Comedians read Roald Dahl audiobooks

Comics James Acaster, Lolly Adefope and Romesh Ranganathan are the narrators of three new audio editions of classic Roald Dahl’s stories.

The trio are lending their voices to James and the Giant Peach, George’s Marvellous Medicine and The Witches, which will be released on 9th June.

The new audio editions join the list of Roald Dahl audiobooks, such as Matilda narrated by Kate Winslet and The Twits, narrated by Richard Ayoade.

Speaking about the project, Adefope said; “It was a joy to narrate such an iconic story as Roald Dahl’s The Witches. I found it just as scary as when I read and watched it as a child, and I can’t wait for you to listen.”

Ranganathan added; “I’m really excited to have narrated the new audiobook of George’s Marvellous Medicine, in which George decides to teach his nasty old Grandma a lesson. My boys have really got into audiobooks over the last couple of years, they’ve certainly helped me out on some long car journeys. I can’t wait for them to listen; I think they’ll be impressed by my Grandma voice – it’s the performance of a lifetime.”

Acaster said; “I’m thrilled to have narrated the new audiobook of Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, a story about a boy who triumphs over adversity and embarks on an adventure with various giant insectoid companions, leaving behind his horrid aunts. I had so much fun with this performance, creating different voices for the Earth Worm, Aunt Sponge & Aunt Spiker and Mr Centipede! I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed recording it.”

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