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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

Critic Reviews

"Versatile British actor David Walliams pulls out all the stops from his vocal repertoire to create a romping narration of this children's classic. There’s no voice too big or too small for him.... The four-plus hours whiz by with whimsy and inspired fun. Whether you’re a child or a child at heart, you’ll have a wopsy, splendiferous time." (AudioFile)

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GREEKS FROM GREECE ALL BE TASTING GREASY

WHIZ BANG
Roald is an excellent writer who writes like a child thinks, how he does this I do not know. This is entertaining at any age. I like the Giant Peach better, but no by much. This plot was less complicated and repeated a lot of the same jokes (which is okay with most kids). It was also a little more predictable, but all in all an imaginative read. At least now I know who to think or complain to about my dreams.

CURIOSITY IS KILLING THE RAT
Just like in Peach, there are some deaths. Younger children are probably not going to even notice. THE BIG FRIENDLY GIANT does not eat children, but the nine other giants eat CHILDERS.

RIGHT OR LEFT
There are some sound effects and some music and it just adds to the atmosphere of the book.

23 of 24 people found this review helpful

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  • Amy
  • Alexandria, VA, United States
  • 03-14-14

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.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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It was awesome!

My mom and I listened to it. it made us laugh because the words were so funny. I think Sophie and the BFG will be friends for a long time.
we listened to it in the car, it was an awesome way to spend time together and read a book during a time that's usually boring!
definitely recommend!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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The BFG is one of my favorites stories

The BFG is one of my favorite "feel good" stories. I never get tired of listening to it. Narrator was spot on. Highly recommend this book for us grown ups.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Lots of Fun and Great Narration

I read this story as a child and it was great to come back to. The narration is wonderfully silly and the story is charming, yet strange-just as any good Rohl Dahle book should be. I teach 1sr grade and worry this might be a little too scary for them. I'd recommend it for children at least 8 and up.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Florida
  • 07-16-16

Loved it!

Listened to this on a long car ride with the kids. Narrator was excellent! We highly recommend it.

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  • Wayne
  • Matthews, NC
  • 05-19-16

My grandkids want can't wait to see the movie!

What a wonderful children's book! Roald Dahl wrote some many excellent children stories. David Walliams performs superbly and the sound effect add a lot. Great Audiobook!

The movie is released on July 1, 2016.

8 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Great!

Greatly written, Greatly read! You simply can't go wrong with Mr. Dahl. A true classic sure to capture the young and young at heart!

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  • Janice
  • Colden, NY, United States
  • 07-26-17

Narration is perfect

A well loved story is easily crushed with a bad narrator.

David Williams kept the story alive.

Shared this story on a long drive home from vacation. 7 and 8 year old grandchildren loved it. As did my 60 year old husband!

Highly recommend.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Good book

My 5 year old and I listened to this every night before bed. We both loved it and highly recommend it!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful