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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents Roald Dahl's The BFG, read by actor, writer, and Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams. This audiobook features original music and sound design by Pinewood film studios.

The BFG is a nice and jumbly giant. In fact, he is the only big friendly giant in Giant Country. All the other giants are big bonecrunching brutes, and now the BFG and his friend Sophie must stop them guzzling up little human beans - with some help from Her Majester, the Queen.

David Walliams is a multi-award winning British comedian, actor, and writer, best known for the comedy series Little Britain; but his acting work includes plays, dramas, and films. He is also the author of five hugely successful children's books, including two illustrated by Quentin Blake - Roald Dahl's favourite illustrator.

©2014 Roald Dahl (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited

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Great story for experienced readers

Never listened/read a children's book before so was not used to the format of writing.

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Never read this as a child

A marvelous little book that I didn't have a chance to read as a child, but enjoyed nonetheless as an adult.

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fantastic story for children!

this is very exciting story. I love Roald Dahl's books. I'll let my daughter read his books.

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the big is grate

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  • M SAN JOSE GRANT
  • 02-23-15

The best book ever

I am 8 and I love all the Roald Dahl books!
It was really well read and I listened to it in 3 days. I had to keep asking my mummy for her I pad to listen to the rest.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Jo
  • 01-12-15

GREAT

This is the best book I ever read!!

It was really well written and read. Wow can books get any better.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-11-16

Best book ever in the world

I have 15 books and It is the best of all of my books even the new one. We all love it it's epic we all like it. It's really good for long periods of time. If you mark its 100 out of 100

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  • Mark Doyle
  • 01-23-15

Great listen

Loved this book as a child and it is still brilliant. Well read and even the sound effects helped with the flow of the story. Worth a listen.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-29-17

The bfg

I am 8 and I love all of Dahl's book . Highly recommended to everyone

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • hedgehog
  • 03-11-17

Great book

One of the best narrated books, fantastic children's classic brought to life. Length of the book also makes it great value.

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  • R. D.
  • 02-26-17

A really well read great story.

Would you listen to The BFG again? Why?

I would listen to this again and again.

What does David Walliams bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

David Walliams brings the story and characters to life.

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  • David R
  • 01-12-17

Classic story told very well

David Walliams delivers a very good performance of this classic Dahl story. I would encourage parents to buy this and play it to their children if they are unable to read the book themselves to their children.

This is the story of a young girl who is befriended by the Big Friendly Giant (The BFG). They go on an adventure together which includes the Queen of England no less. They team up with the British army and Royal Air Force to travel back to the land of the giants and bring back the rest of the giants, who are big but definitely not friendly!

Together they bring back to England all the bad giants and put them in a hole do the 'human beans' can see them as they eat only the horrible Snozcumber.

In the end the BFG is made the official Royal Dream Blower, responsible for blowing good dreams in through the bedroom windows of children. As well as capturing the bad dreams so children don't get scared.

I enjoyed reading this book when I was a child and I enjoy listening to it even now as a 38year old.

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  • C. Ball
  • 08-18-16

Great for kids to adults

We listened to this on a family day out and everyone from 5 to 50 loved it. The story is a classic and David Walliams give a great performance.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-22-15

Fantastic narration

my son just sat through the whole book in one morning... great narration by David Walliams

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  • Conie
  • 04-16-15

David Walliams was perfect

Kids enjoyed this, made a long car trip awesome. Especially loved David's performance and accents of the Giants. Story came alive! Thank you.

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  • jaise
  • 05-21-17

some tongue in cheek stuff

really enjoyed this with my daughter. David is brilliant as always. I bet he and his mates had a laugh going over some of the material. ooerr missus..

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  • 04-30-17

Amazing

This was so wonderful. David Walliams is an amazing narrator. I especially loved the way they added sound effects. It really adds a new sort of unique style to audio books. I absolutely loved it. Five stars from me!

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  • Danielle
  • 10-04-16

My New Favourite Book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I'm a late comer to Roald Dahl and the BFG! Inspired by the movie(which we haven't seen yet) downloaded this for holiday driving entertainment. It was super entertaining. Great story with some funny words and phrases by the BFG. Really good naration by David Walliams!!! Enjoyed by all 3 generations on our trip.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The BFG?

The BFG's phrasing is hillarious.

What does David Walliams bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

David Walliams voices for each character is spot on. Love the BFG's accent and Walliams impression of the the Queen.

Any additional comments?

Will listen over and over.

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  • Imogen Miller
  • 08-10-16

Awesome

I loved this book in its original version so adding the sound affects made it the best audiobook to listen at night!!!

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  • Belinda
  • 07-28-16

awesome!!!

This was an awesome story. The farting was funny. By 8 yr old Charlotte

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  • Simon
  • 04-22-16

Very entertaining!

Great classic story read wonderfully! Very entertaining for both kids & adults! Loved it! Made a long car trip with young children a little easier. Highly recommend.

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  • meghan
  • 02-24-16

Family Favorite

We got this book for a family holiday, it didnt disappoint. Big thumbs up 👍

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  • Barnacles
  • 09-21-15

fantastic

Obviously a classic story. This presentation is fantastic. great performance, neat sound effects. my son adores this. road trips are much easier now!

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  • Sandy of Sydney
  • 07-08-15

A superly tolleded taler

…..… and splendidly narrated by Walliams, giving wonderful life to this creation of the incomparable Roald Dahl.

As a grandfather of 77, I am busting to introduce my seven year-old grandson to this Audible gem.