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  • Short Stories by Saki | H. H. Munro

    Short Stories by Saki

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By H. H. Munro
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson, Nadia May
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    Hector Munro, writing under the pseudonym of Saki, is justly renowned for his urbane and witty short stories. His eccentric characters, humorous dialogue and engaging domestic situations all reveal a penetrating and sometimes disturbing insight into human nature. As a quixotic tour guide, Saki leads the reader from garden party to pig sty to political convention with the ease of one who is intimately familiar with the cares and foibles of the human condition, showing us this vista of life through the well tempered lens of his gentle, British irony. In this definitive collection of stories we can browse and sightsee at our leisure, cross borders of fresh insight, admire and enjoy each whimsical tale as we journey through the imaginative landscape of a truly artful writer.

    Die Falknerin says: "Satirical brilliance"
  • The Short Stories of Saki: 65 of Saki's Most Popular Tales | Hector Hugh Munro

    The Short Stories of Saki: 65 of Saki's Most Popular Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Hector Hugh Munro
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
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    Sixty-five short stories by the master storyteller, Saki.

  • The Chronicles of Clovis | H. H. Munro - Saki

    The Chronicles of Clovis

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By H. H. Munro - Saki
    • Narrated By Ian Richardson
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    The Chronicles of Clovis, published in 1911, was the third in Saki (H. H. Munro)'s series of very funny and very vicious stories. As an insider, Saki was ideally poised to eviscerate the Edwardian middle class way of life, and his pitiless and magnetic sense of humour - teamed with an ability to wield that sharpest of writer's tools, the (very) short story - makes these some of the funniest and most quotable of tales. All of the running themes in Saki's work are here.

    John says: "Weighed down..."
  • The Best of Saki, Volume 2 |  Saki

    The Best of Saki, Volume 2

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Saki
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    The delicious, biting wit of Saki's short stories satirizing Edwardian high society are some of the funniest and most delightful of exquisite literary miniatures. In this second volume, there are 22 glittering examples.

  • The Best of Saki - Volume 1 |  Saki

    The Best of Saki - Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Saki
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    The delicious, biting wit of Saki's short stories satirizing Edwardian high society are some of the funniest and most delightful exquisite literary miniatures. In this first volume, there are 22 glittering examples. Saki was the pen name of Hector Hugh Monro. He was born in Burma in 1870, where his father was a senior official in the Burma police. From the age of two, he lived with two maiden aunts and his grandmother in Devon and was educated in Exmouth and at the Bedford Grammar School.

    Terri A Arden says: "no connection"
  • Beasts And Super Beasts: 36 Short Stories By Saki | Hector Hugh Munro

    Beasts And Super Beasts: 36 Short Stories By Saki

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Hector Hugh Munro
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A glittering collection of 36 short stories by Edwardian satirist Hector Hugh Munro, who wrote under the pseudonym "Saki". Beasts And Super-Beasts includes many of Saki's best loved tales, exemplifying his witty and multi-layered storytelling, satirizing the habits and morals of British society of his day.

    mtparis says: "reader is obnoxious"
  • The Interlopers |  Saki

    The Interlopers

    • UNABRIDGED (14 mins)
    • By Saki
    • Narrated By Mike Vendetti
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    Imagine you are hunting an enemy who happens to be your neighbor, and suppose that your neighbor is hunting you. What makes people who should be friends become fierce enemies? Who is the loser in this deadly fight? The answer may shock you.

  • Reginald |  Saki

    Reginald

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 22 mins)
    • By Saki
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    Reginald, published in 1904, was the first of Saki's collections of short stories. The eponymous Reginald is an effete, cynical young man-about-town whose character is a vehicle for Saki's delicious biting wit satirizing Edwardian high society.

  • Saki: The Short Stories |  Saki

    Saki: The Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 23 mins)
    • By Saki
    • Narrated By Richard Mitchley, Eve Karpf
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    In this selection of some of Saki's best short stories, we enter a fictional world in which the Edwardian gently are pitched against the rude forces of nature and maiden aunts struggle unsuccessfully to contain the merciless antics of children in their charge. Saki is perhaps the ultimate master of writing complete stories in just a few pages and his sublime craftsmanship is accompanied by a wicked black humour.

  • The Best of Saki – Volume 3 |  Saki

    The Best of Saki – Volume 3

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Saki
    • Narrated By Roy Macready
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    The delicious, biting wit of Saki's short stories satirizing Edwardian high society are some of the funniest and most delightful of exquisite literary miniatures. In this third volume, there are 21 glittering examples.

