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Publisher's Summary

When it comes to the holidays, no story captures the true spirit of giving like O. Henry’s classic "The Gift of the Magi". And in celebration of the season, Audie Award® winners Katherine Kellgren, Oliver Wyman, and Jonathan Davis bring to life this timeless Christmas tale, plus two more of O. Henry’s holiday gems: "The Cop and the Anthem" and "The Last Leaf".

Public Domain (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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Three well-narrated classic tales

This title includes three stories by O.Henry: The Gift of the Magi, The Cop and the Anthem, and The Last Leaf. The Gift of the Magi is familiar, of course. The other two stories are less well known, but are still well written – one is amusing, the other heartwarming – and I very much enjoyed them. The narration by all three readers was excellent.

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  • Joshua
  • mcleansville, NC, United States
  • 12-27-14

Definitely a Worthwhile Listen


Three touching and memorable stories comprise this volume of holiday classics, narrated superbly by some of Audible's best narrators. Though short, it was a very entertaining listen, as each story kept me interested and really transcended its historical time frame. Definitely a worthwhile listen.

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Holiday classic short stories by O Henry

I enjoyed these stories but two of them jumped around a bit and were somewhat disconnected.

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  • Jami
  • VICTOR, NY, United States
  • 03-08-15

Not just for the holidays!!

This was a holiday freebie from Audible that I am just getting around to in March! There is still plenty of snow on the ground where I live so it wasn't hard to get in the spirit of the stories! I had never read any of these before and I enjoyed them all. The third one about Mr. Berman's masterpiece was my favorite by far! Thanks for the gift Audible!!!

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  • Sue
  • CLOVIS, CA, United States
  • 11-15-17

O'Henry at His Best

The narrators were easy to listen to. Classic O'Henry short stories with themes of unselfishness, generosity, love, hope and a lot of humor!

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Wonderful rendition of these classics

I enjoyed the Narration very much and would recommend these stories. Great for the Christmas season.

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classic

classic short stories the first one was a struggle to get through the other two are fine all the narrator's did a good job

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Wonderful stories wonderfully read again!

These are the stories that I grew up hearing from my Father. What a treasure to hear them read again so clearly and with such story telling skill! What a lovely gift from Audible! Thank you so much!

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  • Buddy
  • United States
  • 12-02-15

Great stories, odd choices in the narration

If you could sum up Holiday Classics by O. Henry in three words, what would they be?

Classic Christmas twists.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Holiday Classics by O. Henry?

As with all of O. Henry's short stories, the endings are very memorable.

How could the performance have been better?

O. Henry's stories take place in New York. The exaggerated Southern accent given to some of the characters in Gift of the Magi is out of place.

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Classic Tales

You can count on the masters to be able to get great stories with very few words. A familiar story of the Magi, although I've heard better narrations.