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Publisher's Summary

Selected Shorts: Travel Tales presents a collection of travel experiences, including:

  • N.M. Kelby's "Jubilation, Florida", read by Joanne Woodward
  • Max Steele's "The Hat of My Mother", read by Paul Hecht
  • Nadine Gordimer's "The Ultimate Safari", read by Myra Lucretia Taylor
  • Joan Didion's "Goodbye to All That", read by Mia Dillon
  • Jason Brown's "Afternoon of the Sassanoa", read by Bradley Whitford
  • Ring Lardner's "Liberty Hall", read by Christina Pickles

    Selected Shorts is an award-winning series of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors. The series originates at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. The Selected Shorts radio series is a co-production of Symphony Space and WNYC, New York Public Radio, and is heard on public radio stations nationwide.

  • ©2007 The Symphony Space, Inc. (P)2007 The Symphony Space, Inc.

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    "Seasoned performers spurred to do their best by the combination of good writing and live audiences are irresistible....The humorous pieces are particularly enjoyable because of the palpable synergy between narrator and laughing audience. But all are enjoyable and satisfying." (AudioFile)

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    loved every minute

    What a great way to get back to the visual eye. ..imagination I love every minute

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    not so much about travel

    These stories were not the light hearted or adventurous tales I was looking for but rather situations of the human experience which involved not being in ones home. Sad, heartbreaking, horrific, and at times slightly touching on the adventure and wonder of travel. If you are looking for stories to inspire your next adventure of travelers spirit, these stories are not for you.

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