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    • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 70 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,094
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,914
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,909

    Here in one recording is every Sherlock Holmes story ever written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Originally appearing in serial form, these famous stories are here presented in the order in which they were first published beginning in 1887. Included in this definitive, award-winning collection are four novels and 56 short stories, a total of 60 titles. The 56 short stories are aggregated into five named collections, just as they were originally published in book form.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • More collections like this, please!

    • By Myusollo on 07-22-14

    Regular price: $67.20

    • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 1

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 20 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,965
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,949
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,966

    First appearing in print in 1890, the character of Sherlock Holmes has now become synonymous worldwide with the concept of a super sleuth. His creator, Conan Doyle, imbued his detective hero with intellectual power, acute observational abilities, a penchant for deductive reasoning and a highly educated use of forensic skills. Indeed, Doyle created the first fictional private detective who used what we now recognize as modern scientific investigative techniques.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • mouth watering

    • By David on 03-30-10

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Classic American Short Stories, Volume 1

    • By: William Faulkner, Thomas Wolfe, Edith Wharton, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 164
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 80

    Unlike the other arts, American literature has been a powerful, influential, and leading aspect of American culture. By turns sedate and mercurial and possessing a moral mind set of various social values, the American short story reveals in its pages the psyche of a growing, sprawling nation whose sense of destiny has always been larger than life. Here are seven masterpieces that will make you smile, make you frown, and leave you pondering the mystery that surrounds the soul of a great nation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully performed!

    • By James on 07-08-05

    Regular price: $16.80

    • Complete Short Stories, Volume 3

    • By: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 27 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    In 1938 Maugham wrote, "Fact and fiction are so intermingled in my work that now, looking back on it, I can hardly distinguish one from the other." Maugham also wrote that most of his short stories were inspired by accounts he heard firsthand during his travels to the lonely outposts of the British Empire. In volume three of this series, we present all of the remaining short stories which Maugham published after World War I and which he subsequently caused to be republished in various collections.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Complete list of Short Stories

    • By Julieta de los espíritus on 03-11-17

    Regular price: $44.80

    • Classic French Short Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Jean Paul Sartre, Guy de Maupassant, Anatole France, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    French literature may be said to begin with the ninth century "Song of Roland," and it has since then churned out masterpiece after masterpiece in every century right up to the present. Beginning with Balzac and Dumas in the early part of the nineteenth century and proceeding to Sartre and Camus at the midpoint of the twentieth, the stories in this collection showcase the talents of some of the greatest French masters of the short story.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great intro to French lit

    • By Amazon Customer on 03-31-16

    Regular price: $16.80

    • Classic Russian Short Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Alexander Pushkin, Nikolai Gogol, Ivan Turgenev, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 140
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    Russian literature exudes an atmosphere of mysticism, which is said to be a natural result of the simplicity of her people. Often, instead of being "about" anything, Russian stories sometimes seem to be the "thing" in itself. Be this as it may, it is an undeniable fact that with hardly any portent of future greatness to come, Russian literature suddenly sprang fully developed into existence in the 19th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Just few hors d'oeuvres of Russian literature

    • By john on 02-25-10

    Regular price: $16.80

    • The Complete Short Stories, Volume One

    • By: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101

    There have been few masters of the short story as popular as W. S. Maugham. His dry wit, worldweary loftiness, pungent cynicism, and penetrating powers of observation have contributed to the creation of some of the greatest short stories ever written.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A masterful production of Maugham's short stories.

    • By J. J. Kuzma on 09-07-13

    Regular price: $44.80

    • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 2

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 29 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,875
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,422
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,442

    Volume two in this series consists of one novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and two collections of short stories, which include "Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes" and "The Return of Sherlock Holmes" (a total of 23 stories). These creations by Doyle represent the finest work of his Holmes series, and certainly the most famous.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a list of what you'll find in Volume 2

    • By T. on 04-24-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Classic German Short Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, Johann Peter Hebel, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    German short stories began in the late 18th century as brief, beautifully written moral fables. In the following century, style evolved toward realism in parallel with that of other European literature. From the lofty idealism of Goethe to the searing verisimilitude of Mann, German writers of all styles have left us some of the most arresting profiles of the human condition ever conceived.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyable

    • By Ian on 04-26-05

    Regular price: $16.80

    • The Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant, Volume 1

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Guy de Maupassant, (1850 - 1893), a native of Normandy, wrote in a bold and vigorous style that moves inexorably along clear plot lines. He had an astonishing capacity for creating believable characters, and he wasted little ink in putting his stories in motion. Maupassant was a master of "le mot juste," waiting until the perfect word came to him before setting his thoughts to paper. He was one of the first truly modern writers, and today his stories still resonate with enthusiasm and originality.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great find!

