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Elena

seattle, WA, United States
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  • Patricia Highsmith

  • Selected Novels and Short Stories
  • By: Patricia Highsmith
  • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot, Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 27 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 193
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 151

The remarkable renaissance of Patricia Highsmith continues with the publication of Patricia Highsmith: Selected Novels and Short Stories, featuring the groundbreaking novels Strangers on a Train and The Price of Salt as well as a trove of penetrating short stories. With a critical introduction by Joan Schenkar, situating Highsmith’s classic works within her own tumultuous life, this book provides a useful guide to some of her most dazzlingly seductive writing.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Long before "Carol," I admired and respected Ms. Highsmith

  • By Peace on 04-11-15

Narrator is fantastic

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-20-11

the voice of Bruno, in Strangers on the Train, is perhaps the best audio narration I have ever heard . . .

10 of 18 people found this review helpful

  • Far Eastern Tales

  • By: W. Somerset Maugham
  • Narrated by: Robert Powell
  • Length: 9 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 66

Far eastern Tales is a collection of Maugham's short stories, all born of his experiences in Malaysia, Singapore, and other outposts of the former British Empire. The stories included on this recording are Footprints in the Jungle, Mabel, P & O, The Door of Oportunity, The Buried Talent, Before the Party, Mr. Know-all, Neil MacAdam, The End of the Flight and The Force of Circumstance.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gimlet eyed view of human folly & human compassion

  • By Elena on 10-19-10

Gimlet eyed view of human folly & human compassion

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-19-10

You can't go wrong. Somerset Maugham with his sophisticated understanding and emrace of the ambiguities of the human character. And a great reader. Savor . . .

5 of 5 people found this review helpful