• by Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by Kate Winslet
  • 4 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Audie Award Winner, Children's Titles for Ages 8-12, 2014
"The Trunchbull" is no match for Matilda!
Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a kid-hating terror of a headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it!


Audible Editor Reviews

"Dahl's stories work better in audio than in print.... [Kate Winslet's] Matilda is younger than Broadway's, has less attitude and more adenoid. But at the aggrieved voices of the horrible Wormwoods, or Miss Trunchbull, or several schoolchildren, I laughed aloud." (Gregory Maguire, The New York Times Book Review)


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Customer Reviews

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Another Winner

Having listened to James and the Giant Peach, as well as BFG, this is my favorite. This stars a very intelligent little girl and includes a really sweet teacher. Rather you are 8 or 88, Dahl always entertains. I was totally absorbed into this story. It gets a little intense in the middle, with lots of screaming. Very young children might get upset or scared, but for 8 and up it is a wonderful experience.

Kate Winslet, does a very, very good job. No one could have done better.
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- Jim "The Impatient"

Even better than before- Kate Winslet was perfect!

Where does Matilda rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Probably my favorite audiobook I've listened to so far.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Matilda, of course.

Which scene was your favorite?

The first few chapters when Matilda was discovering reading and messing with her parents.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

This book makes you think about growing up, parenting, and everything in between. It made me grateful for my parents and made me want to constantly have a book in my hands.

Any additional comments?

Kate Winslet's narration was the most perfect thing ever. Even if you've already read this book, get her audio. It's a magical thing.

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- Nicole Caliro

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-13-2013
  • Publisher: Listening Library