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Great British Short Stories: A Vintage Collection of Classic Tales | [Arthur Conan Doyle, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Arnold Bennet, Elizabeth Gaskell, William J. Locke, Barry Pain]

Great British Short Stories: A Vintage Collection of Classic Tales

A glorious collection of some of the finest British short stories ever written. The Dog - Arnold Bennet, Not On The Passenger List - Barry Pain, The Old Man's Tale About The Queer Client - Charles Dickens, The Half Brothers - Elizabeth Gaskell, The Veiled Portrait - James McGovan, Markheim - Robert Louis Stevenson, The Bottle Imp - Robert Louis Stevenson, The Adventures Of The Kind Mr. Smith - William J. Locke, The Man Of Mystery - Barry Pain, The Brazilian Cat - Sir. Arthur Conan Doyle.
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A glorious collection of some of the finest British short stories ever written.

  • The Dog - Arnold Bennet
  • Not On The Passenger List - Barry Pain
  • The Old Man's Tale About The Queer Client - Charles Dickens
  • The Half Brothers - Elizabeth Gaskell
  • The Veiled Portrait - James McGovan
  • Markheim - Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Bottle Imp - Robert Louis Stevenson
  • The Adventures Of The Kind Mr. Smith - William J. Locke
  • The Man Of Mystery - Barry Pain
  • The Brazilian Cat - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

©2011 Arthur Conan Doyle (P)2011 Red Door Audiobooks

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    Anne Holywell, United Kingdom 07/04/2012
    Anne Holywell, United Kingdom 07/04/2012
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    "Can't listen to this!"

    At first I couldn't figure out what this narrator was trying to do with her unbearably singsong voice, then I did some research and realise she is reading for children - her delivery is beyond annoying and I can't listen to her. I really urge you to listen to a sample before you spend money on this oddity! I couldn't get past the second story and am very annoyed, I really wanted to hear these short stories - shame on you Audible for not explaining this is a childrens' book and shame on me for not listening to a sample first!

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    "My favorite tales - but not my favorite lilt"

    This is a collection which entices by the list of stories and authors - cream of the crop.
    However I found Cathy's lilt not one I could listen to. Her pace and the comprehension she brought to such varied styles were good but the intonation as to my ear, forced and inverted. Most frustrating! I checked many samples of her other readings and this varies slightly from earlier ones and it may be better suited to the cadences and exaggerations of nursery rhymes - a book of which she herself has produced. I would certainly try and listen again to her telling of these great tales if this lilt was toned down...

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