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  • "Be careful what you wish for"

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    Fun screwball comedy about a writer who invites a medium over to get information for his book. During the séance he unwittingly calls back his dead wife. He's the only one who can see her, causing chaos.

    I watched the movie shortly after listening to this performance. Listen to this, and skip the movie.

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    Blithe Spirit

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 44 mins)
    • By Noel Coward
    • Narrated By Rosalind Ayres, Shirley Knight, Judy Geeson, and others
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    This classic comedy is set in the charming country home of Charles Condomine, a remarried widower. A witty and convivial evening party among friends is transformed when a seance conjures the ghost of Elvira, Charles' first wife, who delights in wreaking havoc among the living. An enchanting Coward comedy!

    Rebecca says: "Be careful what you wish for"
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A Peek at Peter's Bookshelf

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  • Fawlty Towers, Volume 1: Basil the Rat

    "The Ultimate Classic of Comedy"

    Overall

    Comedy is defind in Fawlty Towers. The writing is superior and the casting of the characters was perfect.

    John Cleese is one comic perfect !!

    This is the only comedy that is very greatly enjoyed by either watching it or listening to it !!
    British comedy is the best and bightest when it uses it's dry and wildly funny wit, as found in Fawlty Towers.

    I know that you will come across people in your world that appear in Fawlty Towers. Have a super terrific time as you listen to Fawlty Towers ... Manuel, manuel, MANUEL !!!!!

  • Blackadder the Third

    "Blackadder is terrific"

    Overall

    Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie are stupendious in this series !! One moment please .... shut up Baldrick !! As I was saying this is a absolutely top notch british humour, I love it !!

    You may listen to this and watch it and either way it is one terrific show !!

    Until Pitt the younger starts shaving, download this and hold on to your sides.

    Hugh Laurie also stars in the hit TV show House MD entering it's third season :)

  • Fawlty Towers, Volume 3: The Psychiatrist

    "The Ultimate Classic of Comedy"

    Overall

    Comedy is defind in Fawlty Towers. The writing is superior and the casting of the characters was perfect.

    John Cleese is one comic perfect !!

    This is the only comedy that is very greatly enjoyed by either watching it or listening to it !!
    British comedy is the best and bightest when it uses it's dry and wildly funny wit, as found in Fawlty Towers.

    I know that you will come across people in your world that appear in Fawlty Towers. Have a super terrific time as you listen to Fawlty Towers ... Manuel, manuel, MANUEL !!!

  • Fawlty Towers, Volume 2: The Germans

    "The Ultimate Classic of Comedy"

    Overall

    Comedy is defind in Fawlty Towers. The writing is superior and the casting of the characters was perfect.

    John Cleese is one comic perfect !!

    This is the only comedy that is very greatly enjoyed by either watching it or listening to it !!
    British comedy is the best and bightest when it uses it's dry and wildly funny wit, as found in Fawlty Towers.

    I know that you will come across people in your world that appear in Fawlty Towers. Have a super terrific time as you listen to Fawlty Towers ... Manuel, manuel, MANUEL !!!

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    Loved a few of the sketches (especially between the two poets). Otherwise, its just some nice lighthearted listening.

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    Morecambe and Wise: Volume 1, Bring Me Sunshine

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 36 mins)
    • By uncredited
    • Narrated By Eric Morecambe, Ernie Wise
    Overall
    (6)
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    (1)
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    (1)

    A compilation of great gags and sketches from the incomparable Eric and Ernie, one of the best-loved and most successful comedy duos of all time.

    Sameer says: "Uh ... okay"

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  • 4.8 (28 ratings)
    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 3  by BBC Worldwide Narrated by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, Graeme Garden

    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 3

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 57 mins)
    • By BBC Worldwide
    • Narrated By Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, and others
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Sorry I Haven't a Clue has Radio Four's highest listening figures for light entertainment and won the 1998 Voice of the Listener and Viewer for top radio show.

  • 4.8 (26 ratings)
    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 6  by BBC Worldwide Narrated by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, Graeme Garden

    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 6

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By BBC Worldwide
    • Narrated By Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, and others
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (11)

    Another helping of inspired ad-libbery from the multi award-winning BBC Radio 4 series.

    Linda says: "Unbeatable comedy!"
  • 4.8 (24 ratings)
    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 4   Narrated by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, Graeme Garden

    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 4

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 58 mins)
    • Narrated By Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, and others
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (8)

    Sorry I Haven't a Clue has Radio Four's highest listening figures for light entertainment and won the 1998 Voice of the Listener and Viewer for top radio show.

