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    • The Necklace

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Madame Mathilde Loisel is sure she was meant to be an aristocrat, but she was born into a middle-class family and married off to a middle-class clerk. When her husband procures them invitations to a high-society party, Loisel goes all out to impress. She borrows a diamond necklace from a wealthy acquaintance and has the time of her life - until the necklace goes missing. In “The Necklace”, de Maupassant showcases his signature twists of fate and social commentary in a story that will leave you speechless.

    Regular price: $4.19

    • Boule De Suif, The Necklace, and Other Stories

    • 382
    • By: Guy De Maupassant
    • Narrated by: John Pether
    • Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    Guy De Maupassant is considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form's finest exponents. The story "Boule de Suif", written in 1880, is his masterpiece. A protege of Flaubert, Maupassant's stories are characterized by their economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouements. Many of the stories are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s and several describe the futility of war and the innocent civilians who, caught in the conflict, emerge changed. He authored some 300 short stories.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic collection of Maupassant

    • By David on 12-28-14

    Regular price: $1.39

    • The Hand

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 88

    A withered, shriveled, severed human hand is kept chained in a corner. The "owner" of this morbid trophy always keeps three loaded revolvers in the same room. Nothing seems too suspicious until the hand is mysteriously reclaimed.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Just a scary story

    • By Michael on 02-08-13

    Regular price: $0.83

    • H. P. Lovecraft's Book of the Supernatural

    • 20 Classic Tales of the Macabre, Chosen by the Master of Horror Himself
    • By: Stephen Jones (editor), Henry James, Washington Irving, and others
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter, Steven Crossley, Bronson Pinchot
    • Length: 16 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 113
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 113

    H. P. Lovecraft is arguably the most important horror writer of the 20th century. Culled from his 1927 essay "Supernatural Horror in Literature”, Lovecraft acknowledges those authors and stories that he feels are the very finest the horror field has to offer, including Washington Irving, Edgar Allan Poe, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Guy de Maupassant, Ambrose Bierce, and Arthur Conan Doyle. This chilling collection includes 20 works, each prefaced by Lovecraft's own opinions and insights in each author’s work.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Audiobook Contents

    • By Maliboo on 10-31-14

    Regular price: $18.17

    • Boule De Suif

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Maupassant's early story "Boule de Suif", ("Ball-of-Tallow") from 1880, remains a hallmark and a natural starting point. It's about a prostitute whose refrain, like Bartleby's, is that she would prefer not to - in this case, a Prussian officer asks repeatedly for the pleasure of her intimate company, and she invariably denies him. Unlike Bartleby, though, Boule de Suif must eventually give in, not by any defect of will but because of peer pressure.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • $.66 is what it’s worth

    • By Linda LaCount on 08-09-18

    Regular price: $0.94

    • 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

    • Voskresnye progulki parizhskogo burzhua

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Sergey Kazakov
    • Length: 2 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Cikly novell izvestnogo francuzskogo pisatelya Gi de Mopassana "Voskresnye progulki parizhskogo burzhua" (1880) i "Madmuazel' Fifi" (1882) yavlyayutsya yarkimi obrazcami vysokogo masterstva ih avtora, zamechatel'nogo stilista, umeyushchego v lakonichnyh, prostyh i yasnyh frazah sozdat' zhivopisnye, zapominayushchiesya obrazy: melkogo burzhua, zabludivshegosya v parke Sen-Klu ili predayushchegosya ubogomu vesel'yu v kompanii svoego sosluzhivca; naglogo i presyshchennogo prusskogo oficera po prozvishchu "madmuazel' Fifi", razvlekayushchegosya v obshchestve prostitutok; dvuh priyateley-rybolovov, otkazavshihsya skazat' vragu parol' i rasstrelyannyh za ehto; strastnoy i cel'noy v svoey strasti Marokki i mnogie drugie.

    Regular price: $2.64

    • The Horla [Classic Tales Edition]

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    An invisible alien parasite slowly takes over the penetrating mind of a French nobleman. He slowly loses control over his thoughts, his words, and his deeds. Is it insanity? Or is it the Horla?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Unmatched, Monumental Writing Power

    • By William E. Hendry on 12-28-16

    Regular price: $1.39

    • Bel ami

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roland
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    L'histoire d'un illustre inconnu qui, à force d'opportunisme, d'arrivisme et de culot, parvient à conquérir la capitale, à se faire un nom et une place. Une fresque des mœurs parisiennes où règnent l'ambition, l'ambiguïté sexuelle des discours et la décadence amoureuse au XIXème siècle.

