This is the audiobook edition of Roald Dahl's classic story of the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company, "The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me". It is complete and unabridged and read by Richard E. Grant. In "The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me", the giraffe, the pelican and the agile monkey set out to prove that they are the best window-cleaning company around.
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Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. After going to school in England he went to work for Shell in Africa. He began to write after 'a monumental bash on the head' sustained as an RAF pilot in World War II. Roald Dahl died in 1990. Richard E. Grant has appeared in numerous films, including Withnail and I, Jack and Sarah, Keep the Aspidistra Flying, Gosford Park, The Age of Innocence and The Portrait of a Lady.From AudioFile:
Richard E. Grant uses a full range of tones and tempos to create distinct voices for all the characters in this story of Billy's encounter with the Ladderless Window-Cleaning Company. Grant's Pelly speaks with a speech impediment and a singsong rhythm; his monkey is slightly breathless, but, sadly, his giraffe does not sound female as the text clearly indicates. Grant shines when various characters sing; his portrayal of the opera star turned duchess singing about her stolen diamonds is a particular delight. Grant's straightforward narration lets Dahl's droll language and dialogue take center stage. This winning production will make the whole family smile. A.F. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description 1985. Soft. Our Bargain Basement Books are in good to fair condition. No loose pages or missing covers. There may be some markings in book, some may be ex-library. Bookseller Inventory # BB110065