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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
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      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

    • Witty, Weird and Outrageous

    • Saki Favorites
    • By: Hector Hugo Munro
    • Narrated by: Tom Sellwood
    • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    The stories in this collection are from The Chronicles of Clovis (1911) and Beast and Superbeasts (1914).

    Regular price: $4.95

    • 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 Stampeding of Lady Bastable

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

    • Historias de terror - I

    • Horror Stories - I
    • By: Tony Jimenez, Ralph Barby, Edgar Allan Poe, and others
    • Narrated by: Marcos Chacón
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    En este primer volumen de terror puedes acompañar a Ichabod Crane huyendo despavorido por el bosque... o darte cuenta de la verdadera belleza de Berenice... o bañarte en las frías aguas de un lago donde tendrás... compañía. Deja volar tu imaginación y acompaña a los protagonistas de "Viaje al horror" seguro que decides viajar menos y si ves una ventana abierta no te asomes por ella... igual ves algo que no te esperas...

    Regular price: $13.99

    • 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

    • 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
    • Overall
      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

    • Tales of Naughty Pranks

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

    • 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

    • Mrs. Packletide's Tiger

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

    • 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

    • 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 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 Stalled Ox

    • A Short Story by Saki
    • By: Hector Hugh Munro
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    When Theophil Eshley, the bovine painter, is called upon by his neighbour Adela Pingsford to remove a stray ox from her garden things go inevitably and comically wrong. No oxen are harmed in the course of this story, but sadly the same cannot be said of assorted chrysanthemums, drawing rooms and egos.

    Regular price: $2.03

    • Sredni Vashtar

    • By: Hector Hugh Munro
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Conradin is a sickly and introverted child who hates his guardian, Mrs. De Ropp. When she takes away his pet hen and threatens to do the same with his pole-cat, whom he worships like a god, Conradin makes a special prayer and his sinister wish is answered. Hector Hugh Munro (aka Saki) at his most sinister and macabre. Superb!

    Regular price: $1.99

    • 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 She-Wolf

    • By: Hector Hugh Munro
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      2 out of 5 stars 1

    When Mary Hampton challenges Leonard Bilsiter to deploy his self-proclaimed Siberian magic powers to transform her into a she-wolf, nobody reckons with Clovis's cunning. Mrs. Hampton's disappearance in an Azalea bush and the coincidental appearance of a female wolf in exactly the same part of the conservatory during coffee causes considerable consternation among the house guests - with the usual hilarious results. Ingenious!

    Regular price: $2.03

    • Tales of the Macabre

    • By: Hector Hugh Munro
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A quartet of short stories by the British master of the macabre, Hector Hugh Munro, better known under his pseudonym “Saki”. This collection brings together four of his most macabre tales, all of which will surprise the listener with an uncanny twist at the end.

    Regular price: $8.00

    • 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

    • 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

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