The BFG Audiobook by Roald Dahl

Children's AudiobooksThe BFG Audiobook by Roald Dahl
5/5 - (8 votes)
Status: Completed
Version: Unabridged
Author: Roald Dahl
Narrator: David Walliams

Genre: Children's Audiobooks
Updated: 15/02/2024
Listening Time: 4 hrs and 25 mins
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Whispers of Gentle Giants: The BFG Audiobook – A Tale of Innocence and Courage

In the hushed hours of the night, where dreams intertwine with reality, my journey into Roald Dahl’s The BFG Audiobook began. Narrated by the whimsical David Walliams, this adventure promised a blend of terror and tenderness, a narrative where giants tread softly on the landscapes of imagination.

Dahl’s storytelling is an art form that captivates not only children but also the child within every adult. In The BFG, he presents us with Sophie, a girl whose courage is as immense as the giants she faces. As I delved into Sophie’s world through Walliams’ animated performance, it felt as though I was sitting cross-legged, eyes wide with wonder, hanging onto every word.

Walliams’ narration breathes life into Dahl’s words with a childlike innocence that belies the enormity of his character. His portrayal of the Big Friendly Giant (BFG) captures a heartwarming nuance that immediately endears this colossal yet gentle being to listeners. Each slurp and snuffle is expertly crafted to illustrate the unique language and mannerisms of Dahl’s creation. The contrast between the BFG’s kindness and his fellow giants’ brutishness is stark, yet Walliams manages to maintain a consistent thread of innocence throughout his storytelling.

As Sophie and the BFG concoct their plan to thwart an invasion by man-eating giants, I found myself marveling at how Dahl could spin such perilous situations into something so enchantingly innocent. It is in these moments that Walliams truly shines, ensuring that fear never overshadows fascination. His voice dances between characters, lending gravity to moments of tension and levity when hope seems just within reach.

Throughout this auditory escapade, I was reminded of my own childhood fears and fantasies. Dahl has a unique gift for tapping into universal emotions – fear of the dark, longing for friendship, and the thrill of adventure – and Walliams delivers each sentiment with precision. There’s an intimate bond that forms between narrator and listener; it’s as if Walliams himself is guiding you through the story by hand.

The audiobook experience goes beyond mere narration – it’s an immersive performance where every growl and giggle enhances the vivid world Dahl has created. As someone who has transitioned from author to blogger, I appreciate when a story can transcend its medium to become something more profound in its audible form. The BFG Audiobook does just that; it turns listening into an active engagement with the narrative.

As I reached the concluding chapters, my heart was both heavy and light – saddened by departure but uplifted by hope. The tale had woven its way into my psyche, reminding me that even in our darkest times there are giants – figures who may appear daunting but possess hearts of boundless kindness ready to lift us from despair.

For those seeking an escape into a realm where fantasy blurs with reality and where heroes come in all sizes, The BFG Audiobook awaits at – a treasure trove for listeners yearning for adventures untold.

And so, with echoes of giant footsteps still lingering in my ears, I sign off this review with eager anticipation for our next plunge into literary wonderlands. May your imaginations be as boundless as Dahl’s giants and your hearts as open as Sophie’s. Happy listening,



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