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Neck (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Length: 45 mins
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The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of "Neck", a short, sharp, frightening story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale, read by the actor Julian Rhind-Tutt.

In "Neck", Roald Dahl, one of the world’s favourite authors, tells a sinister story about the darker side of human nature. Here, a sculpture comes between a scheming wife and her put-upon husband....

"Neck" is taken from the short story collection Someone Like You, which includes 17 other devious and shocking stories, featuring the wife who serves a dish that baffles the police; 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 readers shiver today.

Julian Rhind-Tutt’s television work includes A Touch of Cloth, The Hour, Green Wing, Clocking Off, Hippies, and Keen Eddie. His film work includes Rush, Notting Hill, Stardust, Lara Croft, Tomorrow Never Dies, and The Madness of King George.

©2012 Roald Dahl (P)2012 Penguin Books Ltd

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