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Author: Roald Dahl Narrator: Dan Stevens Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2013 ISBN: 9781101632529
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“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


Where did Roald Dahl get all of his wonderful ideas for stories?


From his own life, of course! As full of excitement and the unexpected as his world-famous, best-selling books, Roald Dahl's tales of his own childhood are completely fascinating and fiendishly funny. Did you know that Roald Dahl nearly lost his nose in a car accident? Or that he was once a chocolate candy tester for Cadbury's? Have you heard about his involvement in the Great Mouse Plot of 1924? If not, you don’t yet know all there is to know about Roald Dahl. Sure to captivate and delight you, the boyhood antics of this master storyteller are not to be missed! Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In every detail this performance succeeds.”

    AudioFile

  • “Will appeal to Dahl fanatics of all ages.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Bright and bizarre, as daring and delightful as any made-up adventure he ever described.”

    Booklist

  • A 1985 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor Book
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award, 2014

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About the Author

Roald Dahl (1916–1990) was one of the greatest storytellers of all time. He was born in Llanduff, South Wales, of Norwegian parents, in 1916, and educated in English boarding schools. In search of adventure, the young Dahl took a job with Shell Oil in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force as a fighter pilot, almost dying in a plane crash in 1942. It was following this “monumental bash on the head” and a meeting with the author C. S. Forester that Dahl’s writing career began, with articles for magazines such as the New Yorker. He wrote successful novellas and short stories for adults, such as Tales of the Unexpected, before concentrating on children’s stories. The first of these, James and the Giant Peach, in 1960, was followed by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and an unbroken string of hugely successful, bestselling works. His numerous honors include the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement and numerous Edgar Awards.

About the Narrator

Dan Stevens, an Earphones Award-winning narrator, is internationally known for his role as Matthew Crawley in the hit television drama Downton Abbey. He has starred in numerous films, including Beauty and the Beast, The Guest, and A Walk among the Tombstones, among others. His theater work includes The Heiress on Broadway and Arcadia, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, The Vortex, and Hay Fever in London.