War
Roald Dahl

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Narrated By: Dan Stevens, Sophie Okonedo, Juliet Stevenson, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Cillian Murphy, Stephen Mangan

Duration: 7 hours and 33 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of War by Roald Dahl, read by Dan Stevens, Cillian Murphy, Sophie Okonedo, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Stephen Mangan.

In war, are we at our heroic best or our cowardly worst? Featuring the autobiographical stories from Roald Dahl's time as a fighter pilot in the Second World War as well as seven other tales of conflict and strife, Dahl reveals the human side of our most inhumane activity.

Among other stories, you'll read about the pilot shot down in the Libyan desert, the fighter plane that vanishes inside a mysterious thick white cloud and the soldier who returns from war but has been shockingly changed by his experiences.

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction, Short stories, True war & combat stories, True stories of heroism, endurance & survival, Air forces & warfare, Second World War, Warfare & defence, Autobiography: literary, Autobiography: historical, political & military, Aviation skills & piloting

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The absolute master of the twist in the tale

Observer

There's a whole world of Dahl still to discover in a newly collected book of his deliciously dark tales for adults . . .

In war, are we at our heroic best or our cowardly worst? Featuring the autobiographical stories from Roald Dahl's time as a fighter pilot in the Second World War as well as seven other tales of conflict and strife, Dahl reveals the human side of our most inhumane activity.

From the publisher's description

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