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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 22
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      3 out of 5 stars 22
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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 Psammead Trilogy

    • Five Children and It, The Phoenix and the Carpet, The Story of the Amulet
    • By: E. Nesbit, Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    Edith Nesbit was to children in the early 20th century what J.K. Rowling is to today's young generation. Magic, mythical creatures, time travel, charms, words of power... Nesbit's stories have it all. This recording is the complete collection of Edith Nesbit's Psammead series, comprising three captivating stories:Five Children and It.The story begins when a group of five children - Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane, and their baby brother, the Lamb - move from London to the countryside of Kent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Quaint

    • By jaspersu on 08-06-15

    Regular price: $54.54

    • The World's Oldest Short Stories

    • Tales from Ancient Egypt, India, Greece, and Rome
    • By: Herodotus, Theocritus, Petronius, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Many stories have stood the test of time, but this selection have entranced audiences for thousands of years and remain as fresh today as they were when first told. A fascinating collection which gives vivid insights into lives in ancient times and the issues that occupied the people of the day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Spirit World

    • By S. Creutz on 05-02-16

    Regular price: $13.42

    • The Phoenix and the Carpet

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    First written in 1904, this is one of Edith Nesbit's best-loved children's stories. It it the second story about a group of five children - Robert, Anthea, Cyril, Jane, and their baby brother, the Lamb - who live in London. One day their mother buys a new carpet for the nursery which mysteriously contains a stone egg. When the egg falls into the fire by accident, nobody can possibly imagine what adventures will be unleashed.

    Regular price: $18.58

    • The Great Detective Collection

    • 24 of the Best Classic Detective Stories
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, G. K. Chesterton, Ernest Bramah, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    An engrossing collection of detective stories featuring all the great classic sleuths, including Sherlock Holmes, Father Brown, Max Carrados, J. G. Reeder, and C. Auguste Dupin. 1.The Tea-Leaf by Edgar Jepson & Robert Eustace 2.The Queer Feet by G. K. Chesterton 3.The Curious Circumstances of the Two Left Shoes by Ernest Bramah 4. The Club of One-Eyed Men by Arthur Somers Roche 5.Diamond Cut Diamond by F. Britten Austin 6.The Game Played in the Dark by Ernest Bramah

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • great stories, wrong narrator

    • By Terri V. on 05-25-15

    Regular price: $82.63

    • Mr. Huffam

    • A Christmas Story
    • By: Hugh Walpole
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole (1884-1941) was a New Zealand-born English novelist famous for his skill at scene setting and vivid plots. He was a best-selling author in the 1920s and 1930s and remains popular to this day. 'Mr. Huffam' is a heartwarming story about a delightful stranger who, on account of his personal bonhomie and his wonderful ability to tell stories, charms the household of Sir Roderick Winslow, from the haughty aristocratic relatives to the domestics.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Aaaaaaah! Now here is a little Christmas gem

    • By A READER on 12-28-16

    Regular price: $5.45

    • 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 74
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      2 out of 5 stars 70
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 62

    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

    • Celtic Fairy Tales

    • Traditional Stories from Ireland, Wales and Scotland
    • By: Joseph Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 77
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 68
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 66

    The definitive collection of traditional Celtic fairy tales. Joseph Jacobs' 1892 anthology of the most enduring folklore from Ireland, Wales, Scotland, and Cornwall is a delight for both young and old. Leprechauns, giants, witches, princesses, castles, and sea monsters all abound in this compendium of the best mythology Britain and Ireland have to offer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful stories a great book

    • By Gary on 02-26-13

    Regular price: $17.05

    • The Drug

    • By: Aleister Crowley
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Edward Alexander Crowley (1875-1947) was a British writer, poet, magician and follower of the occult who wrote under the name Aleister Crowley. His works scandalised Victorian England with their diabolical and deviantly sexual themes. 'The Drug' is the story of a man who accepts a strange drug from an alchemist and goes on a terrifying psychic trip.

    Regular price: $4.25

    • Caterpillars

    • By: E. F. Benson
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist, and short story writer, best known for his evocative and beautifully narrated ghost stories. Caterpillars is the story of a strange visit to the mysterious Villa Cascana, where one bedroom is inexplicably always kept empty. The visitor feels uneasy immediately on arriving, although there is no obvious reason why he should. And then the nightmares begin.

    Regular price: $4.36

    • Chinese Fairy Tales

    • By: Cathy Dobson
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    A beautiful collection of some of the finest Chinese fairy tales ever told. Incorporating magic, wicked witches, strange adventures and mysterious spirits. Enchanting! Stories include: "The Magic Pillow"; "The Stone Monkey"; "Stealing Peaches"; "The Painted Skin"; "The Wonderful Pear Tree"; "The Country of Gentlemen"; "Learning Magic"; "Theft of a Duck"; "Living for Ever"; "Football on a Lake"; "The Flower Fairies"; "The Talking Bird"; "The Peach Blossom Fountain"; "The Lute Girl’s Lament".

