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Matilda

Written by: Roald Dahl
Narrated by: Kate Winslet
Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
5 out of 5 stars (16 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents Roald Dahl's Matilda, read by multi-award-winning actress Kate Winslet.

Matilda Wormwood is an extraordinary genius with really stupid parents. Miss Trunchbull is her terrifying headmistress who thinks all her pupils are rotten little stinkers. But Matilda will show these horrible grown-ups that even though she's only small, she's got some very powerful tricks up her sleeve....

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 Books Limited

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Very fascinating

loved it a lot, memorable moments an struggled to find a way to finish, awesome performance by narrator

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Sit back and allow the words to wash around you

It’s not easy to pigeonhole a work of Roald Dahl’s into one genre, but if I had to, I’d say this is a dark comedy. It’s about a precocious child named—spoiler alert—Matilda. Matilda loves to read… so much that she can give Belle or Hermione Granger a run for their money. I always adore characters like that

The conflict of the story arises from the fact that her parents and her headmistress at school are astonishingly incapable of seeing how gifted she is. The principal in particular is a caricature that sometimes feels overdone. Still, Matilda has allies as well, most notably her teacher Ms Honey; and the story has quite a few welcome surprises up its sleeve.

I won’t go into actual spoiler territory. But considering this book is one of Dahl’s bestselling works and has been turned into a movie AND a musical, the story is famous enough that you probably know Matilda becomes even more special as the narrative progresses. I’ll just say that it’s a delightful book with a gratifying ending.

Now for the best part about this version: I don’t know how they got a star of Kate Winslet’s caliber to narrate this audiobook, but I’m glad they did. She elevates the material quite a bit. Her voices are superb, and she does a lot of fun accents. It’s uncanny how she can make herself sound like a kid. I especially liked the slightly Scottish inflections she gave to Miss Honey—it was adorable.

TL;DR - It’s a short listen with an uncomplicated and entertaining plot. Kate's voice is music to the ears. It’s a tad pricey, sure, but I believe it was worth my time and money.

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Awesome audio rendition of Matilda

loved listening to the book. awesome voice over by kate winslet... just loved it!!!! Period.

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Absolutely brilliant!

Kate Winslet has done such a sensational job of narrating this childhood favourite. There’s different voices and accents and emotion and it’s simply a blast listening to her tell you Matilda’s story. I highly recommend it.

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really good

Very interesting book. Love it. Matilda
is a very inspiring character. the narrator
has narrated clearly. It is a must read/ hear along with all Roald Dahl books. I have rated it 5 stars.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-01-19

Matilda

Kate Winslet es una excelente narradora. Las diferentes personificaciones fueron impecables, en especial las de los antagonistas.

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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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  • Noorhelda Hj Bahrom
  • 03-12-18

Love it!

Great story for both children and adults. Love how Kate Winslet narrated this amazing book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-12-17

Best book!

This book i amazing. Great book for all age! It shows that good things come out of bad stuff like Matilda wouldn't of met miss honey if she didn't go to the horrible school. I say all should read this!

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  • Yamino Endo
  • 21-07-17

Amazing audiobook!

I love the movie and always wanted to read the book, but lack of time always got in the way. Audible saved me.

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  • Mitchell
  • 11-07-17

The best thing ever

I love Matilda it is a great book 📚 and I love it 😍 and my sister loves it too and it makes my heart beat so much.

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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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  • Kevin
  • 20-05-16

The perfect storybook, for kids AND adults.

A masterpiece from Roald Dahl, brought to life by an incredible performance from Kate Winslet. The only thing missing are Quentin Blake's memorable illustrations! Definitely a must-have title in any book lover's collection.

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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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  • Haemin
  • 07-03-16

It was perfect!

The book itself was great as usual and the voice was just fantastic. will definitely try it again.

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  • Becky
  • 13-01-15

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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  • samia
  • 13-11-14

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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  • Alice
  • 20-03-15

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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  • Ini75
  • 10-06-15

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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  • Eva Lim
  • 27-03-17

My favourite reader!

Kate Winslet is a great reader! I loved this book! She should read more books!

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  • C. Mitchell
  • 07-07-15

Amazing

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

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  • MR Andrew Hazell
  • 02-07-15

Matilda

I liked the voices of the characters.
I love roal Dahl books. Well done. Thanks

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  • Po Stoneman
  • 06-09-15

lovely

beautifully read classic story that always makes my heart feel warm.and fuzzy yo yo yo

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  • Mr B.Kirk
  • 18-02-15

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-02-19

Stupendous narration!

Listening to Dahl's story was enchanting and spellbinding. He writes with such wit, brevity, and passion that I'd soiled my undies just by hysterically laughing at Matilda's smart moves! She's always two steps ahead of everything, now that is a brilliant girl! Matilda narrated by Kate Winslet was absolutely delightful to listen to! I wish I could give more stars to Kate though! If this audiobook is not yet in your favourite collection, well, what are you waiting for? Get on with it! I assure you, you won't be disappointed!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-10-18

Just wonderfull. Enthralled fun. Voices fitted characters beautifully. Just as my imagination would So much fun.

Recommend to the young and the young st heart
You can see little Matilda in your minds eye. Wonderfull story.

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  • Katherine
  • 26-05-15

7YR OLD STEP-GRAND DAUGHTER'S 1ST AUDIO BOOK

I gave Matilda (the book) and the audio book along with an iPod to my 7 yr old step-granddaughter for Christmas. She knew the story of Matilda but didn't have the book herself so I thought I would get her both the book and the audio book too. It was her first experience with an audio book and I encouraged her to read-along with the book and audio. She loved it. She said the lady (Kate Winslet) reading the story to her is very good and her voice is lovely. I think audio books, along with the physical book is a great way to encourage children to read. Hopefully she'll be like me and love her audio books and have a vast collection like I do.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 21-02-19

Matilda <br />

loved it loved it awesome amazing loved it phenomenal loved it loved it loved it loved it loved it awesome it was great.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-02-19

Love Kate Winslets narration

Kate Winslet is wonderful! Perfect comedic timing. Laughed out loud with my kids. Recommend highly!

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  • Simon freeman
  • 06-02-19

😒😞😕😛😜🙁😜😔😛😜😛🙂😫😋😏

Hi there I hope you’re doing well. This story is amazing 😉. It’s the best app ever!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-02-19

Enjoyable for the whole family!

The whole family loved listening to this Audio story of Matilda whilst driving around the country side of New Zealand. Kate Winslet is the best narrator she was incredibly spirited throughout the story and the story itself is the best. Perfect for kids.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-02-19

Great book, but please edit the volume levels

I love this book. Dahl is an absolute favourite. The only negative would be that the reader's volume level undulates quite dramatically throughout. As someone who falls asleep listening to audiobooks, I found that this made it a bit difficult to set an appropriate volume to listen to as half the speech was either too quiet or too loud.

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  • Annie B
  • 25-01-19

Magic happens when talented actors read books

Here is a superb performance of a funny and charming book. Kate's enthusiasm for the story shines bright throughout and her hilarious take on the characters, voices and accents catapults this story off the page and into life. I enjoyed every minute of this listen, and I'm an adult! If you're after an entertaining afternoon of easy listening I recommend this one. Worth every ounce of a precious credit!

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  • Gorounditsbetter
  • 02-01-19

Great for car trips with the kids

On a recent long car trip the whole family was enthralled by the story of Matilda. Great narration from Kate Winslet, she does a great job with a wide range of characters

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-12-18

Well Executed!

Loved it. Kate Winslet was great. I listened in one sitting and about to hear it again ( just as a gap filler in case I missed anything)