As witty as The Twits and as enchanting as Esio Trot, here comes another rip-roaring, toe-tickling tale from the nation's favourite children's author. Plump up those pillows and snuggle down in your duvets, because the witches are coming.
Penguin presents a brand-new recording of Roald Dahl's classic The Witches, read by Miranda Richardson.
The Witches have a motto: One child a week is 52 a year. Squish them and squiggle them and make them disappear. The Grand High Witch of All the World is the scariest of the lot, but one boy and the grandmother he adores have a plan to get rid of the witches for good.
©2014 Roald Dahl (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited
I would defiantly recommend this. its perfect to listen to on long journeys, and reminds you of your childhood with Dahl.
When the cook chops off the end of the tail of the young boy who is now a mouse.
when the boy told his grandma that he was happy that he wouldn't have a long life as a mouse because he didn't want to live without her.
If you want something to listen to that's nice and easy this is it. I would say that sometimes Miranda voice is hard to understand when she is the high grand witch but besides that its brilliant.
Love this story we decided to listen to on a recent car journey. Had to turn it off in the end due to the incomprehensible shouting voice of the grand high witch.
Kids loved the grand high vvitch getting her just desserts. We had a lot of fun with triumph over disaster in the nick of time.
loved it !! it was like watching the movie again brought back memorys !! very good
Gripping tale for the young and old alike. Richardson performed all of the character voices well (I especially liked her Norwegian accent for the grandmother's character). Considering what some other reviewers had said, thought I might find it difficult to understand what the grand high witch says (due to loud raspy character voice), however save for a word or two, I heard and understood her perfectly well. We have to remember that the grand high witch has a foreign English accent! Must emphasise how much better and more detailed this unabridged (1983) book version is than than the 1990 movie of the same name and slightly different plot.
I loved this book as a child and when i was ill recently i decided to listen to it again and it was actually very enjoyable
Very descriptive and exciting
the narrator did an excellent job of setting the scene which i imagine would be fantastic for the younger listeners
she did the different voices very well
Roald dahl always inspires me with his awesome writings. Its wonderful because i got it for free!!
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