Book #51 was The BFG by Roald Dahl. The back of the book reads:
The BFG is one of Dahl’s most loveable character creations. Whether galloping off with Sophie nestled into the soft skin of his ear to capture dreams as though they were exotic butterflies; speaking his delightful, jumbled, squib-fangled patois; or whizzpopping for the Queen, he leaves an indelible impression of bigheartedness.
I liked this quite a bit more than Matilda, maybe because it is obviously fanciful from the start. Itâ€™s hard to fault its â€œnice guys winâ€ message. I loved the language in thisâ€¦ the whimsy instantly brings Dr. Seuss to mind. In fact, I may have to add â€œwhizzpopperâ€ to my own vocabulary (what a fun word to introduce to my niece and nephew!).
As a side note, this audio book was narrated by the tragically departed Natasha Richardson, and she did a wonderful job.
Audiobook length: 3 hrs 55 min | Word count: 36,323