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    • The Great American Short Story Collection

    • 40 Outstanding Tales by American Writers
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, O. Henry, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 60
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    A thoroughly engaging collection of great classic tales by the very best American authors. 1. 'From Beyond' by H. P. Lovecraft 2. 'The Mysterious Card and the Card Unveiled' by Cleveland Moffett 3. 'Pigs Is Pigs' by Ellis Parker Butler 4. 'The Club of One-Eyed Men' by Arthur Somers Roche 5. 'Afterward' by Edith Wharton 6. 'The Furnished Room' by O. Henry 7. 'A Descent into the Maelström' by Edgar Allan Poe 8. 'Regret' by Kate Chopin 9. 'The Terrible Old Man' by H. P. Lovecraft 10. 'The Dumb Man' by Sherwood Anderson

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Hated narrator big time

    • By True West on 12-03-15

    Regular price: $92.96

    • The Gift of the Magi and The Last Leaf

    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    A poor young couple demonstrates the meaning of love and self-sacrifice in the Christmas Classic, "The Gift of the Magi". Also included is "The Last Leaf". This tale follows a young woman artist who is stricken with pneumonia. She watches the leafy vine opposite her window with hollow eyes, and she determines to stay alive until the last leaf falls. O. Henry, always a master with the surprise ending, delivers two fine tales of his beloved New York City.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not what you think it is.

    • By Martha on 12-11-17

    Regular price: $0.69

    • Fifty Thrilling Stories

    • Thrillers, Mysteries, Dark Crimes, and Strange Happenings
    • By: G. K. Chesterton, Arthur Conan-Doyle, Henry Rider Haggard, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    A wonderful collection of classic thrillers, mystery stories, crime tales and weird accounts of uncanny events.1. Query by “Seamark” 2. The Furnished Room by O. Henry 3.The Dancing Partner by Jerome K. Jerome 4. The Squaw by Bram Stoker 5. The 19 Club by A. J. Alan 6. The Interruption by W. W. Jacobs7. Laura by Saki 8. A Descent into the Maelström by Edgar Allan Poe 9. The Diver by A. J. Alan10. The Man of the Night by Edgar Wallace11. The Burglary by Arnold Bennett

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good stories

    • By Judith on 10-29-14

    Regular price: $84.16

    • The Ransom of Red Chief

    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 52

    In the first tale, we follow two workmen on an intriguing journey to Coney Island, where the heartsick and disgruntled Tobin has his palm read. Who knew that palmistry could be so unpredictable? Secondly, a tale of kidnapping gone awry. A little boy, self proclaimed "Red Chief", is taken from his home, and has so much fun he never wants to go back, much to the chagrin of the kidnappers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Two O. Henry stories

    • By Jim Hall on 12-22-13

    Regular price: $0.83

    • O. Henry: Complete Short Stories Collection

    • By: O. Henry, William Sydney Porter
    • Narrated by: Bob Thomley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    O. Henry's short stories are well known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and clever twist endings. This collection includes "The Last Leaf", "The Love Philter of Ikey Schoenstein", "The Caliph", "Cupid and the Clock", "The Brief Debut of Tildy", "The Higher Abdication", "The Ransom of Red Chief", "One Dollar’s Worth", "Cupid a la Carte", "Girl", "Springtime a la Carte", "The Ethics of Pig", "The Social Triangle", "Witches Loaves", "The Romace of the Buys Broker", and more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mis-named: This is not a complete collection

    • By Loren on 03-20-13

    Regular price: $9.09

    • A Classic Tales Christmas

    • By: O. Henry, Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 82

    All of your favorite Christmas stories in one fantastic collection. From heartfelt stories such as O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" to tales of mystery from G. K. Chesterton and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Here is a treasure trove of tales from some of the best writers in the world, narrated by the voice of the Classic Tales: B.J. Harrison. Each story is presented unabridged.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Like a Christmas Stocking

    • By A User on 12-05-12

    Regular price: $11.19

    • The Great Short Story Collection

    • 66 Classic Gems of the Short Story Genre
    • By: Barry Pain, O. Henry, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 6

    The short story is considered to be one of the most challenging genres because of the need for compact plotlines and the ability to conjure up atmosphere and character in a few sentences and to engage the reader instantly. This collection presents 66 of the greatest examples of the genre - many of them well known, some hidden literary treasures, all of them exquisite examples of the short story at its finest.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved listening to the different stories.

    • By Laura Ridley on 01-23-17

    Regular price: $72.30

    • The World's Best Classic Short Stories

    • By: O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    A glittering collection of some of the world's finest short stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful group of short stories

    • By Ken Larsen on 02-04-15

    Regular price: $64.00

    • The Clarion Call

    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    O. Henry was the pen name of William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), an American writer of outstanding short stories, known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and surprise endings.The Clarion Call tells of the chance encounter between two old childhood friends. One, Kernan, is now a burglar who three weeks ago committed his first murder. The other, Woods, is a New York detective. Woods is faced with a terrible dilemma....

