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Madness Audiobook

Madness

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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 Juliet Stevenson, Cillian Murphy, Adrian Scarborough, Tamsin Greig, Stephanie Beacham and Andrew Scott.

'There is a pleasure sure in being mad, which none but madmen know.' Our greatest fear is of losing control - of our lives, but, most of all, of ourselves.

In these 10 unsettling tales of unexpected madness master storyteller Roald Dahl explores what happens when we let go our sanity. Collected together for the first time, stories include 'Edward the Conqueror', 'Katina', 'The Sound Machine', 'An African Story', 'The Landlady', 'Pig', 'The Boy Who Talked With Animals', 'Dip in the Pool', 'William and Mary' and 'The Way Up to Heaven'.

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

©2016 Roald Dahl (P)2016 Penguin Books Limited

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    Catwat 27/11/2016
    Catwat 27/11/2016 Member Since 2014

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    "Incredible, macabre, great performances"

    Incredible story telling with a sting in the tail. Beautifully narrated and performed. My only criticism (which does not detract) is the lack of space between each story- a production issue. Some short atmospheric music would have given the reader time to adjust, reflect and prepare for the next tale.
    Otherwise perfect- great for dog walking!.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Richard 24/08/2016
    Richard 24/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Beware if you already own Dahl collections!!!!"

    An excellent collection of Dahl's short stories, but most are from other volumes. Its worth bearing this in mind before purchasing-I was dussappointed to discover I already had 60-70% of them already

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Wras 18/12/2016
    Wras 18/12/2016 Member Since 2016

    Kildonan by the sea

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    "Destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked."


    A collection of disturbing thinking and gory consequences, a world just around the corner, a point of view without the point, a dangerous corridor of many doors, that hide killers, chancers and the dilutional.

    Roald Dahl in his writing for adults is of clearly of a period and very much of a class system that is less felt now, this makes some of his writing seem much older than it is, most of the characters live in a world where money is abundant if not infinite, a world that is much less represented by modern writers.

    Good short stories with a twist in the tail and poison in the fangs.

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    Pen Name 31/01/2017
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    Beautifully and intelligently rendered. Top quality. If all audio books were this good I'd be ecstatic!

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