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Author: Roald Dahl Narrator: Chris O’Dowd, Geoffrey Palmer, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2013 ISBN: 9781101632543
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Fantastic Mr. Fox

Someone’s been stealing from the three meanest farmers around, and they know the identity of the thief: it’s Fantastic Mr. Fox! Working alone they could never catch him; but now fat Boggis, squat Bunce, and skinny Bean have joined forces, and they have Mr. Fox and his family surrounded. What they don’t know is that they’re not dealing with just any fox. Mr. Fox would rather die than surrender. Only the most fantastic plan can save him now.

Esio Trot

Mr. Hoppy is in love with his neighbor, Mrs. Silver; but she is in love with someone else: Alfie, her pet tortoise. With all her attention focused on Alfie, Mrs. Silver doesn’t even know Mr. Hoppy is alive. And Mr. Hoppy is too shy to even ask Mrs. Silver over for tea. Then one day Mr. Hoppy comes up with a brilliant idea to get Mrs. Silver’s attention. If Mr. Hoppy’s plan works, Mrs. Silver will certainly fall in love with him. After all, everyone knows the way to a woman’s heart is through her tortoise.

The Enormous Crocodile

The Enormous Crocodile is a horrid greedy grumptious brute who loves to guzzle up little boys and girls. But the other animals have had enough of his cunning tricks, so they scheme to get the better of this foul fiend, once and for all!

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me

Who needs a ladder when you’ve got a giraffe with an extended neck? The Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company certainly doesn’t. They don’t need a pail, either, because they have a pelican with a bucket-sized beak. With a monkey to do the washing and Billy as their manager, this business is destined for success. Now they have their big break, a chance to clean all of the more than six hundred windows of the Hampshire House, owned by the richest man in all of England! That’s exciting enough, but along the way there are surprises and adventures beyond their wildest window-washing dreams.

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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 Narrators

Chris O’Dowd is an Irish film, television, and stage actor who is best known for his role as Rhodes in the film Bridesmaids and for his Tony-nominated performance as Lennie in Of Mice and Men. He also cocreated and costars in the British coming-of-age comedy series Moone Boy. He lives in Bermondsey, a district in south London, with his wife, Dawn O’Porter.

Geoffrey Palmer is a prominent actor known for his roles in British sitcoms, including The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, Butterflies, and As Time Goes By. In 2004, he was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his longstanding services to acting and drama. 

Stephen Fry is a celebrated actor, novelist, journalist, presenter, intellectual, wit, and winner of several award for narration. He has produced four novels and two volumes of autobiography and has written for radio shows and television. His television credits include Jeeves and Wooster and Blackadder, and he hosted the BBC TV series QI.

Hugh Laurie is a prolific English actor, comedian, writer, musician, and director. He first became known as one half of the Fry and Laurie double act, along with his comedic partner Stephen Fry, whom he joined in the cast of Blackadder and Jeeves and Wooster for more than a decade. His eight-year performance as the protagonist Dr. Gregory House in House earned him two Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and six Emmy nominations.