Matilda Audiobook, by Roald Dahl Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Roald Dahl Narrator: Kate Winslet Publisher: Listening Library Audio Length: Release Date: July 2013 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781101632574

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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

“The Trunchbull” is no match for Matilda!

Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!

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  • “This wonderful story is far from predictable.”

    -, editorial review
  • “Dahl’s phenomenal popularity among children speaks for his breathless storytelling charms; his fans won’t be disappointed by Matilda.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “A quirky tale that's delightfully Dahl.”

    - Children’s Literature
  • “Dahl has written another fun and funny book with a child’s perspective on an adult world.”

    - School Library Journal
  • “Superbright Matilda dishes out revenge in high-comic style in this delicious page-turner for readers looking for laughs.”

    - Criticas


  • Winner of the 1991 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award
  • Winner of the 2000 Blue Peter Book Award for Book that Made Me Laugh the Loudest
  • Winner of the 1989 Red House Children’s Book Award
  • Winner of the 1991 Black-Eyed Susan Maryland Children’s Book Award
  • Winner of the 1991 Beehive Award for Children's Fiction
  • Winner of the 2014 ALA Odyssey Award for Honor Audiobooks
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A USA Today bestseller
  • A 2014 Audie Award Finalist for Distinguished Achievement in Production
  • Winner of the 2014 Audie Award for Children's Titles, Ages 8-12
  • Winner of Audie Awards, 2014

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " We love Roald Dahl. This story is a cute one to listen to before watching the movie with your kids. "

    - michelle, 1/3/2017
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " the book is very funny and has the lesson to teach parents when they treat their children like that the way Matilda parents treat her. "

    - khanyisile madikiza, 9/22/2013

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

Kate Winslet is an Academy Award–winning actress who has starred in several notable films, including Sense and Sensibility, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Finding Neverland, The Reader, The Holiday, and Titanic, the highest-grossing film of all time. New York magazine has described her as “the best English-speaking film actress of her generation.” She is also a critically acclaimed audiobook narrator. Her reading of the children’s book Listen to the Storyteller earned her a Grammy in 2000.