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A breathtaking collection of 80 classic short stories inspired by different locations, people and customs across the globe.

Australia

  • 1. "A Visit to Droughtland" by Banjo Paterson"
  • 2." The Drover’s Wife", by Henry Lawson
  • 3. "Hughey’s Dog", by Banjo Paterson
  • 4. "In the Cattle Country", by Banjo Paterson
  • 5." An Error of Judgement", by John Barry
  • 6." A Strange Goldfield", by Guy Boothby
  • 7." The Dog", by Banjo Paterson
  • 8. "The Downfall of Mulligans", by Banjo Paterson

Asia

  • 9. "The Phantom Rickshaw", by Rudyard Kipling
  • 10."Moti Guj - Mutineer", by Rudyard Kipling
  • 11. "The Mark of the Beast", by Rudyard Kipling
  • 12."The Secret Sharer", by Joseph Conrad
  • 13."The Monkey and the Queen’s Jewels"
  • 14."The Tale of Princess Sambula"
  • 15."The Ass in the Lion’s Skin"
  • 16."The Talkative Tortoise"
  • 17."The Peach Blossom Fountain"
  • 18. "The Lute Girl’s Lament"
  • 19".Typhoon off the Coast of Japan", by Jack London
  • Plus dozens of other classic tales from around the globe!
Public Domain (P)2014 Red Door Audiobooks

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Could be my 70 yr old ears, difficult 2 understand

What disappointed you about Around the World in 80 Tales?

Same reader, and difficult to understand her heavy accent.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

See above. Also, limited inflection.

Any additional comments?

Didn't finish the book.

11 of 19 people found this review helpful

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Terrible

The reader is awful. Her cadence is atrocious. Don't buy this book. It's simply terrible.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Ms. E. Morgan
  • 06-13-17

Great Variety but Spoiled by terrible narrator

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The Narrator

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

N/A

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Very much so

Did Around the World in 80 Tales inspire you to do anything?

Look up stories by the same authors but with different narrators

Any additional comments?

Full Story List:

