Trickery
Roald Dahl

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Narrated By: Kevin Eldon, Stephen Mangan, Cillian Murphy, Derek Jacobi, Richard E Grant, Stephanie Beacham, Jessica Hynes, Andrew Scott, Tom Felton

Duration: 6 hours and 45 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Trickery by Roald Dahl, read by Kevin Eldon, Stephen Mangan, Cillian Murphy, Derek Jacobi, Richard E. Grant, Stephanie Beacham, Jessica Hynes, Andrew Scott and Tom Felton.

How underhand could you be to get what you want? In these ten tales of dark and twisted trickery Roald Dahl reveals that we are at our smartest and most cunning when we set out to deceive others - and, sometimes, even ourselves.

Here, among others, you'll read of the married couple and the parting gift which rocks their marriage, the light fingered hitch-hiker and the grateful motorist, and discover why the serious poacher keeps a few sleeping pills in his arsenal.

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction, Short stories, Fiction: general & literary

Listen to a sample

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

How underhand could you be to get what you want? In these ten tales of dark and twisted trickery Roald Dahl reveals that we are at our smartest and most cunning when we set out to deceive others - and, sometimes, even ourselves.

From the publisher's description

Trickery, is the most Dahlian of the lot . . . joyously anarchic stuff, the sort of adventure you hope adult life will be full of when you're a child

The Times

The titles are wonderfully unsettling guide to the beloved children's author's preoccupations