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    • Classic French Short Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Jean Paul Sartre, Guy de Maupassant, Anatole France, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 60
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37

    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

    • The Hand

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    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

    • Bel Ami

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 108
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 94

    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

    • 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 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

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

    Regular price: $28.04

    • The Best European Short Stories

    • By: Guy de Maupassant, George Sand, Anton Chekhov, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    A delightful anthology of great works by some of Europe's greatest short story writers....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • disappointing

    • By KDP on 08-10-14

    Regular price: $68.95

    • Ghosts, Werewolves and Vampires

    • By: M. R. James, Eric Stanislaus Stenbock, Bram Stoker, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    A terrifying collection of classic Victorian short stories about ghosts, werewolves and vampires. The Wolf Book by Henry Chapman Mercer. Number Ninety by B. M. Croker. Ken's Mystery by Julian Hawthorne. The Piano Next Door by Elia W. Peattie. The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains by Frederick Marryat. The Horla by Guy de Maupassant. Absolute Evil by Julian Hawthorne. Mrs. Amworth by E. F. Benson.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A compelling book--frustrating narration

    • By Ryan on 09-13-16

    Regular price: $106.60

    • Classic Tales of Mystery

    • By: Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle, Guy de Maupassant, and others
    • Narrated by: Liza Ross, Sean Barrett, Paul Panting, and others
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Included in this collection: "Who Killed Zebedee" by Wilkie Collins, read by Sean Barrett; "Blue Suit" by Edgar Wallace, read by Paul Panting; "A Mysterious Case" by Anna Katharine Green, read by Liza Ross; "The Crooked Man" by Arthur Conan Doyle, read by Stephen Thorne; "Vendetta" by Guy de Maupassant, read by Liza Ross; "The Sapient Monkey" by Headon Hill, read by Paul Panting; and more....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Collection

    • By Emma on 08-01-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Necklace

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Mike Vendetti
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 5

    A beautiful woman imagines she is married below her station. In an effort to make her happy, her husband brings home an invitation to a ball attended by the upper crust of Paris society. To his chagrin, she is only disappointed, and explains she has nothing to wear to the ball. The husband sacrifices his savings to buy her a dress. She has no jewelry, but she has a wealthy friend who will lend her a beautiful accoutrement to accompany the beautiful dress.

    Regular price: $4.87

    • Classic Ghost Stories 1

    • By: Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, F. Marion Crawford, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Pasco
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Here is a collection of spine-tingling ghost stories, read by Richard Pasco. Featuring:
    The Judge’s House by Bram Stoker
    Dracula’s Guest by Bram Stoker
    To Be Taken with a Grain of Salt by Charles Dickens
    The Upper Berth by F. Marion Crawford
    Who Knows? by Guy de Maupassant
    Narrative of the Ghost of a Hand by Sheridan Le Fanu
    The Furnished Room by O. Henry
    The Open Window by Saki
    My Own True Ghost Story by Rudyard Kipling
    Called by P.C. Wren
    When I was Dead by Vincent O’Sullivan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Classic Ghost Stories with a Good Narrator!

    • By Robert on 10-12-12

    Regular price: $14.18

    • Mademoiselle Fifi

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Set during the Franco-Prussian war, de Maupassant's story tells of a group of German soldiers occupying and gradually vandalising a stately home in Normandy. Bored of the dull location and incessant rain, the group of young officers decide to send to the nearest town for a group of prostitutes, so that they can hold an orgiastic dinner party. Among the women is the spirited young Rachel, whose willingness to fraternize with the Prussians is put to the test, with catastrophic results.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprising, Brilliant, Story.

    • By William E. Hendry on 06-03-17

    Regular price: $6.45

    • 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
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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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

    • Bel ami

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roland
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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

    • 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
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    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 Horla

    • Classic Tales of Vampires
    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Garrick Hagon
    • Length: 1 hr and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Darkness falls. The undead rise to feast on the succulent blood of the living. For years vampires have fascinated great writers of the occult such as De Maupassant, Count Stenbock, E. Nesbit, and E.F. Benson. This is The Story Circle's collection of some of their spine-chilling tales told by award-winning actors.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a great version of the horla

    • By mikeg233 on 09-22-13

    Regular price: $3.97

    • Normandy Stories

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Oliver Montgomery
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Maupassant is hailed as one of the greatest masters of the short story. This collection focuses upon the land he knew and loved so well - Normandy. Its people and its countryside are portrayed here in vivid color and with great warmth.

    Regular price: $12.59

    • Fear and Was It a Dream?

    • Stories by Guy de Maupassant [Classic Tales Edition]
    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Skeletons and corpses rise from their fitful sleep and share a haunting message from beyond the grave.

    Regular price: $1.39

    • Wonderful Short Stories

    • Fifty Outstanding Classic Tales
    • By: Barry Pain, George Gissing, Guy de Maupassant, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    A glittering collection of classic short stories. 1. "The Hoop" by Fedor Sologub; 2. "Miracles" by Barry Pain; 3. "In a Far-off World" by Olive Schreiner; 4. "The House of Cobwebs" by George Gissing; 5. "A Dream of Wild Bees" by Olive Schreiner; 6. "A Very Black Business" by Ernest Bramah; 7. "The Missing Years" by Barry Pain; 8. "The Pig and Whistle" by George Gissing; 9. "A Soothing Dream" by Fedor Sologub; 10. "Life’s Gifts" by Olive Schreiner...and many more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the best yet

    • By judyp on 02-07-16

    Regular price: $113.65

    • 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 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    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

    • Great Radio Horror

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Arch Oboler, Guy de Maupassant, and others
    • Narrated by: Boris Karloff, Maurice Tarplin, Paul McGrath, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    The screams...the grisly sound effects...the rumbling organ music. Sounds in the dark come strange, mysterious, and terrifying in 21 episodes of such classic series as Lights Out, Inner Sanctum, Suspense, and many more. Spine-chilling tales by Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant, Arch Oboler, Robert A. Arthur, David Kogan, and Alonzo Deen Cole dabble in dark realms. Boris Karloff, Maurice Tarplin, Paul McGrath, and Bernard Lenrow deliver pulse-pounding performances.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good for nostalgia, I suppose.

    • By Davidinark on 06-07-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Around the World in 80 Tales

    • 80 Classic Stories from Around the World
    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 37 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 14

    A breathtaking collection of 80 classic short stories inspired by different locations, people and customs across the globe...

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Could be my 70 yr old ears, difficult 2 understand

    • By larry on 10-08-14

    Regular price: $124.12

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