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The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of "Rummins", a short, sharp, chilling story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale, read by the actress Jessica Hynes.

In "Rummins", Roald Dahl, one of the world’s favourite authors, tells a macabre story about the darker side of human nature. Here, the men building a hay rick one summer find that the heat and rats are the least of their worries....

"Rummins" 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 listeners shiver today. Jessica Hynes’ television work includes: Twenty Twelve, The Royle Family, and Spaced. Her film work includes Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; Shaun of the Dead; and Son of Rambow.

©2012 Roald Dahl (P)2012 Penguin Books Ltd

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