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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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    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.

    2 of 2 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!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    CeeeKzoo 07-08-15
    CeeeKzoo 07-08-15
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    "Crackly recording, wasn't able to stream."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Better quality, streaming ability


    What did you like best about this story?

    All Roald Dhal stories are amazing.


    Would you be willing to try another one of David Walliams’s performances?

    Sure, with a better mic/recording equipment.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Yearning for adventure


    Any additional comments?

    FIX THE RECORDING QUALITY

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Texasdaydreamer 01-18-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent! My kids and I loved it!"

    My 10 year old daughter and my 12 year old son loved it and so did I! They both said it was 5 stars and they loved the narrator. David Walliams was very expressive and he was perfect at bringing the characters to life! The story also had an occasional sound effect gently added into the background which made the story even more fun. We have a paperback edition of the book which my kids used to follow along. Every few pages had a simple illustration that they enjoyed seeing as the story was told. I highly recommend this audiobook!

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    Kurtiss Jacobs Somewhere in California 01-08-16
    Kurtiss Jacobs Somewhere in California 01-08-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story to listen to with your second-graders"

    I had heard of Roald Dahl from a TV show in the '70s or so, but never read his books. My daughter requested this as the next audiobook for our drives to school. Her teacher had read it to the class. My son hadn't heard it.

    It may be a bit too gruesome for preschoolers, but 8-year-olds love scary stories. The plot contains the right mix of humor, and the plethora of hybridized words--nearly every sentence spoken by The BFG contains one or more--forces you to pay attention to every word.

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    Amazon Customer Dallas 12-23-15
    Amazon Customer Dallas 12-23-15 Member Since 2015

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    "Has become a family favorite!"

    My kids absolutely loved it! The performance was fantastic. We will be back for more.

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    Jaymi S.Gale 11-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    "The book is EPIC"

    You got to listen to the book and the book is really good for your kids and adults alike. LISTEN TO THE BOOK.

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    Barbara 10-14-15
    Barbara 10-14-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Good fun! Well read!"

    We always listen to a children's book on the way to and from school and the BFG has accompanied us the last two weeks and it has been a joy! I have laughed aloud numerous times and the kids couldn't wait to find out what happened next. Truly great performance.

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    Gail77 10-12-15
    Gail77 10-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fun family read"

    I listened to this book with my 6 year old son and 9 year old daughter.
    At times I found the giant a little hard to understand but overall we enjoyed it. There was lots of laughs and although
    we gave Matilda 5 stars BFG wasn't far behind.

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    "Brilliant book!"

    We listened to this with our two little boys and I think we enjoyed it more than our kids! It is a very delightful and thoroughly enjoyable story.

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