Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl’s beloved stories have entertained and captivated generations of readers, rediscover all the classics now as audiobooks – Audible Australia is your golden ticket to scrumdiddlyumptious adventures!
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Roald Dahl is internationally acclaimed for his popular children’s books, which are among the most beloved children’s stories in the world. Many of Dahl’s children’s books have been adapted into successful films, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr Fox, and The BFG.

While Dahl is best known for his imaginative children’s fiction, he also authored screenplays, scripts, and a number of collections of short stories exploring darker and decidedly more adult themes of madness, lust, cruelty, and deception.

Dahl’s first successful children’s book, James and the Giant Peach, was published in November 1961. Three years later, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was published. Between 1960 and 1990 Dahl wrote 19 children’s books, firmly finding his place in the hearts of children and adults alike, for generations to come.

Dahl was not always an author. Before turning his hand to writing, Dahl was a fighter pilot in the British Royal Air Force during World War II. One of the first stories Dahl ever wrote was The Gremlins, which was published in 1943 and inspired by his time as a pilot. Dahl was born to Norwegian parents in Llandaff, South Wales on 13 September 1916. This date is now celebrated annually as Roald Dahl Day.
Rediscover the classic children’s stories of best-selling author Roald Dahl. Experience Roald Dahl’s award-winning 1988 book Matilda like never before – performed by acclaimed English actress Kate Winslet. From the clever and brave Matilda Wormwood to the formidable and frightening headmistress Miss Trunchball – Winslet brings the characters to life in what is a masterful audiobook performance. Audible listeners are hooked on Kate Winslet’s performance of Roald Dahl’s Matilda.
Continue your listening adventure with The BFG. Strap in for a journey deep into the fantastical world of orphan Sophie and her best friend, The Big Friendly Giant – a lone friendly giant in a kingdom of bone-crunching brutes! Roald Dahl’s 1982 classic, The BFG, is performed by English comedian, actor, and writer David Walliams, who’ll have you hooked on The BFG’s gloriumptious gobblefunk language and dream world quests. Audible listeners are giving David Walliams’ rave reviews for his performance narrating The BFG audiobook.

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