Charlie and the Chocolate factory audiobook cover artwork.

The Roald Dahl Audio Collection

So a short note about the The Roald Dahl Audio Collection!

The Roald Dahl Audio Collection, an audiobook available on Amazon and Audible.com, is an abridged version (meaning shortened versions of the stories) of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Enormous Crocodile, and The Magic Finger.

The Roald Dahl Audio Collection is however narrated by Roald Dahl! Which is becoming more and more unusual… Roald Dahl’s audiobooks are being updated with new narrators. Kate Winslet even did the Matilda audiobook. These narrators however are widely criticized for their performances… like in James and the Giant Peach, narrated by  Julian Rhind-Tutt, the sound is so sporadic it’s tough to listen to unless you’re right next to the speaker. He goes from nearly shouting to nearly whispering inside a paragraph, making it so hard to hear.

 

So be aware the newer versions of Roald Dahl’s books may very well have sound level issues… If you have a child who is hard of hearing, or plan to have the speaker at a distance, you might be very disappointed with the newer Roald Dahl audiobooks.

List of New Roald Dahl Audiobooks

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Narrated By Douglas Hodge, Unabridged.
  • James and the Giant Peach, Narrated By Julian Rhind-Tutt, Unabridged.
  • Matilda, Narrated By Kate Winslet, Unabridged.
  • The BFG, Narrated By David Walliams, Unabridged.
  • The Witches, Narrated By Miranda Richardson, Unabridged.
  • Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Narrated By Douglas Hodge, Unabridged.
  • The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar, Narrated By Andrew Scott, Unabridged.
  • Danny the Champion of the World, Narrated By Peter Serafinowicz, Unabridged.
  • George’s Marvelous Medicine, Narrated By Derek Jacobi, Unabridged.

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