1. phila3884 on June 1, 2023 at 8:12 am

    Mildenhall is very familiar to me (as it would be to anyone who was in The US Air Force for any length of time), but I was not aware this story until now. I spent many months in and around the base back in the 80’s and 90’s, probably very near to where the treasure was discovered.

  2. Camelia on June 1, 2023 at 8:12 am

    Very interesting indeed.

  3. Adz Dahlman on June 1, 2023 at 8:15 am

    34.31 ish… Ongoing the law regarding treasure trove etc.
    Anyone who doesn’t know , listen , absorb …

  4. Phil Reeves on June 1, 2023 at 8:17 am

    I spent the summer of 1973 on Isleham fen just over the river from Mildenhall Airfield. This area is full of history. Thank you Mr. Dahl. What a story!

  5. Joanne Hagon on June 1, 2023 at 8:17 am

    Absolutely wonderful Nick. Thank you. Although I did keep expecting Jeeves to make an appearance with your P G Wodehouse collection. Thank you for many enjoyable hours!🙋🏻Jo

  6. Denise Grant on June 1, 2023 at 8:22 am

    LOVED THIS. Anybody else notice that it sounds totally like Bill Nighy’s voice??

  7. moo moo on June 1, 2023 at 8:22 am

    the treasure is really real, wow!

  8. 10GALLEN81 on June 1, 2023 at 8:23 am

    Extremely well read ….I always enjoy Dahl

  9. Marcia D on June 1, 2023 at 8:24 am

    Simply amazing story, thank you.

  10. Praveen b on June 1, 2023 at 8:25 am

    If this had been a fictional Dahl piece, the farmer might have bumped off the good prof with a frozen leg of lamb.

  11. icecreamson on June 1, 2023 at 8:27 am

    Very awesome book

  12. darthhooker on June 1, 2023 at 8:27 am

    Your Suffolk accent isn’t really very good

  13. The Fonz on June 1, 2023 at 8:30 am


  14. Lisa F on June 1, 2023 at 8:31 am

    Very enjoyable thank you.

  15. Linda Dobson on June 1, 2023 at 8:32 am

    There used to be a US forces camp in Mildenhall. Thank you for this story. 🌸🌷💐

  16. Trish Birchard on June 1, 2023 at 8:33 am

    Utterly captivating on all levels, ha ha!!
    Many thanks to those who made this story available!!

  17. sally sanders on June 1, 2023 at 8:34 am

    Never ceases to suprise me how the govenment feel the need to do over the poor. 1000 is disgusting. What a lovely short story though thank you

  18. Sandie Burrows on June 1, 2023 at 8:36 am

    Many thanks for your amazing storytelling 😊

  19. Phil Aypee (Philip Potter) on June 1, 2023 at 8:36 am

    I’m a little surprised that there is no comment about the Roman hoard found near the other Mildenhall (in Wiltshire, UK), the Cunetio Hoard. It was discovered in 1978 ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cunetio_Hoard ) and the Roman town was excavated by Time Team in 2009 ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hdPPgae84o ).

  20. Jim Shaver on June 1, 2023 at 8:37 am

    Great story just amazing and funny too, thank you for uploading …Roald Dahl you are the best!

  21. Pegasus on June 1, 2023 at 8:37 am

    The reader did a superb job. His voice fit this so very well, and the voices he did were great for the characters he was portraying.
    And leave it to Dahl to make the story so tellable, and so engaging.

  22. Kazuhiko Imamura on June 1, 2023 at 8:37 am

    Very good story. As a not native English speaker I was able to enjoy it because your pronunciation is clear and easy on the ears. Thank you!

  23. Steeple Jack on June 1, 2023 at 8:41 am

    Thank Heaven – no irritating music! Wonderful story – well read and entertaining.

  24. Scale Vittles on June 1, 2023 at 8:42 am

    I’ve lived in mildenhall all my life also metel detected all around lakenheath Mildenhall I’ve found lots Roman stuff loads Anglo Saxon I’ve gave to local museum plus bury st Edmunds the government does want u to look fr treasure as thy think it belongs to them and not the people ,so sad mildenhall treasure is a lovely sight what a find …saying that the actual farmer who,s land this was found in was as tight as ducks ass …

  25. Jean Watkins on June 1, 2023 at 8:42 am

    Absolutely fantastic thank you I loved it

  26. Barbara Leuba on June 1, 2023 at 8:42 am

    Oh!! Dahl what a wonderful story. I love your books. A very gifted writer. My children were bought up reading your books ♥️👶

  27. Kelda Ogg on June 1, 2023 at 8:45 am

    I’m always amazed by R. Dahl. From Willy Wonka to Lamb to the Slaughter. What a range.

  28. Donna Whitaker on June 1, 2023 at 8:46 am

    Wow i so enjoyed this wonderful story. You are a wonderful writer…

  29. Malika on June 1, 2023 at 8:47 am

    Thank you immensely 👍🙏

  30. Christa Bedwin on June 1, 2023 at 8:47 am

    Thank you so much. What a sanity-saver you are for lockdown! <3

  31. suburbanbanshee on June 1, 2023 at 8:47 am

    The Saturday Evening Post was the most high-paying magazine market in the US, back when Dahl wrote this and for many decades afterward. So half of that kind of money was a pretty good deal, and the exchange rate of UK to US money back then would have made it really good. No wonder Dahl could live on two short stories a year, if he was already selling to the Saturday Evening Post.

  32. Cécile Braillie on June 1, 2023 at 8:47 am

    bravo to the reader. but storywise I was expecting a twist that never came

  33. ofthedarknessthemoonlight on June 1, 2023 at 8:49 am

    You’re a delightful reader. I’m an American, and I’ve listened to work on the BBC since I discovered The Goon Show at 12. I like your inclusion of regional voices. Thanks VERY much.

  34. AMT on June 1, 2023 at 8:49 am

    Made a straight forward story really come alive! Wonderful performance, thank you!

  35. Joan Savage on June 1, 2023 at 8:49 am

    What a wonderful story. Thank you….

  36. jerebuck on June 1, 2023 at 8:52 am

    Very well read, what a difference it makes. Thank you very much, sir.

  37. Ευανθία Ζαρκάδα on June 1, 2023 at 8:58 am

    Thank you for sharing this story with us!

  38. Chloe on June 1, 2023 at 8:58 am

    Does anyone know why the paperback and hardback book versions of this are so expensive? I’m not sure about other countries but, here in the UK it is. 🤔😢

  39. A R on June 1, 2023 at 9:00 am

    Thank you

  40. joyadur choudhury on June 1, 2023 at 9:01 am

    Wonderfully read , really enjoyed this!

  41. Mio Hai on June 1, 2023 at 9:02 am

    Just IMAGINE the treasures that will come out of hiding to be proudly displayed for THE WORLD to see when da gubmit stays in it’s lane and stops taking things from us(the PEOPLE) that doesn’t belong to them. & if you don’t agree with "finders keepers," get off your dead butt and FIND ME SOME TREASURE. I’ll letcha work for me for free! …because I do SO MUCH FOR YOU. I’m not getting PAID ENOUGH to mind your business FOR you. (I’m da grammer polize, lmao- DO AS I SAY, NOT AS I DO. Just because I know the difference between what is right or wrong don’ mean I got to do right if there’s money involved… LESSON #1 TO YOUR CHILLUNS: ADOPT THE GUBMINT PLAN; they’ll be richer for it) (& if you think you have some right to what’s in my house, let’s just see what I want out of YOURS FIRST.

  42. Neatcurios on June 1, 2023 at 9:02 am

    A very interesting story, beautifully read!

  43. Laura 🔮 on June 1, 2023 at 9:03 am

    Many thanks!

  44. Robert cracknell junior on June 1, 2023 at 9:06 am

    much love 🙂

  45. Kathy Beaty on June 1, 2023 at 9:06 am

    Great story, amazing narration!! Thank you! 👏

  46. Della Monk on June 1, 2023 at 9:07 am

    What a beautiful narration. Thank you for sharing…

  47. Lauren on June 1, 2023 at 9:07 am

    I lived near mildenhall for most of my life. And Roald Dahl is my favourite childhood author, so its amazing to hear his story about the Mildenhall treasure!

  48. Steeple Jack on June 1, 2023 at 9:08 am

    And, the moral of this story is NEVER under any circumstances trust museums or the organs of the establishment. They robbed both Butcher and Ford of the real value on a technicality – personally I would pitch it into the sea as soon as let the Museums have it almost gratis!

  49. Piper × Robyn on June 1, 2023 at 9:09 am

    Magnificent find…4th century! I actually just google searched the silver items, they are beautiful. Wow!! Didnt even know about this until I listened to your audiobook, thanks for the gem of knowledge.

  50. kathryn protzko on June 1, 2023 at 9:09 am

    That’s not at all how it should have ended. Ending should be "when the doctor bent down to grasp the findings in the sideboard he was struck down by Ford’s heaving the largest of the silver plates onto his head like a frisbee."

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