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George's Marvelous Medicine

Narrated by: Derek Jacobi
Length: 1 hr and 36 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (210 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

A taste of her own medicine. George is alone in the house with Grandma. The most horrid, grizzly old grunion of a grandma ever. She needs something stronger than her usual medicine to cure her grouchiness. A special grandma medicine, a remedy for everything. And George knows just what to put into it. Grandma's in for the surprise of her life - and so is George, when he sees the results of his mixture!

©2007 Roald Dahl (P)2007 Penguin Audio

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Typical Roald Dahl fun

If you like Roald Dahl quirkiness and humor, you'll love this one too...the quirkiness and word play of books like the BFG and the Twits with hidden value in the story like evil, greed, and bad being defeated by good in crazy, impossible ways. A unforeseen, imaginative, unexpected hero and funny twist of events leading to good defeating bad.

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Great narration

He had great impersonations of all the characters this book is the best book ever.

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Loved it😍😍

I loved how many times I could re listen to it great for bedtime or long car rides

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Good read

I would not recommend this book fir audible.com there's so much squeaking it makes one go deaf.

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  • TracyLynn
  • DALLAS, TX, United States
  • 05-21-15

Such a fun story and Derek Jacobi is brilliant!

The tale is a great Dahl story all wacky and silly and fun. Derek Jacobi is perfect reading it. I loved it.

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George's Marvelous Medicine: Another Batch

Roald Dahl has a style that no children's author could not otherwise attempt in 2018. George's Marvelous Medicine is a profanity free exploration of trying to poison your mean-spirited grandmother using household items. The wonders that follow aren't the entertaining journey of Charlie and the Chocolate factory, but a reminder of what children's literature could be in the 2nd half of the twentieth century... short, dangerous, and a bit jaded toward the older generations.

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Loved it!

I like the whole thing. My favorite part was when George was making the medicine and when grandma shrunk. --G.B. age 5

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  • Dylan
  • United States
  • 10-18-18

Feel like a kid again!

In my mind this was one of the best stories my parents read to me! It just feel like something any kid would want to do - mix up some sort of brew with random ingredients.
I have gifted this book to so many kids because I just feel that every child should have this story in their world. Roald Dahl just had such great imagination and story telling abilities. That is the reason his stories are so popular to this day, and it is the reason they will continue to do so decades from now.

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Not My Favorite

I didn't care for how unpleasant the interactions were. It had some funny parts but overall I wasn't sure what the point of the story was.

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MUST READ

This... Is... Amazing!!!!!! You must read the book!!!

Seriously, you must read this book.

If you read this review I highly recommend you read the book thank you for reading

Alex