• Boy & Going Solo

  • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramas
  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Patrick Malahid, full cast
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Radio/TV Program
  • Release date: 11-03-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: BBC Digital Audio
  • 5 out of 5 stars 4.9 (14 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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 best-selling 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: three hours approx.
©2016 Roald Dahl (P)2016 BBC Digital Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By iAngel on 11-14-17

Absolutely fascinating and thrilling.

Loved the commentary of this book done by BBC. It was really well-done where the true drama was brought out with colors.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Now you know on 05-06-18

Fantastic

Incredible production and fantastic cast bring the story to life. I will be listening again and again

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3 out of 5 stars
By H Harper on 02-21-18

Not the whole book?

A fabulous story however. ... the 3 parts are not the whole it seems? Bit annoying after using a credit!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Zoe on 04-09-18

Disappointing

This wasn't an audiobook as they didn't read the books. Instead it's more like a radio play. I found this disappointing as I love these books and know them well, but this left out huge sections. What a letdown!

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