Wish (A Roald Dahl Short Story)
Roald Dahl

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Narrated By: Stephen Mangan

Duration: 10 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Wish by Roald Dahl, read by Stephen Mangan.

In The Wish, Roald Dahl tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, an imaginative boy plays a game that quickly gets out of hand . . .

The Wish 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.

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction

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The absolute master of the twist in the tale