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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl, read by Miriam Margolyes, Stephen Mangan and Tamsin Greig.

You can think again if you thought you knew the stories of some of the most popular fairy tales. Here are six of the best known retold, with more than a twist or two, by the master of the comic and the blood-curdling.

©2014 Roald Dahl (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited

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Always a treat

I've always loved these stories, and now my son does too! Wonderful performance, excellent sound quality. A fun time for all.

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Great stories, I loved them all!

"All the stories had their own version and that's why I loved it. I think this should be donated to children who can't afford real books" - Azura, 7 years old

"I really liked the story, well done talking, you did a great job, 5 stars" - Eleanor, 5 years old

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-05-2016

Great poems. Bad value for money.

These are super poems read wonderfully. But at £18 for 35 minutes it's very bad value. Should have been packaged with another book for this price/time.

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  • Helen
  • 09-03-2015

A joyous treat for young and old

What a treat to have such accomplished actors read Roald Dahl. I had never read this as a child, but adulthood has not prevented me from delighting in these tales.

Do go on to listen to the other delightful Roald Dahl audiobooks that have recently been recorded by such a great cast as these.

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  • Victoria
  • 27-05-2020

Excellent but not suitable for children!

I got this to listen with my children. Though the narration was excellent, my 7 year old child was horrified (me too), after listening to Cinderella and Jack and the beanstalk. Cinderella has quite a few sexual innuendoes which I don't think suitable for 8-10. In addition, both stories have got quite a bit of violence (e.g. heads being chopped off, people being eaten). I do like Roald Dahl normally, but this is a bit much for children, perhaps worse than an actual book because these are so very well narrated they really drive the point through. I didn't listen to the rest.

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  • Stupid game
  • 08-04-2019

revolting rymes

this was perfect for my sleep i dont have to read the book myself so why not have someone read it for you

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  • Mr. C. Coda
  • 02-09-2021

I feel ripped off

Amazon Alexa suggested this after asking it to read me a story. Whilst I thoroughly enjoyed the narration and twists to the stories, I was absolutely shocked to discover that it was only 35 minutes long in total. Will never buy an audible book through my Alexa without checking online again!

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  • Molly
  • 26-04-2021

Excellent for children!

These remind me so much of my childhood - fantastic writing and great fun. Good bedtime stories for kids.

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  • Paul Morgan
  • 15-01-2021

stopped working

tthis story stopped working. you can see the timer moving but no sound???? it worked once not happy with this purchase.

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  • aravinthan chelliah
  • 28-10-2020

very nice book

so nice from the funny tales to funny screaming so everyone should have read this

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  • Mrs Said
  • 07-08-2020

Great stories

Great stories, well told. Unfortunately the volume keeps changing so it's sometimes hard to hear.

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  • Anke Smith
  • 06-02-2020

Revolting rhymes

I would strongly recommend this book to children with a sense of humour of any sort.

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