Going Solo

  • by Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by Dan Stevens
  • 4 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the new, unabridged audiobook edition of Roald Dahl's Going Solo, read by Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens. The second part of Roald Dahl's remarkable life story, following on from Boy.
When he grew up, Roald Dahl left England for Africa - and a series of dangerous adventures began. From tales of plane crashes to surviving snake bites, this is Roald Dahl's extraordinary life before becoming the world's number-one storyteller.


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Snakes, Boats & Dogfights

Roald Dahl’s Going Solo picks up where Boy left off, as Dahl heads to Africa at the tender age of 22 to work for Shell. The first part of the book charts his adventures just before the outbreak of WW2. As war breaks out, Dahl joins the RAF as a fighter pilot – not a comfortable job for a man of 6’ 6” – and he shares his stories of crash landings in North Africa and dogfights in Greece. Incredible stuff. Dan Stevens does a superb job with the narration, pulling off a wide variety of eccentric accents, suitably befitting of the oddball characters that Dahl meets along the way, and no-doubt used as inspiration for his, now famous, characters.

Don’t be misled by the cover art or author, this is very much a book for young adults and up.
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- Oliver


I just can't say enough how much I loved the story!!!! How fascinating Roald Dahl's life is and how wonderful he is at narrating his stories!!!!!!! I love it I love it!!!
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- E.A.P.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-09-2014
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd