Roald Dahl

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Narrated By: Adrian Scarborough, Andrew Scott, Cillian Murphy, Juliet Stevenson, Stephanie Beacham, Tamsin Greig

Duration: 6 hours and 56 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Madness by Roald Dahl, read by Juliet Stevenson, Cilllian Murphy, Adrian Scarborough, Tamsin Greig, Stephanie Beacham and Andrew Scott.

'There is a pleasure sure in being mad, which none but madmen know'

Our greatest fear is of losing control - of our lives, but, most of all, of ourselves. In these ten unsettling tales of unexpected madness, master storyteller Roald Dahl explores what happens when we let go our sanity.

Collected together for the first time, stories include Edward the Conqueror, Katina, The Sound Machine, An African Story, The Landlady, Pig, The Boy Who Talked with Animals, Dip in the Pool, William and Mary and The Way Up to Heaven.


Modern & contemporary fiction, Short stories

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The absolute master of the twist in the tale


From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected book of his darkest stories

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One of the most widely read and influential writers