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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents Roald Dahl's Matilda, read by multi-award-winning actress Kate Winslet.

Matilda Wormwood is an extraordinary genius with really stupid parents. Miss Trunchbull is her terrifying headmistress who thinks all her pupils are rotten little stinkers. But Matilda will show these horrible grown-ups that even though she's only small, she's got some very powerful tricks up her sleeve....

Kate Winslet's award-winning and varied career has included standout roles in Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Finding Neverland, Revolutionary Road, and The Reader, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Also a highly acclaimed voice artist, she received the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for Listen to the Storyteller.

©2014 Roald Dahl (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited

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Best book!

This book i amazing. Great book for all age! It shows that good things come out of bad stuff like Matilda wouldn't of met miss honey if she didn't go to the horrible school. I say all should read this!

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Amazing audiobook!

I love the movie and always wanted to read the book, but lack of time always got in the way. Audible saved me.

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The best thing ever

I love Matilda it is a great book 📚 and I love it 😍 and my sister loves it too and it makes my heart beat so much.

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Great first audio book!

This is my first audio book. Even though I had read matilda and watched the movie many times, it is beautiful every time I read it. Also , the narration was done beautifully. Still, if I could change a few bits, some parts were read too softly. Other than that, it was perfect!(^o^)b
I highly recommend it.

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The perfect storybook, for kids AND adults.

A masterpiece from Roald Dahl, brought to life by an incredible performance from Kate Winslet. The only thing missing are Quentin Blake's memorable illustrations! Definitely a must-have title in any book lover's collection.

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Hail Queen Kate, the best reader ever!!!

A subversive and hilarious story, a lovable phenomenon of a girl, her teacher and awful parents and school mistress. Winslet is everyone with aplomb, wit and an incredible voice range: at the same time the cruel Miss Trunchbull and Hortensia, the clever trickster. I heard many parts three or four times. Lovely, lovely experience. Dahl would have been satisfied, I am sure.

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It was perfect!

The book itself was great as usual and the voice was just fantastic. will definitely try it again.

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  • Jess
  • Kangaroo Point, Australia
  • 10-17-15

A gorgeously cheeky retelling

Would you consider the audio edition of Matilda to be better than the print version?

The audio version is definitely equal to the film and the book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Matilda?

The description of the Chokey always gives me chills!

What about Kate Winslet’s performance did you like?

Kate Winslet's narration is lovely, and her characterisation is spot on.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It definitely made me laugh out loud in a few places.

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I love it

It was so funny
The reader was so amazing
And the righter is so good
I loved it so much

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Absolutely Great!

If you could sum up Matilda in three words, what would they be?

Entertaining, funny, and always want to listen more

Which scene was your favorite?

when Matilda makes some bad jokes to her family

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The secret of Matilda

Any additional comments?

Kate is a fantastic Reader! In fact, I am searching my books by her name! She perfectly articulates and love her accent!

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  • Becky
  • 01-13-15

Cooooool

It is epic!!!! Best E V E R !!!!!!! E V E R !!!!!!!!! You've got to read it really really really

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Ini75
  • 06-10-15

What's not to love?

What did you like most about Matilda?

I love every bit of the book. It's thoroughly entertaining and Kate Winslet was spectacular.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Matilda?

Several. I love Mrs Trunchball's encounter in class with smart Nigel 'unless-you-want my-middle-name' Hicks; the part where Lavender put the newt in her cup of water, and of course Matilda.

I think this is the best of Roald Dahl's books.

What about Kate Winslet’s performance did you like?

Everything, she made all the parts come to life.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed all the way through.

Any additional comments?

My children also loved it.

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  • samia
  • 11-13-14

Highly enjoyable!

Where does Matilda rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This beautiful audio book kept my 5 year old hooked for a couple of hours! He was so engrossed, it was just as much fun watching him and observing his reactions!

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  • Po Stoneman
  • 09-06-15

lovely

beautifully read classic story that always makes my heart feel warm.and fuzzy yo yo yo

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  • Alice
  • 03-20-15

Beautiful, moving and inspiring timeless story!

One of my favourite books of all time. Excellent narrator. Will hear it again and again. Highly recommend it to both children and grown ups alike!

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  • Eva Lim
  • 03-27-17

My favourite reader!

Kate Winslet is a great reader! I loved this book! She should read more books!

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  • Elzbieta A.
  • 11-09-15

Disappointing narrator

I found the story interesting enough to continue listening to the book despite the super annoying narration and character voices. Also, the narrator would go from whisper to scream so frequently that it made it almost impossible to adjust the volume of the audiobook for comfortable listening.

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  • C. Mitchell
  • 07-07-15

Amazing

I loved Matilda and she is a bit like me.I loved it so so much.

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  • MR Andrew Hazell
  • 07-02-15

Matilda

I liked the voices of the characters.
I love roal Dahl books. Well done. Thanks

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  • Mr B.Kirk
  • 02-18-15

simply superb

A wonderful heart warming story read brilliantly by Kate Winslet. My kids love listening to this over all other audio books again and again. I do not tire of the story or the narrators wonderful voice either. you will not be disappointed.

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  • Katherine
  • 05-26-15

7YR OLD STEP-GRAND DAUGHTER'S 1ST AUDIO BOOK

I gave Matilda (the book) and the audio book along with an iPod to my 7 yr old step-granddaughter for Christmas. She knew the story of Matilda but didn't have the book herself so I thought I would get her both the book and the audio book too. It was her first experience with an audio book and I encouraged her to read-along with the book and audio. She loved it. She said the lady (Kate Winslet) reading the story to her is very good and her voice is lovely. I think audio books, along with the physical book is a great way to encourage children to read. Hopefully she'll be like me and love her audio books and have a vast collection like I do.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-03-18

Top production of a classic

Kate Winslet was wonderful! Kids were enthralled. Makes car journeys enjoyable. Thanks all for a job well done!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-11-17

Loved it!

Fantastic story made even better by the talented Kate Winslet. Highly recommended for all ages!

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  • Anna Thierry-Higgins
  • 10-07-17

Kate Winslet is amazing!

Matilda is smart, sweet and funny in itself, but add Kate Winslet's voices and you have one of the best audible books ever. More please Kate!

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  • DoctorFirefly89
  • 09-19-17

Amazing performaance

Roald Dahl books are amazing and in their own right should always be recommended, but this version is amazing. Not only does Winslet show that she is a great actor, but she is an impressive voice actor. It is so good it sounds like a full cast.
I bought this book because of childhood nostalgia and Winslet's speaking voice is smooth and nice to listen to, but this performance was a revelation. Can not recommend enough.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-09-17

Great Story

Really good story! It was exciting and I really enjoyed reading it. I strongly recommend it.

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  • Rodney Hrvatin
  • 08-04-17

Brilliant

Kate Winslet brings this wonderful book to life. The characters are vibrant and alive and the book moves along at a cracking pace. Great for a long car ride with kids.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-11-17

Stellar performance by Kate Winslet!

Loved it. Kate Winslet's narration and character voices are fantastic. Wonderful for a long car ride with the kids.

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  • Angela Pickett
  • 04-20-17

Fabulous!

A fantastic story and brilliantly read by Kate Winslet - who does the most amazing voices!

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  • Evina
  • 04-16-17

My 2 boys age 4 & 6 loved it and I did too. 5 ☆

We really enjoyed listening to this book. We loved the voices and it was great preperation before going to see the musical.