    Regular price: $11.42

    • Classic Ghost Stories, Volume 2

    • By: E. T. A. Hoffman, Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde, and others
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmeran, Walter Covell, Cindy Hardin, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 7 mins
    • Highlights
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Some of the greatest ghost stories of all time, here to send chills down your spine.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Stuff

    • By Louise M on 02-16-08

    Regular price: $34.30

    • Bel Ami

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 101
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 102

    Guy de Maupassant is revered for his naturalistic fiction, which brilliantly captures flesh-and-blood characters as it evokes the most telling details of everyday life. Considered one of the finest French novels ever written, Bel Ami follows journalist Georges Duroy and his increasing stature among the Paris elite. With an immense thirst for power, Georges is not above an almost gleeful use of wealthy mistresses to achieve his ends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Bel Ami or how to socially climb in 1885 Paris

    • By Neil Chisholm on 12-03-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Great Werewolf Classics

    • By: Saki, Guy de Maupassant, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    A terrifying collection of classic werewolf stories, ranging from ancient legends to Victorian and Edwardian adaptations on the theme. •Gabriel-Ernest by Saki •The Wolf by Guy de Maupassant •The Werewolf by Eugene Field •The Other Side by Count Eric Stanislaus Stenbock •The Werewolves by Henry Beaugrand •Jean Grenier the French Werewolf by Sabine Baring-Gould •The Man-Wolf by Leitch Ritchie •The She-Wolf by Saki •The Mark of the Beast by Rudyard Kipling

    Regular price: $25.81

    • Complete Original Short Stories - Volume 3

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Guy de Maupassant is widely regarded as the father of the modern short story. As his 13 volumes of short stories attest, he was a prolific writer of this form. He had a simple, efficient style of writing and, like Anton Chekhov, found inspiration for his stories in the daily lives of humans, which often reveal our darker nature. Many of his works also centred on the Franco-Prussian War, in which he served. 

    Regular price: $12.85

    • The Necklace

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Invited to a ball at the Ministry of Public Instruction where her husband works, Mathilde is in despair about how to look the part. She manages to persuade her husband to give her 400 francs for a new dress. But she also would like some jewellery to complete the outfit. Although their budget cannot stretch to this, Mathilde is able to borrow a diamond necklace from an old schoolfriend who is wealthy. But while she dazzles everyone at the ball, disaster is waiting in the wings...

    Regular price: $3.09

    • The Best French Short Stories

    • By: Guy de Maupassant, Victor Hugo, Anatole France, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    An enchanting collection of some of the greatest short stories ever written by notable French authors.

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Cuentos de Terror [Terror by Night]

    • By: Ambrose Bierce, Guy de Maupassant, Robert Louis Stevenson, and others
    • Narrated by: Juan Santiago, Omar Aranda Lamadrid, Emma Ledo, and others
    • Length: 2 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    El miedo es una de las sensaciones más intensas que puede sentir el hombre. Desde las épocas más remotas, las historias de terror le permitieron poner bajo control sus emociones más profundas. Situaciones que sobrepasan las leyes naturales, fenómenos desconocidos, fuerzas ocultas, seres imaginarios o reales, pero siempre enigmáticos, siempre monstruosos. Porque la incertidumbre es atractiva, el relato de horror genera nuevos sentimientos, y devela luces allí donde sólo habitan las sombras.

    Regular price: $11.17

    • Cuentos de Misterio y Terror [Tales of Mystery and Terror]

    • By: Alejandro Dumas, Washington Irving, Guy de Maupassant, and others
    • Narrated by: Staff Audiolibros Colección
    • Length: 3 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
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    Magistral recopilación de cinco cuentos de misterio y terror, tan verosímiles que podrían ser reales. Historias de misterio y terror de grandes escritores que han fascinado a niños y a adultos a lo largo de todas las épocas. Cuentos cargados de suspenso que mantendrán al oyente cultivo y expectante minuto a minuo. Incluye: "Historia de un muerto contada por él mismo" (Alejandro Dumas), "El diablo y Tom Walker" (Washington Irving), "El miedo" (Guy de Maupassant), "El Guardavía" (Charles Dickens), y "La casa del juez" (Bram Stoker). 

    Regular price: $14.70

    • Complete Original Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant, Volume I

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Guy de Maupassant is widely regarded as the father of the modern short story. As his 13 volumes of short stories attest, he was a prolific writer of this form. He had a simple, efficient style of writing and, like Anton Chekhov, found inspiration for his stories in the day-to-day lives of characters, in which their hidden natures are often revealed. Many of his works also centerd on the Franco-Prussian War, in which he served.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cannot go wrong with Maupassant

    • By Connie Chen on 07-05-17

    Regular price: $12.85

    • The Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A delightful collection of 10 of Guy de Maupassant's most famous tales: "The Parrot", "The Love of Long Ago", "Mademoiselle Fifi", "Miss Harriet", "An Uncomfortable Bed", "A Queer Night in Paris", "My Uncle Jules", "The Piece of String", "The Necklace", and "Found on a Drowned Man".

    Regular price: $10.32

    • Pack Grandes Clásicos [Great Classics Pack]

    • By: Charles Dickens, Emily Bronte, Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Chico García, Pedro Lanzas, Alejandro Khan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Bel Ami: La traducción del título en inglés es bastante elocuente: Historia de un sinvergüenza. George Duroy está dispuesto, caiga quien caiga y le cueste lo que le cueste, a ser alguien importante. En su concepto de moralidad, cualquier medio es aceptable para conseguir el fin propuesto. Las convenciones sociales no están hechas para él. Acaba de llegar a París, sin un céntimo, pero sabe que gusta a las mujeres y está decidido a utilizarlas de la forma que haga falta en su camino al éxito.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Version bridged

    • By Rebecca on 06-19-17

    Regular price: $13.99

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