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The Witches Audiobook

The Witches

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Kerry Lawler 12/12/2014
    Kerry Lawler 12/12/2014 Member Since 2015
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    "Really good to listen to"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would defiantly recommend this. its perfect to listen to on long journeys, and reminds you of your childhood with Dahl.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Witches?

    When the cook chops off the end of the tail of the young boy who is now a mouse.


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 03/12/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Terrible grand high witch"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    victoria stannard 29/03/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "great"

    Great book!!! I can imagine it happening.
    It is very ,very well written.
    I loved it.

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    Mark Thompson 07/02/2016
    Mark Thompson 07/02/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent read out loud to kids"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Abbey UK 03/07/2017
    Abbey UK 03/07/2017
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    "Great story, strange audio quality"

    Loved the story together with my daughter, but the audio volume fluctuates so much it required constant adjusting.

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    Dallas Winston 9 East Yorkshire 16/06/2017
    Dallas Winston 9 East Yorkshire 16/06/2017 Member Since 2017

    Audiobooks are life.

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    "Wonderful witching wickedness"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this book to my nephews and nieces. The story has a great sense of whimsy and the recording is top notch (voice recording and sound effects)


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Witches?

    I liked the beginning, the creepy tales of witches and such.


    What does Miranda Richardson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Drama. She was great in the various roles.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The film is about to beginning. YOU MAY REMOVE YOUR GLOVES!


    Any additional comments?

    Just good fun. I loved the whimsical language and childishness in the story.

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    Jonathan L W Porter 12/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Lovely fantasy with great ideas from the boy narrator"

    Great story but hard to understand Grand High Witch's voice. Very convincing voices otherwise. Highly recommended by family with 2 girls aged 6 and 9.

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    Matthew 12/02/2017
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    "great story spoilt by sound quality "

    This listening experience was spoilt by constantly having to turn volume up and down due to poor mixing!

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    louise 30/01/2017
    louise 30/01/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "brings back memorys it's like the film enjoyed :-)"

    loved it !! it was like watching the movie again brought back memorys !! very good

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    Amazon Customer 15/01/2017
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    "Always a treat to listen to Roald Dahl"

    If the audio downloads weren't so expensive I'd happily buy more books to listen to.

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    03/08/15
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    "Perfect Fiction"

    Roald dahl always inspires me with his awesome writings. Its wonderful because i got it for free!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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