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    • The World's Best Classic Short Stories

    • By: O. Henry, Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 23

    A glittering collection of some of the world's finest short stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful group of short stories

    • By Ken Larsen on 02-04-15

    Regular price: $54.54

    • The Gift of the Magi

    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: Cindy Hardin Killavey
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 82

    O. Henry wrote many stories, but this, the story of two "ultimate gifts", is his most famous.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well

    • By Empowerment on 12-19-08

    Regular price: $1.95

    • O. Henry: Complete Short Stories Collection

    • By: O. Henry, William Sydney Porter
    • Narrated by: Bob Thomley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 124
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 115

    O. Henry's short stories are well known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and clever twist endings. This collection includes "The Last Leaf", "The Love Philter of Ikey Schoenstein", "The Caliph", "Cupid and the Clock", "The Brief Debut of Tildy", "The Higher Abdication", "The Ransom of Red Chief", "One Dollar’s Worth", "Cupid a la Carte", "Girl", "Springtime a la Carte", "The Ethics of Pig", "The Social Triangle", "Witches Loaves", "The Romace of the Buys Broker", and more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Mis-named: This is not a complete collection

    • By Loren on 03-20-13

    Regular price: $9.09

    • O. Henry Short Stories, Vol. 1

    • By: O. Henry, William Sydney Porter
    • Narrated by: Bob Thomley
    • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    O. Henry's short stories are well known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A great book at a great price

    • By Robert on 08-24-12

    Regular price: $5.59

    • The Ransom of Red Chief

    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 65

    In the first tale, we follow two workmen on an intriguing journey to Coney Island, where the heartsick and disgruntled Tobin has his palm read. Who knew that palmistry could be so unpredictable? Secondly, a tale of kidnapping gone awry. A little boy, self proclaimed "Red Chief", is taken from his home, and has so much fun he never wants to go back, much to the chagrin of the kidnappers.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Two O. Henry stories

    • By Jim Hall on 12-22-13

    Regular price: $0.83

    • Holiday Classics by O. Henry

    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: Katherine Kellgren, Oliver Wyman, Jonathan Davis
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 235
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 234

    When it comes to the holidays, no story captures the true spirit of giving like O. Henry’s classic "The Gift of the Magi". And in celebration of the season, Audie Award® winners Katherine Kellgren, Oliver Wyman, and Jonathan Davis bring to life this timeless Christmas tale, plus two more of O. Henry’s holiday gems: "The Cop and the Anthem" and "The Last Leaf".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Three well-narrated classic tales

    • By Jim Hall on 12-22-13

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Fireside Tales

    • Sixty Short Stories of Ghosts, Mysteries, Crimes and Puzzles
    • By: O. Henry, H. P. Lovecraft, W. F. Harvey, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15

    An enthralling collection of creepy and mysterious stories. From classic detective stories to spine-tingling horror and scary ghost stories, these tales will make your flesh crawl.... 1. 'A Ghost Story' by Mark Twain. 2. 'The Silver Mask' by Hugh Walpole. 3. 'The Cactus' by O. Henry. 4. 'Dead of Night' by W. F. Harvey. 5. 'The Terrible Old Man' by H. P. Lovecraft. 6. 'Rattle of Bones' by Robert E. Howard. 7. 'The Last Leaf' by O. Henry. 8. 'The Magnet' by Barry Pain. 9. 'Pickman’s Model' by H. P. Lovecraft.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book with some great stories

    • By Cynthia on 10-25-17

    Regular price: $92.96

    • Fifty Thrilling Stories

    • Thrillers, Mysteries, Dark Crimes, and Strange Happenings
    • By: G. K. Chesterton, Arthur Conan-Doyle, Henry Rider Haggard, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 28 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 16

    A wonderful collection of classic thrillers, mystery stories, crime tales and weird accounts of uncanny events.1. Query by “Seamark” 2. The Furnished Room by O. Henry 3.The Dancing Partner by Jerome K. Jerome 4. The Squaw by Bram Stoker 5. The 19 Club by A. J. Alan 6. The Interruption by W. W. Jacobs7. Laura by Saki 8. A Descent into the Maelström by Edgar Allan Poe 9. The Diver by A. J. Alan10. The Man of the Night by Edgar Wallace11. The Burglary by Arnold Bennett

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good stories

    • By Judith on 10-29-14

    Regular price: $61.97

    • The Ransom of Red Chief

    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: Michael Pearl
    • Length: 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    First published in The Saturday Evening Post, "The Ransom of Red Chief" is a humorous short story written in 1910 by O. Henry. A pair of con men kidnap and attempt to ransom a prominent Alabama citizen’s son. Immediately they find themselves at the mercy of a particularly spoiled and clever boy who begins driving them mad. The ironic ending remains the story’s most enduring feature. 

    Regular price: $6.97

    • The Great Short Story Collection

    • 66 Classic Gems of the Short Story Genre
    • By: Barry Pain, O. Henry, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 26 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    The short story is considered to be one of the most challenging genres because of the need for compact plotlines and the ability to conjure up atmosphere and character in a few sentences and to engage the reader instantly. This collection presents 66 of the greatest examples of the genre - many of them well known, some hidden literary treasures, all of them exquisite examples of the short story at its finest.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved listening to the different stories.