    Linda says: "I'm sorry I haven't a clue (4)"
  • 4.8 (19 ratings)
    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 7  by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Willie Rushton, Graeme Garden, Narrated by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, Graeme Garden

    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 7

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Tim Brooke-Taylor, Willie Rushton, Graeme Garden,
    • Narrated By Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, and others
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (9)

    Another helping of inspired ad-libbery from the multi award-winning BBC Radio 4 series.

    Linda says: "How do they do it? Hysterically funny."
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  • 4.8 (13 ratings)
    Dad's Army, Volume 2: Command Decision  by Jimmy Perry, David Croft Narrated by Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn

    Dad's Army, Volume 2: Command Decision

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 54 mins)
    • By Jimmy Perry, David Croft
    • Narrated By Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    From the annals of wartime Britain come four brilliantly funny episodes with Captain Mainwaring's fully trained Home Guard platoon, ever ready to strike terror into the heart of the Wehrmacht from their unit in Walmington-on-Sea. Always prepared to fight to the finish, this endearing team of characters are at their incompetent best in these wonderfully entertaining adventures specially adapted for radio.

  • 4.9 (10 ratings)
    Dad's Army, Volume 16  by Jimmy Perry, David Croft Narrated by Arthur Lowe, john Le Mesurier

    Dad's Army, Volume 16

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 53 mins)
    • By Jimmy Perry, David Croft
    • Narrated By Arthur Lowe, john Le Mesurier
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    From the annals of wartime Britain come four brilliantly funny episodes with Captain Mainwaring's Home Guard, ever ready to strike terror into the heart of the Wehrmacht from their unit in Walmington-on-Sea.

  • 4.3 (124 ratings)
    Fawlty Towers, Volume 1: Basil the Rat  by John Cleese, Connie Booth Narrated by John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Full Cast

    Fawlty Towers, Volume 1: Basil the Rat

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By John Cleese, Connie Booth
    • Narrated By John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, and others
    Overall
    (124)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    Four classic BBC TV episodes featuring a newly-added interview with John Cleese.

    Donald says: "The Greatest !"
  • Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister - The Complete Audio Collection  by Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn Narrated by Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorn, full cast

    Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister - The Complete Audio Collection

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
    • Narrated By Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorn, full cast
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Between 1980 and 1988 on BBC television and radio, the exploits of the Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP (Paul Eddington) - later Prime Minister - kept the British nation enthralled. Helped - and hampered - by his diligent Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne) and his Principle Private Secretary Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds), Hacker and his department became synonymous with government bureaucracy and administrative double dealing.

    Emily says: "Does this work as an audiobook? Yes, Minister ..."
  • Alan Bennett's On the Margin (






UNABRIDGED) by Alan Bennett Narrated by Alan Bennet, John Sergeant

    Alan Bennett's On the Margin

    • UNABRIDGED (47 mins)
    • By Alan Bennett
    • Narrated By Alan Bennet, John Sergeant
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (3)
    Story
    (3)

    Produced by Sydney Lotterby of Yes Minister and Porridge fame. Each instalment featured a mixture of sketches (some foreshadowing Bennett's subsequent television dramas, others mocking television clichés, such as documentaries about working-class Northern writers and discussion programmes featuring pretentious critics). This is a never before broadcast compilation of sketches and extracts from the TV series before the tapes where wiped.

    Chris Dorward says: "brilliant"
  • The Goon Show, Volume 1: Moriarity, Where Are You?  by The Goons Narrated by The Goons

    The Goon Show, Volume 1: Moriarity, Where Are You?

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By The Goons
    • Narrated By The Goons
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    Here's a crazy quartet of cult comedy classics from those wireless wizards Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan, and Harry Secombe. This collection features "The Dreaded Batter Pudding Hurler of Bexhill-on-Sea", "The Histories of Pliny the Elder", "The Jet Propelled Guided Naafi", and "The Evils of Bushy Spon".

    Marius says: "Goon with the wind"
  • Something Fresh (






UNABRIDGED) by P. G. Wodehouse Narrated by Jonathan Cecil

    Something Fresh

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Jonathan Cecil
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (65)
    Story
    (65)

    The one thing that could be expected to disturb the peace of life at Blandings is the incursion of imposters. Blandings has imposters like other houses have mice. On this occasion there are two of them--both intent on a dangerous enterprise.

    Beverly says: "So That's Where "Upstairs, Downstairs" Came From!"
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  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 1  by BBC Worldwide Narrated by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, Graeme Garden

    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 1

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 55 mins)
    • By BBC Worldwide
    • Narrated By Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, and others
    Overall
    (61)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (13)

    The show that grabs listeners by the waist, swirls them round in time to a Strauss waltz, and then trips over the banana skins of convention.

