When it comes to the holidays, no story captures the true spirit of giving like O. Henry’s classic "The Gift of the Magi". And in celebration of the season, Audie Award® winners Katherine Kellgren, Oliver Wyman, and Jonathan Davis bring to life this timeless Christmas tale, plus two more of O. Henry’s holiday gems: "The Cop and the Anthem" and "The Last Leaf".
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This title includes three stories by O.Henry: The Gift of the Magi, The Cop and the Anthem, and The Last Leaf. The Gift of the Magi is familiar, of course. The other two stories are less well known, but are still well written – one is amusing, the other heartwarming – and I very much enjoyed them. The narration by all three readers was excellent.
Three touching and memorable stories comprise this volume of holiday classics, narrated superbly by some of Audible's best narrators. Though short, it was a very entertaining listen, as each story kept me interested and really transcended its historical time frame. Definitely a worthwhile listen.
I enjoyed these stories but two of them jumped around a bit and were somewhat disconnected.
This was a holiday freebie from Audible that I am just getting around to in March! There is still plenty of snow on the ground where I live so it wasn't hard to get in the spirit of the stories! I had never read any of these before and I enjoyed them all. The third one about Mr. Berman's masterpiece was my favorite by far! Thanks for the gift Audible!!!
These are the stories that I grew up hearing from my Father. What a treasure to hear them read again so clearly and with such story telling skill! What a lovely gift from Audible! Thank you so much!
Santa Fe Painter
Wonderful holiday classics. Leaves no doubt why we call them classics. Thank you for this gift, Audible.
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.
Classic Christmas twists.
As with all of O. Henry's short stories, the endings are very memorable.
O. Henry's stories take place in New York. The exaggerated Southern accent given to some of the characters in Gift of the Magi is out of place.
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