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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More by Roald Dahl, read by Andrew Scott.

Roald Dahl turns his pen to anything, twisting everyday life into powerful, and sometimes terrifying fantasies. Seven superb stories, full of Roald Dahl's usual magic, mystery and suspense: meet the boy who can talk to animals, the man who can see with his eyes closed, and find out about the treasure, buried deep underground on Thistley Green.

©2015 Roald Dahl (P)2015 Penguin Books Limited

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Almost perfect. Just two disappointments

1. The stories are genius, and Roald Dahl's writing is ridiculously good. Worth reading again even if you've read them before.

2. Andrew Scott was fantastic, and especially in Hitchhiker and Swan, he was flawless. Sadly his Indian accent was weak, and he started off in Henry Sugar sounding Caribbean, and ended up sounding Middle Eastern. He's still an excellent narrator.

3. Why does Audible not give the names of the stories anywhere? Not in the description of the book, not anywhere else. That's silly - I had to buy it on faith that they're stories I would want to read. For the record, the stories included in this edition (with the chapter numbers, for ease of finding) are:
1: Boy who spoke to animals
2: The hitchhiker
3: The Mildenhall Treasure
4: The Swan
5-18: Henry Sugar
19: Lucky break
20: A piece of cake

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Beautifully narrated

Beautifully narrated, I will listen to this over and over. Some Roald Dahl stories I hadn't heard before.

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Enjoyable but not top class Dahl

If you could sum up The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More in three words, what would they be?

Amusing, magical, slight

Would you recommend The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More to your friends? Why or why not?

If you enjoy Dahl you will certainly enjoy this book though it is not in the same class as his best works (Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG etc)

Have you listened to any of Andrew Scott’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I have never come across audiobooks in which he features but am familiar with him from television. His performance here is excellent.

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

There is a good range of stories from the autobiographical to the magical. What makes this book worth listening to is the excellent narrator.

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Liquid perfection for my ears!

Roald Dahl AND Andrew Scott: does it get anymore perfect than this!

It was simply delicious!

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Fantastic in every way

Roald Dahl is a genius! The stories are beautifully written - the attention to detail, the humour, the simple cleverness are amazing. Also really enjoyed his non fiction and the story of how he became a writer. Then to top it, narrated by Andrew Scott. What a perfect match. His nuance, his accents, the perfect pause and reflection of his delivery. I could listen to him all day. Simply wonderful.

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Why the weird accent?

Can’t listen to this for the accent he put on for the Jamaican woman, shame.

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Mediocre Stories With a Good Narrator

Perhaps the stories have some literary value but I expected better from Ronald Dahl. They just leave you wanting more and either seem to end unexpectedly boring or unresolved.
You invest in mediocre stories expecting a clever finish which doesn’t materialise.
Pleasure listening to Andrew Scott however, he’s accents perhaps need a little work here and there but nevertheless has done a fine job.

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Andrew Scott, what an artist

Andrew Scott brings this story that's very important to me alive in a way that I hadn't experienced yet from an audiobook.
Dahl's stories are amazing as always.

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Fantastic stories for all ages

These stories are captivating for adults and kids alike.
Great narration which draws you in, full of character

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top marks

the best of Roald Dahl's stories as well as unpublished works, well narrated brings these stories alive again

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  • 06-03-21

nice stories read by marvellous Andrew Scott

Interesting and nice stories.
Wonderful performance by Andrew Scott.
Good listening for a long walk on a weekend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-04-17

Great Audiobook

Loved Andrew Scotts job, simply amazing. Story itself was great too, did not expect to enjoy it so much.