Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2016
DD ISBN 9780698181632 $17.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2016
DD ISBN 9781524708177 $66.50
Andrew Wincott and Thomas Judd narrate this collection of letters written by author Roald Dahl to his mother from the time he was a child in boarding school until he was well into middle age. Judd shines as the young Dahl, opening with a clipped, boyish cadence and enthusiasm that match the breathless tone of Dahl's descriptions of life at school, and various requests and inquiries. As the letters mature, so does the narration, growing more measured and deeper in tone, effectively conveying the growth of Dahl himself as well as his writing. Dahl's dry and absurd sense of humor are evident throughout, a response, as Judd and Wincott's narration makes clear, to life's occasional darkness. Entertaining and illuminating. A.F. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: APRIL 2019]
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