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Publisher's Summary

A superb collection of classic short stories showcasing the variety, depth and imagination of great Victorian writers.

  • 'All Souls' by Edith Wharton
  • 'The Plattner Story' by H. G. Wells
  • 'Sparkling Biacrene' by F. Anstey
  • 'Roads of Destiny' by O. Henry
  • 'The Empire of the Ants' by H. G. Wells
  • 'Treasure Trove' by Neil Munro
  • 'The Lady's Maid's Bell' by Edith Wharton
  • 'The Beard' by Hugh Walpole
  • 'The Door in the Wall' by H. G. Wells
  • 'The Young Lady in Black' by Amyas Northcote
  • 'Never Bet the Devil Your Head' by Edgar Allan Poe
  • 'The Country of the Blind' by H. G. Wells
  • 'Dobbs' Parrot' by Arthur Morrison
  • 'Between Rounds' by O. Henry
  • 'The Tudor Cup' by Neil Munro
  • 'Mr. Brisher's Treasure' by H. G. Wells
  • 'Wireless' by Rudyard Kipling
  • 'Mr. Huffam' by Hugh Walpole
  • 'A Dream of Armageddon' by H. G. Wells
  • 'The Token' by May Sinclair

Plus 30 more fantastic tales of imagination.

Public Domain (P)2016 Red Door Audiobooks

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  • COLUMBUS, OHIO, US
  • 01-21-17

Great stories

The narrative is a great match with the short stories! I so enjoyed the book.

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Narrator's voice oye!

What would have made Fifty Fantastic Tales better?

The narrator had only one inflection in her cadence. It was grating. The narrator needs to develope a greater range of voices and tempo.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I can not bear to continue listening. I wish I had a hard copy to read.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Great stories..