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    • Stephen Fry Presents...A Selection of Short Stories

    • By: Hector Hugh Munro
    • Narrated by: Stephen Fry
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
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      5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Immerse yourself in a world where the illuminating Stephen Fry reads some of the more memorable short stories of our time. A brilliant combination of reader and writer come together in these short stories available on digital download.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Quirky Edwardian tales

    • By Dr. WyoPaul on 04-03-17

    Regular price: $11.18

    • The Short Stories of Saki

    • 65 of Saki's Most Popular Tales
    • By: Hector Hugh Munro
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Sixty-five short stories by the master storyteller, Saki.

    Regular price: $36.14

    • Fifteen Minute Stories

    • 45 Gigantic Little Tales
    • By: Hector Hugh Munro, A. J. Alan, O. Henry, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    A rich anthology of forty-five great stories by some of the most renowned storytellers in the world. Saki, O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, Barry Pain, Guy de Maupassant, M. R. James, A. J. Allan, Guy Boothby, Jerome K. Jerome and many more giants of the piterary world contribute to this collection of tiny tales which pack a huge punch.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful and extensive collection of 'waiting room' stories.

    • By R. on 09-01-18

    Regular price: $23.75

    • The Chronicles of Clovis

    • By: Hector Hugh Munro
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    A masterful collection of 28 short stories by Edwardian satirist Hector Hugh Munro, who wrote under the pseudonym “Saki”. The Chronicles of Clovis includes many of Saki’s best known tales, exemplifying his witty and multi-layered storytelling, satirizing the habits and morals of British society of his day.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Saki's always a treat

    • By GeekyGal on 04-30-12

    Regular price: $16.52

    • Mrs. Packletide's Tiger

    • By: Hector Hugh Munro
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      3 out of 5 stars 1

    Mrs. Packletide is determined to shoot a tiger in order to get one up on her arch rival Loona Bimberton. In a comical and at times ironic sequence of events, Mrs. Packletide finds herself at the mercy of another rival, just when she had least expected it. Hector Hugh Munro at his most witty and ironic. A masterpiece!

    Regular price: $1.99

    • Curious Animal Tales

    • By: Hector Hugh Munro
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 56 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A quartet of short stories by Britain’s raconteur supreme, Hector Hugh Munro, better known under his pseudonym “Saki”. This collection brings together four of his most curious and amusing tales, all of which involve animals. Saki’s satirical take on the morals and eccentricities of Edwardian society, combined with a compelling narrative and an unexpected ending draw keep the reader hanging on until the very last word.

    Regular price: $8.00

    • The Stampeding of Lady Bastable

    • By: Hector Hugh Munro
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Mrs. Sangrail is determined to offload her wayward son Clovis onto Lady Bastable for six days while she takes a trip to Scotland. Is desperation she resorts to cunning bribery, but Clovis has other ideas and devises an ingenious scheme to thwart his mother’s plans. Another piece of genius humour writing by Hector Hugh Munro, peppered with his humorous observations on British Edwardian society.

    Regular price: $1.99

    • Tales of Naughty Pranks

    • By: Hector Hugh Munro
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    A quartet of short stories by the mastermind of practical jokes, Hector Hugh Munro, better known under his pseudonym “Saki”. This collection brings together four of his most ingenious tales, all of which involve one character playing a prank on the others. The results range from the comic to the macabre… but all are brilliantly narrated with Saki’s superb ironic wit. The Stampeding of Lady Bastable.

    Regular price: $8.00

    • Beasts And Super Beasts

    • 36 Short Stories By Saki
    • By: Hector Hugh Munro
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    A glittering collection of 36 short stories by Edwardian satirist Hector Hugh Munro, who wrote under the pseudonym "Saki". Beasts And Super-Beasts includes many of Saki's best loved tales, exemplifying his witty and multi-layered storytelling, satirizing the habits and morals of British society of his day.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Full list of short stories presented

    • By Julieta de los espíritus on 06-08-18

    Regular price: $18.58

    • 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

    • The Open Window

    • By: Hector Hugh Munro (Saki)
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    Framton Nuttel pays an unannounced call on Mrs. Sappleton and finds himself in the midst of a macabre spectacle which is not as it seems. Hector Hugh Munro’s genius storytelling at its best.

