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The Twits

Narrated by: Richard Ayoade
Length: 57 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
4.5 out of 5 stars (76 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents a marvellous new recording of Roald Dahl's The Twits, read by IT Crowd star Richard Ayoade. The audiobook features original music.

Mr Twit is a foul and smelly man with bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard. Mrs Twit is a horrible old hag with a glass eye. They've kept Muggle-Wump monkeys caged in the garden for far too long, and now the monkeys want to take their revenge....

©2014 Roald Dahl (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited

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Sound levels were a bit off

The sound levels were off which made it frustrating while listening to in the car - having to turn it up and down constantly.

My 7 year old who doesn't have the greatest attention span loved it nonetheless.

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Great 👍

To me it tells people not to be mean to anyone or anything so people don’t do that to it or you

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great book get it must get the book omg so good

loved it so much but needs some changes but not to many great book for sure

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Crazy Book

Well, I was surprised by just how weird this book was. I didn't enjoy it and was glad it was only 1hr long.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-10-2019

The Twits

Richard Ayoade's reading brings Roald Dahl to life. Lovely!! This brought back many childhood memories!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-10-2018

A great listen

Perfectly read.

Kids loved listening to this story.
Look forward to the next story by the same author.

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  • Claire
  • 29-03-2016

Ayoade is a national treasure

This book is amazingly narrated by Ayoade. I would gladly sit and giggle along with my 4yo niece to this wonderful tale. Highly recommended.

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  • erin McGoldrick
  • 06-08-2015

Best narrator.

Fantastic narration for this classic Roald Dahl story. An easy five stars, from our eight year old listener.

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  • Tim J.
  • 04-10-2018

VERY expensive for an hour

Nothing wrong with story or delivery of the story. But it’s a rip off for an hour of story telling and Amazon should be ashamed at the price or, failing that, their inability to negotiate a fairer price for its customers with the principal.

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  • Robert
  • 01-05-2016

Fun and Enjoyable Listen!

I remember reading this in primary school, and since I was (and still am) a fan of Roald Dahl's work, I thought I would re-live some of my childhood.

Very funny and enjoyable story that lasts just under an hour which I listened to whilst out for an evening walk. Definitely recommended for children of primary school age, and those that want to re-live a bit of nostalgia. Also, entertaining narration from Richard Ayoade.

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  • me,myself,andI
  • 09-08-2019

fantastic! Beautifully read!

my granddaughter and I enjoyed this together. a lot of fun and giggles. Thank you.

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  • Suzanne Walker
  • 10-07-2019

So much nostalgia

I loved the twits as a kid and my brother just got a tone of Roald Dahl books as a prize for getting a good report at the end of year 2. He's so excited to listen with me and I love hearing it again. 10/10

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  • Kay King
  • 17-03-2019

Excellent reading by Mr. Ayoade!

Great to read in one sitting. I liked the music at the beginning and end as well; it added character to the narration.

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  • Nigel march
  • 05-12-2018

Wonderful

A wonderful story my seven year old son really enjoyed it. Beautiful written. Just the right length that he didn’t get bored.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-11-2019

Great story the twits

I loved it so so much it’s creative and funny and animal story’s and i love those type of story’s I think it could of bin a bit longer and you could of said if he escaped the glue or not but over all it was great

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  • Mrs. A. Campbell
  • 03-06-2019

OMG my lil bro loves this.! Great Audible

GREAT BOOK,LIKE THERES NOTHING ELSE TO SAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
love it soooooooooooooooooooooo much that it lol had to put that so I could confirm

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  • cudabell
  • 12-05-2019

twits

great story made me chuckle. great narration . story not too long could listen in one go.

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  • J S Alexander
  • 27-01-2019

Would definitely recommend this book

I enjoyed this book because

I love the part were the mokey and the birds turn the living room upside down.
I recommend this book to children my age I am nine years old.
Love the book