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The Witches Audiobook

The Witches

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Kat 18/10/2017
    Kat 18/10/2017
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    "good"

    hard to understand the grand high witch accent but loved grandmama and the story. thanks

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    Dianne 05/10/2017
    Dianne 05/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Hard to listen to"

    I love this story and most of the narration was done very well, but I did not understand a single word the Grand High Witch said. was super distracting and put me off listening to it. wish there was another version on audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susanne 23/06/2017
    Susanne 23/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Roald Dahl done just right."

    The voices done so well I almost turned it off a couple of times when the witches were showing their icky evilness to give myself a break. .. and In a grown up!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    stuart 11/01/2017
    stuart 11/01/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "So well told and of course masterfully written"

    So easy to listen to her voice. loved all the different voices for all the characters. I also liked the little sounds that followed the story. it's a beautifully written story but I think it could be a tiny bit scary for kids under 8. never boring

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    serena 05/09/2015
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  • JennyC
    17/11/17
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    "Wonderful audio rendition of the book!!"

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Moeeze
    3/08/15
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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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  • Kerry Lawler
    12/12/14
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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
  • Amazon Customer
    3/12/16
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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
  • victoria stannard
    29/03/16
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    "great"

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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mark Thompson
    7/02/16
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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
  • Paul M.
    5/11/17
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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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Abbey UK
    3/07/17
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dallas Winston 9
    East Yorkshire
    16/06/17
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jonathan L W Porter
    12/06/17
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Matthew
    12/02/17
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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!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • louise
    30/01/17
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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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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