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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 64
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    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

    • 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 19
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    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

    • 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 120
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      4 out of 5 stars 110
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 109

    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

    • The Hand

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 81
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 79

    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 110
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 96

    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 Necklace

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Mike Vendetti
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narration was terrible!

    • By Elaine Heffron on 08-27-18

    Regular price: $4.87

    • 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

    • The Horla

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Horla" is the chilling tale of one man's descent into madness. Maupassant established a reputation in France as an absolute master of the short story, before himself succumbing to the mental illness that ravaged his later life. This story is the terrifying tale of an invisible vampire, told by a narrator himself on the brink of insanity, and written by a master of the macabre clearly at the peak of his powers.

    Regular price: $6.21

    • 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

    • Guy de Maupassant: Selected Stories

    • By: Guy De Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman, Jim Roberts, Cindy Hardin Killavey
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    Guy de Maupassant is considered one of the fathers of the modern short story as well as one of the form's finest writers. His stories are characterized by their economy of style and efficient, seemingly effortless dénouements

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not his best stories and not the greatest reader

    • By elizabeth in la plata on 06-18-14

    Regular price: $13.26

    • 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 16
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 15

    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 Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant, Volume 1

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 2 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Guy de Maupassant, (1850 - 1893), a native of Normandy, wrote in a bold and vigorous style that moves inexorably along clear plot lines. He had an astonishing capacity for creating believable characters, and he wasted little ink in putting his stories in motion. Maupassant was a master of "le mot juste," waiting until the perfect word came to him before setting his thoughts to paper. He was one of the first truly modern writers, and today his stories still resonate with enthusiasm and originality.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Oscar for audio books!

    • By Amazon Customer on 09-15-09

    Regular price: $11.20

    • 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

    • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of the Macabre

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Guy de Maupassant, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated by: John L Chatty, Jack Benson, Jim Killavey, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is of the best "macabre" tales ever written. It is presented here in its entirety along with eight other incredible tales.

    Regular price: $14.70

    • 13 Tales of Sonic Horror, Volume 4

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Edna St. Vincent Milay, and others
    • Narrated by: Lissa Lia, Kevin Yancy, Sandy J. Hotchkiss, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    SonicMovies are premium audios with strong vocal performances enhanced by music and sound effects to such an extent they sound like movies. Included here are 13 tales from H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, and more.

    Regular price: $9.56

    • Bola de Sebo y Otras Narraciones [Butterball and Other Stories]

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Laura Garcia
    • Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
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    "Bola de sebo", que muchos creen es uno de los mejores cuentos de Maupassant, fue publicado originalmente en una coleccion dirigida por Zola y es un ataque a la moral burguesa que acepta que una mujer se entregue para salvarlos a todos, pero despues por haberse entregado es mirada con desprecio. Igualmente esta "El collar" con su sorpresivo desenlace y el tierno "Padre de Simon", ademas de otra serie de cuentos que son testimonio de la grandeza del autor.

    Regular price: $11.90

    • Pedro y Juan [Peter and John]

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Carlos J. Vega
    • Length: 2 hrs and 43 mins
    • Abridged
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    Los dos hermanos, Pedro y Juan, son rivales por el amor de una mujer y Pedro hace uso de toda clase de recursos para traicionar a su hermano, que parece ser el exitoso.

    Regular price: $11.90

    • The Horla

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Mike Vendetti
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A gentleman enjoying the morning over the River Seine waves to a steamer, and the nightmare begins. He believes he may be going insane, but then he begins to feel there is an entity that he cannot see invading his mind and his home. The entity is perhaps an invader from another world. Guy de Maupassant's tale of classic horror will enthrall you.

    Regular price: $5.57

    • Die Nacht (Drei Geschichten 2)

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Jens Wawrczeck
    • Length: 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Jens Wawrczeck, Sprecher von den 'Drei Fragezeichen', liest "Die Nacht" von Guy de Maupassant. Die Sprecher der Kulthörspielserie "Die drei Fragezeichen" präsentieren auf dem Tonträger jeweils einzeln ihre favorisierte Gruselgeschichte. Dazu hat jeder der Drei unter eigener Regie und in Zusammenarbeit mit einem Musiker ein Soundkonzept für seine Erzählung entwickelt und ihr somit seine ganz persönliche Note verliehen.

    Regular price: $1.80

    • Stories

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Roy Macready
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Guy de Maupassant (1850 - 1893) is recognized as one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of its finest exponents. From the humorous to the tragic to the gruesome, with an economy and precision of language, his stories can delight or disturb. Here are 10 of them.

    Regular price: $5.60

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