    Joey says: "Spectacular Gameshow"
  • Fawlty Towers, Volume 2: The Germans  by John Cleese, Connie Booth Narrated by John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Full Cast

    Fawlty Towers, Volume 2: The Germans

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By John Cleese, Connie Booth
    • Narrated By John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, and others
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (36)
    Story
    (35)

    Four classic BBC TV episodes featuring a newly-added interview with John Cleese.

    Donald says: "The Best!"
  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 8   Narrated by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, Graeme Garden

    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 8

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 12 mins)
    • Narrated By Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, and others
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    Another helping of inspired ad-libbery from the multi award-winning BBC Radio 4 series.

    Linda says: "I'm sorry I haven't a clue (8)"
  • I'm Sorry I'll Read that Again, Volume 4 (






UNABRIDGED) by Graeme Greene, Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor, Jo Kendall, Elizabeth Lord, John Cleese Narrated by Tim Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, John Cleese

    I'm Sorry I'll Read that Again, Volume 4

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 48 mins)
    • By Graeme Greene, Bill Oddie, Tim Brooke-Taylor, and others
    • Narrated By Tim Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, and others
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Four more shows from the groundbreaking BBC Radio series. Described by Barry Took as 'A kaleidoscope of funny voices, catch phrase and innuendo revolving at breakneck speed and with a complete disregard for logic', I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again pre-dated I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue and showcased the comic talents of Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, Graeme Garden, David Hatch, Jo Kendall, and Bill Oddie.

    Craig says: "Great show - beware duplicate material"
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  • Danger Is Everywhere: A Handbook for Avoiding Danger (






UNABRIDGED) by David O'Doherty Narrated by David O'Doherty

    Danger Is Everywhere: A Handbook for Avoiding Danger

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By David O'Doherty
    • Narrated By David O'Doherty
    Overall
    (0)
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    (0)
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    (0)

    Taken from the tape recordings of the enigmatic and ultra-cautious dangerologist Docter Noel Zone, Danger Is Everywhere is a brilliantly funny audiobook for avoiding danger of all kinds that will have you laughing out loud (very safely) from start to finish. Does it warn you about what to do if a shark comes up out of the loo while you are sitting on it? Yes, it does. And what to do if a volcano erupts underneath your house? After you've made sure it's not a neighbour's barbecue, this audiobook will let you know exactly how to deal with it.

  • I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 3  by BBC Worldwide Narrated by Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, Graeme Garden

    I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Volume 3

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 57 mins)
    • By BBC Worldwide
    • Narrated By Tim Brooke-Taylor, Barry Cryer, Willie Rushton, and others
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    Sorry I Haven't a Clue has Radio Four's highest listening figures for light entertainment and won the 1998 Voice of the Listener and Viewer for top radio show.

  • Saturday Live, Volume 1: Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie  by Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

    Saturday Live, Volume 1: Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 42 mins)
    • By Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie
    Overall
    (10)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    Based on the format of the American TV show Saturday Night Live, this home-grown comedy production was an enormous success and brought recognition and fame to a great many performers, many of whom are now household names. It was hosted by Ben Elton and Lenny Henry. In a series of sketches it introduced us to the talent and chemistry of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

  • Doctor Sally (






UNABRIDGED) by P. G. Wodehouse Narrated by Paul Shelley

    Doctor Sally

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By P. G. Wodehouse
    • Narrated By Paul Shelley
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    When Bill Bannister meets Dr. Sally Smith, love blossoms immediately. Unfortunately there is just the small problem of Lottie Higginbotham, former actress, serial bride, and human fireball, with whom Bill is already involved. The well-meaning interference of Bill’s old friend, Squiffy Tidmouth, once married to Lottie, only complicates matters further, until everything is straightened out in a series of comic encounters at Bill’s ancestral home and everyone lives happily ever after.

  • Danger Is Everywhere: A Handbook for Avoiding Danger (






UNABRIDGED) by David O'Doherty Narrated by David O'Doherty

    Danger Is Everywhere: A Handbook for Avoiding Danger

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By David O'Doherty
    • Narrated By David O'Doherty
    Overall
    (0)
    Performance
    (0)
    Story
    (0)

    Taken from the tape recordings of the enigmatic and ultra-cautious dangerologist Docter Noel Zone, Danger Is Everywhere is a brilliantly funny audiobook for avoiding danger of all kinds that will have you laughing out loud (very safely) from start to finish. Does it warn you about what to do if a shark comes up out of the loo while you are sitting on it? Yes, it does. And what to do if a volcano erupts underneath your house? After you've made sure it's not a neighbour's barbecue, this audiobook will let you know exactly how to deal with it.

