Showing results by author "Hector Hugh Munro (Saki)"

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    • 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 Open Window

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

    • By: Hector Hugh Munro, Saki
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Sophie Chattel-Monkheim was a socialist by conviction and a Chattel-Monkheim by marriage. When the Duke of Serbia does her the honour of joining her house party, despite her left-wing leanings, Sophie is determined to make a good impression. So she hires an emergency chef who is an expert in making Byzantine omelettes. Within a very short time the entire household is thrown into disarray....

    Regular price: $1.06

    • The Lost Sanjak

    • By: Hector Hugh Munro, Saki
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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 satirized Edwardian society and culture. The Lost Sanjak' is the last-minute account by a condemned man, speaking to the prison chaplain, telling the astounding story of how he came to be condemned to hang for the murder of...himself!

    Regular price: $1.06

    • 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

    • The Reticence of Lady Anne

    • By: Hector Hugh Munro, "Saki"
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Edwardian satirist Hector Hugh Munro (1870-1916), who wrote under the pseudonym "Saki" tells the story of an unusual three-way domestic dispute between Egbert, his wife Lady Anne, and Don Tarquinio the cat. As often happens with Saki, there is a cynical twist at the end.

    Regular price: $2.62