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Demon Dentist

Narrated by: David Walliams
Length: 4 hrs and 46 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
4.5 out of 5 stars (109 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The new jaw-achingly funny novel from David Walliams, the number-one best-selling author! Make your appointment if you dare…. Darkness had come to the town. Strange things were happening in the dead of night. Children would put a tooth under their pillow for the tooth fairy, but in the morning they would wake up to find… a dead slug; a live spider; hundreds of earwigs creeping and crawling beneath their pillow. Evil was at work. But who or what was behind it…? Listen to this book and find out!

©2013 David Walliams (P)2013 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic Reviews

Praise for David Walliams:

"A pleasure to read. A beguilingly funny, original and thought-provoking tale… hilarious" (Amanda Craig, The Times)
"I absolutely love David Walliams's books. In a few more years they will become classics." (Sue Townsend, author of Adrian Mole)
"A triumphant mix of wit and warmth" ( Telegraph Books of the Year)
"a new Roald Dahl" ( The Times)
"Another triumph for David Walliams. His books are a breath of wonderful fresh air" ( The Sun)

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Scary!

I did not like the bit when she pulled out all the teeth! By 8 yr old Charlotte

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Outstanding!!

Demon dentist is an amazing story, It is one of the best books I have ever read! I rate it 5 stars!!! 😈"Come to Mummy!!"

-Luca, age 9

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Great

It was a great story! It gave me tears and shivers and of cause laughter!! Awesome book definitely read it again!

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Thanks for the story

This story was amazing! 10/10! Well done! But the only thing was in the end it was a little sad! Nice work!🤣

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Great horror story for children

A truly unique, funny and scary horror story. This book is funny and will have your children on the edge of there seats whilst they listen to it. The music that they use in the recording can at times be a bit annoying to older listens, but for young children (like the book is mainly for), it should be fine

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  • Richard
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • 29-06-2018

Had me shuddering !

Voices ranged from sounding hilarious through to spine chilling. Enjoyed every grisley, ghastly moment! Unfolded with mystery and malevolence

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Very good

A bit scary but very interesting.
Miss Roots voice is super annoying.
So is Winnie’s.

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It was alittle scary but an exciting book

it was really adventurous and funny. i recommend ot for those who loves adventure stories.

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TOO GLITCHY AT CHAPTER 13-14

kept glitching, and it was really hard to focus on the book itself. 😒😒😒 🐛🐛🐛

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Zac's review

This is a five star book but with one fault. It is many things at once. A thriller but also a child's book and possibly a flash back for adults and teens, of possibly when they were children. Or for more serious cases a flash back of last week. The fault to this book is it involves horror and in one chapter murder. It could possibly scare young children.

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  • HappyReader
  • 28-12-2014

Deliciously hilarious, frightening & heartwarming

My 9 yo son and I have recently discovered David Walliams, and we've very quickly become huge fans. Demon Dentist is the most far-fetched (of a fairly far-fetched set), and we loved it. My son laughed hysterically at many points throughout the story, and frequently imitates the humor and voices himself. David Walliams' performance is first-rate with wonderful voices for all the characters. He's done a marvelous job creating thoughtful and thoroughly entertaining stories for children (of all ages).

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  • KoEunJeong
  • 25-07-2019

오늘 학원 학기 한글 아아 홧팅 하니 아니 알 진리 로다.

아아 하니 한표 너무 마유 아직 아니 라는 아직 하니 층 쟨 저좀 알아라.회.상어할인도라고 풀과 하고 사부 해야 할해 안쟨 하고 .

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-09-2018

Amazing

Our family loved this book. Living in Canada now, however my wife and I, grew up in England. We wanted our kids to enjoy the great books and stories from England like we did growing up. I came across this book and downloaded it. We never regretted it. The book is amazing and funny. We would recommend it to anyone.

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  • Kate
  • 10-02-2014

My favourite character is Alfie!

If you could sum up Demon Dentist in three words, what would they be?