    Regular price: $5.10

    • The World of O. Henry

    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller
    • Length: 5 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    Entertaining, sly, or poignant, the stories of O. Henry were - and remain - enormously popular. This collection, read by Frank Muller, contains the stories "The Gift of the Magi," "The Skylight Room," "The Cop and the Anthem," "The Last Leaf," "The Pimienta Pancakes," "The Furnished Room," "Whistling Dick's Christmas Stocking," "The Sleuths," "The Passing of Black Eagle," "Memoirs of a Yellow Dog," and more.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Abysmal quality, superb literature

    • By Manasi on 02-11-07

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Ingenious Tales by Artful Writers

    • By: Hugh Walpole, Anton Chekhov, Barry Pain, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 23 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4

    bibliophile's collection of wide ranging and masterful short stories, embracing both the subtle and the macabre, the whimsical and the downright frightful. Fifty captivating short stories which will keep listeners glued to their headsets.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pretty good stories mediocre narration

    • By Harsh Pareek on 08-25-17

    Regular price: $127.77

    • The Best of America

    • Seven Classic Short Stories
    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving, and others
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot, John Chancer, Katherine Fenton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    This anthology of unabridged short stories represents some of the most significant works from the most influential American authors of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Includes the following: "Rip Van Winkle" by Washington Irving, "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe, "Mermaids" by Louisa May Alcott, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" by Mark Twain, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce, and "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Listen

    • By Mark Mahar on 03-24-15

    Regular price: $6.96

    • 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 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    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

    • O. Henry Short Stories, Vol. 1

    • By: O. Henry, William Sydney Porter
    • Narrated by: Bob Thomley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    O. Henry's short stories are well known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great book at a great price

    • By Robert on 08-24-12

    Regular price: $5.59

    • The American Experience

    • A Collection of Great American Stories
    • By: Mark Twain, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Kate Chopin, and others
    • Narrated by: George Vafiandis, Ralph Cosham, Sean Pratt
    • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Ten superbly narrated stories that help explain America by America's best writers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An outstanding collection of classics

    • By D. Littman on 03-07-04

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Ransom of Red Chief

    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: Bryan Nyman
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Petty criminals Bill and Sam decide to kidnap 10-year-old Johnny for ransom money from his wealthy father. The plan turns on its head, however, when Johnny “Red Chief” Dorset decides he likes his captors better than his father.  

    Regular price: $1.95

    • More of the Greatest Mysteries of All Time

    • By: Harlan Ellison, Vincent Starrett, Ruth Rendell, and others
    • Narrated by: Harlan Ellison, David Warner, Stephanie Beacham, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    More of the Greatest Mysteries of All Time is the second in a series featuring the finest short story mystery fiction by the most acclaimed writers, past and present. From Thomas Hardy, O. Henry, Jack London, Vincent Starrett and everyone in between, this unique collection, edited by multi-award winning mystery connoisseur Otto Penzler, is a delightful mixture of mystery and suspense.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • What's the Story?

    • By Mantalis on 05-20-18

    Regular price: $17.47

    • Fireside Tales

    • Sixty Short Stories of Ghosts, Mysteries, Crimes and Puzzles
    • By: O. Henry, H. P. Lovecraft, W. F. Harvey, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    An enthralling collection of creepy and mysterious stories. From classic detective stories to spine-tingling horror and scary ghost stories, these tales will make your flesh crawl.... 1. 'A Ghost Story' by Mark Twain. 2. 'The Silver Mask' by Hugh Walpole. 3. 'The Cactus' by O. Henry. 4. 'Dead of Night' by W. F. Harvey. 5. 'The Terrible Old Man' by H. P. Lovecraft. 6. 'Rattle of Bones' by Robert E. Howard. 7. 'The Last Leaf' by O. Henry. 8. 'The Magnet' by Barry Pain. 9. 'Pickman’s Model' by H. P. Lovecraft.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book with some great stories

    • By Cynthia on 10-25-17

    Regular price: $114.99

    • The Very Best of O. Henry

    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    O. Henry, the pseudonym of the American writer William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), is best known for writing stories full of wit, wordplay, and warm characterizations, and particularly for their clever twist endings. This volume contains 20 of O. Henry's best and best-loved stories. They are marked by coincidence and surprise endings as well as the compassion and high humor that have made O. Henry's stories popular for the last century.

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Classic Humorous Stories

    • From the Great Storytellers of the World
    • By: Saki, W. W. Jacobs, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 13

    Over 24 of the best humorous stories ever written, including: "The Inconsiderate Waiter", by J. M. Barrie; "Mrs. Packletide’s Tiger", by Saki; "Curried Cow", by Ambrose Bierce; "Cannibalism in the Cars", by Mark Twain; "A Love Knot", by W. W. Jacobs; "A Bottomless Grave", by Ambrose Bierce; "Biffin on the Bassoon", by Harry Graham; "Esme", by Saki; "Germans at Meat", by Katherine Mansfield; and "Adrian", by Saki

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An enjoyable listen

    • By David C. Mauldin on 02-27-15

    Regular price: $51.64

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