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Someone Like You | [Roald Dahl]

Someone Like You

Someone Like You is Roald Dahl's first collection of his world famous dark and sinister adult stories. A wife serves a dish that baffles the police; a harmless bet suddenly becomes anything but; a curious machine reveals a horrifying truth about plants; and a man lies awake waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach. Through vendettas and desperate quests, bitter memories and sordid fantasies, Roald Dahl's stories portray the strange and unexpected.
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The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of Someone Like You, Roald Dahl's first collection of his world famous dark and sinister adult stories.

A wife serves a dish that baffles the police; a harmless bet suddenly becomes anything but; a curious machine reveals a horrifying truth about plants; and a man lies awake waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach. Through vendettas and desperate quests, bitter memories and sordid fantasies, Roald Dahl's stories portray the strange and unexpected, sending a shiver down the spine.

The stories are "Taste", read by Richard E Grant; "Lamb to the Slaughter", read by Juliet Stevenson; "Man from the South", read by Stephen Mangan; "The Soldier", read by Stephen Mangan; "My Lady Love" and "My Dove", read by Richard Griffiths; "Dip in the Pool", read by Adrian Scarborough; "Galloping Foxley", read by Richard Griffiths; "Skin", read by Tamsin Greig; "Poison", read by Richard E. Grant; "The Wish", read by Stephan Mangan; "Neck", read by Julian Rhind-Tutt; "The Sound Machine", read by Adrian Scarborough; "Nunc Dimittis", read by Derek Jacobi; "The Great Automatic Grammatizator", read by Will Self; and "Claud's Dog" ("The Ratcatcher", "Rummins", "Mr Hoddy", and "Mr Feasey"), read by Jessica Hynes.

©2012 Roald Dahl (P)2012 Penguin Books Limited

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    WontGetFooledAgain London 26/12/2014
    WontGetFooledAgain London 26/12/2014 Member Since 2014
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    "Great voice actors and fabulous stories"
    Would you listen to Someone Like You again? Why?

    This is one for repeat listening simply because of the quality of the performances. The amazing talent of actors like Richard E. Grant and Stephen Mangan is so much more obvious in audiobook form than when watching them. I could listen to these two, particularly Grant, endlessly.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Someone Like You?

    The beginning of the man from the south voiced by Stephen Mangan. I particularly loved his pacing and delivery.


    Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    I'm very familiar with all of the actors and love their performances on screen. I don't think their performances are better in this recording, but rather that the intimacy of the medium coupled with the understated genius of Dahls prose creates something like a new art form. OK, a bit OTT, but I loved it.


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

    I wouldn't. From dim memory of the 'Tales of the Unexpected', making the stories visible does damage them. Its exactly the quality of Dahls prose, his very simple but incredibly well chosen language that makes them so brilliant.


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    sara SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom 23/12/2012
    sara SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom 23/12/2012
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    "WTHell???"

    WHY HAVE I NOT READ THESE DAHL BOOKS???? where are the twits, matilda, BFG, James and giant peach, charlie and chocolate factory 1 and 2????

    1 of 13 people found this review helpful
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