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Short Stories: The Ultimate Classic Collection | [Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Arthur Conan Doyle, more]

Short Stories: The Ultimate Classic Collection

The Ultimate Classic Collection is drawn from our extensive back catalogue of over 300 short stories and showcases some of the finest examples of the genre: from romance to horror, detective and crime stories to the best of women's writing.
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Publisher's Summary

The Ultimate Classic Collection is drawn from our extensive back catalogue of over 300 short stories and showcases some of the finest examples of the genre: from romance to horror, detective and crime stories to the best of women's writing.

The stories in this superb collection are as follows:

  • "The Girl from Arles", by Alphonse Daudet, read by Stephen Fry
  • "Tobermory", by Saki, read by Barbara Leigh-Hunt
  • "The Sphinx Without a Secret", by Oscar Wilde, read by Martin Jarvis
  • "On Being Idle", by Jerome K. Jerome, read by Hugh Laurie
  • "For Better or Worse", by W.W. Jacobs, read by Joanna David
  • "Mr & Mrs Dove", by Katherine Mansfield, read by Rosalind Ayres
  • "The Model Millionaire", by Oscar Wilde, read by T.P. McKenna
  • "The Garden of Truth", by E. Nesbitt, read by Harriet Walter
  • "The Cat that Walked by Himself", by Rudyard Kipling, read by Liza Goddard
  • "Pat Hobby & Orson Welles", by F. Scott Fitzgerald, read by Kerry Shale
  • "Heorgie Porgie", by Rudyard Kipling, read by Edward Fox
  • "Mad", by Guy de Maupassant, read by Derek Jacobi
  • "B 24", by Arthur Conan Doyle, read by Brian Cox
  • "Caterpillars", by E.F. Benson, read by Patrick Malahide
  • "The Man of the Night", by Edgar Wallace, read by Robin Bailey
  • "Reginald on House Parties", by Saki, read by Nigel Hawthorne
  • "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment", by Nathaniel Hawthorne, read by Nicky Henson
  • "Ship to Tarshish", by Edgar Allan Poe, read by Iain Cuthbertson
  • "The Tell-tale Heart", by Edgar Allan Poe, read by Richard Pascoe
  • "Lost Hearts", by M.R. James, read by Richard Pasco
  • "The Black Cat", by Edgar Allan Poe, read by Richard Griffiths
  • "The Monkey's Paw", by W.W. Jacobs, read by Patrick Malahide

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      Clara Richford, VT, USA 02-16-08
      Clara Richford, VT, USA 02-16-08
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      "Short Stories review"

      I find this book fascinating. There is Drama, Mystery, History, a little of comedy, one story,"The Cat Who Walked By Himself" by Kipling is so full of imagination it is unbelievable. I have listened to it many times and am not tired of it yet.The reader did an excellent job, also. The only story I had read previous to acquiring this one is Poe's "The Black Cat". The other stories in the book are not the mainstream that you see everywhere, Like "The Girl from Arles"-or at least I had never read it before. This book was well worth the effort to get it and continues to entertain me.

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      Ramsden Heath, Essex, United Kingdom
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      "A bit disappointing"

      Well written and well read but the stories are dated and not especially edifying.

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      Veltem-Beisem, Belgium
      6/27/12
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      "Nice collection"

      This is a nice collection of short stories read by different readers (among them I recognised Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry).
      The only annoying thing is that they don't always say who is going to read it and I'd like to hear this as well, so I can go out and look on audible for more books that are read by these people...

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