O. Henry's short stories are well known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings. Includes: "By Courier", "Jimmie Hayes and Muriel", "School and Schools", "Roads of Destiny", "A Blackjack Bargainer"," A Cosmopolite in a Café", "Christmas by Injunction", "Mammon and the Archer", "A Bird of Bagdad", "After 20 Years", "From The Cabby’s Seat", "Lost on Dress Parade", "Memoirs of a Yellow Dog", "Tobin’s Palm", "Transients in Arcadia", "The Trimmed Lamp", "The Skylight Room", "Ulysses and the Dogman", "The Pendelum", "The Enchanted Profile", "The Green Door", "The Third Ingredient", "The Princess and the Puma", and "Best-Seller".
Public Domain (P)2012 Trout Lake Media
Entertaining, educational, witty.
The author because he challenges his listener with classic phrasing and descriptions of humanity that elevate and entertain.
When the waitress who couldn't tolerate men's eating habits finally realized what hunger was. The metaphor was marvelous.
O Henry routinely makes me laugh. His tongue is so far inside his cheek you'd have to be deaf to miss it.
The narrator is marvelous. I have sought Bob Thomley in other works just to hear his soothing voice. Perfect choice for O. Henry.
It is hard to beat the price for this excellent collection of short stories. O Henry is one of the innovators of the genre and most of his stories hold up. These stories are great for people who want a short story that clearly follows the classic narrative structure of begining, middle, and end. I have read numerous short story collection reviews that complain about how the stories JUST END (I kind of disagree with this argument but that is splitting heirs). But if you want short fiction that has a clear structure (but still is innovative and exciting) with humour, heart (and captures his era) I reccomend O. Henry. The narration is also good. One of the best buys on Audible.
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