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Publisher's Summary

“Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian... [His] stories work better in audio than in print.” (The New York Times

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! 

Now a Steven Spielberg film! 

©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 Magazine)

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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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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.

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I am 8 years old and I loved listening to this book. It's very funny. It's totally good.

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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.

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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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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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Very Entertaining!

My girls really loved this book! The narrator did a fantastic job and we all enjoyed it thoroughly!

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another great reading of a Ronald Dahl classic!

Not quite as good of a story as Matilda or Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but a great story nonetheless ... and a masterful reading!

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BFG

This was a great read, and I great for anyone under the age of 12!

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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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Very good I really liked it and I have read it at least three times good job

I just loved this book so much and there is nothing that I would change. I recommended it to my mom because I thought she would like it and I’ve been reading it to her and she’s loving it so much.

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