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The BFG Audiobook

The BFG

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Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"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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    Jim "The Impatient" 06-21-16 Member Since 2016

    My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.

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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.

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

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    Amy Alexandria, VA, United States 03-14-14
    Amy Alexandria, VA, United States 03-14-14 Member Since 2012
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    "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.

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    Amazon Customer 10-28-16 Member Since 2016
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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!

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    Julie B. 03-01-17
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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.

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    BD Florida 07-16-16
    BD Florida 07-16-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"

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

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    Janice Colden, NY, United States 07-26-17
    Janice Colden, NY, United States 07-26-17 Member Since 2012
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    "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.

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    eliza 07-06-17
    eliza 07-06-17 Member Since 2016
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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!

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    "Great story!! A summer must-have."

    The BFG is hilarious, sweet, and touching. We loved it. We wanted to listen to it before we saw the movie.

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    James Toth 06-01-17
    James Toth 06-01-17
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    "David Williams did an amazing job!"

    David Williams did an amazing job making The BFG come to life! My 2 boys read along for a homeschool project and increased their level of comprehension exponentially!

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    "Magical. Exciting. Vivid. Wonderful adaptation an"

    voice. It make you feel the enviroment. Talent and lots of creativity. Children from all ages and places will love it.

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