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The Twits

Narrated by: Richard Ayoade
Length: 57 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
4.5 out of 5 stars (95 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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nothing finer than this book

my kids absolutely loved this intro to audiobooks and I loved Richard's reading of it! so much fun, such a great way to experience Roald Dahl's work.

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super funny

Loved it. It is one of my favourite books. It is amazing and hilariously funny.

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should be free

only went for an hour. i should have checked the length before i used a credit. it should be bundled with another book. performance was good although the male character was hard to hear and the female character was way to loud.

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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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  • Tracey Milne
  • 10-06-2020

Brilliant story

Love Rohl Dahl stories, one of my favourite authors of all time.
listened with my son who also enjoyed the story

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  • Olivia d'Elsa
  • 27-05-2020

Hilarious book, brilliant narrator!

My daughter and I have been listening to several Roald Dahl audio books and all of them have been great, Really enjoyed this story so much and laughed a lot. I hadn't read this book before but a friend told me about the book (her son dressed up as Mr Twit for World Book Day) and I'll have to now recommend the audio book to her because it's narrated so wonderfully!

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  • J. Chappell
  • 26-04-2020

buy it

the narrator really captured the essence of this story and excelled with the character's voices!

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  • emma c.
  • 04-04-2020

fab x

amazing thing my son love it amazing thankyou so much fun at audible thank you