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ROALD DAHL’S 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

AUDIBLE’s ESSENTIAL PICKS FOR: ROALD DAHL’S 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Four More Stories
Author: Roald Dahl
Narrator: Roald Dahl£17.99

charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory-and-other-storiesAvailable at Audible.co.uk Roald Dahl’s wickedly funny novels have turned him into the world’s number one storyteller. In this collection five splendiferous stories are brought to life by the author himself.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (abridged): Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory is opening at last!

James and the Giant Peach (abridged): A little magic can take you a long way.
Fantastic Mr. Fox (unabridged): Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox!
The Enormous Crocodile (unabridged): This greedy crocodile loves to guzzle up little boys and girls.
The Magic Finger (unabridged): Horrible neighbours learn their lesson from a little girl with powerful magic!

The BFG
Author: Roald Dahl
Narrator: David Walliams
£18.00

bfgAvailable at Audible.co.uk
Read by actor, writer, and Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams, this audiobook features original music and sound design by Pinewood film studios.
The BFG is a nice and jumbly giant. In fact, he is the only big friendly giant in Giant Country. All the other giants are big bonecrunching brutes, and now the BFG and his friend Sophie must stop them guzzling up little human beans, with some help from Her Majester, the Queen.
David Walliams is a multi-award winning British comedian, actor, and writer, best known for the comedy series Little Britain; but his acting work includes plays, dramas, and films. He is also the author of five hugely successful children’s books, including two illustrated by Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl’s favourite illustrator.

The Enormous Crocodile
Author: Roald Dahl
Narrator: Stephen Fry
£18.00

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Available at Audible.co.uk Read by actor, humourist and storyteller Stephen Fry, this audiobook features original music and 3D sound design by Pinewood film studios.
The Enormous Crocodile is a greedy grumptious brute who loves to guzzle up little girls and boys. But the other animals have a scheme to get the better of this foul fiend, once and for all!
Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter, director and writer. Television work includes A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster, Blackadder, and hosting QI. On film, he played Oscar Wilde, and appeared in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and The Hobbit. His voice work includes narrating the Harry Potter books.

Lust
Author: Roald Dahl
Narrators: Derek Jacobi, Gillian Anderson, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Mark Heap, Richard E Grant
£21.99

lust

Available at Audible.co.uk
Two husbands secretly agree to a night of passion with each other’s wives; a slighted old man takes an elaborate and chilling revenge on his tormentor; a sculpture comes between a scheming wife and her put-upon husband…
Lust highlights a domestic familiarity always on the edge of something much, much darker. Collected together for the first time, stories include ‘Madame Rosette’, ‘Neck’, ‘Georgy Porgy’, ‘The Visitor’, ‘The Last Act’, ‘The Great Switcheroo’, ‘Bitch’, ‘Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life’, ‘The Ratcatcher’ and ‘Nunc Dimittis’.

Cruelty
Author: Roald Dahl
Narrators: Adrian Scarborough, Andrew Scott, Jessica Hynes, Juliet Stevenson, Mark Heap, Richard E Grant, Stephanie Beacham
£19.99

crueltyAvailable at Audible.co.uk From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected audiobook of his darkest stories, read by Will Self, Adrian Scarborough, Stephanie Beacham, Andrew Scott, Richard E Grant, Tamsin Greig, Mark Heap, Juliet Stevenson and Jessica Hynes.
Even when we mean to be kind, we can sometimes be cruel. We all have streaks of nastiness inside us. In these ten tales of cruelty, master storyteller Roald Dahl explores how and why it is we make others suffer.
Collected together for the first time, stories include ‘The Great Automatic Grammatizator’, ‘Royal Jelly’, ‘Mrs Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat’, ‘The Swan’, ‘Poison’, ‘Skin’, ‘The Princess and the Poacher’, ‘Genesis and Catastrophe’ and ‘Mr Feasey’.

Kiss Kiss
Author: Roald Dahl
Narrators: Tamsin Greig, Juliet Stevenson, Stephanie Beacham, Adrian Scarborough, Derek Jacobi, Stephen Mangan
£20.00
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Available at Audible.co.uk What could go wrong when a wife pawns the mink coat that her lover gave her as a parting gift? What happens when a priceless piece of furniture is the subject of a deceitful bargain? Can a wronged woman take revenge on her dead husband? In these dark, disturbing stories Roald Dahl explores the sinister side of human nature: the cunning, sly, selfish part of each of us that leads us into the territory of the unexpected and unsettling. Stylish, macabre and haunting, these tales will leave you with a delicious feeling of unease.
Collected together for the first time, stories include ‘The Landlady’, ‘William and Mary’, ‘The Way up to Heaven’, ‘Parson’s Pleasure’, ‘Mrs Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat’, ‘Royal Jelly’, ‘Grorgy Porgy’, ‘Genesis and Catastrophe’, ‘Edward the Conquerer’, ‘Pig’, ‘The Champion of the World’

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A book lover who clearly has issues as obsessed with crime despite leading a respectable life

12 thoughts on “ROALD DAHL’S 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

  1. So glad you’re celebrating Dahl’s work, Cleo! I’ve always loved that he wrote children’s books without condescending to them. And he wrote some wickedly good crime fiction, too. Such an inventive mind!

    1. He was a genius – I actually met him as a child when he did a talk at our local library and I explored his later books with my children – the BFG was actually my daughter’s first paperback read so of course we had to watch the recent Spielberg film!

  2. Everywhere I look there is something to mark this anniversary – it feels like we’ve been celebrating for 100 years. Cardiff – which is close to where I live – claims a connection with Dahl because he lived there as a child. So the place is plastered with posters about events

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