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The World's Best Classic Short Stories Audiobook

The World's Best Classic Short Stories

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Publisher's Summary

A glittering collection of some of the world's finest short stories, including:

  • 'The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
  • 'The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant
  • 'The Mezzotint' by M. R. James
  • 'The Phantom Rickshaw' by Rudyard Kipling
  • 'The Withered Arm' by Thomas Hardy
  • 'The Model Millionaire' by Oscar Wilde
  • 'The Monkey's Paw' by W. W. Jacobs
  • 'An Uncomfortable Bed' by Guy de Maupassant
  • 'The Mortal Immortal' by Mary Shelley
  • 'The Black Cat' by Edgar Allan Poe
  • 'Sredni Vashtar' by Saki
  • 'The Nose' by Nicolai Gogol
  • 'Regret' by Kate Chopin
  • 'One Thousand Dollars' by O. Henry
  • 'The Fly' by Katherine Mansfield
  • 'A Descent into the Maelström' by Edgar Allan Poe
  • 'The Sphinx Without a Secret' by Oscar Wilde
  • 'The Inconsiderate' Waiter by J. M. Barrie
  • 'The Black Poodle' by F. Anstey
  • 'The Quest' by Saki
  • 'The Three Strangers' by Thomas Hardy
  • 'Oil of Dog' by Ambrose Bierce
  • 'The Oval Portrait' by Edgar Allan Poe
  • 'Markheim' by Robert Louis Stevenson
  • 'Fear' by Guy de Maupassant
  • 'The Belated Russian Passport' by Mark Twain
  • 'The Changeling' by W. W. Jacobs
  • 'The Pit and the Pendulum' by Edgar Allan Poe
  • 'The Eyes of the Panther' by Ambrose Bierce
  • 'The Dead' by James Joyce
  • 'The Secret Sharer' by Joseph Conrad
  • 'The Story of an Hour' by Kate Chopin
  • 'The Telltale Heart' by Edgar Allan Poe
  • 'My Favorite Murder' by Ambrose Bierce
  • 'The Premature Burial' by Edgar Allan Poe
  • 'Tobermory' by Saki
  • 'Memoirs of a Yellow Dog' by O. Henry.
  • Public Domain (P)2013 Red Door Audiobooks

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      Mark Sutton, United Kingdom 02/03/2014
      Mark Sutton, United Kingdom 02/03/2014 Member Since 2013
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      "Great Collection of Unexpected/Horror"

      A great collection of classic tales with a twist or horror theme to them. (Although I'm sure you worked that out from EA Poe.) Well read, and a pleasure to listen to.

      4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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      Mrs. NUNEATON., United Kingdom 01/02/2014
      Mrs. NUNEATON., United Kingdom 01/02/2014 Member Since 2015
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      "Great stories but droning voice!"
      Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

      Super stories but very wearing voice.


      What did you like best about this story?

      All good - a few odd ones.


      Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Cathy Dobson?

      Samantha Bond, Dawn French, any actor or actress with a less droning voice.


      Could you see The World's Best Classic Short Stories being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

      Too many - would take years.


      Any additional comments?

      Good value for money

      4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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      Mark 25/12/2015
      Mark 25/12/2015 Member Since 2015
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      "Irritating pronunciation."
      If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

      Very strange the ways words are pronounced here, there is no accent like it in England. Why is the narrator adding syllables to words and lengthening them unnecessarily? I found it very offputting.


      1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    • Kenneth Larsen
      04/02/15
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      "Wonderful group of short stories"

      A wonderful group of intriguing short stories, written by world class authors and performed with great enthusiasm which one can enjoy anytime.

      5 of 8 people found this review helpful
    • Amber
      23/12/15
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      "Annoying"

      Annoying and melancholic narration. The accent drives me nuts. Worst purchase ever. Very monotone. Would like my money back.

      3 of 6 people found this review helpful
    • Amazon Customer
      04/09/16
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      "I just can't listen to this narrator"

      I love these stories but just I could not bear this narrator. I tried - I really tried.

      1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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