The fifth volume in CSA Word's massively popular complete and unabridged ‘Short Stories’ collection is bound to please....
A treasure-chest of the written and spoken word, this collection is read by brilliant actors who make this audio anthology a genuine treat for the listener....
Exclusive audio collection. Eleven Max Carrados stories - narrated by national treasure Stephen Fry....
This short story collection contains: "Idle Thoughts on Babies"; "The Schartz-Meterklume Method"; "A Photographer's Day Out"; and more....
It could have been an idyllic, relaxing trip down the Thames, if George hadn't insisted on camping....
Powerful full-cast radio dramatisations of four of Charles Dickens' most famous novels....
Audible is proud to present Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes, read by Stephen Fry, a lifelong fan of Doyle's detective fiction....
Stephen writes "Saki remains, from a distance of a hundred years, just about the sharpest, cruellest, funniest and most elegant short story writer in our language"....
Twenty-three stories, all unabridged, from a diverse group of star writers and readers. A truly memorable collection with a wide appeal....
Current Puns Why does our language groan with the weight of puns? What exactly is a pun? And discover who, or what, is the Thief of Bad Gag....
"Oscar Wilde's Fairy Tales continue to exert the same pull over the imagination and emotions as they did when he first read them to his children in the 1880s"....
This wonderful collection of 18 short stories includes work by some of literature's most treasured names....
This carefully compiled collection is the perfect gift for Father’s Day or a special birthday and a rich listening experience for both women and men all year round....
O. Henry's short stories are well known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings....
Evan Evans is a young police constable who has traded in the violence of city life for idyllic Llanfair, a Welsh village tucked far away from trouble....
A great new collection of classic short fiction, brilliantly read by a selection of narrators....
"Chekhov is probably better known in Britain for his plays than for his prose. For many, however, it is his short stories that mark the high water of his genius"....
Four classic comedies from one of the wittiest playwrights in Western literature....
Full story listings:
Old Cornille's Secret by Alphonse Daudet, Read by Stephen Fry
The Mouse by Saki, Read by Barbara Leigh-Hunt
The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe, Read by Edward Hardwicke
A Tale of Terror by Thomas Hood, Read by Patrick Malahide
The Homes of the Stars by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Read by Kerry Shale
A Thousand Deaths by Jack London, Read by Nicky Henson
Murder! by Arnold Bennett, Read by Brian Cox
The White Wolf by Guy de Maupassant, Read by Dinsdale Landen
The Mysterious Railway Passenger by Maurice Leblanc, Read by Patrick Malahide
The Cheshire Cat by Lewis Carroll, Read by Liza Goddard
'Divus' Johnston by John Buchan, Read by Iain Cuthbertson
Dick Baker's Cat by Mark Twain, Read by Richard Griffiths
The Man in the Bell by W. E. Aytoun, Read by Patrick Malahide
Home Sickness by George Moore, Read by T. P. McKenna
Spindleberries by John Galsworthy, Read by Joanna David
The Face by E. F. Benson, Read by Richard Pasco
On Being in Love by Jerome K. Jerome, Read by Hugh Laurie
The Disintegration Machine by Arthur Conan Doyle, Read by Nicky Henson
The Violet Car by E. E. Nesbitt, Read by Harriet Walter
The Patch on the Quilt Sapper, Read by Edward Fox
I am surprised to find there is no table of contents or means of navigation. Surely this should easily be possible?
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Love all these collections. Great performances, good selections of stories that aren't basic tenets of high school that will call up bad memories. Very diverse and entertaining. Been listening to them while hiking on low volume so the bears don't get me. They have greatly improved tedious long trails. Also great just sitting in an armchair.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
excellente sélection d'histoires racontées avec talent. pour tous les goûts et toutes les occasions. superbe!
Would you try another book from the authors and/or the narrators?
No... sometimes I could barely even hear them. One of them talked so fast I couldn't understand him.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
I never knew what the next story would be about. One seemed like an essay on being old and sour about love. I'm not sure it was even a story. The first story was the best one, then it was all down hill.
What three words best describe the narrators’s performance?
not the best
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
sure but it's a lot easier to watch a movie than sit through a whole book.
Any additional comments?
This wasn't a good selection of stories or narrators in my opinion.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
This is a collection of stories that have no appeal to my tastes. I found them dull and uninteresting. I only made it through 2 1/2 stories before giving up. Wish I could return it.
4 of 17 people found this review helpful
As the writing and narrating goes, this is a real tour de force, every track is worth several repetitions, and even if you have not yet read more from the writers of these stories, you will feel the urge for it !
As a collection, however, it seems to lack the red line - the tone of the stories and the style of the narrators (and vice versa !) is as uneven as it gets. Maybe it is just this confeti or firework like quality that has been sought after, but it made the continuous listening impossible, had to stop after each story before plunging into a totally new environment of the following one.
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
This collection of Short Stories was really good to listen to. There is a good mix of amusing, funny, intriguing and darker stories aswell which makes for an audio book which is a pleasure to listen to without getting boring at all. The readers of each story are all very good, and also fit the stories they are telling well so that one feels that the readers fits with the story.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful