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    • Short Stories by Saki

    • By: H. H. Munro
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson, Nadia May
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 27

    Hector Munro, writing under the pseudonym of Saki, is justly renowned for his urbane and witty short stories. His eccentric characters, humorous dialogue and engaging domestic situations all reveal a penetrating and sometimes disturbing insight into human nature. As a quixotic tour guide, Saki leads the reader from garden party to pig sty to political convention with the ease of one who is intimately familiar with the cares and foibles of the human condition, showing us this vista of life through the well tempered lens of his gentle, British irony. In this definitive collection of stories we can browse and sightsee at our leisure, cross borders of fresh insight, admire and enjoy each whimsical tale as we journey through the imaginative landscape of a truly artful writer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Satirical brilliance

    • By Zaubermond on 11-18-12

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Fifty Fantastic Tales

    • By: H. G. Wells, Edith Wharton, Hugh Walpole, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 27 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7

    A superb collection of classic short stories showcasing the variety, depth and imagination of great Victorian writers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great stories

    • By Tracey on 01-21-17

    Regular price: $103.29

    • The Chronicles of Clovis

    • By: H. H. Munro - Saki
    • Narrated by: Ian Richardson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    The Chronicles of Clovis, published in 1911, was the third in Saki (H. H. Munro)'s series of very funny and very vicious stories. As an insider, Saki was ideally poised to eviscerate the Edwardian middle class way of life, and his pitiless and magnetic sense of humour - teamed with an ability to wield that sharpest of writer's tools, the (very) short story - makes these some of the funniest and most quotable of tales. All of the running themes in Saki's work are here.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Weighed down...

    • By John on 07-17-16

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Gabriel-Ernest (Chilling Tales for Dark Nights)

    • By: Saki, H. H. Munro, Chilling Tales for Dark Nights
    • Narrated by: David Lewis Richardson
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    David Lewis Richardson narrates this classic horror fiction tale from H. H. Munro, writing under his alias Saki. When Van Cheele's friend Cunningham warns him that there is a wild beast in his woods, he scarcely pays the announcement any heed. Following a later encounter in the woods, however, in which he comes face-to-face with an uncanny, wild-looking youth who speaks of an appetite for child-flesh, Van Cheele comes around. In time, he begins to wonder whether the mysterious feral child had anything to do with the recent unexplained disappearance of a small child from the village, and determines to seek the truth.

    Regular price: $0.94

    • Short Stories by Saki

    • By: H. H. Munro
    • Narrated by: Emma Topping
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      1 out of 5 stars 1
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      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Here are seven of H.H. Munro's (Saki's) finest short stories, including 'The Treasure Ship', 'Laura', 'The Lumber Room', 'The Quince Tree', 'The Open Window', 'Tobermory', and 'The Story Teller'. Witty, mischievous, and sometimes macabre, the stories satirise Edwardian society and culture.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Could not believe my ears

    • By Michael on 09-09-13

    Regular price: $13.40

    • Fair Tales of Fowl

    • By: H. G. Wells, H. H. Munro, Robert E. Howard, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Ten classic short stories from the quills of great bird-loving authors.

    Regular price: $8.74

    • The World of Saki

    • By: Saki (H.H. Munro)
    • Narrated by: Alexander Spencer
    • Length: 2 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 3
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    This volume collects 16 stories from the master of wit and wisdom, Saki, who displayed an incomparable agility with delicate, humorous, stylistic prose. Included here are: "Esmé," about a hyena that adopts 2 British women, "Tobermory," featuring a talking cat, and "Sredni Vashtar," concerning demon worship, as well as "The Easter Egg," "Mrs. Packeltide's Tiger," "The Byzantine Omelette," and many more.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Worst.Sound. Ever.

    • By thatgirlthere on 07-26-09

    Regular price: $12.57

    • The Easter Egg

    • By: H. H. Munro - "Saki"
    • Narrated by: Mike Vendetti
    • Length: 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    "The Easter Egg", a short story by H. H. Munro ("Saki"), is not a happy Easter story but a tale of a proud and brave mother who loves her son even though the son is timid and perhaps cowardly. The story takes place prior to World War I, and the son, in his one act of bravery, prevents an international incident that possibly would have started the war sooner.

    Regular price: $7.13

    • The Open Window

    • By: H. H. Munro
    • Narrated by: Gary Dikeos
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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    Considered a master of the short story, Saki was best known for his witty and mischievous stories that satirized the culture and society of Edwardian England. In "The Open Window" his best-known vignette, a teenage girl regales the tale of an eerie family tragedy to a high-strung visitor, who receives something of a shock.

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Three Saki Short Stories

    • By: H. H. Munro - Saki
    • Narrated by: Phillip J. Mather
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Hector Hugh Munro (December 18, 1870-November 14, 1916), better known by the pen name Saki and frequently as H. H. Munro, was a British writer whose witty, mischievous, and sometimes macabre stories satirize Edwardian society and culture. He is considered a master of the short story and often compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker. Influenced by Oscar Wilde, Lewis Carroll, and Rudyard Kipling, he himself influenced A. A. Milne, Noel Coward, and P. G. Wodehouse.

    Regular price: $7.70

    • Selections from Saki

    • By: H. H. Munro
    • Narrated by: Flo Gibson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Sometimes humorous, sometimes ironic and sometimes terrifying, the stories in this collection include: "The Lumber Room", "The Interlopers", "Shock Tactics", "Down Pens", "Mrs. Packletide's Tiger", "Laura", "The Seven Cream Jugs", "The Bag", "Srendi Vashtar", "The Lull", "Dusk", "The Boar-Pig", "The Phantom Luncheon", "The Hen" and "Tobermory".

    Regular price: $13.99

    • Beastly Chronicles of Saki

    • By: H M Munro
    • Narrated by: Jermyn Street Theatre
    • Length: 1 hr and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    The stories of HH Munro – better known by his pen name of Saki – have scarcely been out of print since they were first published nearly a century ago. Yet it often seems that their particular delights are reserved for the private pleasure of his coterie of admirers. It has to be admitted that a taste for Saki is something of an addiction. And like all addictions, once acquired, it is hard to shake off.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • excellent dramatization

    • By Kerlian on 07-12-11

    Regular price: $9.34

    • The Open Window

    • By: H. H. Munro
    • Narrated by: Glenn Hascall
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Time spent in the country was determined the best remedy for the severe case of nerves afflicting Mr. Framton. As he visited with a young lady waiting for the owner of a cottage in the country where he would be staying she shared a story that seemed unbelievable, but convinced him that the matron of the house might have lost her mind. Yet one final event rattled Framton to the core. Did he have all the details needed to react with such fear or was he in the midst of a great storyteller?

    Regular price: $4.99

    • Whimsical Tales

    • By: Neil Munro, Arthur Morrison, H. G. Wells, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A delightful collection of light-hearted classic stories from some of the greatest Victorian and Edwardian-era writers.

    Regular price: $25.81

    • 13 Tales of Sonic Horror, Volume 2

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, Hector Hugh Munro, and others
    • Narrated by: Sandy J. Hotchkiss, Lissa Lia, Heather Wood, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 7
    • 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 classic horror tales.

    Regular price: $9.56