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  • Boy

  • Tales of Childhood
  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,033 ratings)

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By: Roald Dahl
Narrated by: Dan Stevens
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Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

We all have our moments of brilliance and glory, and this was mine.

This edition of Boy, part of The Roald Dahl Classic Collection, is perfect for Dahl fans old and new.

So, enter a world where invention and mischief can be found on every page and where magic might be at the very tips of your fingers . . .

The Roald Dahl Classic Collection reinstates the versions of Dahl’s books that were published before the 2022 Puffin editions, aimed at newly independent young readers.

©2014 Roald Dahl (P)2014 Penguin Audio

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Vivid recollections of childhood memories

Roald Dahl's Boy is read brilliantly by Dan Stevens to recollect vivid stories refreshingly told from the perspective of his younger self which have left a lasting impression on an adult Dahl's memories of childhood. I enjoyed discovering the real-life experiences that inspired elements of Dahl's fictional work. He truly connects with his inner child in great detail, describing artfully his motivations, experiences and emotions as a young Boy.

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Stories of childhood

This book is very entertaining and enlightening. Within the many stories of his childhood it is possible to see where the inspiration for his books came from.

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Well narrated version of a classic child-friendly autobiography

Whilst Dahl claimed this wasn't an auto-biography, it really is. The story is great fun and there narrator has a range of voices which do it justice. Now it's time for a reread of Going Solo (which, if anything, is even better).

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Loved it

We played this during a long car journey, our 7 year old loved it and so did we. The dramatisation really brought the story to life and what a life he had. I would highly recommend this and his follow up book - Solo. We have heard both several times now.

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I am 11 and loved it it is so enjoyable

the Neruda was amazing and I love roald Dahl's books that the best I recommend it to any kids and adults

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great book brought to life in this performance

Such a great story, and performed superbly.
was absolutely riveted throughout the whole story.

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An enthralling story beautifully read

I've always loved Roald Dahl's books. This was made even better by an engaging narrator.

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Interesting facts

I'm 12, I got this audio book for a thirty day free trial and finished it within three days. I've learnt a lot about Roald Dahls life and its sad to hear about beatings and everything bad about schools in those days.I also respect his mother, who by what she has done in this audio book is a very good person who I would love to have as a mother (although mine is still alright, lol jk :)

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loved it

loved this book remember reading it as a child and can't wait to listen to the follow up book going solo

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I love it

I loved it
It is funny.
It is just all the way round a good book
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