On September 13, celebrate the birthday of one of the world’s most beloved authors. Go inside the audiobook studio in an exclusive video about the making-of these gloriumptious audiobooks.
What does it take to bring Roald Dahl‘s classic stories to life on audio? Penguin Random House Audio Producer Roy McMillan and Senior Commissioning Editor Ravina Bajwa take you behind-the-scenes at Pinewood Studios, to learn how these audiobooks were made. Â Meet the famous narrators who read the audiobooks, including Kate Winslet, Stephen Fry, Dan Stevens, and Miranda Richardson. This fascinating peek into the studio will leave your gogglers gaping!
Celebrate the Scrumdiddlyumptious World of Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl is one of the most influential childrenâs authors, and one of the most fun to explore on audio. His playful stories cross the boundaries of time and imagination. Listening to the audiobook editions of Roald Dahl classics, children and parents alike will delight in these timeless stories.Â Whether parents are helping their kids get ahead at school or planning a family road trip, listening together creates a shared bond that can lead to a discussion about the story and about life in general. When you hear the audiobook clips on this sampler, youâll be reminded why Roald Dahl is the master of childhood fantasy. View all of Roald Dahl’s audiobooks in our featured collection.
More Fun Ways to Celebrate:
Request a copy of our gloriumptious new CD sampler, Celebrate the Magic of Storytelling with Roald Dahl, featuring clips from his most beloved stories, for your golden ticket to great family listening!
Read a never-before-published chapter from the original manuscript for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and see Roald Dahlâs hand-written notes for the chapter
Listen to a clip from beloved Roald Dahl stories in our SoundCloud playlist:
Praise for Roald Dahl audiobooks:
â âOf all the iterations of Dahlâs classic story, Winsletâs virtuoso narration tops the charts…Winslet seems to be in love with this story, and she enthusiastically throws herself into every character…A memorable listening experience to savor.ââBooklist, starred review for MATILDA
âRoald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly SeussianâŠ[His] stories work better in audio than in print.â âThe New York Times
“This audio production brings out the real magic of Roald Dahl’s writing. Douglas Hodge savors every scrumptious word…His character voices are delightful.”–AudioFile Earphones Award for CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
“Derek Jacobi’s enjoyment of the story shines through with humor. A great listen is sure to have families laughing along.”–AudioFile Earphones Award for GEORGE’S MARVELOUS MEDICINE
“Miranda Richardson’s Ă©lan and glee at narrating THE WITCHES, well, bewitched me.”–The New York Times review of THE WITCHES
“Outstanding performances and enticing musical accompaniments and sound effects capture the effervescent spirit of Roald Dahl’s characters… Enchanting children’s collection.”–AudioFile Earphones Award for FANTASTIC MR. FOX AND OTHER ANIMAL STORIES