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5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 5.00 (1 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roald Dahl Narrator: Kate Winslet Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2013 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! Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “This wonderful story is far from predictable.”

    Amazon.com, 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.”


  • 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

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 michelle | 1/3/2017

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 khanyisile madikiza | 9/22/2013

    " 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. "

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About the Author
Author Roald DahlRoald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.
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.