The Bfg

by Roald Dahl
Illustrator Quentin Blake
Read by David Walliams

Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group | July 3, 2013 | Audio Book (CD)

The Bfg is rated 4.53846153846154 out of 5 by 13.
“Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian…[His] stories work better in audio than in print.” –The New York Times


Captured by a giant!

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

Soon to be a Steven Spielberg film!

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 1 pages, 5.7 × 5.2 × 0.8 in

Published: July 3, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1611761883

ISBN - 13: 9781611761887

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from The BFG I was very little when I got this book as a christmas present. So when I read it I was scared that some giant was going to eat me! But in the book they were thrown in a pit and of course it's fiction so I stoped being scared of The Bloodbottler, The Gizzardgulper, The Meatdripper, The Childchewer, The Fleshlumpeater, The Bonecruncher, The Manhugger, The Maidmasher, and The Butcher Boy.This why I say 3 stars.
Date published: 2015-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The bfg I like this book because its funny and intresting and,i little bit sceary and i loved this book lol@
Date published: 2015-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The BFG A funny book lots of characters such as:Sopie the hero The bfg a good giant and the bad giants I will try to remember 3 of them :) bloodbottler maidmasher gizzertgullper also there are weird like srumdiddleumshs.hope you like the book!!!!
Date published: 2015-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The bfg A girl is taken from her bed The bfg takes her to his cave And introduced you to snozcumbers They go on an adventure To see the queen They go and capture the bad giants They dig a big hole The queen makes a ginormas house for the Big freindly giant
Date published: 2014-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BFG Loved it as much as i did as a kid.
Date published: 2014-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Angry and nice It was perfect
Date published: 2014-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Angry and nice Very interesting and amazing and very exciting book to read. Every page you flip is exciting everyone should read this amazing book!!!
Date published: 2014-04-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I read this and it's totally awesome I love this book. The words are funny like wizzpopping.
Date published: 2014-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BFG The BFG is an AWESOME book not just for kids, for adults too! You should read it today!
Date published: 2013-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of Roald Dahl's best The BFG by Roald Dahl is one of his best children's books that neither taught bad lessons, nor was uninteresting for adults. There were many interesting concepts about dreams being caught and giants living secretly among humans. There wasn't many repetitive sentences, there was humour in the descriptions, and a shocking ending. The beginning of the novel is extremely interesting that it makes you want to know more. If an adult enjoyed this children's book, then children will definitely enjoy The BFG! The BFG begins when Sophie, an orphan, awakes in what she believes is The Witching Hour, when everything is so quiet that is seems like the whole world is asleep. She looks outside and sees a huge giant, 24 feet tall, peeking into the neighbours’ houses. She is terrified, but is unable to scream. The giant spots her, and notices that she has seen him, so he takes her from her bedroom to his own country. Learn the secrets of the giants and the dangers they bring to humans. 4.5/5
Date published: 2008-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A childhood favourite passed on again and again... I loved this tale as a child, and Dahl is loved by my niece and nephew today. This tale, wittily told as all Dahl tales are, is the story of orphaned Sophie, who is snatched up by a giant, and figures she's going to get bone crunched. But this giant is the BFG - the Big Friendly Giant - and the two of them working together might just be enough to stop the rest of the nasty giants from bone-crunching their way into a childless world. Joyfully illustrated and hilarious to read aloud, this one is sure to delight everyone.
Date published: 2008-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So much fun!!! Sophie, a young orphaned girl, looks out her window one night to see a great big giant with an instrument that looks like a trumpet, blowing stuff into other windows on her street. Scared, she goes back to her bed but this giant has huge ears and can hear anything and he picks her up and takes her back to his cave. This isn't a scary giant though, this is the Big Friendly Giant (BFG, which I'll admit, I entertained for a while was a different F word!). When Sophie learns of the nasty other giants that eat children, she and the BFG come up with a grand scheme to stop the giants before they hurt anyone else. This book is so cute and the illustrations add nicely to the story. Although I enjoy how the BFG talks (which is in improper grammar), this could be confusing for a child who you would read the book to. But the book promotes education, which is great. It's also quite a good story of good vs bad. Most importantly, it's a fun book!
Date published: 2007-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The BFG The Bfg is an amazing book I really enjoyed this book alot. My fav part of this book was the part when Sophie (main character) was reading the dreams that the giant had caught (the giant cathches dreams unlike his disgusting neighboors that eat peaple.) When Sophie finds out there off to England she has to put an end to giants eating peaple. How you ask??? read the book and find out!! This book is amazing I highly suggest it to all readers!!!
Date published: 2001-05-12

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The Bfg

The Bfg

by Roald Dahl
Illustrator Quentin Blake
Read by David Walliams

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 1 pages, 5.7 × 5.2 × 0.8 in

Published: July 3, 2013

Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1611761883

ISBN - 13: 9781611761887

Read from the Book

The Witching Hour   Sophie couldn't sleep.   A brilliant moonbeam was slanting through a gap in the curtains. It was shining right on to her pillow.   The other children in the dormitory had been asleep for hours.   Sophie closed her eyes and lay quite still. She tried very hard to doze off.   It was no good. The moonbeam was like a silver blade slicing through the room onto her face.   The house was absolutely silent. No voices came up from downstairs. There were no footsteps on the floor above either.   The window behind the curtain was wide open, but nobody was walking on the pavement outside. No cars went by on the street. Not the tiniest sound could be heard anywhere. Sophie had never known such a silence.   Perhaps, she told herself, this was what they called the witching hour.   The witching hour, somebody had once whispered to her, was a special moment in the middle of the night when every child and every grown-up was in a deep deep sleep, and all the dark things came out from hiding and had the world to themselves.   ***   The moonbeam was brighter than ever on Sophie's pillow. She decided to get out of bed and close the gap in the curtains.   You got punished if you were caught out of bed after lights-out. Even if you said you had to go to the lavatory, that was not accepted as an excuse and they punished you just the same. But there was no one about now, Sophie was sure of that.   She reached out for her glasses that lay on the chair beside her bed. They had steel
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From the Publisher

“Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian…[His] stories work better in audio than in print.” –The New York Times


Captured by a giant!

The BFG is no ordinary bone-crunching giant. He is far too nice and jumbly. It's lucky for Sophie that he is. Had she been carried off in the middle of the night by the Bloodbottler, or any of the other giants—rather than the BFG—she would have soon become breakfast. When Sophie hears that the giants are flush-bunking off to England to swollomp a few nice little chiddlers, she decides she must stop them once and for all. And the BFG is going to help her!

Soon to be a Steven Spielberg film!

About the Author

Roald Dahl (1916-1990) was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. He spent his childhood in England and, at age eighteen, went to work for the Shell Oil Company in Africa. When World War II broke out, he joined the Royal Air Force and became a fighter pilot. At the age of twenty-six he moved to Washington, D.C., and it was there he began to write. His first short story, which recounted his adventures in the war, was bought by The Saturday Evening Post, and so began a long and illustrious career.

After establishing himself as a writer for adults, Roald Dahl began writing children’s stories in 1960 while living in England with his family. His first stories were written as entertainment for his own children, to whom many of his books are dedicated.

Roald Dahl is now considered one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. Although he passed away in 1990, his popularity continues to increase as his fantastic novels, including James and the Giant PeachMatildaThe BFG, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, delight an ever-growing legion of fans.

Learn more about Roald Dahl on the official Roald Dahl Web site: www.roalddahl.com