George’s Marvelous Medicine | Roald Dahl | Audiobook Review

Why Did I Listen To This Book?

By now, you have probably been to my blog a few times. Maybe you’ve been a loyal reader over the years. Chances are you know about my Roald Dahl obsession. I’ve read and reviewed a couple of his books as a way of revisiting my childhood and also because as an adult, Roald Dahl’s books are still freaking awesome. After receiving two awesome boxes with Roald Dahl’s audiobooks in them, I began slowly making my way through and listening to them. I picked outGeorge’s Marvelous Medicine for the October 2013 Dewey 24 Hour Readathon because it is short, but I also knew that it would keep my attention the whole way through while I performed some minor tasks around the house.

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What’s The Story Here?

8 year old George Kranky lives on a farm with his parents and his grandmother. His grandmother is a total B, if you know what I mean. George is fed up with this so, being an enterprising 8 year old, decides to fashion some medicine for her out of dangerous materials and animal pills. He then gives it to Grandma. She becomes taller than a house. He also gives it to a chicken which then becomes huge as well. His parents get home and are all, omg that chicken is huge YAY and then his mom is like freaked out about Grandma. They then give the medicine to all the other animals on the farm. Mr. Kranky, George’s dad gets pumped because he thinks he has the solution to world hunger, only you know, George can’t remember how he made the medicine. He is 8 after all. From there, you’ll just have to readGeorge’s Marvelous Medicine to see what happens to Grandma and George.

Who Should Listen To This Audiobook?

If you’ve ever wanted to give someone a literal dose of their own medicine because they basically suck, you should totally listen toGeorge’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl. It’s a great listen that will take you back to childhood. Also, actual children should listen to this audiobook as well.

How’s The Narration?

The narrator ofGeorge’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl is Derek Jacobi. I’ve actually never heard of him, but I guess he is a big deal. Anyways, it’s like listening to granddad read you a story – riveting and awesome. Jacobi does a superb job with pacing and reading. I have zero complaints about his narration of the book.George’s Marvelous Medicine is produced by Penguin Audio and is 1 hour and 36 minutes long.

Sum It Up With A GIF:

bitches got to learn

Word. That’s what you get for being mean.

Disclosure: Review Copy Provided By Publisher

Other reviews of George’s Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl:

The Steel Review – “a bit of good, old-fashioned, harmless, childish fun
As Life Like As – “a great book and captures onescuriosity

About April (Books&Wine)

April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.


  1. I love Roald Dahl, too, April. I have read a lot of Dahl books (most as an adult, too!) and I’m never disappointed. I haven’t read this one though. I’m thinking I should try to get my hands on the audio. I can’t believe it isn’t even two hours long!

    Have you read all of Dahl’s books? I’ve read Matilda (a zillion times), The Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Twits, The Witches, James and the Giant Peach, The BFG. Matilda is totally my favorite, but I really liked James and the Giant Peach (narrated by freaking Jeremy Irons!).
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