know.' Our greatest fear is of losing control - of our lives, but, most of all, of ourselves. In these 10 unsettling tales of unexpected madness master storyteller Roald Dahl explores what happens when we let go our sanity.

    DeD says: "Absolutely wonderful"
  • Deception | Roald Dahl

    Deception

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Roald Dahl
    • Narrated By Andrew Scott, Derek Jacobi, Juliet Stevenson, and others
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    From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected audiobook of his darkest stories, read by Richard Griffiths, Andrew Scott, Derick Jacobi, Mark Heap, Juliet Stevenson and Stephen Mangan. Why do we lie? Why do we deceive those we love most? What do we fear revealing? In these 10 tales of deception, master storyteller Roald Dahl explores our tireless efforts to hide the truth about ourselves.

  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More | Roald Dahl

    The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Roald Dahl
    • Narrated By Andrew Scott
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    Penguin presents Roald Dahl's The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More, read by Andrew Scott. Roald Dahl turns his pen to anything, twisting everyday life into powerful and sometimes terrifying fantasies. Seven superb stories, full of Roald Dahl's usual magic, mystery and suspense: meet the boy who can talk to animals and the man who can see with his eyes closed, and find out about the treasure buried deep underground on Thistley Green.

  • Going Solo | Roald Dahl

    Going Solo

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Roald Dahl
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
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    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.

  • The Enormous Crocodile | Roald Dahl

    The Enormous Crocodile

    • UNABRIDGED (23 mins)
    • By Roald Dahl
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    Stephen Fry reads this enhanced audiobook edition of Roald Dahl's The Enormous Crocodile. The audiobook features original music and 3D sound design by Pinewood film studios. The Enormous Crocodile is a greedy grumptious brute who loves to guzzle up little girls and boys. But the other animals have a scheme to get the better of this foul fiend, once and for all!

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