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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

    Paid reviewers, after two weeks get 4-8 votes and have that power to strike unhelpful against others. Check their history! Your money!

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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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-19-16
    Wayne Matthews, NC 05-19-16 Member Since 2016

    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.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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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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    Amazon Customer 12-05-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Love found for audibles!"
    Where does The BFG rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was the best audio book we have ever listed to as a family.


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

    The narration as a whole was spectacular. The communication between Sophie and the BFG was remarkable.


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

    His tone and inflection for each character kept us gripped to the story.


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

    ABSOLUTELY! We listened to this book, with five kids in the car, on our cross-country family vacation and never heard a PEEP for any of the kids!


    Any additional comments?

    We loved it. Thank you for providing such quality entertainment for our family.

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    Julia 11-22-16
    Julia 11-22-16
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    "Absolute genius except for tge sausages"

    My 10-year old and I went on a long road trip and this audio book held his attention to the very end... which is no small feat! He requested I turn it back on after every pit stop we made. I'm waiting for him to ask me to play it for him again.

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    EWinter Colorado 11-14-16
    EWinter Colorado 11-14-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Great story, both young and old will enjoy!"

    I enjoyed listening to this book, it is a difficult read because of the language of the BFG, so the audio version was very enjoyable!

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    Amazon Customer 11-03-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great story!"

    I can't believe I did not read this as a child! loved the animation! highly recommend!!

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