Roald Dahl

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Narrated By: Andrew Scott, Derek Jacobi, Juliet Stevenson, Mark Heap, Richard Griffiths, Stephen Mangan

Duration: 8 hours and 22 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Deception by Roald Dahl, read by Richard Griffiths, Andrew Scott, Derek Jacobi, Mark Heap, Juliet Stevenson and Stephen Mangan.

'The cruelest lies are often told in silence . . .'

Why do we lie? Why do we deceive those we love most? What do we fear revealing? In these ten tales of deception master storyteller Roald Dahl explores our tireless efforts to hide the truth about ourselves.

Collected together for the first time, stories include My Lady Love, My Dove, Mildenhall Treasure, The Parson's Pleasure, Henry Sugar, The Umbrella Man, The Bookseller, Vengeance is Mine Inc., Lamb to the Slaughter, Mr Botibol and Man from the South.


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