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Matilda

Narrated by: Kate Winslet
Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Matilda by Roald Dahl, read by Kate Winslet.

Matilda Wormwood is an extraordinary genius with really stupid parents.

Miss Trunchbull is her terrifying headmistress who thinks all her pupils are rotten little stinkers.

But Matilda will show these horrible grown-ups that even though she's only small, she's got some very powerful tricks up her sleeve.... 

Kate Winslet's award-winning and varied career has included standout roles in Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Finding Neverland, Revolutionary Road and The Reader, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Also a highly acclaimed voice artist, she received the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for Listen to the Storyteller.

©2014 Roald Dahl (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited

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Highly enjoyable!

Where does Matilda rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This beautiful audio book kept my 5 year old hooked for a couple of hours! He was so engrossed, it was just as much fun watching him and observing his reactions!

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Cooooool

It is epic!!!! Best E V E R !!!!!!! E V E R !!!!!!!!! You've got to read it really really really

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My favourite reader!

Kate Winslet is a great reader! I loved this book! She should read more books!

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Amazing

I loved Matilda and she is a bit like me.I loved it so so much.

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What's not to love?

What did you like most about Matilda?

I love every bit of the book. It's thoroughly entertaining and Kate Winslet was spectacular.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Matilda?

Several. I love Mrs Trunchball's encounter in class with smart Nigel 'unless-you-want my-middle-name' Hicks; the part where Lavender put the newt in her cup of water, and of course Matilda.

I think this is the best of Roald Dahl's books.

What about Kate Winslet’s performance did you like?

Everything, she made all the parts come to life.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I laughed all the way through.

Any additional comments?

My children also loved it.

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Beautiful, moving and inspiring timeless story!

One of my favourite books of all time. Excellent narrator. Will hear it again and again. Highly recommend it to both children and grown ups alike!

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Matilda

I liked the voices of the characters.
I love roal Dahl books. Well done. Thanks

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lovely

beautifully read classic story that always makes my heart feel warm.and fuzzy yo yo yo

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Good

Good book it is a very good narrated audio book and it is a very clearly read

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Matilda

I love this book but the way Kate winslet narrates Matilda is uncomfortable but overall I loved it thanks for reading it to us Kate

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  • Alida
  • 15-12-18

Fantastic story and narration is excellent!!

We absolutely loved this audio book!!! Myself, my kids and even my husband got so carried away with the story on our long road trip, we couldn’t stop listening!
The way the story was narrated by Kate Winslet made it even more brilliant! I am sure it wouldn’t have been the same if someone else read the story.
It is a MUST listen! We were very sad when we finished the book.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 27-09-19

Amazing performance

This is an amazing performance in beautiful British. If you struggle with British English, the different voices might be difficult to understand, though.
The book is an ageless one, suitable for people of all ages.

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  • Sandra Pan
  • 24-06-19

My second-grader ESL boy loves it!!!

This audio is fantastic that my second grader ESL boy loves it and he needs to listen to it everyday before going to sleep. When he gets home, he turns on its' Amazon fire immediately in order to keep himself immersed in the story. It's really worthwhile buying the service that audible provided. I would recommend it to my friends for sure.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 31-01-19

Matilda

Kate Winslet es una excelente narradora. Las diferentes personificaciones fueron impecables, en especial las de los antagonistas.

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  • Noorhelda Hj Bahrom
  • 03-12-18

Love it!

Great story for both children and adults. Love how Kate Winslet narrated this amazing book.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 04-12-17

Best book!

This book i amazing. Great book for all age! It shows that good things come out of bad stuff like Matilda wouldn't of met miss honey if she didn't go to the horrible school. I say all should read this!

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  • Yamino Endo
  • 21-07-17

Amazing audiobook!

I love the movie and always wanted to read the book, but lack of time always got in the way. Audible saved me.

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  • Mitchell
  • 11-07-17

The best thing ever

I love Matilda it is a great book 📚 and I love it 😍 and my sister loves it too and it makes my heart beat so much.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 06-05-17

Great first audio book!

This is my first audio book. Even though I had read matilda and watched the movie many times, it is beautiful every time I read it. Also , the narration was done beautifully. Still, if I could change a few bits, some parts were read too softly. Other than that, it was perfect!(^o^)b
I highly recommend it.

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  • Kevin
  • 20-05-16

The perfect storybook, for kids AND adults.

A masterpiece from Roald Dahl, brought to life by an incredible performance from Kate Winslet. The only thing missing are Quentin Blake's memorable illustrations! Definitely a must-have title in any book lover's collection.