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Download My Year Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (121 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Roald Dahl Narrator: Ian Holm Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN:
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Roald Dahl had an abiding love for and interest in nature. He kept notes about the habits of moles and foxes, the colour and song of birds and the different flowers, plants and berries that blossomed in the countryside around his home, Gipsy House, throughout the year.

In the last year of his life he worked on a diary. But what was originally intended to be a few lines turned into a memorable account of the passing year. Reminiscences of childhood and adolescene, combined with tips about how to rid your lawn of moles or attract birds to your garden, are interwoven with observations about the changing seasons and the festivals we celebrate.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corey | 11/30/2013

    " This is a beautiful book. Roald Dahl's last written work (I believe) is a meditation on the seasons and his daily life. A quick read with great illustrations. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thom | 11/5/2013

    " A collection of observations, anecdotes and reminiscences by Roald Dahl, sorted into 12 chapters according to the months of the year. Burrowing Badgers, Nesting Nuthatches and Conkers take the reader through childhood and adulthood. Fairly interesting and fun to read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elisabeth | 9/4/2013

    " I thought there be more stories from his life, and less about trees and birds. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 6/9/2013

    " Nice insight into the life and childhood of this author. The last chapter has a bit of classic boyhood tomfoolery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauri | 5/2/2013

    " Quick read. A monthly description of flora and fauna that Roald appreciates with some good little stories thrown in. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/29/2013

    " Not your typical Roald Dahl book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol Rich | 11/4/2012

    " Written during the author's last year, he describes his love for nature, life, and reminisces about his childhood with joy and tenderness. "

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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.