    • By Laura Ridley on 01-23-17

    Regular price: $72.30

    • The Greatest Mysteries of All Time, Volume 2

    • By: Frederick Irving Anderson, Harlan Ellison, Thomas Hardy, and others
    • Narrated by: David Birney, Harlan Ellison, Judy Geeson, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    Breathtaking suspense, cold-blooded crime and challenging twists of plot make this collection a chilling audio experience. Featuring the finest short story mystery fiction by the most acclaimed writers, past and present, including: "Soft Monkey" by Harlan Ellison, "The Adventures of the Unique 'Hamlet'" by Vincent Starrett, "The New Girlfriend" by Ruth Rendell, "The Infallible Godahl" by Frederick Irving Anderson, "The Three Strangers" by Thomas Hardy, and more....

    Regular price: $13.96

    • The Best of America

    • Seven Classic Short Stories
    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allan Poe, Washington Irving, and others
    • Narrated by: Bronson Pinchot, John Chancer, Katherine Fenton
    • Length: 3 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    This anthology of unabridged short stories represents some of the most significant works from the most influential American authors of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Includes the following: "Rip Van Winkle" by Washington Irving, "Young Goodman Brown" by Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Fall of the House of Usher" by Edgar Allan Poe, "Mermaids" by Louisa May Alcott, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" by Mark Twain, "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by Ambrose Bierce, and "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Listen

    • By Mark Mahar on 03-24-15

    Regular price: $6.96

    • The Gift of the Magi

    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: Sandy J. Hotchkiss, Lissa Lia, K. Anderson Yancy
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18

    One of the greatest love stories ever! A couple struggling to make ends meet finds themselves with nothing with which to buy the other a Christmas gift. Through extreme personal sacrifice, they manage to give one another the best gift they - or anyone - could ever receive.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Very short...

    • By Str82Jesus on 06-05-19

    Regular price: $4.95

    • The Gift of the Magi and The Last Leaf

    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 93
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86

    A poor young couple demonstrates the meaning of love and self-sacrifice in the Christmas Classic, "The Gift of the Magi". Also included is "The Last Leaf". This tale follows a young woman artist who is stricken with pneumonia. She watches the leafy vine opposite her window with hollow eyes, and she determines to stay alive until the last leaf falls. O. Henry, always a master with the surprise ending, delivers two fine tales of his beloved New York City.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not what you think it is.

    • By Martha on 12-11-17

    Regular price: $0.69

    • The Very Best of O. Henry

    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4

    O. Henry, the pseudonym of the American writer William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), is best known for writing stories full of wit, wordplay, and warm characterizations, and particularly for their clever twist endings. This volume contains 20 of O. Henry's best and best-loved stories. They are marked by coincidence and surprise endings as well as the compassion and high humor that have made O. Henry's stories popular for the last century.

    Regular price: $19.59

    • A Classic Tales Christmas

    • By: O. Henry, Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, and others
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 145
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 128

    All of your favorite Christmas stories in one fantastic collection. From heartfelt stories such as O. Henry's "The Gift of the Magi" to tales of mystery from G. K. Chesterton and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Here is a treasure trove of tales from some of the best writers in the world, narrated by the voice of the Classic Tales: B.J. Harrison. Each story is presented unabridged.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent if you Understand What These Are

    • By Jason Ellinger on 05-29-18

    Regular price: $11.19

    • The Short Story Collection

    • Classic Short Stories
    • By: Stephen Crane, O. Henry, Anton Chekov
    • Narrated by: Frank Muller, George Guidall
    • Length: 1 hr and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    This group of four classic stories from the 19th century includes works that appear in many collections of European literature. Offering tantalizing revelations and unforgettable characters, these tales have delighted readers ever since they were first published. These classic short stories are narrated by two of the most critically-acclaimed readers in the audiobook field: George Guidall and Frank Muller. Their performances bring fresh emotional nuances to the tales while highlighting the wonderful strands of irony.

    Regular price: $9.09

    • The Great American Short Story Collection

    • 40 Outstanding Tales by American Writers
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, H. P. Lovecraft, O. Henry, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 66

    A thoroughly engaging collection of great classic tales by the very best American authors. 1. 'From Beyond' by H. P. Lovecraft 2. 'The Mysterious Card and the Card Unveiled' by Cleveland Moffett 3. 'Pigs Is Pigs' by Ellis Parker Butler 4. 'The Club of One-Eyed Men' by Arthur Somers Roche 5. 'Afterward' by Edith Wharton 6. 'The Furnished Room' by O. Henry 7. 'A Descent into the Maelström' by Edgar Allan Poe 8. 'Regret' by Kate Chopin 9. 'The Terrible Old Man' by H. P. Lovecraft 10. 'The Dumb Man' by Sherwood Anderson

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Annoying voice

    • By Victoria on 08-24-15

    Regular price: $92.96

    • The Ransom of Red Chief

    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: Bryan Nyman
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      1 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Petty criminals Bill and Sam decide to kidnap 10-year-old Johnny for ransom money from his wealthy father. The plan turns on its head, however, when Johnny “Red Chief” Dorset decides he likes his captors better than his father.  

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Important to know

    • By FCNelson on 08-31-18

    Regular price: $1.95

    • Great Classic Mysteries

    • Thirteen Unabridged Stories
    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble, Kim Hicks, Simon Vance, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Enjoy the great detectives of the Golden Age of classic mysteries in this unique collection of audio whodunits. Newly recorded for this original anthology, the crimes, criminals, and sleuths depicted here set the standard for decades to come, and remain as entertaining today as they were when first published. Fantastic narrators including Simon Prebble, Kate Fenton, Bill Wallace, and Robert Fass breathe new life into these stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best mystery anthology I've heard

    • By Linda on 06-15-14

    Regular price: $13.96

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