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Deception Audiobook

Deception

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Publisher's Summary

From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected audiobook of his darkest stories, read by Richard Griffiths, Andrew Scott, Derick 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 10 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'.

Dahl understood our deepest secrets, desires and fears, and Deception is one of four books - the rest being Lust, Cruelty and Madness - that explore our hidden selves.

©2016 Roald Dahl (P)2016 Penguin Books Limited

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    Wras 27/10/2016
    Wras 27/10/2016 Member Since 2016

    Kildonan by the sea

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    "Lots of deception but no disappointment"


    A great set of short stories that are varied and entertaining, a cornucopia of examples of the meaning of the word that names the book. Some are nasty, others funny, and some are purely historical; of that one I could have read and entire book, but they are all well accomplished and worth the read.


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    Very interesting stories & entertaining. I particularly enjoyed, & found insightful the story of Henry Sugar; which wasn't that short either.

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    Hannah 13/11/2016
    Hannah 13/11/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Dahl at his darkest"
    What did you like most about Deception?

    Each story, while linked by the theme of Deception is unique and engaging in its own right.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Deception?

    The simple sinister turn of the first story.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favourite?

    Juliet Stevenson's wife character was as chilling as she was believable.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Know the truth, or believe the lie.


    Any additional comments?

    A masterclass in short-form storytelling.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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