The BFG by Roald Dahl audiobook

The BFG

By Roald Dahl , with Quentin Blake
Read by David Walliams

Listening Library (Audio) 9780374304690
4.42 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
  • $15.00
    or 1 Credit

    ISBN: 9781101632512

    $12.99 With Membership: Learn More

“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 Captured by a giant! The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her! Soon to be a Steven Spielberg film!

Learn More
Membership Details
  • Only $12.99/month gets you 1 Credit/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Hate a book? Then we do too, and we'll exchange it.
See how it works in 15 seconds

Summary

Summary

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Winner of the 1983 Red House Children’s Book Award

A 1989 Rebecca Caudill Young Readers’ Book Award Nominee

“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


Captured by a giant!

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

Soon to be a Steven Spielberg film!

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Roald Dahl [is] uncanny in their understanding of what children like to read and see…Children will enjoy this book.” New York Times Book Review
“The BFG is one of Dahl’s most lovable character creations.” Amazon.com, editorial review
.

Reviews

Reviews

by Holly 9/13/2017
Overall Performance
Narration
Story

Fun!

Oh my goodness, I forgot how delightful this little book was. I haven't read it since I was a kid, and I just wanted a fairly quick listen that was fun and light, and this delivered. Roald Dahl is a genius, and David Walliams is a great narrator. He has different voices for all the characters, and he really draws you into the story. It's a wild, fantastical romp through a world created by perhaps the most beloved children's author of all time. One of them, anyway.

Author

Author Bio: Roald Dahl

Author Bio: 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.

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.42
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English