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A nice little collection

    • By A READER on 12-28-16

    Regular price: $7.22

    • The Outsider

    • By: H. P. Lovecraft
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    "The Outsider" is one of Lovecraft's earliest and creepiest stories. A man exists alone in a mysterious dark castle, with no memory of how or why he is there. One day he decides to climb the highest tower in the hope of seeing the sky...and in doing so briefly learns the terrible, ghastly, unbearable truth....

    Regular price: $3.19

    • The Railway Children

    • By: Edith Nesbit
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    Edith Nesbit's classic story of three children whose lives are turned upside down when their father suddenly goes away and they have to move to the country. They are captivated by the local railway and make friends with the local station staff and the old gentleman who travels daily on the train.The children experience all kinds of adventures, but the biggest adventure is the one which they do not even understand themselves... the reason for their father's absence and the mysterious quest to bring him home. A captivating story for all ages.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Kids didn't make a peep for 6 hours!

    • By knittymama on 02-27-17

    Regular price: $8.52

    • Wonderful Short Stories

    • Fifty Outstanding Classic Tales
    • By: Barry Pain, George Gissing, Guy de Maupassant, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    A glittering collection of classic short stories. 1. "The Hoop" by Fedor Sologub; 2. "Miracles" by Barry Pain; 3. "In a Far-off World" by Olive Schreiner; 4. "The House of Cobwebs" by George Gissing; 5. "A Dream of Wild Bees" by Olive Schreiner; 6. "A Very Black Business" by Ernest Bramah; 7. "The Missing Years" by Barry Pain; 8. "The Pig and Whistle" by George Gissing; 9. "A Soothing Dream" by Fedor Sologub; 10. "Life’s Gifts" by Olive Schreiner...and many more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • the best yet

    • By judyp on 02-07-16

    Regular price: $98.17

    • The Last Leaf

    • By: O. Henry
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    O. Henry was the pen name of William Sydney Porter (1862-1910), an American writer of outstanding short stories, known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and surprise endings. The Last Leaf is the story of two female artists living together in Greenwich village. When one of them, Johnsy, becomes gravely ill with pneumonia, she becomes obsessed with counting the leaves on the ivy outside the window. As the weather gets colder and windier, the leaves fall one by one.

    Regular price: $3.19

    • Stories for Winter Evenings

    • By: Hugh Walpole, W. F. Harvey, Mary E. Braddon, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 21 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
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      2 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    A haunting collection of strange and macabre short stories, ideal for listening to around the fire on a cold winter evening.... 'The Last Leaf' by O. Henry, 'On the Northern Ice' by Elia W. Peattie, 'The Fire' by Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne, 'The Tiger' by Hugh Walpole, 'Cool Air' by H. P. Lovecraft, 'The Missing Model' by Lettice Galbraith, 'The Cold Embrace' by Mary E. Braddon, 'The Snow' by Hugh Walpole, 'Over an Absinthe Bottle' by W. C. Morrow, 'The Coffin Merchant' by Richard Middleton.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • good

    • By Beverly J. Egan on 03-16-16

    Regular price: $98.17

    • Motoring Tales

    • Six Stories Inspired by the Early Automobile
    • By: A. J. Alan, E. F. Benson, Rudyard Kipling
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    As the invention of the automobile enabled quicker travel and enhanced the lives of the early motorists, it also gave new impetus to a generation of story writers. Automobiles were unusual, unfamiliar beasts. They combined speed and danger with an uncanny ability to break down at unexpected moments, catapulting the unhappy traveller into new adventures, or thusting mystery strangers onto the inhabitants of remote houses.

    Regular price: $6.53

    • Around the World in 80 Tales

    • 80 Classic Stories from Around the World
    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 37 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 16
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      3 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 15

    A breathtaking collection of 80 classic short stories inspired by different locations, people and customs across the globe...

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Terrible

    • By benjamin on 03-05-17

    Regular price: $95.94

    • The Ghost at Massingham Mansions

    • A Max Carrados Mystery
    • By: Ernest Bramah
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 1 hr and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Max Carrados is called in to investigate a mysterious ghost which haunts an empty flat in Massingham Mansions in London. Every night gaslights are seen in the apartment, even though the gas has been disconnected. Also water runs in the bath every night, even though the water supply has been turned off. Carrados quickly realises that the detectives on the case are barking up the wrong tree....

    Regular price: $7.63

    • One Law for the Rich

    • By: Stacy Aumonier
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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    Stacy Aumonier was a British writer best known for his outstanding short stories. Nobel Prize-winner John Galsworthy described Aumonier as 'one of the best short story writers of all time' and predicted that he would 'outlive all the writers of his day'. 'One Law for the Rich' is the tale of two brothers, one a rich and successful businessman, the other a poor man whose business only just makes ends meet. At a cousin's funeral, both men catch a stinking cold. One is able to afford the best doctors and medicines London can provide...the other must rely on home remedies. But how will each invalid fare?

    Regular price: $1.09

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