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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 69
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 65
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    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

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Annoying voice

    • By Victoria on 08-24-15

    Regular price: $92.96

    • Five Beloved Stories by O. Henry

    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    O. Henry wrote over 600 short stories. We have chosen five that seem outstanding examples of the short story art form. Stories like "The Gift of the Magi;" "The Cop and the Anthem;" "Man about Town;" "A Cosmopolite in a Cafe" and "Mammon and the Archer."

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not bad for $.69

    • By Anonymous User on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $0.94

    • The Ransom of Red Chief

    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    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

    • 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 22
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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 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 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70

    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

    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars 99
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 87

    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

    • 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 115
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 105

    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

    • Classic Tales of Hope and Courage

    • Selected Masterworks, Annotated for Modern Adventure Seekers
    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, William Ernest Henley, and others
    • Narrated by: Daniel H. Vimont
    • Length: 3 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Let yourself be swept away by these classic tales of hope and courage!!

    - Classic tales (short stories and poems) of hope and courage from the 19th and 20th centuries

    Annotated for modern listeners

    The third entry in the Classic Tales series, joining "Classic Tales of Horror" and "Classic Tales of Christmas"

    For adventure fans of all ages, these stories are guaranteed to intrigue, delight, and sometimes take you by surprise!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Five Stars All The Way!

    • By N Johnson on 05-09-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • 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 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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

    • Classic Christmas Stories

    • A Collection of Timeless Holiday Tales
    • By: L. M. Montgomery, O. Henry, Willa Cather, and others
    • Narrated by: Cris Dukehart, Phil Gigante, Natalie Ross, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Catch the holiday spirit with this magical collection of beloved Christmas tales. Christmas favorites from L.M. Montgomery, O. Henry, Willa Cather, Hans Christian Anderson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Twain, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Bret Harte and Anthony Trollope are lovingly recorded and presented here in one enchanting volume.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Dark Christmas Tales

    • By Audrey on 12-17-15

    Regular price: $23.09

    • WDA Classics Presents O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi

    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: W.B. Ward
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    A short but wonderful story of Christmas. Dive into this heart-warming tale of two people in love; both are willing to make a personal sacrifice in order to provide happiness for the other.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Christmas Novel

    • By Devon on 09-19-16

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Classic Christmas Stories

    • By: Hans Christian Andersen, Louisa May Alcott, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and others
    • Narrated by: Paul Albertson
    • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Classic Christmas Stories features seven timeless classics, including Twas the Night Before Christmas by Clement C. Moore, A Christmas Dream and How it Came True by Louisa May Alcott, A Christmas Inspiration by Lucy Maud Montgomery, The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry, A Kidnapped Santa Claus by L. Frank Baum, The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen, and The Three Kings by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Christmas Stories

    • By kimjustman on 01-07-17

    Regular price: $7.95

    • Classic American Short Stories

    • And More Classic American Short Stories
    • By: O. Henry, Stephen Crane, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated by: William Roberts, Garrick Hagon, Liza Ross
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Represented here are 16 short stories by seven great American writers, dating from the 19th and 20th centuries. Different in atmosphere and writing style, they nevertheless caught the mood and concerns of the day in a way that was distinctly American.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great way to pass the time!

    • By Casey J. Lee on 01-30-18

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Ransom of Red Chief

    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: Mike Vendetti
    • Length: 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Bill Driscoll and Sam (we never learn his last name), a pair of turn-of-the-20th-century con men embark on quite an adventure. The pair need $2,000.00 to pull off a fraudulent town-lot scam in Western Illinois. They decide to kidnap the only son of a prominent Alabama citizen in the small town of Summit. They should've known when they grabbed their target, who was at the time throwing stones at a kitten, that it would be best to leave him alone. Particularly after he beans Bill with a brick. The situation does not improve with time. O Henry, famous for his humor, plays on words, and plot twists makes this a highly amusing short story.

    Regular price: $4.87

    • The Ransom of Red Chief

    • An O. Henry Story
    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: Deaver Brown
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    "The Ransom of Red Chief" may be the most widely read story in grammar, middle, and high school. Young people can relate to 10-year-old Red Chief, his father, who makes the kidnappers pay him back in order to take Red Chief off their hands....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Do not buy this rendition!

    • By Karen on 09-07-16

    Regular price: $2.79

    • The Skylight Room

    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: Cindy Hardin Killavey
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Here is another of O. Henry's entertaining "surprise ending" stories. A girl moves to the city looking for a friend she had lost track of and finds him in a very unusual way.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • The Ransom of Red Chief

    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: Bryan Nyman
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    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.  

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Important to know

    • By FCNelson on 08-31-18

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Favorite Love Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Wilkie Collins, F. Scott Fitzgerald, O. Henry, and others
    • Narrated by: Donna Barkman, Patrick Grimes, Jessica Bradley, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Stories of love and romance in 23 varieties.... From the very first lovers - Adam and Eve - to what romance might be like in the future, this collection sparkles with whimsy and goodold fashioned romance. A veritable box of chocolates without the calories!

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Best American Short Stories

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Hermann Melville, Mark Twain, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Difficult to listen to

    • By S. Russell on 08-28-16

    Regular price: $28.04

    • The Ransom of Red Chief (Chinese Edition)

    • Mandarin Companion Graded Readers Level 1, Simplified Character Edition
    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: Zhang Xiuye
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Trying to make some fast cash, two small-time crooks devise a plan to kidnap the son of a wealthy family in a village and hold him for ransom. When the kidnapped boy pulls out his Hong Hou (“Red Monkey”) costume, the two burglars realize they may be in for more than they planned. As their ransom notes remain unanswered and their scheme starts to drag on, the two crooks find out for themselves how a child's imagination can spell disaster for two inexperienced criminal minds.

    Regular price: $6.95

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