  • Sleduet li zhenatyim muzhchinam igrat v golf? [Should Married Men Play Golf?] (






UNABRIDGED) by Dzherom K. Dzherom Narrated by Aleksandr Dubina, Elaine Margaret Thawley

    Sleduet li zhenatyim muzhchinam igrat v golf? [Should Married Men Play Golf?]

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Dzherom K. Dzherom
    • Narrated By Aleksandr Dubina, Elaine Margaret Thawley
    Overall
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    Na angliyskom yazyike tekst ne adaptirovan, prochitan po izdaniyu:Dzherom K. Dzherom. Rasskazyi. - M.: Izdatelstvo "Raduga", 2004.1. Portrait of a Lady2. The Man who would Manage3. The Absent-minded Man4. The Man who did not Believe in Luck5. Should Married Men Play Golf?6. Portret damyi7. Chelovek, kotoryiy staralsya vsem pomogat8. Rasseyannyiy chelovek9. Chelovek, kotoryiy ne veril v udachu10. Sleduet li zhenatyim muzhchinam igrat v golf?

  • Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister - The Complete Audio Collection  by Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn Narrated by Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorn, full cast

    Yes Minister & Yes Prime Minister - The Complete Audio Collection

    • ORIGINAL (18 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Antony Jay, Jonathan Lynn
    • Narrated By Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorn, full cast
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Between 1980 and 1988 on BBC television and radio, the exploits of the Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP (Paul Eddington) - later Prime Minister - kept the British nation enthralled. Helped - and hampered - by his diligent Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby (Nigel Hawthorne) and his Principle Private Secretary Bernard Woolley (Derek Fowlds), Hacker and his department became synonymous with government bureaucracy and administrative double dealing.

    Emily says: "Does this work as an audiobook? Yes, Minister ..."
  • Blackadder Goes Forth: The Last of the Classic Comedy Series  by Richard Curtis Narrated by Rowan Atkinson, Nigel Hawthorn, Full Cast

    Blackadder Goes Forth: The Last of the Classic Comedy Series

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Richard Curtis
    • Narrated By Rowan Atkinson, Nigel Hawthorn, Full Cast
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    Six BBC TV episodes starring Rowan Atkinson, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, and Tony Robinson. With a “ya boo sucks” to you Fritzy, hot tiddly tumble - it’s off to the Western Front, 1917. Captain Blackadder, hero of Mboto Gorge, joined the British Army when it was little more than a travel agency for gentlemen with an abnormally high sex drive. Now he finds himself crammed into a sewer, 20 yards from a lot of heavily armed people who want to kill him.

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  • Short Cruises: 12 Humorous Short Stories (






UNABRIDGED) by W. W. Jacobs Narrated by Cathy Dobson

    Short Cruises: 12 Humorous Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By W. W. Jacobs
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    W.W. Jacobs was an English writer, famous for his humorous short stories, particularly those relating the preposterous adventures and misadventures of sailors on leave. This collection, Short Cruises, contains some of W.W. Jacobs' most popular characters, including the night watchman at the docks in Wapping who relates the stories of his friends Ginger Dick, Sam Small, and Peter Russet.

  • Curried Cow (






UNABRIDGED) by Ambrose Bierce Narrated by Cathy Dobson

    Curried Cow

    • UNABRIDGED (15 mins)
    • By Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    My Aunt Patience, who tilled a small farm in the state of Michigan, had a favorite cow. This creature was not a god cow, nor a profitable one, for instead of devoting a part of her leisure to secretion of milk and production of veal she concentrated all her faculties on the study of kicking. The demon cow of Michigan will attack any living being she comes across...and when Aunt Patience resolves to marry, every single man in the county goes to extreme lengths to become unavailable for the honour. Such was their fear of being married alive by my Aunt Patience.

  • A Bottomless Grave (






UNABRIDGED) by Ambrose Bierce Narrated by Cathy Dobson

    A Bottomless Grave

    • UNABRIDGED (17 mins)
    • By Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    (4)
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    (4)
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    (4)

    A dysfunctional and amoral family murders its alcoholic father and buries him in the yard, before embarking on a hobby of befriending strangers whose bodies they bury in the cellar. When the stocks of liquor and provisions kept in the cellar start to deplete mysteriously, they put it down to the partying of the restless spirits of their murder victims...but a stranger truth emerges. Written in Bierce's witty style, this story is a laugh-a-minute comedy.