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  • Roald Dahl

    From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected audiobook of his darkest stories, read by Juliet Stevenson, Cillian Murphy, Adrian Scarborough, Tamsin Greig, Stephanie Beacham and Andrew Scott. 'There is a pleasure sure in being mad, which none but madmen know' Our greatest fear is of losing control - of our lives, but, most of all, of ourselves. In these ten unsettling tales of unexpected madness master storyteller Roald Dahl explores what happens when we let go our sanity. Collected together for the first time, stories include Edward the Conqueror, Katina, The Sound Machine, An African Story, The Landlady, Pig, The Boy Who Talked with Animals, Dip in the Pool,...read more

  • Roald Dahl

    From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected audiobook of his darkest stories, read by Will Self, Adrian Scarborough, Stephanie Beacham, Andrew Scott, Richard E Grant, Tamsin Greig, Mark Heap, Juliet Stevenson and Jessica Hynes. 'Cruelty has a human heart . . .' Even when we mean to be kind we can sometimes be cruel. We each have a streak of nastiness inside us. In these ten tales of cruelty master storyteller Roald Dahl explores how and why it is we make others suffer. Collected together for the first time, stories include The Great Automatic Grammatizator, Royal jelly, Mrs Bixby and the Colonel's Coat,The Swan, Poison, Skin, The Princess and the Poacher,...read more

  • Roald Dahl

    From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected audiobook of his darkest stories, read by Richard Griffiths, Andrew Scott, Derick Jacobi, Mark Heap, Juliet Stevenson and Stephen Mangan. 'The cruelest lies are often told in silence . . .' Why do we lie? Why do we deceive those we love most? What do we fear revealing? In these ten tales of deception master storyteller Roald Dahl explores our tireless efforts to hide the truth about ourselves. Collected together for the first time, stories include My Lady Love, My Dove, Mildenhall Treasure, The Parson's Pleasure, Henry Sugar, The Umbrella Man, The Bookseller, Vengeance is Mine Inc., Lamb to the Slaughter, Mr Botibol...read more

  • Roald Dahl

    From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected audiobook of his darkest stories, read by Mark Heap, Derek Jacobi, Richard E Grant, Gillian Anderson, Shane Rimmer, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Jessica Hynes. We fall not in love but in lust . . . Lust, in all its myriad forms, consumes us. What won't we do to achieve our heart's desire? In these ten tales of twisted love master storyteller Roald Dahl explores how our darkest impulses reveal who we really are. Collected together for the first time, stories include Madame Rosette, Neck, Georgy Porgy, The Visitor, The Last Act, The Great Switcheroo, Bitch, Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life, The Ratcatcher and Nunc Dimittis. Dahl...read more

  • Roald Dahl

    Roald Dahl's wickedly funny novels have turned him into the world's number 1 storyteller. In this collection five splendiferous stories are brought to life by the author himself. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory(Abridged) Willy Wonka's famous chocolate factory is opening at last! James and the Giant Peach (Abridged) A little magic can take you a long way Fantastic Mr. Fox (Unabridged) Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox! The Enormous Crocodile (Unabridged) This greedy crocodile loves to guzzle up little boys and girls The Magic Finger (Unabridged) Horrible neighbors learn their lesson from a little girl with powerful...read more

  • Roald Dahl

    "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 TimesRoald Dahls wickedly funny novels have turned him into the worlds number 1 storyteller. In this collection five splendiferous stories are brought to life by the author himself. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Abridged) Willy Wonkas famous chocolate factory is opening at last! James and the Giant Peach (Abridged) A little magic can take you a long way Fantastic Mr. Fox (Unabridged) Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox! The Enormous Crocodile (Unabridged) This greedy crocodile...read more

  • Boy

    Roald Dahl

    "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 Where did Roald Dahl get all of his wonderful ideas for stories? From his own life, of course! As full of excitement and the unexpected as his world-famous, best-selling books, Roald Dahl's tales of his own childhood are completely fascinating and fiendishly funny. Did you know that Roald Dahl nearly lost his nose in a car accident? Or that he was once a chocolate candy tester for Cadbury's? Have you heard about his involvement in the Great Mouse Plot of 1924? If not, you don"t yet know all...read more

  • Roald Dahl

    Penguin presents Roald Dahl's The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More, read by Andrew Scott. Roald Dahl turns his pen to anything, twisting everyday life into powerful, and sometimes terrifying fantasies. Seven superb stories, full of Roald Dahl's usual magic, mystery and suspense: meet the boy who can talk to animals, the man who can see with his eyes closed, and find out about the treasure, buried deep underground on Thistley...read more

  • Roald Dahl

    "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 REVOLTING RHYMES Did you think Cinderella married the prince and lived happily ever after, or that the three little pigs outsmarted the wolf? Think again! Master storyteller Roald Dahl adds his own darkly comic twists to six favorite tales, complete with rambunctious rhymes and hilarious surprise endings. DIRTY BEASTS Roald Dahl's inimitable style and humor shine in this collection of poems about mischievous and mysterious animals. From Stingaling the scorpion to Crocky-Wock...read more

