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The Twits, the Minpins & the Magic Finger

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How do you outwit a Twit?

Mr. and Mrs. Twit are the smelliest, nastiest, ugliest people in the world. They hate everything—except playing mean jokes on each other, catching innocent birds to put in their Bird Pies, and making their caged monkeys, the Muggle-Wumps, stand on their heads all day. But the Muggle-Wumps have had enough. They don't just want out, they w
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Published September 26th 2013 by Listening Library (Audio) (first published July 25th 2013)
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Mar 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mariah's review is wonderful!!!!! Thanks, Mariah!

Roald Dahl fans in this house --my kids loved them --I loved them -- Paul loved them. (a couple of his adult books are good too)

I haven't --though --ever listened to The Twits or James and the Giant Peace --or any of Dahl
s books on audio. Tempted!!! :)

Mar 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Mariah by: Matt
The Twits by Roald Dahl
This book is about the grossest couple: Mr. and Mrs. Twit. They are the smelly and ugly. They hate everything! They even hate each other and they keep pulling pranks on each other. They're mean! They catch innocent birds to put in their Bird Pies and make their monkeys stand on their heads all day. Thankfully the birds and monkeys have had enough and they fight back!
This book is about the grossest couple: Mr. and Mrs. Twit. They are the smelly and ugly. They hate everythi
Julie Davis
Nov 23, 2013 rated it liked it
Although I have enjoyed many of the movies made from Roald Dahl's books (most notably James and the Giant Peach) I cannot recall reading any of his books except Charlie and the Chocolate Factory which was ... fine but not world changing for me. That's kind of odd too, when I think about it, because I was the right age to be the prime audience when a lot of his books were coming out but I was largely oblivious to them. (Yep. Dated myself. Don't care.)

However, as I have learned in the past, audio
Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Three of Roald Dahl's short stories, read by three different people, packaged together.

The Minpins & The Magic Finger would work great for a broad age-range, perhaps ages 4 to 9, while Mr. & Mrs. Twit are just so awfully mean that I would think The Twits is best for ages 7 to 14, when readers won't keep hoping for a gentler, kinder character to appear in the story. There are a wealth of nasty ways to describe people in The Twits - it could be used with Shakespeare in a workshop on "impr
Aug 01, 2017 rated it liked it
I wasn't a big fan of The Twits. It had it's moments, but I really enjoyed both The Minpins and The Magic Finger.

After the last few books I've listened to of Dahl's, I've come to appreciate how he blends narrative, imagination, and life lessons all into one. He creates good fun and humor, but leaves you pondering. It's a wonderful mix and I'm becoming more and more a fan of him!
Kat LeMaster
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
These stories made me laugh as an adult as much as I did as a little girl.
Sarah Fortier
Mar 08, 2017 rated it liked it
The Twits are HILARIOUS.

Minmins are boring.

Magic Finger is meh.
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Title: The Twits, The Minpins, and The Magic Finger
Author: Roald Dahl
Read by: Richard Ayoade, Bill Bailey, and Kate Winslet
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Length: Approximately 1 Hour (2 CDs)
Source: Review Copy from Penguin Thanks!

My ten year old son Kile, my eight year old son Daniel, and I started listening to this collection on the way to Mom and Son Scout camp. Their five –year old sister Penelope started listening at the end of The Twits when we returned home and now we can’t go anywhere without l
Sep 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
I would have enjoyed reading this collection of stories, Roald Dahl's writing has always appealed to me, from the very first book I read by him, James and the Giant Peach, which was read to my class in 2nd or 3rd grade. However, the fact that these stories were read to me by such great talents, especially Richard Ayoade's reading of the Twits which had me completely engrossed. He did such perfect voices for the two garrulous spouses.

I would highly recommend this audiobook, even if one has alread
Jun 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My family listened to this audiobook during a car trip. This trip was supposed to take 4 hours, but took 7 because of horrible traffic through Chicago. Listening to Roald Dahl saved our sanity! We enjoyed all three of these stories, but The Twits was our favorite. We were cracking up! I'm sure it's fun to read, but hearing it was a blast. My eight-year-old loved it so much that she insisted on listening to it again on the drive back home two days later. I think listening to Ronald Dahl on car tr ...more
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Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer and screenwriter of Norwegian descent, who rose to prominence in the 1940's with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world's bestselling authors.

Dahl's first published work, inspired by a meeting with C. S. Forester, was Shot Down Over Libya. Today the story is published as A Piece of Cake. The story, about his wartime adv
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