  • A Trio of Saki: 'The Storyteller', 'The Open Window', 'Bertie's Christmas Eve' |  Saki

    A Trio of Saki: 'The Storyteller', 'The Open Window', 'Bertie's Christmas Eve'

    • UNABRIDGED (33 mins)
    • By Saki
    • Narrated By Joy Gelardi
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    Saki was the pen name of Hector Hugh Munro (December 18, 1870 - November 13, 1916), a British writer, whose witty and sometimes macabre stories satirized Edwardian society and culture. He is considered a master of the short story and is often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. His tales feature delicately drawn characters and finely judged narratives.

  • Halloween Stories | Edgar Allan Poe, Saki

    Halloween Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Edgar Allan Poe, Saki
    • Narrated By Bart Wolffe, Emma Topping, Laurence Olivier
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    Classic spine-tingling tales to thrill you including Tobermory by Saki and The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe.

  • The World of Saki | Saki (H.H. Munro)

    The World of Saki

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Saki (H.H. Munro)
    • Narrated By Alexander Spencer
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    This volume collects 16 stories from the master of wit and wisdom, Saki, who displayed an incomparable agility with delicate, humorous, stylistic prose. Included here are: "Esmé," about a hyena that adopts 2 British women, "Tobermory," featuring a talking cat, and "Sredni Vashtar," concerning demon worship, as well as "The Easter Egg," "Mrs. Packeltide's Tiger," "The Byzantine Omelette," and many more.

    thatgirlthere says: "Worst.Sound. Ever."
  • Short Stories: The Nostalgia Collection | Jerome K. Jerome,Louisa May Alcott, Saki

    Short Stories: The Nostalgia Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Jerome K. Jerome, Louisa May Alcott, Saki
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Edward Hardwicke, and others
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    CSA Word continues its ever-popular series of classic short stories, featuring writers such as Jerome K. Jerome, Louisa May Alcott and Saki, read by such respected and revered readers as Derek Jacobi, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry.

    Frances says: "cracking stories, but no table of contents!"
  • Three Saki Short Stories | H. H. Munro - Saki

    Three Saki Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (26 mins)
    • By H. H. Munro - Saki
    • Narrated By Phillip J. Mather
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    Hector Hugh Munro (December 18, 1870-November 14, 1916), better known by the pen name Saki and frequently as H. H. Munro, was a British writer whose witty, mischievous, and sometimes macabre stories satirize Edwardian society and culture. He is considered a master of the short story and often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. Influenced by Oscar Wilde, Lewis Carroll, and Rudyard Kipling, he himself influenced A. A. Milne, Noel Coward, and P. G. Wodehouse.

  • Stephen Fry Presents...A Selection of Short Stories | Hector Hugh Munro

    Stephen Fry Presents...A Selection of Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 19 mins)
    • By Hector Hugh Munro
    • Narrated By Stephen Fry
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    Immerse yourself in a world where the illuminating Stephen Fry reads some of the more memorable short stories of our time. A brilliant combination of reader and writer come together in these short stories available on digital download.

    Phebe says: "Fry is the Perfect Reader for Saki"
  • Short Stories by Saki | H. H. Munro

    Short Stories by Saki

    • UNABRIDGED (1 hr and 17 mins)
    • By H. H. Munro
    • Narrated By Emma Topping
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    Here are seven of H.H. Munro's (Saki's) finest short stories, including 'The Treasure Ship', 'Laura', 'The Lumber Room', 'The Quince Tree', 'The Open Window', 'Tobermory', and 'The Story Teller'. Witty, mischievous, and sometimes macabre, the stories satirise Edwardian society and culture.

    Michael says: "Could not believe my ears"
  • Tales of the Unexpected |  Saki

    Tales of the Unexpected

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Saki
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi
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    Master storyteller, H.H. Munro, better known by the pen name Saki, is famous for his witty, mischievous, and macabre stories of suspense. He specialized in impudent practical jokes, devilish trickery, and incredible yarns and his writing became popular in the early 1900s for its witty and satirical look at the pretensions and ignorance of bourgeois English society.

  • Saki: Selected Stories | H. H. Saki Munroe

    Saki: Selected Stories

    • Abridged/Unabridged (2 hrs and 1 min)
    • By H. H. Saki Munroe
    • Narrated By Michelle Ford, Sharon Toze, Benjamin Lind
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    Saki, who's real name was Hector Hugh Munro, was a British writer of witty and sometimes macabre stories. Critics consider him a master of the short story, and he is often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. Saki wrote hundreds of wonderful stories.

  • Classic Saki Stories |  Saki

    Classic Saki Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Saki
    • Narrated By Barbara Leigh-Hunt
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    Saki's popularity and reputation continue to thrive. This collection of unusual stories from the master storyteller all feature animals.

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