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Superb stories, daring deeds, fantastic adventures!

Going Solo is the action-packed tale of Roald Dahl's exploits as a World War II pilot. Learn all about his encounters with the enemy, his worldwide travels, the life-threatening injuries he sustained in a plane accident, and the rest of his sometimes bizarre, often unnerving, and always colorful adventures. Told with the same irresistible appeal that has made Roald Dahl one of the world's best-loved writers, Going Solo brings you directly into the action and into the mind of this fascinating man.

©2009 Roald Dahl (P)2013 Penguin

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Hi I am a 13 year old girl that is amazed at this story

I have almost read all or the Roald Dahl books and I love them. Is this book actually about Dahls life or is it a story and he named the person in this book after him. I have always wondered if his book were related to him in some way. I would like to tell everyone that they should read Roald Dahl books. Thank you for putting his books on audible.

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Great story with great naration

Thought this book was excellent. Brings you back to a time when the world was wild and it was an adventure just to live in it.

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Live of a master, read beautifully

Anyone who loves Roald Dahl's books will, I think, be fascinated by the way he tells some of the story's of his early adulthood. He lived a very interesting life but, in the way of the best story tellers, he also observed and was interested the life of the people around him and he was consequently able to make you feel as though you were there, meeting these people with him.

The narrator is fabulous, one of the best I've ever heard. He sounds exactly as I would have imagined Dahl himself would sound, with a cadence and tone perfect for Dahl's witty and insightful thoughts on life.

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Superb narration—5 stars are not enough

It’s a cliché but Dan Stevens could read the phone book and it would be compelling. He’s the perfect fit for this material.

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Our whole families favorite author; an amazing writer and life.

I purchased this story for my 10 year old son, and of course he along with my older two boys have all enjoyed Roald Dahl books over the years. I decided to put this on for my husband and I because we have been trapped in our kitchen every weekend working on a remodel. This story was a perfect distraction while tediously sanding and painting away each day. This story made us look forward to going to work in the kitchen just to hear what was going to happen next.
The story is exciting, amazing, sad, happy and thrilling. The reader is exceptional we enjoyed every moment and didn't want it to end.

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Glorious Adventure

Following on from the hilarious Boy, Going solo continues where Boy left off. Full of adventure and experiences very few people can claim today, Roald Dahl gives you a glimpse into his young adult hood from being in Africa to becoming an RAF pilot in the Second World War. He shows both bravery and naivety but most of all humbleness. He must have had 9 lives as you will see from encounters with black mambas, lions and gun wielding escaping Germans. Truly a magnificent story.

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the magic of books

This story captivated me the same way as his books did when I was a kid. I'm happy I waited until I was older to read this.

I will absolutely listen again.

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Great book, great narration.

Dan Stevens brought Roald Dahl's words to life wonderfully. I've always loved these two books (Boy and Going Solo), and this is a great version.

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the narrator matches the protagonist an awesome story about a man's life at the start of WW2

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Breathtakingly beautiful book, superbly narrated by Dan Stevens

Eight years ago I spent fourteen days in Italy, and realized I actually needed to spend at least two years there, looking, listening, eating and drinking. Hearing this book felt like four hours and forty minutes of that gorgeous experience. Dahl’s simple yet dazzling prose is perfectly rendered by one of the best narrator-performers I’ve encountered, and I’ve listened to hundreds of books. Dan Stevens delights and amazes whether experienced visually, audibly, or both.