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50 Greatest Short Stories

By: Terry O'Brien - editor,Terry O'Brien - introduction
Narrated by: Fajer Al-Kaisi,Deepti Gupta
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Publisher's summary

Selected from the best of the world's short fiction, 50 Great Short Stories brings together writings by great masters of the genre. Carefully picked for their timeless quality, listeners are sure to be delighted by the inclusion of such favourites as 'The Gift of the Magi', 'The Lady with the Dog', 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button', 'Rain' and 'Mrs Packletide's Tiger', to name but a few.

This outstanding and wide-ranging anthology of stories is a collector's item, designed for those familiar to refresh their acquaintance with some of the world's finest writing and for newer listeners to be introduced to it.

©2015 Selection and Introduction Copyright Terry O'Brien (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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It was very hard to understand the narrator. Therefore, I did not enjoy the one story I got through.

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Great selection and well read

This is a great selection of stories by world class writers. I have been reading and listening to (and writing) short stories for 70+ years, and I was pleased to discover that many of the stories I had never come across before. I thought the readers did a fine job.

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Narration was awful...

Narrator was monotone and hard to understand. At least it was only one credit in my free trial, although I really wish I still had that credit! $23 is way too much for this collection. PASS!

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Hoped for better

I wish the title and author would have been used instead of chapter numbers also I think there could have been more effective narrators.

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Not able to listen to this one

I did not listen to enough of the sample before purchasing. What a silly mistake. The accent of the reader is very different from mine and I simply cannot understand the story because it is so distracting. Also, the accent is nothing like what the original authors would have sounded like, so this greatly detracts. Others may like this reader, but she did not work for me. I regret wasting a credit on it. I wish I could figure out how to delete the thing from my account because it will embarrass me every time I notice my silly mistake.

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Narrator is terrible

The stories are ok. The narrator has a shrill voice and her accent makes her hard to understand. I will avoid books in the future narrated by her.

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