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  • O. Henry: Complete Short Stories Collection

  • By: O. Henry, William Sydney Porter
  • Narrated by: Bob Thomley
  • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 116
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

O. Henry's short stories are well known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and clever twist endings. This collection includes "The Last Leaf", "The Love Philter of Ikey Schoenstein", "The Caliph", "Cupid and the Clock", "The Brief Debut of Tildy", "The Higher Abdication", "The Ransom of Red Chief", "One Dollar’s Worth", "Cupid a la Carte", "Girl", "Springtime a la Carte", "The Ethics of Pig", "The Social Triangle", "Witches Loaves", "The Romace of the Buys Broker", and more.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Mis-named: This is not a complete collection

  • By Loren on 03-20-13

Great Stories, Good Reading, but...

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-15-17

Would you listen to O. Henry: Complete Short Stories Collection again? Why?

Bob Thomley does an above board job, with great character voices in cameo, as well as his narration. I know reading for audio-books is a labor-intensive job, and most readers do a good job of preparing for reading difficult words, names, or foreign languages that appear in their text.

But Mr. Thomley, in the O. Henry short story Christmas By Injunction, actually said "en-u-ee" (sounds like N-U-E) for the word 'ennui', a commonly known french noun meaning boredom, (pronounced änˈwē/), in this passage: Bobby had retreated to a distant chair, and was coldly regarding the scene with ennui plastered thick upon him.

Other than that, so far a great listen, and, of course, the stories are great even when they sometimes don't come to a satisfactory conclusion for me.

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