Royal Jelly (A Roald Dahl Short Story)
Roald Dahl

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Narrated By: Adrian Scarborough

Duration: 1 hour and 8 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Royal Jelly by Roald Dahl, read by Adrian Scarborough.

In Royal Jelly, Roald Dahl tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a husband and wife, unable to get their new baby to feed, hit upon a novel and disturbing solution . . .

Royal Jelly is taken from the short story collection Kiss Kiss, which includes ten other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who pawns the mink coat from her lover with unexpected results; the priceless piece of furniture that is the subject of a deceitful bargain; a wronged woman taking revenge on her dead husband, and others.

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction

Listen to a sample

Unnerving bedtime stories, subtle, proficient, hair-raising and done to a turn

San Francisco Chronicle

Roald Dahl is one of the few writers I know whose work can accurately be described as addictive