Roald Dahl Audio Collection in Tin Review
This Roald Dahl boxset or should that be tin set? Is a fantastic collection of some of Roald Dahl’s biggest hits. Stories that have not aged a day, stories that were fun for you to read in a book as a child can now be enjoyed by your own children or grandchildren in this fantastic collection. The difference here though is that these are audiobooks. Hey as great as it would be for kids to actually read the classics at least this way they still get to experience the magic of Roald Dahl. Actually you could use this collection as a way to get your child into Roald Dahl and from here they could go onto read some of his work.
The collection has ten of his most beloved stories. The BFG, The Enormous Crocodile, Matilda, James And The Giant Peach, Danny Champion Of The World, The Fantastic Mr Fox, The Witches, The Twits, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory and last, but not least, Charlie And The Great Glass Elevator. These stories are brought to life by some very talented people. David Walliams brings the BFG to life, Kate Winslet brings a real charm to Matilda and Richard Ayoade brings his comedic talents to the hilarious story of the Twits. Stephen Fry, Miranda Richardson and Douglas Hodge are just a few of the other stars who lend their voices to Roald Dahl’s classic tales.
Some of the actors, especially David Walliams really do go to great lengths to paint a picture in your child’s mind. Each story is really brought to life in a very entertaining way and with most of these stories being movies there is a good chance even if they have not read the books, most kids will have at least heard of some of these stories. This is a great and fun way to let the kids experience the story in its natural state. You can then have some fun as they compare the differences from the original stories to the theatrical versions of them.
All ten stories are spread across 29 cd’s. Now keeping this amount of cd’s sounds like it would be a right nightmare, but a huge part of the charm of this collection is the tin packaging. All 29 cd’s easily fit inside the tin and they each have their own little protective wallet so you do not have to worry about them getting all scratched up. The way this is put together means that it can easily be stored in a draw, put on display on a shelf or just tossed in the glove compartment of the car. The tin is very robust so you will have no issues with the children damaging the cd’s.
Listening to Roald Dahl’s tales is a great way to make a car journey that little bit more fun for a kid and will be a nice change of pace from them sitting with a tablet or a Nintendo 3DS. The cd’s will play on any device be it a stereo, personal CD player or even their games console.
Roald Dahl was a truly incredible author. A man who was able to really creature great characters, worlds and situations that kids could just fall in love with. Even adults listening along with the kids are going to really enjoy these tales brought to life by such a talented cast of actors and actresses. The BFG has just been turned into a huge multi million dollar, Steven Spielberg directed movie. So Roald Dahl is going to be a name that many kids are going to be interested in soon. This collection is a great way to expose children to ten of his very best stories.
Everything about the Roald Dahl Audio Collection just oozes charm. It has ten of the best not just Roald Dahl, but children’s stories of all time. The very cool and well built tin packaging is going to be something kids think is very neat as well as keeping the collection all together, safe and prevent the cd’s from getting all scratched up. If you want to give a child a truly timeless and great gift that they are really going to get a lot out of then this is a great deal. You are getting hours and hours of entertainment for a very reasonable price. Even those who have read the books and seen the movies will love experiencing these classic stories in a new way.