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  • Best American Humorous Short Stories

  • By: Mark Twain, Edgar Allan Poe, Caroline M.S. Kirkland, and others
  • Narrated by: Stephanye Dussud
  • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 52
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 46
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 44

Eighteen of the very best American short stories, each a classic in its own right. Stories include "The Little Frenchman and his Water Lots", by George Pope Morris; "The Angel of the Odd", by Edgar Allan Poe; "The Schoolmasters’s Progress", by Caroline M.S. Kirkland; "The Watkinson Evening", by Eliza Leslie; "Titbottom’s Spectacles", by George William Curtis; "My Double and "How He Undid Me", by Edward Everett Hale; "A Visit to the Asylum for Aged and Decayed Punsters", by Oliver Wendell; and more.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Unamused

  • By Periscope on 10-13-12

Some delightful stories spoiled by the narration.

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Different narrator.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Having difficulty staying with the audiobook due to the narrator. I will finish it but it will take a lot of work.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

No levity or personality to her reading.

Any additional comments?

While the narrator's voice is pleasant I am not convinced she enjoyed reading the book aloud. She needs much more life in her performance to make the characters come to life.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful