The BFG

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Roald Dahl
Narrator: Natasha Richardson
Genres: Classics, Fiction, Teen
Publisher: Harper Children's Audio
Published In: February 2006
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours
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Overview

"Well, first of all," said the BFG, "human beans is not really believing in giants, is they? Human beans is not thinking we exist."

Sophie discovers that giants not only exist, but that there are a great many of them who like to guzzle and swallomp nice little chiddlers. But not the Big Friendly Giant. He and Sophie cook up an ingenious plot to free the world of troggle-humping -- forever.Performed by Natasha Richardson

Reviews (1)

marvelous

Written by brb on July 30th, 2012

  • Book Rating: 5/5

And Natasha Richardson is the perfect reader for this warm-hearted story (with all its accents and voices). Don't have to be young to enjoy it.

Author Details

Author Details

Dahl, Roald

"Roald Dahl was born in Wales in 1916 and educated in English boarding schools. During World War II, he was a Royal Air Force fighter pilot in North Africa and Greece. He was transferred to Washington D.C., where he saw his first piece of work published, ?A Piece of Cake,? an account of a fighter plane crashing in Libya. Soon after he published his first piece of fiction, a story called ?The Gremlins.? Fifteen years later, Mr. Dahl found himself telling bedtime stories to his children over and over again. These stories became the basis for James and the Giant Peach. After that came Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, and Matilda. Every book of Roald Dahl?s was written in a little brick hut in an apple orchard about two hundred yards away from his home. He wrote them all in pencil. More can be learned about Roald Dahl by reading the autobiographical Boy: Tales of Childhood and Going Solo. Roald Dahl died in 1990 at the age of seventy-four."