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The BFG Audiobook

The BFG

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Publisher's Summary

Captured by a giant!

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants - rather than the BFG - she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

©1982 Roald Dahl (P)2013 Penguin Audio

What the Critics Say

"Versatile British actor David Walliams pulls out all the stops from his vocal repertoire to create a romping narration of this children's classic. There’s no voice too big or too small for him.... The four-plus hours whiz by with whimsy and inspired fun. Whether you’re a child or a child at heart, you’ll have a wopsy, splendiferous time." (AudioFile)

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    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 06-21-16
    Jim "The Impatient" Springfield, MO, United States 06-21-16 Member Since 2016

    My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.

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    "GREEKS FROM GREECE ALL BE TASTING GREASY"

    WHIZ BANG
    Roald is an excellent writer who writes like a child thinks, how he does this I do not know. This is entertaining at any age. I like the Giant Peach better, but no by much. This plot was less complicated and repeated a lot of the same jokes (which is okay with most kids). It was also a little more predictable, but all in all an imaginative read. At least now I know who to think or complain to about my dreams.

    CURIOSITY IS KILLING THE RAT
    Just like in Peach, there are some deaths. Younger children are probably not going to even notice. THE BIG FRIENDLY GIANT does not eat children, but the nine other giants eat CHILDERS.

    RIGHT OR LEFT
    There are some sound effects and some music and it just adds to the atmosphere of the book.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-19-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-19-16 Member Since 2017

    I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!

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    "My grandkids want can't wait to see the movie!"

    What a wonderful children's book! Roald Dahl wrote some many excellent children stories. David Walliams performs superbly and the sound effect add a lot. Great Audiobook!

    The movie is released on July 1, 2016.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Amy Alexandria, VA, United States 03-14-14
    Amy Alexandria, VA, United States 03-14-14 Member Since 2012
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    "It was amazing!"
    Would you listen to The BFG again? Why?

    Totally. Because it's a very good book and very funny.


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

    First listen.


    Any additional comments?

    I am 8 years old and I loved listening to this book. It's very funny. It's totally good.

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    Amazon Customer 10-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "It was awesome!"

    My mom and I listened to it. it made us laugh because the words were so funny. I think Sophie and the BFG will be friends for a long time.
    we listened to it in the car, it was an awesome way to spend time together and read a book during a time that's usually boring!
    definitely recommend!

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    BD Florida 07-16-16
    BD Florida 07-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"

    Listened to this on a long car ride with the kids. Narrator was excellent! We highly recommend it.

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    Amacniel 09-07-15
    Amacniel 09-07-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Fabulously fabulous!!!"

    I read this story as a child and loved it! Now I had the great pleasure of listening to this story with my son who in turn loved it as much as I did! The narration was brilliant and was made even better by the frequent sound effects! The story was just as thrilling to listen to as I remembered! I believe we have found a family road trip favorite!

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    looks cool 01-19-17
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    "The bom.com"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book it the bom.com because of the voices and the wonder-filled pictures flash through my mind and it is beautified book.


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    Jenna 01-13-17
    Jenna 01-13-17 Member Since 2013
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    "Lovely"

    Charming, fun story with a great narrator that brings the characters to life! This story has become a favorite, especially since Ill be reading it again with my students. :)

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    Jessica Sperry 01-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Best book I've ever listened to."

    My kids and I laughed out loud as we listened to this in the car to and from school. This is my new favorite book!

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    The Candid Cover Canada 12-29-16
    The Candid Cover Canada 12-29-16

    YA Book blogger at The Candid Cover.

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    "Classic Roald Dahl to warm your heart!"

    If you have ever read a book written by Roald Dahl, you will know exactly what I mean when I say that this story is classic Dahl. There is a fantastical world that the reader can get lost in, wonderful and vividly described characters and humorous word play. In the audio version narrated by David Williams, we are given a voice to these relatable characters that makes the listener feel like part of the story.

    I have always enjoyed Roald Dahl’s novels and they bring back so many amazing childhood memories of my first reading experiences. Listening to David Williams bring the BFG, Sophie, and the Queen to life is an incredible adventure that makes this story that much more colourful. His vocal characterizations are prefect and they way he pronounces the plethora of made-up words in this book are so amusing. The special effects in the background also add another layer to the listening experience that will help the listener to envision the happenings in the book with greater intensity. While I can see that there may be some terrifying moments for children in this book, somehow the humour and the fact that the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) is so lovable, give the listener a sense of security.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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