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A bibliophile's collection of wide ranging and masterful short stories, embracing both the subtle and the macabre, the whimsical and the downright frightful. Fifty captivating short stories which will keep listeners glued to their headsets.

  • 'The Snow' by Hugh Walpole
  • 'The Bet' by Anton Chekhov
  • 'A Dream of Wild Bees' by Olive Schreiner
  • 'The Tree of Death' by Barry Pain
  • 'The House of Cobwebs' by George Gissing
  • 'The Hoop' by Fedor Sologub
  • 'Lost Treasure' by Caradoc Evans
  • 'The Deserter' by Stacy Aumonier
  • 'The Lovely Lady' by D. H. Lawrence
  • 'A Considerable Murder' by Barry Pain
  • 'A Thread of Scarlet' by J. J. Bell
  • 'The Staircase' by Hugh Walpole
  • 'The Cop and the Anthem' by O. Henry
  • 'Pigs is Pigs' by Ellis Parker Butler
  • 'The Cloak' by Nikolai Gogol
  • 'The Clock' by W. F. Harvey
  • 'The Silver Mask' by Hugh Walpole
  • 'The Cactus' by O. Henry
  • 'Miss Bracegirdle does her Duty' by Stacy Aumonier
  • 'Mademoiselle Fifi' by Guy de Maupassant
  • 'A Long-ago Affair' by John Galsworthy
  • 'A Dill Pickle' by Katherine Mansfield
  • 'The Mysterious Card and The Card Unveiled' by Cleveland Moffett
  • 'Double Demon' by W. F. Harvey
  • 'The Whistle' by Hugh Walpole
  • 'The Rocking Horse Winner' by D. H. Lawrence
  • 'The End of a Show' by Barry Pain
  • 'A Very Black Business' by Ernest Bramah
  • 'The Clarion Call' by O. Henry
  • 'Rose Rose' by Barry Pain

Plus 20 more skillfully written tales.

Public Domain (P)2015 Red Door Audiobooks

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Pretty good stories mediocre narration

Overall it's an ok buy. It's a standard performance of any classical work, but as compared to the other books this narrator has read, she seems less enthusiastic about this one. I'm pretty sure she's the same narrator who did Stories to Tell in the Dark and Pride and Prejudice. I do however, enjoy the collection of work this book entails. I've even found a few that I've fallen. In love with (the card) this is a pretty great book if you use a credit, but overkill if you buy it with money. Most of the cost I'm assuming is to the reader and Not the copyrights of the stories.