The unabridged, digital audiobook edition of "Nunc Dimittis", a short, sharp, thrilling story from Roald Dahl, the master of the shocking tale, read by the legendary Derek Jacobi.
In "Nunc Dimittis", Roald Dahl, one of the world’s favourite authors, tells a dark story about the sinister side of human nature. Here, a slighted old man takes an elaborate and chilling revenge on his tormentor....
"Nunc Dimittis" 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.
Derek Jacobi’s film work includes The Day of the Jackal, The King’s Speech, Gladiator, Hamlet, and Henry V. His television work includes Cadfael, Mr Pye, I, Claudius, and Titanic - Blood and Steel.