Sad, Scary,Delightful

What other book might you compare Demon Dentist to, and why?

Billionaire Boy. It is similar because it made me laugh as much as Demon Dentist.

What about David Walliams’s performance did you like?

I liked Raj's accent.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Any additional comments?

I think you will enjoy it because when David Walliams tells the story he uses adjectives and connectives.

9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Morag
  • 08-12-2013

A few cautions for parents of younger listeners

Is there anything you would change about this book?

No - but I would have appreciated knowing a bit more about it before we listened as a family

Would you recommend Demon Dentist to your friends? Why or why not?

Better for children 9/10+

What three words best describe David Walliams’s voice?

Fun, fun, fun

Did Demon Dentist inspire you to do anything?

No

Any additional comments?

I've not read any other reviews of this book which forewarn listeners that the story of the tooth fairy may come up for rather more scrutiny than some might be ready for. The magic is reinstated but there's a wobble or two along the way - and I'm not just talking about wobbly teeth.
We listened in a car journey with children 5 and 8 - as a family we're huge fans of the various David Walliams audiobooks so were excited to listen to this one too. I'm not sure the children enjoyed it quite so much as others, and this is the first we've heard where DW does not do ALL the voices (Raj sounds a bit different in this one!). Some of the story is a bit dark and cranks up the scary atmosphere - parents, be aware and ready to provide reassurance (see first point on this also)
All in all - enjoyable but not our favourite of the DW books.

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  • r
  • 21-03-2014

Buyer beware!

Would you consider the audio edition of Demon Dentist to be better than the print version?

Not read print version, so no idea.

Would you recommend Demon Dentist to your friends? Why or why not?

Only for children aged 9 or over, and not of a nervous disposition!

Any additional comments?

Very very dark. We didn't find it as funny as the previous books. I find it amusing that reviews I read before buying, only warned of the disclosure that the tooth fairy is not real. Presumably these people think that the main character having all their teeth removed without anaesthetic, and then later being dangled over a vat of acid designed to strip the flesh from their bones is OK? My 9 year old children found it quite disturbing, and went decidedly pale at times. That being said, they didn't want to turn it off........

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  • Miss R L McNamara
  • 20-06-2019

Amazing

I like it because it’s funny and scary and also it keeps me intreeged and it’s overall a good book.I would recommend it for ages 8-13

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  • miss sb
  • 12-08-2019

Very enjoyable and easy to listen to

Very enjoyable and easy to listen to. Perfect for in the car on the long drive to our holiday destination

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  • Anonymous User
  • 25-07-2019

great story

It was so amazing I put it on twice!!
I'd say for 6+ for a few of the chapters

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  • Stuart
  • 04-06-2019

Pros and Cons

I really liked this audio book! The storyline was very unique... I actually found this book enjoyable but quite complicated. It was not as funny as most of the David walliams books. While I enjoyed this book I thought it was out of 6 stars a 3! I rate this because the funniness was a low, the horror may be to high for younger listeners and can terrify children of the dentist and the story line was a bit hard to follow. But I still found this book nice and original according to David walliams!

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  • Lucy Hunt
  • 14-05-2019

AMAZING

This book is amazing I loved it when ....... I'm not gonna say otherwise it will spoil it I wouldn't recmomd this to people 9+ because it's really scary but I loved I didn't listen to the first part and I was wondering why it was so scary it said BEWARE THIS IS A HORROR STORY so yeah but it's quiet sad at the end but this is a amazing book go ahead and buy it even tho i he really scary 😩

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  • Linder Pott
  • 17-03-2019

sad, scary yet amazing!

scary but amazing! my 7 year old really enjoyed this, sad in places but a great story.

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  • A. Dicken
  • 14-08-2019

Too slow for me

Great language and writing, but the subject matter didn't interest me and the narration was so slow that I struggled to concentrate. Also the musical interlude between the chapters was unnecessary and way too loud, a real invasion!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful