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Boy & Going Solo

Audiobook

Two new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of Roald Dahl's gripping autobiographical stories.

These two compelling adaptations, based on Roald Dahl's real-life tales of his of his boyhood and youthful overseas adventures, celebrate his remarkable life and commemorate his genius.

Boy Dahl's childhood was one of excitement, wonder, terror and sadness. From his fascination with the local sweetshop to the Great Mouse Plot, the horrors of boarding school, the obnoxious Boazers and his time as a chocolate taster for Cadbury's, we hear of the extraordinary events that shaped him and inspired his bestselling books.

Going Solo Setting sail for Africa on the SS Montola, aged 22, Dahl is plunged into an unfamiliar world of eccentric colonial characters. In Tanzania he enjoys life on the savannah, encountering lions and deadly mambas – but when World War II breaks out, and he must round up the Germans in Dar es Salaam, he experiences the brutality of war. As he leaves the bush behind and takes to the skies as an RAF pilot, many thrilling adventures and dangerous missions will ensue before he finally makes his way back home...

Starring Patrick Malahide as the voice of Dahl, these colourful dramatisations will carry you away into worlds every bit as amazing, strange and memorable as the ones in his acclaimed fiction. Duration: 3 hours approx


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Publisher: BBC Audio Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781785294235
  • File size: 81625 KB
  • Release date: November 3, 2016
  • Duration: 02:50:03

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781785294235
  • File size: 81635 KB
  • Release date: November 3, 2016
  • Duration: 02:53:03
  • Number of parts: 3

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OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

Two new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of Roald Dahl's gripping autobiographical stories.

These two compelling adaptations, based on Roald Dahl's real-life tales of his of his boyhood and youthful overseas adventures, celebrate his remarkable life and commemorate his genius.

Boy Dahl's childhood was one of excitement, wonder, terror and sadness. From his fascination with the local sweetshop to the Great Mouse Plot, the horrors of boarding school, the obnoxious Boazers and his time as a chocolate taster for Cadbury's, we hear of the extraordinary events that shaped him and inspired his bestselling books.

Going Solo Setting sail for Africa on the SS Montola, aged 22, Dahl is plunged into an unfamiliar world of eccentric colonial characters. In Tanzania he enjoys life on the savannah, encountering lions and deadly mambas – but when World War II breaks out, and he must round up the Germans in Dar es Salaam, he experiences the brutality of war. As he leaves the bush behind and takes to the skies as an RAF pilot, many thrilling adventures and dangerous missions will ensue before he finally makes his way back home...

Starring Patrick Malahide as the voice of Dahl, these colourful dramatisations will carry you away into worlds every bit as amazing, strange and memorable as the ones in his acclaimed fiction. Duration: 3 hours approx


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    BBC Audio
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781785294235
    File size: 81625 KB
    Release date: November 3, 2016
    Duration: 02:50:03

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781785294235
    File size: 81635 KB
    Release date: November 3, 2016
    Duration: 02:53:03
    Number of parts: 3

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English