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Summary

Two husbands secretly agree to a night of passion - with each other's wives; a slighted old man takes an elaborate and chilling revenge on his tormentor; a sculpture comes between a scheming wife and her put-upon husband....

Lust highlights a domestic familiarity always on the edge of something much, much darker. Collected together for the first time, stories include 'Madame Rosette', 'Neck', 'Georgy Porgy', 'The Visitor', 'The Last Act', 'The Great Switcheroo', 'Bitch', 'Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life', 'The Ratcatcher' and 'Nunc Dimittis'.

©2016 Roald Dahl (P)2016 Penguin Books Limited

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Dahl!!

Very good to entertain a king. Good to read late at night. Thank you and we ll read.

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Great selection of short stories

All the stories have a strange atmosphere but each is very clever, written by a master author and beautifully read.

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Poor editing spoilt my enjoyment

The stories are wonderful but unfortunately within a second of one short story ending the next begins - no time to smile/gasp in horror/chuckle. I’ve given up because each story is spoilt for me by the lack of a pause

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Wonderful book by the greatest wicked imagination

Roald Dahl was a favourite as a child, I read & reread "Georges Marvellous Medicine" over & over again. Although these stories wouldn't be suitable or understandable for children, Mr Dahl still managed to add his brand of playful wickedness; & I laughed out loud more than once. Suitable for newbies to his work, & us old hands at it, alike. Wonderful book. Thank you Mr Dahl wherever you are.

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Worth it for the first story alone

Madame Rosette might be my favourite all time short story. It's performed brilliantly here. 4 stars as the others don't quite reach the same heights, although listening to Mark Heap is a treat.

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Roald Dahl meets Joan Collins

I love RD and this is fun at some level, but predictable and indulgent. Some fantasies are best left in your head.

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Good Stuff!

Riveting tales, will keep you guessing to the end and beyond- especially "The Great Switcheroo!"

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Sexy and dark

A great collection of short stories by Roald Dahl, mysterious, sexy and dark.
They are performed by an amazing cast of narrators who manage to give each story its own unique atmosphere. I can't wait to listen to the rest of the series.
The only thing that took away from a great listening experience was that there was no pause between the stories. As soon as one ended, the next one started, even if I set the sleep timer to stop at the end of the chapter.

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Enjoyed most of the narration. A little long-winded at times and stories became difficult to follow.

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Dahl for adults

Richard E. Grant is a sublime Uncle Oswald in two stories from Switch Bitch. A couple of other gems made this a really enjoyable anthology.