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Publisher's Summary

A wonderful collection of short stories" by some of the all-time great American writers.

1. "The Diamond Lens" by Fitz James O’Brien

2. "Titbottom’s Spectacles" by George William Curtis

3. "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe

4. "The Eyes of the Panther" by Ambrose Bierce

5. "The Lightning Rod Man" by Hermann Melville

6. "Seeds" by Sherwood Anderson

7. "Who Was She?" by Bayard Taylor

8. "The Man who stole a Meeting House" by John Townsend Trowbridge

9. "Memoirs of a Yellow Dog" by O. Henry

10. "The Tell-tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe

11. "The Lady or the Tiger" by Frank Stockton

12. "The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm" by Mark Twain

13. "William Wilson" by Edgar Allan Poe

14. "The New Englander" by Sherwood Anderson

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

16. "The Stolen White Elephant" by Mark Twain

17. "The Unknown Quantity" by O. Henry

18. "My Favorite Murder" by Ambrose Bierce

19. "One Thousand Dollars" by O. Henry

20. "The Pit and the Pendulum" by Edgar Allan Poe

21. "The Belated Russian Passport" by Mark Twain

22. "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry

23. "American Sir!" by Mary Raymond Freeman Andrews

24. "Curried Cow" by Ambrose Bierce

25. "An Egyptian Cigarette" by Kate Chopin

Public Domain (P)2014 Red Door Audiobooks

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Difficult to listen to

Would you try another book from the authors and/or Cathy Dobson?

no

Would you ever listen to anything by the authors again?

yes

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

no

Any additional comments?

I found the narrator difficult to listen to because of her accent. (Maybe others wouldn't have the same problem.) It was also very challenging to choose a story and skip straight to it. The stories themselves don't deserve a low rating, but I did not even finish listening to one and I could not leave the rating blank.

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A few good stories and several duds.

As always, Mark Twain rules the day. The other stories don't rise to a memory.

0 of 5 people found this review helpful