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Selected Shorts: Timeless Classics | [James Thurber, Edith Wharton, Jack London, D.H. Lawrence]

Selected Shorts: Timeless Classics

Selected Shorts is an award-winning series of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors. The readings are recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. The Selected Shorts radio series is a co-production of Symphony Space and WNYC, New York Public Radio, and is heard on public radio stations nationwide.
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Publisher's Summary

Selected Shorts is an award-winning series of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors. The readings are recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. The Selected Shorts radio series is a co-production of Symphony Space and WNYC, New York Public Radio, and is heard on public radio stations nationwide.

In this collection of timeless classics:

  • James Thurber's "The Night the Ghost Got In" read by Isiah Sheffer
  • Edith Wharton's "Roman Fever" read by Maria Tucci
  • Jack London's "Make Westing" read by Steven Gilborn
  • D.H. Lawrence's "The Rocking-horse Winner" read by John Shea
  • Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" read by Marian Seldes
  • Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game" read by Charles Keating
  • Raymond Carver's "Cathedral" read by James Naughton

© and (P)2005 The Symphony Space Inc.

What the Critics Say

  • Audie Award Finalist, Audiobook Adapted from Another Medium, 2007

"What makes these retellings fresh is the dynamic of the live audience, with the murmurs and, at times, laughter of the crowd helping to direct readers." (Audiofile)

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    De Fluker Macon, GA 07-22-07
    De Fluker Macon, GA 07-22-07 Member Since 2005

    Mama De

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    "Outstanding!"

    A wonderful variety of stories, each one offers opportunities for perspectives you may not have considered before. Some will leave you podering others are just laugh out loud. So good you'll want to go back to listen again!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Scott pacific northwest, u.s. 03-04-06
    Scott pacific northwest, u.s. 03-04-06 Member Since 2004

    still tilting at windmills, after all of these years.

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    perfect before sleep listening. the pieces are reasonably short and it's easy to navigate from one to the other.

    great stories, well read. this is the nineteenth of a series from symphony space. i can only hope audible nabs the rest.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    William Sauter 09-14-06 Member Since 2006
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    The short stories are great and very very well read. I was highly entertained and pleased.

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    Christina Dallas, TX, USA 05-02-07
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    Excellent!! Wonderful stories read by awesome performers.

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    While most of the stories are engaging, I did find myself zoning out while listening to a couple of them. Overall this is a good listen. The length of the stories is perfect for commute or on the treadmill. I would recommend.

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