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  • Lamb to the Slaughter (A Roald Dahl Short Story)

  • By: Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 25 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Lamb to the Slaughter by Roald Dahl, read by Juliet Stevenson.

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

©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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A bit Creepy

This is actually a cleverly thought out plotline, somthing realy surprising pulled out of the bag at the last moment 🙈..

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Pretty funny

Yeah it was a pretty funny book. Rick and Morty brought me to this book.

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Great story

I once had to do this story for my GCSEs and I wanted to reacquaint myself with the story years later and it was well worth it. The narrator gives it good enthusiasm and brings the story to life very well. Wonderful audiobook.

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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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  • Rebecca
  • 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?