The Way Up to Heaven (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

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What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Way Up to Heaven by Roald Dahl, read by Stephanie Beacham.

In The Way Up to Heaven, Roald Dahl tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a woman obsessed with punctuality makes a fateful decision . . .

The Way Up to Heaven is taken from the short story collection Kiss Kiss, which includes ten other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who pawns the mink coat from her lover with unexpected results; the priceless piece of furniture that is the subject of a deceitful bargain; a wronged woman taking revenge on her dead husband, and others.

Critics Review

  • Unnerving bedtime stories, subtle, proficient, hair-raising and done to a turn

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

    Irish Times

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