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An astonishing collection of fifty of the greatest short stories ever written by some of literature's most highly acclaimed writers.

1. "Odour of Chrysanthemums" by D. H. Lawrence

2. "Miss Harriet" by Guy de Maupassant

3. "Twenty-six Men and a Girl" by Maxim Gorky

4. "Hot Potatoes" by Arnold Bennett

5. "Rats" by M. R. James

6. "Zodomirsky’s Duel" by Alexandre Dumas

7. "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin

8. "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe

9. "The Encased Man" by Anton Chekhov

10. "A Candle" by Count Leo Tolstoy

11. "Malachi’s Cove" by Anthony Trollope

12. "Nine O’Clock" by Wilkie Collins

13. "The Drover’s Wife" by Henry Lawson

14. "The Mines of Falun" by E. T. A. Hoffmann

15. "The Marquise" by George Sand

16. "Lost in a Pyramid" by Louisa May Alcott

17. "The Pistol-Shot" by Alexander Pushkin

18. "The Three Strangers" by Thomas Hardy

19. "The Boarded Window" by Ambrose Bierce

20. "Spindleberries" by John Galsworthy

21. "The Chaplet" by Saki

22. "In the Reign of Terror" by Anatole France

23. "Portrait of a Lady" by Jerome K. Jerome

24. "The Venturers" by O. Henry

25. "Mons. Cassecruche’s Inspiration" by George Walter Thornbury

26. "A Witch in the Peak" by R. Murray Gilchrist

27. "The Brown Wallet" by Stacy Aumonier

28. "The King of the Golden River" by John Ruskin

29. "The Reverend Father Gaucher’s Elixir" by Alphonse Daudet

30. "The Honest Thief" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

31. "The Model Millionnaire" by Oscar Wilde

32. "The One Million Pound Bank Note" by Mark Twain

33. "The Monkey’s Paw" by W. W. Jacobs

34. "The Man with the Watches" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

35. "A Poor Gentleman" by George Gissing

Public Domain (P)2014 Red Door Audiobooks

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I caught myself laughing crying and clapping my hands like a live performance. Beautifully narrated I will revisit this "Treasure" often.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 01-26-15

Very dissapointed with the narration:(

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I don't know , I couldn't listen to five mins of it.

Would you be willing to try another one of Cathy Dobson’s performances?

never

Any additional comments?

I hadn't got round to listening to this till today, thought it would be a great addition to my collection, and now I expect it is too late to return it!

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Patricia H. Keane
  • 01-13-15

The stories are good

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

Cathy Dobson ruined these stories by reading them as if they were nursery rhymes.

Who was your favorite character and why?

N/A Short Stories

How did the narrator detract from the book?

It was very hard to follow the stories as the narrator had such a sing-song way of reading, the sense of the words was lost.

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

Anger and disappointment. Sad to have wasted my credit.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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