Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Matilda by Roald Dahl, read by Kate Winslet.
Matilda Wormwood is an extraordinary genius with really stupid parents.
Miss Trunchbull is her terrifying headmistress who thinks all her pupils are rotten little stinkers.
But Matilda will show these horrible grown-ups that even though she's only small, she's got some very powerful tricks up her sleeve . . .
Kate Winslet's award-winning and varied career has included standout roles in Titanic, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Finding Neverland, Revolutionary Road and The Reader, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. Also a highly acclaimed voice artist, she received the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children for Listen to the Storyteller.
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Whether you want to revisit an old childhood favourite or introduce a young fan of the movie (or the recent Broadway musical) to a kid-lit classic, Kate Winslet’s reading is just perfect. The actress uses a sunny, loveable schoolteacher tone to tell the story of a precocious five-year-old who channels her newfound telekinetic powers to save her beloved teacher Miss Honey from the school’s terrifying headmistress. Winslet really captures the sinister-yet-lighthearted tone of Roald Dahl’s tale. She makes Matilda—a superhero for book lovers of any age—sound like our new best friend.