    Regular price: $1.54

    • The Open Window

    • By: Saki, Hector Hugh Munro
    • Narrated by: Kirk Diedrich, Sandy J. Hotchkiss, Lesley K. Peasrson, and others
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Unknowingly, a man arrives on the anniversary of the “Great Tragedy” that led to his host having her large French window wide open onto the lawn on an October afternoon in the vain hope that her husband and brothers - whom he learns have been dead three years - will return through it. To his horror, the man shares in the terrors of the day.

    Regular price: $2.58

    • The Mouse

    • By: Hector Hugh Munro
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    When Theodoric Voler boards a train he finds he is not alone in the compartment. Not only is there a female companion asleep in one corner, there is a mouse which has hidden itself inside his clothes. Can the sensitive and prudish young man manage to undress and extricate the mouse without his female companion waking up? Hector Hugh Munro (Saki) at his most satirical. A superb and witty observation on the sensibilities and mores of British Edwardian society.

    Regular price: $1.99

    • The Penance

    • By: Hector Hugh Munro, Saki
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Penance is an edgy and at times horrifying tale about a normally amiable man who has killed the cat belonging to his neighbour's children, on the grounds that he suspected it of attacking his chickens. His efforts to make up for this awful deed are met with hostility, and the children take the opportunity to plan a dire revenge.

    Regular price: $2.06

    • Esme

    • By: Hector Hugh Munro
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Baroness recounts a hunting story with a twist. Instead of a fox, the quarry turns out to be an escaped hyena, which adopts her and Constance Broddle and leads them to cover up a heinous killing. Hector Hugh Munro at his most macabre.

    Regular price: $1.99

    • Tobermory

    • By: Hector Hugh Munro
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10

    When Mr. Cornelius Appin announces that he has succeeded in teaching the cat, Tobermory, to speak, nobody in the house party believes him. But when Tobermory makes his entrance and begins to reveal the kind of personal secrets only a cat can know about the assembled company, chaos breaks out. Tobermory must be destroyed at all costs. Hector Hugh Munro at his most masterful!

    Regular price: $1.99

    • Mitternachtsstories von Middleton, Tschechow u. v. a.

    • Nur für starke Nerven 6
    • By: Richard B. Middleton, Anton Tschechow, Hermann Harry Schmitz, and others
    • Narrated by: Friedrich Schoenfelder
    • Length: 59 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Von 1973 bis 1990 strahlte Sender Freies Berlin (SFB) die beliebte Hörfunksendung "Nur für starke Nerven" (ab 1987 unter dem Namen "Die Mitternachtsstory") aus. Der Schauspieler Friedrich Schoenfelder las darin Grusel- und Kriminalgeschichten für Erwachsene zur guten Nacht vor. Bezeichnenderweise schlug er selbst 1972 der Unterhaltungsabteilung des SFB vor, eine Sendereihe zu starten, in der von ihm redaktionell ausgewählte Gruselgeschichten zu Gehör kommen sollten.

    Regular price: $4.89

    • Stories to Scare You Witless

    • Tales of Terror
    • By: Fitz-James O'Brien, Hector Hugh Munro, Wilkie Collins, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      1.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Genuinely chilling narratives of paranormal phenomena, the returning dead, uncanny apparitions, sinister happenings and inexplicable events which make your blood run cold. Listen in the dark... if you dare!

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Nice Stories - Shame about the Voice!

    • By Dr. O on 11-26-11

    Regular price: $17.66

    • The Elk

    • A Short Story by Saki
    • By: Hector Hugh Munro
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Bertie Thropplestance stands to inherit a vast fortune from his wealthy but indomitable grandmother, a fact which has not escaped the notice of every mother of a marriageable girl in the county. But old Mrs. Thropplestance has her own ideas of a suitable mate for her grandson, and even when he romantically rescues Dora Yonelet from a rampaging elk, this cuts little ice with the dowager. The elk, however, has its own ideas....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Nice accent!

    • By Henry Bennings on 08-27-12

    Regular price: $2.00

    • The Disappearance of Crispina Umberleigh

    • By: Hector Hugh Munro
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916) is better known by the pen name Saki. He remains hugely popular as a British writer whose witty, mischievous and sometimes macabre stories satirised Edwardian society and culture. 'The Disappearance of Crispina Umberleigh' is a tale recounted by a traveller on a train to a fellow passenger. It concerns the bizarre circumstances of the mysterious disappearance...and reappearance after eight years...of his formidable and tyrannical aunt.

    Regular price: $1.06

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