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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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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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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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.

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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.

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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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good book and very interesting I liked it a lot.


I liked this book a lot I would recommend it to a lot of people.

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Very good

Very good but I could not understand what the grand high witch was saying but other than that its totally😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😃😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉😉

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GOOD BOOK!

This is an amazing book. I love it a lot the book is the best

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the roald dahl witches

it's very exciting and fun with the way about the formula 86 delayed action mouse maker and the mouse burglar I recommend it for children and it's very imaginative 🐁🐀

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Amazing

It is a really good book for me and children but not for 3 or under could be a bit to scary

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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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  • JennyC
  • 17-11-17

Wonderful audio rendition of the book!!

Excellent storyteller! My son absolute loved it! Dramatic and highly entertaining, it was captivating all throughout.

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  • Moeeze
  • 03-08-15

Perfect Fiction

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