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    • The Hand

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
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      4 out of 5 stars 73

    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

    • The Necklace

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Andrea Giordani
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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

    • 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 59
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    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

    • 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 115
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      4 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 104

    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

    • Bel ami

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roland
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 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

    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

    • 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
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      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

    • 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 6
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      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

    • Bel Ami

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 93

    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

    • 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 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    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

    • 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
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      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

    • 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
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      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

    • Unusual Short Stories

    • By: Mark Twain, Guy de Maupassant, Stacy Aumonier, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Fifty unusual and enchanting short stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Thoroughly Enjoyable

    • By Paul Martel on 03-08-15

    Regular price: $67.47

    • 'Clair De Lune' and 'The Necklace'

    • Short Stories
    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Josie Jackson
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Abbé Marignan is a fanatical, excitable, upright priest who believes fervently in God and that nature had been created in accordance with admirable and absolute logic. However, with the exception of nuns, the Abbé hates women. When he discovers that his niece has a lover, he seizes a formidable oak stick and sets out, by the light of the moon, to rectify the situation. But nature has other plans in store for him.

    Regular price: $2.69

    • 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 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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

    • 6 Novels by Guy de Maupassant

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 1 hr and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Guy de Maupassant was an absolute master of the short story genre, delighting in clever plotting, concise style, and efficient storytelling, which he used to produce stunning pieces in a very condensed format. Maupassant specialized in realism, with its sharp criticism of lower human nature and society, and fantastic, although his ventures in the supernatural are often used as an implicit symptom of the protagonists' troubled minds - he was absolutely fascinated with psychiatry, which was nascent at the time.

    Regular price: $6.63

    • Great Vampire Stories

    • 30 Classic Victorian Tales of Vampires
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A comprehensive and varied collection of the best vampire stories from the Victorian era by the greatest Gothic writers of the time. Includes: 'The Horla' by Guy de Maupassant; 'Mrs. Amworth' by E. F. Benson; 'La Belle Dame Sans Merci' by John Keats; 'Dracula's Guest' by Bram Stoker; 'The Bride of Corinth' by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe; 'Will' by Vincent O'Sullivan; 'Ken's Mystery' by Julian Hawthorne.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Who speaks like this?

    • By J. M. Pollack on 06-05-16

    Regular price: $75.18

    • Dark Tales

    • Uncanny and Unsettling Stories
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Maxim Gorky, M. R. James, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
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      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    A collection of strange and often grisly tales by some of the world's greatest writers, ranging from mildly unsettling to hair-raising.

    Regular price: $22.05

    • 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 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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

    • Classic Ghost Stories

    • By: Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, W. L. George, and others
    • Narrated by: Ian Holm, Julie Peasgood
    • Length: 2 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    These five chilling tales make perfect night time listening - and, for the fearful, can be heard in a group, rather than experienced as solo bedtime reading. Charles Dickens, Wilkie Collins, W. L. George, A. M. Burrage, and Guy de Maupassant provide the terrifying text; Ian Holm and Julie Peasgood provide the spoken spooks.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Signalman. . . again

    • By emma on 09-19-09

    Regular price: $7.45

    • The Necklace

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    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

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