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The BFG Audiobook

The BFG

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!
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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

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    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-19-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-19-16 Member Since 2016

    I love espionage and detective thrillers but will 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.

    2 of 2 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.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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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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    knabstr 05-11-16
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    "A classic - overdone!"
    Any additional comments?

    My criticism for each of Dahl audiobooks is pretty much the same--First I suggest listening to the collection that is narrated by Dahl. He sets the bar in his narration and I wish the studios used a narrator and produced the rest of the Dahl stories in the same manner.

    The BFG-Great story! The narrator has a great voice. I don't particularly care for the inclusion of background sounds. Also I feel like some of the parts are overly dramatized and the dynamics in volume are too great. For me those aspects are a negative, for a child they might find them a positive.

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    Alysia M. 04-21-16
    Alysia M. 04-21-16 Member Since 2016
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    "kids loved it!"

    our whole family enjoyed this book the narrator is wonderful we highly recommend it a must-read

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    Kellie Byers Houston, Texas United States 04-01-16
    Kellie Byers Houston, Texas United States 04-01-16
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    "Great voices!"
    Would you listen to The BFG again? Why?

    Yes, great voices and music


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The BFG?

    Reading the voices of the queen and the maid


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Capturing of the giants


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no, read it with my classes


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    christina 03-16-16
    christina 03-16-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Wonderful"

    The book is so interesting! It got me tied in to it just by listening to the first chapter! Highly recommend this book!

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    Stephanie Arseneault 03-14-16
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    "Wonderfully narrated"

    This is a great story! The narrator brought this book to life. Our family listened to the story on a road trip and time flew by.

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    Jerry W. Anderson 03-10-16

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    "Narration is Awesome"
    Where does The BFG rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The story of course is great, but the narrator . . . . wow! So much talent. My boys, and I, listen to this quite often.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Lots of humor and very creative.


    What does David Walliams bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He brings to life all the characters in a way few can. So many different voices. Absolutely loved his narration.


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    Stephanie 03-01-16
    Stephanie 03-01-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent quality"

    Excellent narration of a childhood classic. He doesn't just read the story; he really uses his voice dynamics to bring it alive. Some sound effects to round it out but not excessive. Listened to this with my kids (ages 9 and 11) and they loved it!

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