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Best of Women's Short Stories, Volume 3

Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins
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Publisher's Summary

The third of CSA Word's popular women's short story collections.

Nine unabridged works by time-honoured female and male writers exploring what love, family, and marriage mean. 

This collection brings together stories by Edith Wharton, Katherine Mansfield, Wilkie Collins and Marcel Proust, with forays into the supernatural and the comedic by Sabine Baring-Gould and Saki. Be them funny or moving, all stories are beautifully read by Harriet Walter (Atonement, Netflix’s The Crown), Juliet Stevenson (Bend it Like Beckham, The Enfield Haunting), Barbara Leigh-Hunt (Pride and Prejudice, Billy Elliot) and Rosalind Ayres (Titanic, Outnumbered).

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Critic Reviews

"CSA Word's collections of stories 'by or about women' are consistently fascinating." (The Observer)

"CSA Word's collections of 'stories by or about women', narrated by such excellent readers as Rosalind Ayres, Juliet Stevenson and Harriet Walters are consistently fascinating." (The Times)

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Don't bother unless skipping to Juliet Stevenson's

What did you like best about Best of Women's Short Stories, Volume 3? What did you like least?

Best: Juliet Stevenson's turning even the most mundane story into something I want to hear the end of.
Least: The poor spacing/lack of a beat between stories (inconsistent), the sharp/piercing voices of one of the other narrators, the inconsistency of sound, and the stories themselves are forgettable.

Have you listened to any of the narrators’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Juliet Stevenson is the one who is a standout among the rest - positively perfect.

Could you see Best of Women's Short Stories, Volume 3 being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

NO.

Any additional comments?

Skip it.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful