Soldier (A Roald Dahl Short Story)
Roald Dahl

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Narrated By: Stephen Mangan

Duration: 24 minutes

What to expect

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 others.


Short stories, Classic fiction

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The absolute master of the twist in the tale