Poison (A Roald Dahl Short Story)
Roald Dahl

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Narrated By: Richard E Grant

Duration: 28 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Poison by Roald Dahl, read by Richard E. Grant.

In Poison, Roald Dahl tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a man waits in paralysing fear for the venomous snake asleep on his stomach to awaken . . .

Poison 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; a very unusual painting which proves to be more valuable than anyone, especially its owner, could ever have predicted; and others.


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The absolute master of the twist in the tale