1) A Visit to Droughtland - Banjo Paterson - 11:36
2) The Drover's Wife - Henry Lawson - 19:04
3) Hughey's Dog - Banjo Paterson - 11:45
4) In the Cattle Country - Banjo Paterson - 12:32
5) An Error of Judgement - John Barry - 10:32
6) A Strange Goldfield - Guy Boothby - 16:52
7) The Dog - Banjo Paterson - 9:15
8) The Downfall of Mulligans - Banjo Paterson - 9:55
9) The Phantom Rickshaw - Rudyard Kipling - 56:42
10) Moti Guj - Mutineer - Rudyard Kipling - 16:27
11) The Mark of the Beast - Rudyard Kipling - 29:28
12) The Secret Sharer - Joseph Conrad (Part 1) - 47:51
13) The Secret Sharer - Joseph Conrad (Part 2) - 52:49
14)The Monkey and the Queen's Jewels - (Stories of the Buddah) - 8:45
15) The Tale of Princess Sambula - (Stories of the Buddah) - 14:52
16) The Ass in the Lion's Skin - (Stories of the Buddah) - 1:57
17) The Talkative Tortoise - (Stories of the Buddah) - 3:34
18) The Peach Blossom Fountain - Tao Yuanming - 3:03
19) The Lute Girl's Lament - Pŏ Chü-yi - 5:33
20) Typhoon off the Coast of Japan - Jack London - 12:05
21) The Motherstone - John Galsworthy - 12:05
22) The Mystery of Sasassa Valley - Sir Arthur Connan Doyle - 28:03
23) Long Odds - H. Rider Haggard - 36:30
24) A Professor of Egyptology - Guy Boothby - 47:35
25) Lost in a Pyramid/The Mummy's Curse - Louisa May Alcott - (Part 1) 15:15
26) Lost in a Pyramid/The Mummy's Curse - Louisa May Alcott - (Part 2) 10:23
27) The Three Silver Citrons - A Persian Story - 21:24
28) The History of Ali Cogia - Story from the Arabian Nights - 31:01
29) The Severed Hand - Wilhelm Hauff - 31:06
30) England, My England - D. H. Lawrence - 1:26:30
31) The Holly Tree, Three Branches - Charles Dickens - (1st Branch - Myself) 51:11
32) The Holly Tree, Three Branches - Charles Dickens - (2nd Branch - The Boots) 24:44
33) The Holly Tree, Three Branches - Charles Dickens - (3rd Branch - The Bill) 7:33
34) The Monkey's Paw (Part 1) - W.W Jacobs - 11:00
35) The Monkey's Paw (Part 2) - W.W Jacobs - 6:14
36) The Monkey's Paw (Part 3) - W.W Jacobs - 8:37
37) Where Was Wych Street? - Stacy Aumonier - 37:42
38) A Poor Gentleman - George Gissing - 33:22
39) The Un-Rest Cure - 'Saki' (Hector Hugh Munro) - 17:24
40) The Story of Deirdre - Celtic Fairy Tale - 31:38
41) A Legend of Knockmany - Celtic Fairy Tale - 20:26
42) The Dead - James Joyce - 1:34:50
43) Red Hanrahan - W. B. Yates - 20:12
44) The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains - Frederick Marryat - 59:26
45) The Jews' Beech-Tree - Annette von Droste-Hülshoff - 1:54:12
46) In A German Pension - Katherine Mansfield - 9:12
47) Beast of Gévaudan (A French Werewolf) - Sabine Baring-Gould - 15:53
48) The Girl Who Was Tired of Love - Leonard Merrick - 36:02
49) The Necklace - Guy de Maupassant - 19:44
50) The Murders in the Rue Morgue - Edgar Allan Poe - 1:26:54
51) A Child's Revenge - Paul Bourgeois - 22:22
52) Miss Bracegirdle Does Her Duty - Stacy Aumonier - 42:33
53) Miss Brill - Katherine Mansfield - 12:22
54) Miss Harriett - Guy de Maupassant - 47:34
55) The Cask of Amontillado - Edgar Allan Poe - 15:55
56) The Assignation - Edgar Allan Poe - 31:29
57) Maestro Niccolo and the Pig - Gio Sabadino - 9:38
58) The Oval Portrait - Edgar Allan Poe - 8:52
59) The Inn of the Two Witches - Joseph Conrad - 1:07:28
60) The Walled Nun of Avila - S.G.C. Middlemore - 15:12
61) The Masked Ball – Maria Kowabb – 18:10
62) The Truce of the Bear – 'Sapper' (H. C. McNeile) Part 1 – 4:26
63) The Truce of the Bear – 'Sapper' (H. C. McNeile) Part 2– 4:26
64) The Nettle Spinner - Flemish and French fairy Tale (Part 1) 1:08
65) The Nettle Spinner - Flemish and French fairy Tale (Part 2) 2:13
66) The Nettle Spinner - Flemish and French fairy Tale (Part 3) 2:50
67) The Nettle Spinner - Flemish and French fairy Tale (Part 4) 2:15
68) The Nettle Spinner - Flemish and French fairy Tale (Part 5) 2:59
69) The Nettle Spinner - Flemish and French fairy Tale (Part 6) 3:08
70) The Nettle Spinner - Flemish and French fairy Tale (Part 7) 2:14
71) The Nettle Spinner - Flemish and French fairy Tale (Part 8) 0:33
72) A Pastural Horrow – Sir Arthur Connan Doyle – 42:47
73) The Widow of Ephesus – Petronius – 6:01
74) The Belated Russian Passport - Mark Twain (Part 1) – 7:58
75) The Belated Russian Passport - Mark Twain (Part 2) – 8:05
76) The Belated Russian Passport - Mark Twain (Part 3) – 7:58
77) The Belated Russian Passport - Mark Twain (Part 4) – 12:16
78) The Nose - Nikolai Gogol (Part 1) – 9:15
79) The Nose - Nikolai Gogol (Part 2) – 50:07
80) The Nose - Nikolai Gogol (Part 3) – 8:09
81) Oh! - A Cossack Story – (Russian Fairy Tale) – 23:54
82) The Queen of Spades - Alexander Pushkin (Chapter 1) – 8:26
83) The Queen of Spades - Alexander Pushkin (Chapter 2) – 15:58
84) The Queen of Spades - Alexander Pushkin (Chapter 3) – 17:03
85) The Queen of Spades - Alexander Pushkin (Chapter 4) – 8:26
86) The Queen of Spades - Alexander Pushkin (Chapter 5) – 6:18
87) The Queen of Spades - Alexander Pushkin (Chapter 6) – 9:23
88) War – Sherwood Anderson – 9:12
89) The Wise Girl – A Serbian Story – 11:42
90) A Descent into the Maelström - Edgar Allan Poe – 41:45
91) The Magic Pipe – A Norse Tale – 20:27
92) The Father - Björnstjerne Björnson – 6:40
93) The Lightning-Rod Man - Herman Melville – 18:17
94) The Gift of the Magi - O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) – 13:37
95) The Eyes of the Panther - Ambrose Bierce (Part 1) – 4:11
96) The Eyes of the Panther - Ambrose Bierce (Part 2) – 9:35
97) The Eyes of the Panther - Ambrose Bierce (Part 3) – 5:56
98) The Eyes of the Panther - Ambrose Bierce (Part 4) – 4:41
99) Cannibalism In The Cars - Mark Twain – 22:04
100) The Story of An Hour - Kate Chopin – 7:03
101) The Werwolves - Henry Beaugrand – 13:01
102) Seeds - Sherwood Anderson – 18:56
103) Memoirs of a Yellow Dog - O. Henry (William Sydney Porter) – 11:22
104) Curried Cow - Ambrose Bierce – 15:50
105) Submarine – Stella Benson – 13:14
106) A Lucky Number - S.B. Hale – 28:11
107) The Story of a Piebald Horse - W. H. Hudson – 25:15

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  • R. Mcintyre
  • 03-31-15

Dull

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

More interesting stories

What will your next listen be?

Still looking

How could the performance have been better?

Not sure. The reader didn't inject any "spark" into the prose, but the initial two stories were literally and metaphorically dry. Haven't listened further.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

thirst.

Any additional comments?

The ad promises Kipling, Dickens, Conan Doyle. Set out listening to a short story (droughtland) which went nowhere fast and then heard something about a family worried about a snake in the house.Stopped listening.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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