The Witches

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Author(s): Roald Dahl
Original Publish Date: Sep 26, 2013
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (4.47 hours)
Product Number: Z100090316
Released: Feb 28, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781101928745
Narrator/s: Miranda Richardson
Publisher: Listening Library
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Description

"Roald Dahl sometimes shared a tonal kinship with Ogden Nash, and he could demonstrate a verbal inventiveness nearly Seussian[His] stories work better in audio than in print." –The New York Times This is not a fairy tale. This is about real witches. Grandmamma loves to tell about witches. Real witches are the most dangerous of all living creatures on earth. There's nothing they hate so much as children, and they work all kinds of terrifying spells to get rid of them. Her grandson listens closely to Grandmamma's stories—but nothing can prepare him for the day he comes face-to-face with The Grand High Witch herself!

All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Roald Dahl
Narrator(s): Ron Keith
Product Number C1153
Released: Apr 01, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780788742149
eBook
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Author(s): Roald Dahl
Product Number EB00399246
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Puffin Books
ISBN: #9781101662977
Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Roald Dahl
Narrator(s): Ron Keith
Product Number 3A332
Released: Jun 20, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402560156
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Class Set
Author(s): Roald Dahl
Narrator(s): Ron Keith
Product Number 3K332
Released: Jul 21, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402560163
Text
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Roald Dahl
Product Number 43907
Released: Aug 17, 2005
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419334221
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Author(s): Roald Dahl
Product Number 12107
Released: Feb 24, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Puffin
ISBN: #9780142410110

Professional reviews

"Actress Miranda Richardson narrates the story of an orphan boy who learns about witches from his grandmamma, then accidentally stumbles upon their annual meetingÑwith disastrous consequences involving a ÒFormula 86 Delayed Action Mouse-Maker." Richardson is tremendous as the Norwegian grandmother, her young English grandson, and the terrifying Grand High Witch. She switches seamlessly between accents and the voice of the witch, whose peculiar manner of speech is described by Dahl in great detail. The story is punctuated judiciously with sound effects. The rattling of chains fastening doors, the tinkling of a dropped bottle, the skittering of mice, and the screaming of frightened hotel guests are just a few examples of sounds that add energy and excitement to this classic tale of scary fun. L.T. © AudioFile 2013, Portland, Maine"

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