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20 20 The Year in Audiobooks 2014 Children & Family Roald Dahl's beloved children's books as narrated by British stage and screen luminaries such as Kate Winslet, Stephen Fry, David Walliams, Dan Stevens, and Derek Jacobi are simply wonder- ful. Forget the films: These audio productions bring out the real magic of Dahl's writing. In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, narrator Douglas Hodge savors every scrumptious word as Charlie Bucket, destitute and starving, defies the odds by winning a golden ticket to tour Willy Wonka's fantastical factory. Author and narrator Jon Scieszka will have you laughing out loud. When boy scientist Frank Einstein sets out to make a smart robot, hoping to win the Midville Science Prize and get his family out of debt, neither T. Edison nor drones nor clueless parents can stop him. Thanks to Scieszka and co- narrator Brian Biggs, characters pop with personality. Not only is the wordplay droll, but the robot voices are animated to perfection. BEST AUDIOBOOKS ALWAYS OCTOBER Bruce Coville Read by a Full Cast (Full Cast Audio) BROWN GIRL DREAMING Jacqueline Woodson Read by Jacqueline Woodson (Penguin Audio) CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Roald Dahl Read by Douglas Hodge (Penguin Audio) EGG & SPOON Gregory Maguire Read by Michael Page (Brilliance Audio) FRANK EINSTEIN AND THE ANTIMATTER MOTOR Jon Scieszka Read by Jon Scieszka, Brian Biggs (Listening Library) GRANDFATHER'S JOURNEY Allen Say Read by Allen Say (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) THE GRAVEYARD BOOK Neil Gaiman Read by a Full Cast (Harper Audio) H.O.R.S.E. Christopher Myers Read by Dion Graham (Live Oak Media) THE KEY THAT SWALLOWED JOEY PIGZA Jack Gantos Read by Jack Gantos (Listening Library) LEROY NINKER SADDLES UP Kate DiCamillo Read by Arthur Morey (Listening Library) THE MISADVENTURES OF THE FAMILY FLETCHER Dana Alison Levy Read by Dan Woren (Listening Library) THIS IS NOT MY HAT Jon Klassen Read by John Keating (Weston Woods Studios)

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