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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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Listener Opinions

  • 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 Dahl

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.