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    • Matilda

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Kate Winslet
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 365
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 329
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 327

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just wonderfull. Enthralled fun. Voices fitted characters beautifully. Just as my imagination would So much fun.

    • By Anonymous User on 12-10-2018

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    • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Douglas Hodge
    • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 85

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The quietest road trip ever with Charlie and chocolate factory playing

    • By Daniel Peacock on 23-06-2018

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    • The Witches

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Miranda Richardson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 70

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hard to listen to

    • By Dianne on 05-10-2017

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    • George's Marvellous Medicine

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 1 hr and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book

    • By Anonymous User on 07-11-2017

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    • The BFG

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: David Walliams
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 172

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • David Walliams was perfect

    • By Conie on 16-04-2015

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    • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Douglas Hodge
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 24

    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....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Not Dahl's best work

    • By Alex on 25-06-2018

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    • James and the Giant Peach

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    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.

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    • Fantastic Mr Fox

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Chris O'Dowd
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    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.... 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It's the best audio book in the world

    • By Anna on 17-09-2016

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

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Roald Dahl
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 33

    Penguin presents the abridged audiobook edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Four More Stories by Roald Dahl, read by Roald Dahl himself. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (abridged), James and the Giant Peach (abridged), Fantastic Mr. Fox (abridged), The Enormous Crocodile (abridged): this greedy crocodile loves to guzzle up little boys and girls, The Magic Finger (abridged)

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • fun

    • By Amazon Customer on 10-09-2018

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    • The Twits

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Richard Ayoade
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47

    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....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Sound levels were a bit off

    • By Carla on 07-03-2015

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    • Boy

    • Tales of Childhood
    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • helped alot

    • By Anonymous User on 27-01-2019
    • Tales of Childhood
    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Release date: 11-09-2014
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 73 ratings

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    • Danny the Champion of the World

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Peter Serafinowicz
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 76

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved it

    • By Stefan Jarnason on 25-01-2018

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    • The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Hugh Laurie
    • Length: 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 11

    The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me, a classic Roald Dahl story, brought to life in an audiobook reading by House star Hugh Laurie. Billy dreams of turning a weird old wooden house into a wonderful sweet-shop. But a giraffe, a pelly, and a monkey already live inside! Soon they are friends, and when they meet the richest man in England, Billy's scrumptious-galumptious dream just might come true....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing

    • By Anonymous User on 30-11-2018

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    • The Enormous Crocodile

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 15

    Stephen Fry reads this audiobook edition of Roald Dahl's The Enormous Crocodile, featuring original music 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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    • The Magic Finger

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Kate Winslet
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    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!'

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • really nice

    • By Amazon Customer on 21-08-2018

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    • Madness

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Adrian Scarborough, Andrew Scott, Cillian Murphy, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely wonderful

    • By DeD on 02-02-2017

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    • Esio Trot

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Quentin Blake
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Esio Trot, a classic Roald Dahl story, is brought to life in this audiobook edition by Sir Quentin Blake.

    Mr Hoppy loves Mrs Silver. Mrs Silver loves Alfie the tortoise. Sometimes Mr Hoppy wishes he could become a tortoise. Until one day he finds a way to win Mrs Silver's heart, with the help of a little magic and some cabbage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Such a treasure to be told by Quentin Blake too!

    • By Veronica on 29-07-2017

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    • Cruelty

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Adrian Scarborough, Andrew Scott, Jessica Hynes, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dark

    • By Joeline on 03-07-2017

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    • Deception

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Andrew Scott, Derek Jacobi, Juliet Stevenson, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Non-member price: $31.21

    • Going Solo

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 25

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By Amanda on 17-02-2018

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