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  • Three Early Stories

  • By: J.D. Salinger
  • Narrated by: Mike Dennis
  • Length: 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 208
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 185
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 183

A young and ambitious writer named Jerome David Salinger set his goals very high very early in his career. He almost desperately wished to publish his early stories in The New Yorker magazine, the pinnacle, he felt, of America’s literary world. But such was not to be for several long years and the length of one long world war. But other magazines were quick to recognize a new talent, a fresh voice at a time when the world verged on madness....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For fans of Salinger an excellent collection of sh

  • By Gaele on 07-10-14

A perfect Voice

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Reviewed: 08-01-14

Would you listen to Three Early Stories again? Why?

Yes, for the pleasure of it.

Would you recommend Three Early Stories to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes - it's literature that's fun to hear.

What about Mike Dennis’s performance did you like?

Mike has the perfect voice to bring characters alive who, atypically in Salinger's work, are described and revealed entirely by what they say. So Mike Dennis brings them peculiarly alive in these "Three Early Stories."

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Very much so.

Any additional comments?

This selection demonstrates the genius (not too strong a word) of Audible Com in selecting the right narrator for its works. Each of the characters in Salinger's "Three Early Stories is quite different and each one’s character revealed solely through the voice. Dennis has the brilliant ability to engage one’s ear with the character being quoted and the emotion being cued. A significant achievement for this particular medium.

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