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The Boy in the Dress

Narrated by: David Walliams, Matt Lucas
Length: 2 hrs and 23 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (58 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The debut children’s novel from David Walliams, number one best seller and fastest growing children’s author in the country. Now experience the whole story in glorious sound as David teams up with an old friend (his name begins with Matt and ends with Lucas) to deliver a hilarious and beautifully produced audiobook. 

Dennis was different.

Why was he different, you ask?

Well, a small clue might be in the title of this audiobook....

Charming, surprising and hilarious - David Walliams’s beautiful first novel will touch the hearts (and funny bones) of children and adults alike.

Now David teams up with Matt Lucas to produce an audiobook with a difference. Read by two of the brightest stars in sketch comedy, this lavish production brings the hilarious voices behind Little Britain to your nearest earphones. And it tells a fantastic story too.... 

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❤️❤️❤️

Loved it! So much detail and such clever use of words! David Walliams os an utter GENIUS!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Awesomeness

It is a Really good audible because you can be who ever you want to be!👗

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The boy in a dress☺️

I like the storyline because it has a lot of twists in it.
But I disliked the story because the main character (Denis) has the worst luck ever like: his mum split up with his dad, he got expelled and his dad has never seen one of Denise's football (soccer) matches.
I disliked the performance because that Denis and his brother have different ways on how they speak, but I really like the acted.
I recommend this story to people who like football (soccer) and people who don't like the way other people think about peoples gender.

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Awesome!!!!!

THIS WAS THE BEST THING I HAVE LISTENED TO
NO HUGGING😿 SO FUNNY

FINLEY AGED 9

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Not suitable for primary aged kids

As an adult I found the story entertaining but a fanciful representation of the adversity of someone who was different. The reference to porn, encouraging young boys to act in a feminine way and the accusation that political, cultural and religious leaders cannot be trusted is not appropriate for a primary aged child who have yet to develop their critical thinking skills. Definitely not suitable for primary school kids as this was read to my child in grade 3.

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A funny but touching story

A beautiful tale of a boy confused. I loved every minute. Intelligent and witty story.

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  • anita
  • 19-10-2012

Very pleasantly surprised

What made the experience of listening to The Boy in the Dress the most enjoyable?

I have to say David Walliams is a great narrator and made this story very enjoyable.

Have you listened to any of David Walliams and Matt Lucas ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes it kept you listening.

Any additional comments?

This was a good book and I have just purchased David Walliams other books I am sure they will be equally as good.

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  • Raquel Romero
  • 07-04-2018

10/10

A lovely story that will put a smile on your face. It makes your heart warm.

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  • Steve Wright
  • 06-09-2015

Best book ever for the family

Best book for the family to listen to. I would rate it 10\10 for the best family book ever

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  • A. Chinn
  • 28-05-2018

Boringly fatphobic

I'm just sick of books that set up fat people as the villains or persistently associate fatness with negative personal traits or immorality, ranging from sloppy dressing through laziness, to downright malevolence. We turned this book off pretty quickly once we realised Walliams was going to be making endless mileage out of the lead character's fat father. It's a boring and unimaginative way to get your laughs, and also unkind. Not into it. Next!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-07-2018

Boy in the dress 👗

I think this book was amzing! The speed is great the tone is brilliant and the voices are funny! I think this book is really inspiring to girls and boys (mainly boys) since it shows that anyone can be anything and even if what I are doing is girly ish or boy ish u can do it! And remember to never let anyone judge you on what I choose tomdo !👗- 👦,🎾-👩

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-06-2018

Good

I would really recommend this to all it is amazing 😉 the way he speaks is realy good

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  • Fireburst_Red
  • 24-12-2018

AMAZING!

David Williams has an amazing way with words! And reads his book with great expression

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  • Lesley Townsend
  • 10-12-2018

Brilliant!! For kids AND ADULTS!!

Brilliant story, brilliantly told. Delightful escapism. This is in my opinion the best of his books with Mr Stink coming a close second. These books are primarily for kids but I'm a mature lady who has listened to all of David's books and found them fun and spirit lifting. You're never too old to enjoy books of any kind. This book is just a joy to listen to. Thoroughly recommend for ANY age.

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  • MikeM
  • 25-11-2018

A lovely book, to be enjoyed by listeners of any age.

Can’t really fault this!
Classic Walliams - funny, poignant and heart-warming.
A children’s book that feels sensitive and authentic and does not patronise.
I am an adult but enjoyed sharing this with my 9 year old boys.
Enriched by on-point narration and vocal performances from David and Matt

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  • Erin #101%super
  • 06-11-2018

The boy in the dress

It is most important thing that is not the first place but it was not the best

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  • Carsten
  • 03-09-2018

i am 11 years old and i love it sooooo much . 😍😍

it is the best book ever and it realy shoes how being trans is like at the beginning. i have listend to it soo many times i can not count

i would definitly recomend it to any age .

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  • H. Edwards
  • 21-08-2018

Well done

Very nice book
Cleaver and involved good sound affects👍 I enjoyed it very much well done!😻👍😃😜🤪and very suitable for kids 😋

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  • Rosie
  • 18-04-2018

The Heee

This book is very good 👍 i love it so full of laughter there is soon much going on the give away at school was quite rough but brilliant i do recommend this book from cleo Age 9 birthday 🎂 14 Feb ps:rats are cute i got a pet one called popo so don't read rat 🍔 🐭🐁🐀💓💜💛💚💕💟💙❤😍😘💋💖💗💕💘💝💞💟💓💜💛💚💙❤:-D

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  • SARA
  • 18-03-2018

Excellent!

Loved the story, the narration & so so many of the characters. I think Raj was a firm favourite of mine.
A fantastic way to teach/remind not only children, but fully grown up 49 year old children like myself that there are many things in life in which we shouldn't be ashamed of & that we live in a diverse world. We need to smile at one another more & be accepting of how different we all are