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Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Derek Jacobi

Children Ages 10+ • 4 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1984

Derek Jacobi narrates this humorous and delightful account of Roald Dahl’s childhood in a friendly, amusing tone. The listener feels as if he is at his grandfather’s knee listening to tales long ago. Jacobi’s enchanting voice makes one feel that Dahl himself is speaking. Dahl’s practical jokes, trials and tribulations through boarding schools, and sense of wonder at the world are charming, and voiced by a master storyteller. Gaining insight into Dahl’s memory, the listener is treated to the nexus of his comical tales. Adults and children alike will enjoy this reminiscence as the past comes alive and they are transported to a simpler and raucous time. D.L.M. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award, 2003 ALA Notable Recording © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 02/ JAN 03]



Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2002

CS ISBN 978-0-06-009122-3 $22.00 • Three cassettes

DD ISBN 978-0-06-088650-9 $14.95

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