In the Country of Last Things Copyright ©1987 by Paul Auster; The Hundred Secret Senses Copyright ©1995 by Amy Tan; The Stories of Eva Luna Copyright ©1989 by Isabel Allende, 1991 by Macmillan Publishing Co., A Division of Macmillan, Inc.; The Big Sleep Copyright ©1939 by Raymond Chandler, Copyright Renewed 1966 by Mrs. Helga Greene;
This would be a good primer for actors aspiring to read audio books. It was less appealing to me as a listener. This is not a collection of short stories, but a group of excerpts from novels. Imagine a movie made up of scenes from other movies without transitions. The book also lacks an index or any introduction to the excerpts, so the listener careens from one voice describing 19th century France to another describing contemporary Chinese-American sensibilities. The book does work as a sampler, albeit an awkward one.
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