• James and the Giant Peach

  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: James Acaster
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the World's No. 1 Storyteller, James and the Giant Peach is a children's classic that has captured young readers' imaginations for generations.

One of TIME MAGAZINE’s 100 Best Fantasy Books of All Time

After James Henry Trotter's parents are tragically eaten by a rhinoceros, he goes to live with his two horrible aunts, Spiker and Sponge. Life there is no fun, until James accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree and strange things start to happen. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. Inside, James meets a bunch of oversized friends—Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybug, and more. With a snip of the stem, the peach starts rolling away, and the great adventure begins! 

Roald Dahl is the author of numerous classic children’s stories including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The BFG, and many more! 

James and the Giant Peach remains a favorite among kids and parents alike nearly 60 years after it was first published, thanks to its vivid imagery, vibrant characters and forthright exploration of mature themes like death and hope.”—TIME Magazine

©1961 Roald Dahl (P)2022 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"This newly-illustrated edition of an avowed children's favorite has all the makings of a classic match-up: Milne had Shepard, Carroll had Tenniel, and now Dahl has Smith...author and illustrator were made for each other, and it's of little consequence that it took almost 35 years for them to meet."—Kirkus

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Narrator made this one special

This is an imaginative story but it was the quality of narration that makes this audiobook stand out. I have never heard my kids (under 10) laugh out loud this much — and we listen to a lot of books. Really brought the story to life.

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James Acaster is beyond perfect

This is a classic book by an incredible author and would be great regardless of the narrator, but James Acaster is such an incredible choice for this. I could listen to him read any book, but this one was such a perfect match for him.

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