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. Soon James and the Giant Peach are rolling away from his horrible aunts, towards a most marvellous and wonderful place....
Julian Rhind-Tutt is a British actor whose stage work has included appearances at the Royal National Theatre and The Royal Court. On television, work includes Angus McCain in The Hour, Mr. Monks in Oliver Twist for the BBC, Tom Boss in Charlie Brooker's A Touch of Cloth as well as Dr. 'Mac' Macartney in the BAFTA-winning Green Wing. In film he has appeared in Stardust, Tomb Raider, Notting Hill, The Trench, Gambit, and Rush.
©2014 Roald Dahl (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited
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"Definitely not for toddlers"
What a ghastly story, that starts with three torturous chapters, covering parents eaten by wild animals, child slavery and witches. Seriously.
This audio book is amazing!!!! I wish these books were free. I want a lot more.
"kids risky loved it!"
Listened to some on a road trip and the kids say and listened. They're normally full mental so this was very welcome!
"excellent for a long car journey."
Kept my 8 yr old 4 yr old and 2 yr old quiet for several hours.
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"Classic story, good narration, poor audio"
Good: The story - the kids liked it and laughed at many points. The narration was also good.
Poor: The audio mixing. At many points, the volume drops too low for listening in the car.
"Roald Dahl at his best!"
Just been reliving my childhood with this classic. Still as entertaining as it ever was.
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