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Superb stories, daring deeds, fantastic adventures!

Going Solo is the action-packed tale of Roald Dahl's exploits as a World War II pilot. Learn all about his encounters with the enemy, his worldwide travels, the life-threatening injuries he sustained in a plane accident, and the rest of his sometimes bizarre, often unnerving, and always colorful adventures. Told with the same irresistible appeal that has made Roald Dahl one of the world's best-loved writers, Going Solo brings you directly into the action and into the mind of this fascinating man.

©2009 Roald Dahl (P)2013 Penguin

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  • Jordan
  • 2016-11-13

Great story with great naration

Thought this book was excellent. Brings you back to a time when the world was wild and it was an adventure just to live in it.

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  • katrina
  • 2016-10-11

the magic of books

This story captivated me the same way as his books did when I was a kid. I'm happy I waited until I was older to read this.

I will absolutely listen again.

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  • Elizabeth Larson
  • 2016-07-10

Our whole families favorite author; an amazing writer and life.

I purchased this story for my 10 year old son, and of course he along with my older two boys have all enjoyed Roald Dahl books over the years. I decided to put this on for my husband and I because we have been trapped in our kitchen every weekend working on a remodel. This story was a perfect distraction while tediously sanding and painting away each day. This story made us look forward to going to work in the kitchen just to hear what was going to happen next.
The story is exciting, amazing, sad, happy and thrilling. The reader is exceptional we enjoyed every moment and didn't want it to end.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2016-06-04

Live of a master, read beautifully

Anyone who loves Roald Dahl's books will, I think, be fascinated by the way he tells some of the story's of his early adulthood. He lived a very interesting life but, in the way of the best story tellers, he also observed and was interested the life of the people around him and he was consequently able to make you feel as though you were there, meeting these people with him.

The narrator is fabulous, one of the best I've ever heard. He sounds exactly as I would have imagined Dahl himself would sound, with a cadence and tone perfect for Dahl's witty and insightful thoughts on life.

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  • Jayne
  • 2018-03-14

Glorious Adventure

Following on from the hilarious Boy, Going solo continues where Boy left off. Full of adventure and experiences very few people can claim today, Roald Dahl gives you a glimpse into his young adult hood from being in Africa to becoming an RAF pilot in the Second World War. He shows both bravery and naivety but most of all humbleness. He must have had 9 lives as you will see from encounters with black mambas, lions and gun wielding escaping Germans. Truly a magnificent story.

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  • Amy W
  • 2018-02-22

BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!

this is my favorite book by Roald Dahl. I have lisend to all of his books accept 2.I have lisend to this book 10 or more times.I never got tiyerd of it I mene you have to like a book a lot to listen to it 10 or more. I highly recommend this book and all of Roald Dahls books. :)

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  • David
  • 2015-09-29

Delightful

Such a delightfully told tale. It amuses from the very beginning of his journey to Africa to the end of his flying with the RAF. A very enjoyable read.

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  • EEEE
  • 2015-02-03

a good marriage between RD and DS

Would you consider the audio edition of Going Solo to be better than the print version?

yes! the narrator certainly elevates the story

What other book might you compare Going Solo to and why?

nothing came to my mind

Which character – as performed by Dan Stevens – was your favorite?

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Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

sympathy between little boys...

Any additional comments?

thank you both for such a delightful little book.

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  • Gretchen SLP
  • 2017-10-07

Splendid, Fast-Paced, and Unforgettable

Like the first volume of Dahl’s autobiography, Boy, this is NOT A CHILDREN’S BOOK, despite the cartoonish cover art. It’s a splendidly entertaining collection of true life adult adventures that readers from young adult through senior years will find absolutely entrancing and un-put-down-able. We especially loved Dahl’s firsthand stories of attacks by lions and giant deadly snakes, but his all-too-believable and harrowing tales of service in what has to be the most incompetently run branch of the British armed forces during WWII are excellent as well. The ending was unexpectedly touching, and I cried while listening on my way home from work. This is a book I will treasure and listen to again. Grade: A+

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  • Katherine Doughty
  • 2016-05-23

Great narrator and amazing story it makes you feel like your there

I would recommend this book for people 12 and up. There are no moments that are not interesting.

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