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    • The One Million Pound Bank Note

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Jack Benson
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Two wealthy gentlemen decide to give a poor stranger a million-pound bank note to see what he will do with it. The results are very unexpected.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • Favorite Children's Stories, Volume 2

    • By: Mabel B. Taggart, Andrew Lang, Brothers Grimm, and others
    • Narrated by: Cindy Hardin Killavey, Tonya Free, Walter Zimmerman, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    This second delightful collection of children's stories contains the following titles: "The Three Goblins", by Mabel G. Taggart; "Alladin and the Wonderful Lamp", edited by Andrew Lang; "Cinderella", by the Brothers Grimm; "The Griffon and Minor Canon", by Frank Stockton; "Beauty and the Beast", by Madame de Villeneuve; "The Frog Prince", by The Brothers Grimm; "Goody Two Shoes", a traditional tale; "How Fear Came", by Rudyard Kipling; "Jack and the Beanstalk", a traditional tale; and many more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Selection of stories

    • By cindilla on 04-05-15

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Classics of Childhood, Vol. 3

    • A Christmas Collection
    • By: Blackstone Audio Inc.
    • Narrated by: Robby Benson, Ralph Waite, Jonathan Winters, and others
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 35

    Blackstone Audio presents another of its popular collections of childhood classics read by celebrity narrators. This time all the stories are centered around Christmas. Included are: “The Little Match Girl” read by Robby Benson, “Waldo, Tell Me about Christmas” read by Ralph Waite, “Santasaurus” read by Jonathan Winters, “The History of Christmas” read by Jack Lemmon, “The Gift of the Magi” read by Robby Benson, and “Miracle on 34th Street” read by Carl Reiner.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Most of the stories were really good!

    • By Anonymous User on 12-14-17

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Four Million

    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman, Jim Roberts, Cindy Hardin Killavey, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    The Four Million was written in 1906 when roughly four million people lived in New York City. It opens with a reference to Ward McAllister's "assertion that there were only "400" people in New York City who were really worth noticing.

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Outcasts of Poker Flat

    • By: Bret Harte
    • Narrated by: Jack Benson
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    A motley crew, banished from a Western town, find strength, and weakness, in each other.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Blue Hotel

    • By: Stephen Crane
    • Narrated by: Jack Benson
    • Length: 1 hr and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Stephen Crane's fascinating story "The Blue Hotel" is seen by many as a study of fear. Crane used the stereotypical 1890's American West as his setting, and the story uses a card game to show how fear feeds upon itself. There are both inner fears and fears existing in reality, and the ways that they interact with each other make for a fascinating tale.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • BORING AND CONFUSING

    • By WENDI on 11-18-15

    Regular price: $7.95

    • The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman, Cindy Hardin Killavey, Jack Benson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    A town that prides itself on its honesty finds itself severely tested. One of the demons Mark Twain always set out to slay was the myth that the citizens of the American republic are inherently more virtuous than others. By the invention of an elaborate hoax, a kind of giant practical joke, Twain has his hero turn the town of Hadleyburg inside out and, in the process, teach the hypocrites who dwell there a lesson in humility and moral realism.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good selection, uneven narration

    • By Tad Davis on 05-19-08

    Regular price: $11.55

    • The Ugly Duckling

    • By: Hans Christian Andersen
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman, Jack Benson
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Here is Anderson's timeless tale of the ugly duckling that became a beautiful swan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By James on 04-15-08

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Tales of the Macabre

    • By: Robert Louis Stevenson, Guy de Maupassant, Ambrose Bierce, and others
    • Narrated by: John L Chatty, Jack Benson, Jim Killavey, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Robert Louis Stevenson's "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" is of the best "macabre" tales ever written. It is presented here in its entirety along with eight other incredible tales.

    Regular price: $14.70

    • After 20 Years

    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: Jack Benson
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Two friends decide to meet again after a 20-year separation - with very unexpected results.

    Regular price: $1.95

    • An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge

    • By: Ambrose Bierce
    • Narrated by: Jack Benson
    • Length: 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    During the American Civil War, a man stands on a railroad bridge about to be hanged. At the last minute, the rope breaks - or does it? This much-anthologized short story was adapted into one of the most popular episodes of The Twilight Zone.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Everyone should read or listen to this story

    • By sgonk on 03-21-16

    Regular price: $0.99

    • Dr. Heidigger's Experiment

    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Jack Benson
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 16

    Old Dr. Heidigger calls a few of his friends together to try a new "elixer of life" designed to make them all young again. The results are not what any of them had bargined for and, as is often the case with Hawthorne, the story teaches a valuable lesson.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Greedy Selfish People are SO immature

    • By Oregon Yarn Addict on 04-17-09

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Favorite Love Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Wilkie Collins, F. Scott Fitzgerald, O. Henry, and others
    • Narrated by: Donna Barkman, Patrick Grimes, Jessica Bradley, and others
    • Length: 14 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Stories of love and romance in 23 varieties.... From the very first lovers - Adam and Eve - to what romance might be like in the future, this collection sparkles with whimsy and goodold fashioned romance. A veritable box of chocolates without the calories!

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Fall of the House of Usher

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe
    • Narrated by: Jack Benson
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    When it comes to short stories, Edgar Allan Poe is considered by many to be the master of terror and the macabre. This is one of his most famous stories. A man visits a friend but finds something very strange is going on with him - and his house.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very well done.

    • By James on 06-08-08

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Nathaniel Hawthorne

    • Selected Stories
    • By: Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman, Walter Covell, Jack Benson, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 7

    This collection consists of the following nine stories: "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment", "The Great Stone Face", "My Kinsman, Major Molinaux", "The Minister's Black Veil", "Mr. Higgonbotham's Catastrophe", "The Ambitious Guest", "The Birthmark", "The Minotaur", and "Young Goodman Brown".

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Tennessee's Partner

    • By: Bret Harte
    • Narrated by: Jack Benson
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Here is a tale that concerns the incredible power of friendship. The movie Tennessee's Partner (1955), starring John Payne and Ronald Reagan, was based on this story.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Mortal Immortal

    • By: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Narrated by: Jack Benson
    • Length: 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was an English romantic and gothic novelist who is most famous as the author of Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus. She was married to the notable Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. She also wrote a number of shorter "tales of the unnatural", of which "The Mortal Immortal", a story of a man who will not die, is the most famous.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Judge's House

    • By: Bram Stoker
    • Narrated by: Jack Benson
    • Length: 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    Abraham "Bram" Stoker was a Victorian Irish writer. He moved to London and became the business manager for Irving's Lyceum Theatre, a post he held for 27 years. He also wrote novels and short stories to supplement his income. Stoker is best remembered as the author of the hugely influential horror novel Dracula. However, he also penned a number of chilling horror and supernatural short stories. This tale contains elements of both and is one of his best.

    Regular price: $4.95

    • A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman, Jack Benson
    • Length: 4 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    The hit on the head that sends Hank Morgan back through 13 centuries does not affect his natural resourcefulness. Using his knowledge of an upcoming eclipse, Hank escapes a death sentence, and secures an important position at court. Gradually, he introduces 19th century technology and soon has an easy life. He becomes "The Boss" of the Kingdom, second only to the King.

    Regular price: $34.30

    • Edward Mills and George Benton: A Tale

    • By: Mark Twain
    • Narrated by: Jack Benson
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 4

    The story of two brothers, the white sheep and the black sheep of the family, is narrated in one of Twain's most satiric stories.

    Regular price: $1.95

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