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  • 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 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...read more

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    Penguin presents the abridged audiobook edition of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Four More Stories by Roald Dahl, read by Roald Dahl 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 (Abridged) Nobody outfoxes Fantastic Mr. Fox! The Enormous Crocodile (Abridged) This greedy crocodile loves to guzzle up little boys and girls. The Magic Finger (Abridged) Horrible neighbours learn their lesson from a little girl with powerful...read more

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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Death of an Old Old Man by Roald Dahl, read by Julian Rhind-Tutt. In Death of an Old Old Man, Roald Dahl 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...read more

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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of An African Story by Roald Dahl, read by Cillian Murphy. In An African Story, Roald Dahl 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...read more

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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Katina by Roald Dahl, read by Cillian Murphy. In Katina, Roald Dahl 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...read more

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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Beware of the Dog by Roald Dahl, read by Cillian Murphy. In Beware of the Dog, Roald Dahl 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...read more

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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Only This by Roald Dahl, read by Sophie Okonedo. In Only This, Roald Dahl 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...read more

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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of A Piece of Cake by Roald Dahl, read by the actor Julian Rhind-Tutt. In this short story, Roald Dahl tells the horrific tale of a pilot whose plane crashes in the desert. A Piece of Cake 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...read more

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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Madame Rosette by Roald Dahl, read by Julian Rhind-Tutt. In Madame Rosette, Roald Dahl tells of three fighter pilots who go in search of female company and get more than they bargained for - a lot more. Madame Rosette 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...read more

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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of They Shall Not Grow Old by Roald Dahl, read by Cillian Murphy. In They Shall Not Grow Old, Roald Dahl tells of a pilot who goes missing for two days and the strange tale he eventually reveals on his return . . . They Shall Not Grow Old 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...read more

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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Yesterday was Beautiful by Roald Dahl, read by Juliet Stevenson. In Yesterday was Beautiful, Roald Dahl tells of a bailed out pilot in Greece looking for assistance from the natives . . . Yesterday was Beautiful 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...read more

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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Taste by Roald Dahl, read by Richard E. Grant. In Taste, Roald Dahl tells a dark and curious story about the twisted side of human nature. Here, two men make an unusual and chilling wager over the provenance of a bottle of wine . . . Taste is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You, which includes seventeen other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who serves a dish that baffles the police; a curious machine that reveals the horrifying truth about plants; the man waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach; and...read more

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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl, read by Juliet Stevenson. In Lamb to the Slaughter, Roald Dahl tells a twisted story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a wife serves up a dish that utterly baffles the police . ....read more

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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Man from the South by Roald Dahl, read by Stephen Mangan. In Man from the South, Roald Dahl tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a man takes part in a very unusual bet, one with appalling consequences . . . Man from the South is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You, which includes seventeen other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who serves a dish that baffles the police; a curious machine that reveals the horrifying truth about plants; the man waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach; and...read more

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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Soldier by Roald Dahl, read by Stephen Mangan. In The Soldier, Roald Dahl tells a chilling story about the dark side of life. Here, a man unable to feel pain slowly loses his bearings and mind . . . The Soldier is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You, which includes seventeen other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who serves a dish that baffles the police; a curious machine that reveals the horrifying truth about plants; the man waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach; and...read more

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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of My Lady Love, My Dove by Roald Dahl, read by Richard Griffiths. In My Lady Love, My Dove, Roald Dahl tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a game of cards between two couples is the basis for some shocking deceit . . . My Lady Love, My Dove is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You, which includes seventeen other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who serves a dish that baffles the police; a curious machine that reveals the horrifying truth about plants; the man waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach; and...read more

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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Dip in the Pool by Roald Dahl, read by Adrian Scarborough. In Dip in the Pool, Roald Dahl tells an unsettling story of human folly. Here, a man acts rashly and life-threateningly to ensure he wins a prize . . . Dip in the Pool is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You, which includes seventeen other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who serves a dish that baffles the police; a curious machine that reveals the horrifying truth about plants; the man waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach; and...read more

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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Galloping Foxley by Roald Dahl, read by Richard Griffiths. In Galloping Foxley, Roald Dahl tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a commuter is disturbed by an encounter with a man he vividly remembers from school . . . Galloping Foxley is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You, which includes seventeen other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who serves a dish that baffles the police; a curious machine that reveals the horrifying truth about plants; the man waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach; and...read more

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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Skin by Roald Dahl, read by Tamsin Greig. In Skin, Roald Dahl tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a very unusual painting proves to be more valuable than anyone, especially its owner, could ever have predicted . . . Skin is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You, which includes seventeen other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who serves a dish that baffles the police; a curious machine that reveals the horrifying truth about plants; the man waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach; and...read more

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    Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Neck by Roald Dahl, read by Julian Rhind-Tutt. In Neck, Roald Dahl tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a sculpture comes between a scheming wife and her put-upon husband . . . Neck is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You, which includes seventeen other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who serves a dish that baffles the police; a curious machine that reveals the horrifying truth about plants; the man waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach; and...read more