    • By Sher from Provo on 05-12-18

    Regular price: $11.20

    • The Short Stories of Anton Chekhov, Volume 1

    • By: Anton Chekhov
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, (1860-1904), was born in Russia at Taganrog on the Sea of Azov. His name has become synonymous with a certain literary style much admired and widely copied since his death. Typically, a Chekhov story is a "mood", a state of mind, usually with regard to relations between one person and another. Under the influence of the constant, infinitesimal, and unforeseen pinpricks of life, there occurs a gradual transformation of that state of mind.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful stories.

    • By Saman on 10-18-12

    Regular price: $16.80

    • The Complete Stories of Sherlock Holmes, Volume 3

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 23 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,221
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,037
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,032

    Arthur Conan Doyle never wasted time in getting his stories moving. His plots are always direct and refreshingly lucid, and the narrative has a velocity that sweeps you along right to the end. This was no doubt a large part of his immense worldwide success. Not surprisingly, each time he tried to end the series, his fans would howl in protest. But, as he says in the preface to his last collection of Sherlock Holmes stories, all good things must come to an end.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a list of what you'll find in Volume 3

    • By T. on 05-10-12

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Classic Irish Short Stories, Volume 1

    • By: James Joyce, Oscar Wilde, Seamus O'Kelly, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 22

    The Irish have always had a knack for telling wonderful stories, and their fantastic ability has been recognized from early Gaelic times. For centuries, stories of all kinds have been offered to friends and strangers alike as a form of entertainment and communication. Today in Ireland, the short story is revered even above the novel. Hearing these magnificent stories, we become aware of more than just the humor and travail of a small island.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An excellent audio book!

    • By Tim on 11-19-05

    Regular price: $16.80

    • Classic Chinese Short Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Lin Yu Tang, Feng Meng-lung, P'u Sung-ling, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 38

    China has been a wellspring of storytelling for over 2,000 years. Sadly, this fantastic literature is little known in the west outside the halls of academia, though a handful of recent 20th century authors have attained a respectable following. The stories in this volume date from the sixth century A.D. to the early part of the 20th century, and will give the listener a good feel for the subject. Astonishingly, the Chinese enjoyed from the earliest times many of the genres we take for granted today.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great story collection

    • By Zaubermond on 04-30-13

    Regular price: $16.80

    • Classic American Short Stories, Volume 2

    • By: Theodore Dreiser, Jack London, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    The greatest short story writers strive to achieve a single, dramatic effect, a feature which the early masters of this genre perfected. Although the short story came from Europe, it was reborn in America and reached a pinnacle of superb form on these shores by the turn of the 20th century. In so many of our best writers, we hear echoes of a pioneer ethos that sustains the heart of a great literature. Here are 12 of America's best.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun listening too

    • By Michael on 10-01-06

    Regular price: $16.80

    • Classic American Short Stories, Volume 3

    • By: Mark Twain, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Shirley Jackson, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 40
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30

    No nation has ever achieved the literary diversity of America. From nativist humor to immigrant triumph, Americans have recorded their visions and hopes better than anyone

    Regular price: $16.80

    • Classic Chinese Short Stories, Volume 2

    • By: Yuan Chen, Tu Kwang-Ting, Feng Meng-lung, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    Chinese literature offers the most satisfying glimpse into the mysterious and beautiful civilization of China of any of the means at our disposal. But we discover in its pages the same human conditions which color our own cultures today. Love, revenge, betrayal, honor...they all bring our humanity into sharper focus, cutting through the confusion of nationality and time to draw us closer together with a celebration of our own similarities.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bittersweet, evocative tales

    • By Zaubermond on 05-02-13

    Regular price: $16.80

    • Short Stories of William Somerset Maugham, Volume 2

    • By: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31

    Winner of the 2003 Audie Award for Classic Fiction, this is an unparalleled presentation of Maugham's stories, complete with sound effects and music.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Acute observations of man

    • By Simon Bowler on 10-24-04

    Regular price: $16.80

    • The Short Stories of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume 1

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 3 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Robert Louis Stevenson, (1850 - 1894), was born in Edinburgh. His life has always held a fascinating romantic attraction, especially for his contemporaries. His mercurial temperament, expressed so eloquently with his flashing pen, was best revealed when he took up a cause in defense of justice. Although known primarily for the novels Kidnapped and Treasure Island, his works are by no means reserved for the youth market.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfect

    • By Stephen on 02-12-07

    Regular price: $16.80

    • Short Stories of William Somerset Maugham, Volume 3

    • By: W. Somerset Maugham
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    William Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965) took his reading material quite seriously. He said, "When I read a book, I seem to read it with my eyes only. But now and then I come across a passage, perhaps only a phrase, which has a meaning for me, and it becomes part of me." Maugham's work has certainly become a part of millions of his fans today. To judge by his short story masterpieces, it was in the tiny crevasses and pinched corners of humanity that Maugham illuminated those elemental qualities that were to fascinate him all his life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great narrator and great book, rare indeed

    • By Erik on 08-08-05

    Regular price: $16.80

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