The Best Roald Dahl Audiobooks

Today marks 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl, one of the world’s most cherished storytellers. To celebrate his centennial, Audible have handpicked a selection of the best Roald Dahl audiobooks narrated by actors, performers, celebrities and even the man himself. It makes for splendiferous listening for adults and children alike.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Roald Dahl’s wickedly funny novels have turned him into the world’s number one storyteller. In this collection five splendiferous stories are brought to life by the author himself.

  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (abridged): Willy Wonka’s famous chocolate factory is opening at last!
  • James and the Giant Peach (abridged): A little magic can take you a long way.
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox (unabridged): Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox!
  • The Enormous Crocodile (unabridged): This greedy crocodile loves to guzzle up little boys and girls.
  • The Magic Finger (unabridged): Horrible neighbours learn their lesson from a little girl with powerful magic!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Four More Stories – Author: Roald Dahl / Narrator: Roald Dahl

£17.99 – Available at



Read by actor, writer, and Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams, this audiobook features original music and sound design by Pinewood film studios.

The BFG is a nice and jumbly giant. In fact, he is the only big friendly giant in Giant Country. All the other giants are big bonecrunching brutes, and now the BFG and his friend Sophie must stop them guzzling up little human beans, with some help from Her Majester, the Queen.

David Walliams is a multi-award winning British comedian, actor, and writer, best known for the comedy series Little Britain; but his acting work includes plays, dramas, and films. He is also the author of five hugely successful children’s books, including two illustrated by Quentin Blake, Roald Dahl’s favourite illustrator.

The BFG – Author: Roald Dahl / Narrator: David Walliams

£18.00 – Available at

The Enormous Crocodile


Read by actor, humourist and storyteller Stephen Fry, this audiobook features original music and 3D sound design by Pinewood film studios.

The Enormous Crocodile is a greedy grumptious brute who loves to guzzle up little girls and boys. But the other animals have a scheme to get the better of this foul fiend, once and for all!

Stephen Fry is an award-winning comedian, actor, presenter, director and writer. Television work includes A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Jeeves and Wooster, Blackadder, and hosting QI. On film, he played Oscar Wilde, and appeared in Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and The Hobbit. His voice work includes narrating the Harry Potter books.

The Enormous Crocodile – Author: Roald Dahl / Narrator: Stephen Fry

£18.00 – Available at

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