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Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Twits by Roald Dahl, read by Richard Ayoade.

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.

Together they make the nastiest couple you could ever hope not to meet.

Down in their garden, the ghastly, evil Twits keep Muggle-Wump the monkey and his family locked in a cage.

But not for much longer! Because the monkeys are planning to trick the terrible Twits and make their escape, once and for all.... 

©2014 Roald Dahl (P)2014 Penguin Books Limited

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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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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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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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  • 31-07-21

Too shrill

Love the Twits but the narration of the wife was much too shrill, and the husband very mumbling. Had to keep turning volume up and down constantly.

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Really good

This is peake entertainment and it’s really good! It could of been a bit longer but it is really good. 6-11 because some littler kids could find it sad that the animals are in cages and are forced to do tricks and birds are cooked but over 6 year olds will be fine.
Deffo recommend.

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The voices are a bit odd

The story is OK. It would be nice if Mr Twit doesn't sound like he is bored. I thought Mr Twit would sound mad and gets really loud not like, he is so bored (if you know what I mean) but apart from that it is still good

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fantastic! Beautifully read!

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

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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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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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Richard Ayoade’s Mr Twit is terrible

Good narration but Ayoade’s Mr Twit is terrible - totally flat and unlike the character or the text he’s reading

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  • 13-10-19

The Twits

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

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  • 20-03-22

the mostvamaxing est story ever

amazing its wonder full it's funny its every thing l like it's the best

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  • 04-12-21

Open minded

Not my style at all but was highly recommended to listen and all I can say is: classic Roald Dahl eccentric journey.. if you love his writing, I imagine you’ll love this.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-10-18

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
  • 29-03-16

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
  • 06-08-15

Best narrator.

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