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Editorial 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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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!
©1988 Roald Dahl (P)2013 Penguin Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jim "The Impatient" on 12-21-16

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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5 out of 5 stars
By jeanne on 09-22-14

Intriguing story delightfully narrated

My 10 year old daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this story. Kate Winslet's narration is superb. The British phrases are charming even though it was occasionally hard for my daughter to understand. Thank you for such an enjoyable story!

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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