A thoroughly engaging collection of great classic tales by the very best American authors.
... and 10 more wonderful stories.
Public Domain (P)2015 Red Door Audiobooks
The stories are classics, but the narrators rythym was irritating. The stories themselves are fantastically written but I felt that the narrator was trying to tell a cheesy horror story to a toddler.
the narrators voice makes it almost impossible to listen to. she does this awful infection that completely destroyed the content for me. she don't do it all the time but often enough to make me feel that this was a HUGE waste of one of my credits.
Narration style and accent distracted me from enjoying the stories.
Also the pause / transition between stories was so quick and monotone that I was often unsure which story I was in.
Retired US Navy Submariner. Served in 2 Diesel boats, 2 fast attacks and 2 SSBNs Retired as Master Chief. Worked in civilian Nuclear power plants as a second career.
I have only listened to the first 3 stories. I had hoped that each story would have a different narrator. But NO....
Most of these stories are really good, some dark, others cute. I'd share this with a teenager in my life. The narrator, however, has a nasal, annoying, British or something accent, and sometimes I couldn't concentrate on the storyline because of it. I'll never listen to anything by this voice actress again.
Didn't like the actress/automated voice narrating these precious short stories. I assume the "voice" is British, and I love and watch British tv and movies....love them. But this narration is awful. Could not finish a single story with this narration. Too bad because this great story collection.
"Stories ruined by narration"
Everrrrry woord is soooo longggg - The narration is so annoying with every word dragged out....it really makes this inaudible although a shame because some of the stories are not bad.
Completely! - The narrator is awful! I gave this a 1 STAR because of the narrator - could not listen to the stories....
Avoid books from this narrator
"Strange short stories"
A weird collection of strange stories made even weirder by the odd narrating style of Cathy Dobson. Because of this I found it hard to concentrate on the stories themselves.
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