On September 13, celebrate the birthday of one of the world’s most beloved authors. Plus, go inside the audiobook studio in an exclusive video about the making-of these gloriumptious audiobooks!
Celebrate the Scrumdiddlyumptious World of Roald Dahl
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. Meet the famous narrators who read the audiobooks, including Kate Winslet, Peter Serafinowicz, Stephen Fry, David Walliams, Richard Ayoade, Tamsin Grieg, Bill Bailey and many more. This fascinating peek into the studio will leave your gogglers gaping!
Check out clips and more fun below from Roald Dahl’s most beloved stories for your golden ticket to great family listening!
More Fun Ways to Celebrate:
Hear an extended audiobook clip from Roald Dahl’s THE BFG—
now a major motion picture!
Learn 10 Surprising Facts About Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Read a never-before-published chapter from the original manuscript for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and see Roald Dahl’s hand-written notes for the chapter
Learn more about the life of Roald Dahl and find out what inspired his most famous stories in WHO WAS ROALD DAHL?
LISTEN TO A CLIP:
Praise for Roald Dahl on audiobook:
MATILDA read by Kate Winslet
LISTEN TO A CLIP FROM MATILDA:
Odyssey Honor Winner
Audie Award Winner for Best Audiobook for Children Ages 8-12
Audie Award Finalist for Distinguished Achievement in Production
★ “Of all the iterations of Dahl’s classic story, Winslet’s 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.”—Booklist, starred review
THE ROALD DAHL COLLECTION, VOLUME 1
read by Douglas Hodge and David Walliams
Featuring Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, and The BFG
LISTEN TO A CLIP FROM CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY:
“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
THE ROALD DAHL COLLECTION, VOLUME 2
read by Miranda Richardson, Derek Jacobi, Stephen Mangan, Tamsin Greig, and Miriam Margolyes
Featuring The Witches, Revolting Rhymes & Dirty Beasts, and George’s Marvelous Medicine
LISTEN TO A CLIP FROM THE WITCHES:
“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 élan and glee at narrating THE WITCHES, well, bewitched me.”—The New York Times
THE ROALD DAHL COLLECTION, VOLUME 3
read by Julian Rhind-Tutt, Peter Serafinowicz, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, and Chris O’Dowd
Featuring James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Other Animal Stories, and Danny the Champion of the World
LISTEN TO A CLIP FROM JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH:
“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