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Great Classic Stories Audiobook

Great Classic Stories: 22 Unabridged Classics

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Publisher's Summary

A treasure-chest of the written and spoken word, this collection is read by brilliant actors who make this audio anthology a genuine treat for the listener. Includes:

  • "Reginald on House Parties" by Saki
  • "The Sphinx Without a Secret" by Oscar Wilde
  • Tobermory" by Saki
  • "On Being Idle" by Jerome K. Jerome
  • "For Better or Worse" by W.W. Jacobs
  • "The Model Millionaire" by Oscar Wilde
  • "The Garden of Truth" by E. Nesbit
  • "The Cat That Walked by Himself" and "The Girl from Arles" by Alphonse Daudet
  • "Mr. & Mrs. Dove" by Katherine Mansfield
  • "Georgie Porgie" by Rudyard Kipling
  • "Caterpillars" by E.F. Benson
  • "Lost Hearts" by M.R. James
  • "Ship to Tarshish" by John Buchan
  • "The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
  • "The Man of the Night" by Edgar Wallace
  • "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • "B 24" by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "Pat Hobby & Orson Welles" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • "Mad" by Guy de Maupassant
  • "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe
  • "The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs

    This collection was previously published as Short Stories: The Ultimate Classic Collection.

    (P)2005 CSA Telltapes, licensed from CSA Word

  • What the Critics Say

    "Emilia Fox reads beautifully. She also supplies an appealing, believable voice for Victoria, the Cockney heroine." (AudioFile)

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      Wendy Brigham City, UT, USA 10-22-09
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      "Enjoyable listen"

      The previous reviewer must have done something wrong, because I got nearly 8 hours of audio. Great narrators & great stories.

      9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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      Arlan Purdy United States 02-19-16
      Arlan Purdy United States 02-19-16 Member Since 2016
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      "Mostly entertaining"

      As you might expect with a variety pack, the quality of story and the quality of narration varies. Probably does not have the best work from any of the authors. But enjoyable overall. Helped me through a long drive.

      1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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      Kendrick San Jose, CA, USA 12-15-08
      Kendrick San Jose, CA, USA 12-15-08
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      "Great Stories (Abridged by Audible)"

      I was rather shocked when I downloaded this Audiobook to discover how much it had been cut down. While it say in my library, it claimed to have 7 hours of stories, while the Audible version only had the first hour and a half.

      13 of 28 people found this review helpful
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      Ruth New Haven, CT, United States 12-07-11
      Ruth New Haven, CT, United States 12-07-11 Member Since 2007
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      "Too much horror, not enough "literature""

      I'm currently a student in an MFA in Creative Writing program, with a focus on short story.

      I am therefore trying to read a wide range of short stories, and bought this and 2 other collections from Audible.com

      I was sorry that so many of these stories were in the "horror" genre.

      5 of 12 people found this review helpful
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      S FRAMINGHAM, MA, United States 04-23-12
      S FRAMINGHAM, MA, United States 04-23-12 Member Since 2011
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      "Dissapointing"

      I could only bear the first two stories. The voice is not appealing and the stories are dull.

      2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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      Ruth Lambert New Haven, Connecticut 12-07-11
      Ruth Lambert New Haven, Connecticut 12-07-11 Member Since 2007
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      "Too much horror, not enough "literature""

      I'm currently a student in an MFA in Creative Writing program, with a focus on short story.

      I am therefore trying to read a wide range of short stories, and bought this and 2 other collections from Audible.com

      I was sorry that so many of these stories were in the "horror" genre.

      3 of 10 people found this review helpful

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