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James and the Giant Peach Audiobook

James and the Giant Peach

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Publisher's Summary

A little magic can take you a long way.

After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends - Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins!

©1961 Roald Dahl (P)2013 Penguin Audio

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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 03-22-14
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 03-22-14 Member Since 2015

    I am brutally honest. Popular, love everything they read, reviewers are scared to go neg. and risk their ranking. It's your money!!!

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    "James will figure it out."

    RAINBOW PAINT DRIES VERY QUICK AND VERY HARD
    Dahl has a wonderful imagination. Children will love this book and Adults will like it. I enjoyed it and was always interested in what was going to happen next. James and his giant insect friends and his giant peach manage to get into several fixes, but James always comes up with the type of solution that only a ten year old would dream up. I would recommend this for seven and up, but would also suggest that you get an illustrated copy to read along with listening, it should enhance the experience. I imagine nook has a copy.

    How do you put your arms around an Earthworm's shoulders?
    Four people die in this book. James becomes an orphan when his parents are eaten by a Rhino. We never meet his parents and it is told as something that happened in the past. It is not described in detail or anything, just used to make James a orphan, so we can get to the evil aunts. The aunts are squashed by the Peach. I really did not feel this was necessary to the story, but it was also not really spelled out and I believe most kids may not realize that they were killed. Older kids will figure it out and I thought you should be warned. All in all it is a book that will stir your child's imagination.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Rhonda 03-19-15
    Rhonda 03-19-15

    It's always too soon to write a fair review of a great book when they always keep you thinking. 4 & 5 stars are worth repeat listenings.

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    "Love the nonsense!"

    I can see kids living vicariously through this story. Sometimes there are some adults that are just not your favorite and it is refreshing and fun to hear it said out loud in a nonsensical story.

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    Amazon Customer 03-09-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Story!"

    Classic story with a great narrator. Listen to it over and over again. I Would recommend it to anyone.

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    Nicole 07-02-16
    Nicole 07-02-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Difficult to understand the narrator!"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Due to the English accent by the narrator, my little one had a difficult time understanding the story.


    What could Roald Dahl have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Have an English narrator!


    What didn’t you like about Julian Rhind-Tutt’s performance?

    Difficult to understand.


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    "Awesome classic to share with the kids"
    What did you love best about James and the Giant Peach?

    Narrator on this was awesome - really helped make the story come to life. So great to see my children as entertained by this classic as I was as a kid. Highly recommend for an audio book.


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    Ari 05-21-16
    Ari 05-21-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great children's story"

    The voice was fantastic. I loved how he did the voices and songs! The only weird thing was the strange sounds that played to accompany the story.

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    Amazon Customer Brooklyn 05-02-16
    Amazon Customer Brooklyn 05-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "my 5 year old liked it!"

    i play this at night for my son and he enjoys it tremendously. the narrator is also very engaging.

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    Malcolm 04-24-16
    Malcolm 04-24-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book"

    I love this book really great to hear it as well reminds me of when I was little.

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    Bob WHEATON, IL, United States 03-25-16
    Bob WHEATON, IL, United States 03-25-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Classic story, excellent performance."

    Great book for kids and very well read. Good characterization by the narrator with some sound effects sprinkled throughout. The earthworm is my favorite.

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    David Galera 03-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful book"

    Wonderful book, very magical, excellent performance by the reader. It really gets you right into the story and you can feel as if you're right there with the characters.

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