Cruelty

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What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Cruelty by Roald Dahl, read by Will Self, Adrian Scarborough, Stephanie Beacham, Andrew Scott, Richard E Grant, Tamsin Greig, Mark Heap, Juliet Stevenson and Jessica Hynes.

‘Cruelty has a human heart . . .’

Even when we mean to be kind we can sometimes be cruel. We each have a streak of nastiness inside us. In these ten tales of cruelty master storyteller Roald Dahl explores how and why it is we make others suffer.

Collected together for the first time, stories include The Great Automatic Grammatizator, Royal jelly, Mrs Bixby and the Colonel’s Coat,The Swan, Poison, Skin, The Princess and the Poacher, Genesis and Catastrophe and Mr Feasey.

Critics Review

  • That absolute master of the twist in the tale

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

    from publisher's description
  • One of the most widely read and influential authors

    The Times

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