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Brought to you by Penguin.

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, read by Julian Rhind-Tutt. Now in splendiferous binaural!

Listen with headphones for a wondercrump 3D effect that sounds like Roald Dahl's phizz-whizzing characters are in the room with you!

James Henry Trotter lives with two ghastly hags.

Aunt Sponge is enormously fat with a face that looks boiled and Aunt Spiker is bony and screeching.

He's very lonely until one day something peculiar happens.... 

At the end of the garden a peach starts to grow and grow and grow. Inside that peach are seven very unusual insects - all waiting to take James on a magical adventure.

But where will they go in their giant peach, and what will happen to the horrible aunts if they stand in their way?

There's only one way to find out....

©2018 The Roald Dahl Story Company Limited / Quentin Blake (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd.

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James and the giant peach

One of my favourite stories of all time growing up. Special sound affects are great and make it more enjoyable to listen to, julian rhine tutt has a straight forward simple direct easy going manner to reading it, though Jeremy Irons is a tad better

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Its awesome

It’s a very good book and a excellent listen .
Awesome job on the recording.it has no problems

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truly one of the greats

I loved this book, the way it was written and also the narration. would highly recommend this book. 10 out of 10

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  • 12-01-2020

Amazing story and read!

I really like it but the voice of aunt Sponge and aunt Spiker is hard to catch. Probably tryna make them sound annoying but it's too much, I think. Anyway, love the rest of it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-05-2019

Fun favourite doesn't disappoint

My 6 year old and I loved this fabulous adventure with the child as the hero as Roald Dahl is famous for.

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  • Lionel Schotter
  • 16-01-2019

A classic brought to life

A well narrated story that embodies all the adventure and wander I am sure Dahl intended.

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  • JULIE MILLS
  • 25-08-2018

fantastic for grown ups too!

Don't judge me...!

After a few stressful weeks of work pressure building up and difficulty sleeping as a result we decided to try doing 'book at bedtime' for 15 minutes as we nod off to sleep.

It worked 😀.

Plus we got to relive our childhood memories of this terrific book.

It's legendary and lived up to our memories. brilliantly read and the narrator's voices were wonderful. the worm was our favourite character, we'd both giggle almost every time he spoke.

enjoy and sleep well 😉 XXX

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  • A G Turner
  • 18-04-2020

A firm favourite with our dogs

We buy Audible stories for our dogs for evening stories as they go to sleep. We actually started as a way to distract them from a particularly noisy time around 5th November last year. They settle down and for this very nicely and Julian Rhind-Tutt's narration is absolutely perfect. They've listened to it three times now.

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  • Miss Sj Lewis
  • 18-07-2018

Fantastic! - But listen to it through headphones!

This is one of my favourite Roald Dahl books that I enjoyed as a child in the 80s and enjoyed this just as much. Some of the reviews complain about the sound quality but they obviously ignored the first part of the book when it is explained that it is a binaural recording so must be listened to through headphones; you then get an amazing 3D stereo sound sensation. It sometimes sounds like the sound is moving around outside your head. Its a great book for all ages!

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  • Philip Lane
  • 12-04-2019

good but not to be listened to on speakers

great story and voice acting but we were listening in the car and some parts we struggled to hear due to the quietness as it wasn't ballanced throughout due to how it's recorded.

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  • jozie
  • 12-04-2019

loved it as a kid, love it as an adult!

just such fun magical story and narrated so well! enjoyed it a lot! would highly recommend!

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  • Samantha Clarke
  • 23-06-2015

Roald Dahl at his best!

Just been reliving my childhood with this classic. Still as entertaining as it ever was.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-06-2021

great read

great easy read for a novice. im new to audible and with it being a short story i found it managable.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-02-2021

Audio far too quiet

Impossible to hear properly even on max volume . Abandoned after the first chapter as frustrating

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  • amypammenter
  • 11-12-2020

really enjoyed

I liked this book because I have been reading it at school 👍🏫📖 😄📗📘📙 Patrick, age 8

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  • Sandhya
  • 19-07-2020

Loved it.

loved it.. excellent narration, moved us inside the story and characters. my son liked it a lot

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