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The Twits

Narrated by: Richard Ayoade
Length: 57 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (58 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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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
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

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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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  • Dan Hudson bouquet
  • 15-10-2018

Dan Hudson bouquet

Love the Twins Love the audiobook Funny Great fun leaving here in half happy I Lary all my friend 😀😀😀😀😎🌟🌟👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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  • Eliott Jeary
  • 23-09-2018

very well read

richard narrates the storie with ease and passion and takes it in his stride 😊

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  • Louise
  • 19-07-2018

I liked when they shrank. Isabella aged 4.

Mr and Mrs Two are nasty and the book is funny because Mr Twit eats the food in his beard.

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  • Jo
  • 14-05-2018

MY DISCRIPTOIN

I thorte that there could have been a little more descriptoin in the hole story



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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-05-2018

The twits

I thought it is really funny and I love to take it in my den or listen in bed .the best audible I ever had
Great work😀💕

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  • krystof j.
  • 27-01-2018

A great story for children from 4+

I loved it when they played tricks on each other. Especially the glass eye, wormy spaghetti and the frog in the bed! (Ania)

I loved the animal trick and the tricks Mr and Mrs Twit did to each other (Lukas)