Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Roald Dahl's 100 Year Anniversary - Audible's Essential Picks

13th September 2016 marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, one of the world’s most cherished storytellers. To celebrate his centennial, Audible’s editors have handpicked a selection of the best Roald Dahl audiobooks narrated by actors, performers, celebrities and even the man himself.

It makes for splendiferous listening for adults and children alike.


Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Four More Stories
Author: Roald Dahl
Narrator: Roald Dahl
£17.99
Roald Dahl's wickedly funny novels have turned him into the world's number one storyteller. In this collection five splendiferous stories are brought to life by the author himself.
* Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (abridged): Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last!
* James and the Giant Peach (abridged): A little magic can take you a long way.
* Fantastic Mr. Fox (unabridged): Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox!
* The Enormous Crocodile (unabridged): This greedy crocodile loves to guzzle up little boys and girls.
* The Magic Finger (unabridged): Horrible neighbours learn their lesson from a little girl with powerful magic!



The BFG
Author: Roald Dahl
Narrator: David Walliams
£18.00
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.

David Walliams is a multi-award winning British comedian, actor, and writer, best known for the comedy series Little Britain; but his acting work includes plays, dramas, and films. He is also the author of five hugely successful children's books, including two illustrated by Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator.



The Enormous Crocodile
Author: Roald Dahl
Narrator: Stephen Fry
£18.00
Read by actor, humourist and storyteller Stephen Fry, this audiobook features original music and 3D sound design 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!

Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter, director and writer. Television work includes A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster, Blackadder, and hosting QI. On film, he played Oscar Wilde, and appeared in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and The Hobbit. His voice work includes narrating the Harry Potter books.



Cruelty
Author: Roald Dahl
Narrators: Adrian Scarborough, Andrew Scott, Jessica Hynes, Juliet Stevenson, Mark Heap, Richard E Grant, Stephanie Beacham
£19.99
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.

Collected together for the first time, stories include ‘The Great Automatic Grammatizator’, 'Royal Jelly', 'Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat', 'The Swan', 'Poison', 'Skin', 'The Princess and the Poacher', 'Genesis and Catastrophe' and 'Mr Feasey'.



Many other books like the ones below can also be found on Audible UK, so make sure to stop by and see what stories you will fall in love with

  

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