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The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of "Lamb to the Slaughter", a short, sharp, chilling story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale, read by the actress Juliet Stevenson.

In "Lamb to the Slaughter", Roald Dahl, one of the world’s favourite authors, tells a twisted story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a wife serves up a dish that utterly baffles the police....

"Lamb to the Slaughter" is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You, which includes 17 other devious and shocking stories, featuring the two men who make an unusual and chilling wager over the provenance of a bottle of wine; a curious machine that reveals the horrifying truth about plants; the man waiting to be bitten by the venomous snake asleep on his stomach; and others. This story is also available as a Penguin ebook.

Roald Dahl, the brilliant and worldwide acclaimed author of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, and many more classics for children, also wrote scores of short stories for adults. These delightfully disturbing tales have often been filmed and were most recently the inspiration for the West End play, Roald Dahl’s Twisted Tales by Jeremy Dyson. Roald Dahl’s stories continue to make listeners shiver today.

Juliet Stevenson’s television work includes White Heat, The Hour, Place of Execution, and Nicholas Nickleby. Her film work includes Infamous, When Did You Last See Your Father?, Mona Lisa Smile, Bend It Like Beckham, and Truly Madly Deeply.

©2012 Roald Dahl (P)2012 Penguin Books Ltd

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A twist in the lambs tail

If you could sum up Lamb to the Slaughter (A Roald Dahl Short Story) in three words, what would they be?

A dish of revenge. When the husband thought he would leave his loyal wife for another he was murdered and the evidence eaten by the police

What aspect of Juliet Stevenson’s performance might you have changed?

Nothing

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes

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amazing

this book was always a favourite of mine when I first read it at high school

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  • 07-02-13

An old favourite, well read.

What did you love best about Lamb to the Slaughter (A Roald Dahl Short Story)?

There is a typically Roald Dahl twist at the end of the story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

the wife is a complex character

If you could rename Lamb to the Slaughter (A Roald Dahl Short Story), what would you call it?

why would you rename it?