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    "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 Superb stories, daring deeds, fantastic adventures! Going Solo is the action-packed tale of Roald Dahl's exploits as a World War II pilot. Learn all about his encounters with the enemy, his worldwide travels, the life-threatening injuries he sustained in a plane accident, and the rest of his sometimes bizarre, often unnerving, and always colorful adventures. Told with the same irresistible appeal that has made Roald Dahl one of the world's best-loved writers, Going Solo brings you directly...read more

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    Penguin presents Roald Dahl's The BFG, read by actor, writer, and Britain's Got Talent judge David Walliams. This audiobook features original music and sound design by Pinewood film studios. The BFG is a nice and jumbly giant. In fact, he is the only big friendly giant in Giant Country. All the other giants are big bonecrunching brutes, and now the BFG and his friend Sophie must stop them guzzling up little human beans - with some help from Her Majester, the Queen. David Walliams is a multi-award winning British comedian, actor and writer, best known for the comedy series Little Britain; but his acting work includes plays, dramas and films. He is also the author of five hugely successful...read more

  • Roald Dahl

    The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Beware of the Dog, a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actor Cillian Murphy. In Beware of the Dog, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells of an injured pilot recovering in hospital who makes a disturbing discovery . . . Beware of the Dog is taken from the short story collection Over to You, which includes nine other dramatic and terrifying tales of life as a wartime fighter pilot, and is drawn from Dahl's own experiences during the Second World War. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and...read more

  • Roald Dahl

    "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 Seven superb stories, from the world's no. 1 storyteller Meet the boy who can talk to animals and the man who can see with his eyes closed. And find out about the treasure buried deep underground. A cleaver mix of fact and fiction, this collection also includes how master storyteller Roald Dahl became a writer. With Roald Dahl, you can never be sure where reality ends and fantasy begins. From the Compact Disc...read more

  • Roald Dahl

    Penguin presents the new, unabridged audiobook edition of Roald Dahl's Going Solo, read by Downton Abbey's Dan Stevens. The second part of Roald Dahl's remarkable life story, following on from Boy. When he grew up, Roald Dahl left England for Africa - and a series of dangerous adventures began. From tales of plane crashes to surviving snake bites, this is Roald Dahl's extraordinary life before becoming the world's number one...read more

  • Boy

    Roald Dahl

    Puffin presents the new, unabridged audiobook edition of Roald Dahl's bestselling autobiography Boy, read by Dan Stevens from Downton Abbey. Throughout his young days at school and just afterwards, a number of things happened to Roald Dahl, which made such a tremendous impression he never forgot them. Boy is the remarkable story of Roald Dahl's childhood; tales of exciting and strange things - some funny, some frightening, all...read more

  • Roald Dahl

    Esio Trot, a classic Roald Dahl story, brought to life in this audiobook edition by Sir Quentin Blake. Mr Hoppy loves Mrs Silver. Mrs Silver loves Alfie the tortoise. Sometimes Mr Hoppy wishes he could become a tortoise. Until one day he finds a way to win Mrs Silver's heart, with the help of a little magic and some cabbage. Quentin Blake is the award-winning English illustrator internationally known for his long partnership with Roald Dahl. He has also collaborated with many authors such as Joan Aiken, Michael Rosen, David Walliams and John Yeoman, illustrated books by Dr Seuss and created picture books of his own. He was appointed first-ever Children's Laureate in 1999 and in 2013 was...read more

  • Roald Dahl

    The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Death of an Old Old Man, a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actor Julian Rhind-Tutt. In Death of an Old Old Man, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells a brutal story of pilots and the terror of aerial combat. Death of an Old Old Man is taken from the short story collection Over to You, which includes nine other dramatic and terrifying tales of life as a wartime fighter pilot, and is drawn from Dahl's own experiences during the Second World War. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of...read more

  • Roald Dahl

    The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of An African Story, a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actor Cillian Murphy. In An African Story, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells us the twisted tale of the dog killer, the missing milk, the old man and the snake. An African Story is taken from the short story collection Over to You, which includes nine other dramatic and terrifying tales of life as a wartime fighter pilot, and is drawn from Dahl's own experiences during the Second World War. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author...read more

  • Roald Dahl

    The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Katina, a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actor Cillian Murphy. In Katina, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells of a young Greek girl fascinated by the British planes and airbase that have come to her village. Katina is taken from the short story collection Over to You, which includes nine other dramatic and terrifying tales of life as a wartime fighter pilot, and is drawn from Dahl's own experiences during the Second World War. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and...read more

  • Roald Dahl

    The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Only This, a short, gripping story of life in wartime from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale. Read by the actress Sophie Okonedo. In Only This, Roald Dahl, one of the world's favourite authors, tells of a mother restlessly waiting for her bomber crewman son to return form a raid . . . Only This is taken from the short story collection Over to You, which includes nine other dramatic and terrifying tales of life as a wartime fighter pilot, and is drawn from Dahl's own experiences during the Second World War. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook. Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and...read more