Roald Dahl
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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Llandaff, South Wales, and went to Repton School in England. His parents were Norwegian, so holidays were spent in Norway. As he explains in Boy, he turned down the idea of university in favor of a job that would take him to"a wonderful faraway place. In 1933 he joined the Shell Company, which sent him to Mombasa in East Africa. When World War II began in 1939 he became a fighter pilot and in 1942 was made assistant air attaché in Washington, where he started to write short stories. His first major success as a writer for children was in 1964. Thereafter his children's books brought him increasing popularity, and when he died children mourned the world over, particularly in Britain where he had lived for many years.The BFG is dedicated to the memory of Roald Dahls eldest daughter, Olivia, who died from measles when she was seven - the same age at which his sister had died (fron appendicitis) over forty years before. Quentin Blake, the first Children's Laureate of the United Kingdom, has illustrated most of Roald Dahl's children's books.

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    • Matilda

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Kate Winslet
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,791
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,464
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,466

    Matilda is exceptional. But Matilda's parents think she's a nuisance, and at school she faces Miss Trunchbull, a terror of a headmistress....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Childhood Memories

    • By Dylan on 05-19-16

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Roald Dahl Audio Collection

    • Includes Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James & the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Enormous Crocodile & The Magic Finger
    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Roald Dahl
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 606
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 503
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 501

    Roald Dahl’s wickedly funny novels have turned him into the world’s number 1 storyteller. In this collection five splendiferous stories are brought to life by the author himself....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Shame that's abridged, but wonderful nonetheless

    • By Julieta de los espíritus on 02-24-14
    • Includes Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James & the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Enormous Crocodile & The Magic Finger
    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Roald Dahl
    • Length: 3 hrs and 40 mins
    • Release date: 03-21-13
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 606 ratings

    Regular price: $19.60

    • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Douglas Hodge
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,254
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,102
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,099

    Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last! But only five lucky children will be allowed inside. A singular delight, crammed with mad fantasy and as much candy as you can eat....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fanciful fun for five-year-olds

    • By Kindle Customer on 03-31-14

    Regular price: $19.60

    • James and the Giant Peach

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
    • Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 490
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 423
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 420

    A little magic can take you a long way....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • my 5 year old liked it!

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-02-16

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The BFG

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: David Walliams
    • Length: 4 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,690
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,450
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,461

    When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them. And the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) will help her....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • It was amazing!

    • By Amy on 03-14-14

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Witches

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Miranda Richardson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 567
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 507
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 501

    This is not a fairy tale. This is about real witches....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Don't listen in the car

    • By Elicia on 08-14-16

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Fantastic Mr. Fox and Other Animal Stories

    • Includes Esio Trot, The Enormous Crocodile & The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Quentin Blake, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 165
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 166

    Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cute Kids Stories

    • By katunka on 07-13-17

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    • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Douglas Hodge
    • Length: 3 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 280
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 243

    Now that he's won the chocolate factory, what's next for Charlie? Visiting the world's first space hotel and saving the world are only a few stops along this remarkable, intergalactic joyride....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So fun

    • By Manic Feindel on 03-09-16

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    • The Twits, The Minpins & The Magic Finger

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Richard Ayoade, Bill Bailey, Kate Winslet
    • Length: 2 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 161
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 133

    Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, nastiest, ugliest people in the world....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Can't hear it

    • By Mr Andrew Beirne on 10-29-16

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    • Danny the Champion of the World

    • By: Roald Dahl
    • Narrated by: Peter Serafinowicz
    • Length: 4 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 287
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 253
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 255

    Can Danny and his father outsmart the villainous Mr. Hazell?...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A book for all ages!

    • By susan crowley-forkey on 04-22-16

    Regular price: $21.00

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