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James and the Giant Peach

Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Length: 3 hrs and 18 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl, read by Julian Rhind-Tutt.

Listen with headphones for a wondercrump 3D effect that sounds like Roald Dahl's phizz-whizzing characters are in the room with you!

James Henry Trotter's parents have been eaten by a rhinoceros, so now he lives with his two repulsive aunts.

One hot day something peculiar happens and an enormous peach grows in their garden. Soon James and the Giant Peach are rolling away from his horrible aunts, towards a most marvellous and wonderful place.... 

©2018 The Roald Dahl Story Company Limited / Quentin Blake (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd.

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Fantastic! - But listen to it through headphones!

This is one of my favourite Roald Dahl books that I enjoyed as a child in the 80s and enjoyed this just as much. Some of the reviews complain about the sound quality but they obviously ignored the first part of the book when it is explained that it is a binaural recording so must be listened to through headphones; you then get an amazing 3D stereo sound sensation. It sometimes sounds like the sound is moving around outside your head. Its a great book for all ages!

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Roald Dahl at his best!

Just been reliving my childhood with this classic. Still as entertaining as it ever was.

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good but not to be listened to on speakers

great story and voice acting but we were listening in the car and some parts we struggled to hear due to the quietness as it wasn't ballanced throughout due to how it's recorded.

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loved it as a kid, love it as an adult!

just such fun magical story and narrated so well! enjoyed it a lot! would highly recommend!

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Great book and it's very exciting

I liked it because there was lots of movement I like the voices and it was all very exciting

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An excellent story delivered beautifully.

We all know Roald Dahl was the master story teller. This is one of his best, and most famous stories, and Julian Rhind-Tutt does it great service with his performance here. He gives each character their own distinctive voice and reads with such enthusiasm you can't help but be lifted up by it. I thoroughly recommend both this wonderful book and this excellent audio book version.

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Simply wonderful

A magical performance of an old favorite. Will inspire many generations to come (and a good listen for grown ups too!).

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Wow - the Binaural is amazing

Please use headphones for the full effect of this as it switches from ear to ear, my girls love it.

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fantastic for grown ups too!

Don't judge me...!

After a few stressful weeks of work pressure building up and difficulty sleeping as a result we decided to try doing 'book at bedtime' for 15 minutes as we nod off to sleep.

It worked 😀.

Plus we got to relive our childhood memories of this terrific book.

It's legendary and lived up to our memories. brilliantly read and the narrator's voices were wonderful. the worm was our favourite character, we'd both giggle almost every time he spoke.

enjoy and sleep well 😉 XXX

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Classic

Brilliant childrens story, love all the madness in the sky, 27 years old btw so ... it holds up for adults too!

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  • 06-05-19

Fun favourite doesn't disappoint

My 6 year old and I loved this fabulous adventure with the child as the hero as Roald Dahl is famous for.

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  • Lionel Schotter
  • 16-01-19

A classic brought to life

A well narrated story that embodies all the adventure and wander I am sure Dahl intended.