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  • Narrated by Kate Winslet
  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Kate Winslet
  • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (2,793 ratings)

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Matilda

By: Roald Dahl
Narrated by: Kate Winslet
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Summary

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

'So Matilda's strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.'

Matilda is the world's most famous bookworm, no thanks to her ghastly parents.

Her father thinks she's a little scab. Her mother spends all afternoon playing bingo.

And her headmistress, Miss Trunchbull?

She's the worst of all.

She's a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey.

Despite these beastly grownups trying to push her down, Matilda is an extraordinary girl with a magical mind.

And she's had enough.

So all the terrible adults had better watch out, because she's going to teach them a lesson they'll never forget!

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 Audio

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"A true genius...Roald Dahl is my hero." (David Walliams)

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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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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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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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Amazing

Narrator was great. Story was amazing and overall is very nice to hear! Very good.

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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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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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Amazing

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

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simply superb

A wonderful heart warming story read brilliantly by Kate Winslet. My kids love listening to this over all other audio books again and again. I do not tire of the story or the narrators wonderful voice either. you will not be disappointed.

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amazing

i loved it the reader was spot on i didnt want to fall asleep while listening to it 👍😌

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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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  • 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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • Clara R. Arechiga
  • 30-03-16

Hail Queen Kate, the best reader ever!!!

A subversive and hilarious story, a lovable phenomenon of a girl, her teacher and awful parents and school mistress. Winslet is everyone with aplomb, wit and an incredible voice range: at the same time the cruel Miss Trunchbull and Hortensia, the clever trickster. I heard many parts three or four times. Lovely, lovely experience. Dahl would have been satisfied, I am sure.

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  • KeltinGermany
  • 20-01-23

A wonderful read - not only for kids!

Enjoy this if you’ve ever had a bully for a boss or if you can remember a terrifying teacher!

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  • Chloe y.
  • 09-01-23

It’s funny

It’s a very funny story I love it me and my mom listen to it all the time!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-09-22

Too Good For Me

Loved her pronouncation that she reads and her reading was fantastic, keep up the good work.

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  • Eran
  • 14-06-22

A wonderful story and performance

The marriage of Dahl and Winslet is made in heaven and you have the privilege to enjoy every moment of it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-04-22

Brilliant!

Brilliantly narrated by Kate Winslet! Highly entertaining for parents and kids. One of my Audible favorites!

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  • Cornelle Dewar
  • 11-10-21

Roald Dahl is a very good writer my kids love it

15 amazing writer my 2 children love his books he is and extraudenary writer

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  • Xiqian Wang
  • 03-07-21

Marvelous performance!

Black humor, satire appearing in children’s book. I really love the way how it is put.