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Author: Roald Dahl Narrator: Peter Serafinowicz Publisher: Listening Library Audio Length: Release Date: September 2013 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781101628928

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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 Can Danny and his father outsmart the villainous Mr. Hazell? Danny has a life any boy would love—his home is a gypsy caravan, he's the youngest master car mechanic around, and his best friend is his dad, who never runs out of wonderful stories to tell. But one night Danny discovers a shocking secret that his father has kept hidden for years. Soon Danny finds himself the mastermind behind the most incredible plot ever attempted against nasty Victor Hazell, a wealthy landowner with a bad attitude. Can they pull it off? If so, Danny will truly be the champion of the world.

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Quotes

  • “A triumph. It is the most beguiling book…and wildly, hilariously funny. If ever a book were for all the family, this is it.”

    - Evening Standard (London)
  • “Dahl’s inimitable way with words leaves the reader simultaneously satisfied and itching for more.”

    - Amazon.com, editorial review

Awards

  • Winner of California Young Reader Medal, 1979

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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

Peter Serafinowicz is an award-winning English actor, writer, voice-artist, comedian, and director. He has appeared in films such as Shaun of the Dead and Couples Retreat. As a voice artist his roles have ranged from Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace to Driver Dan in the CBeebies program StoryTrain.