The fifth volume in CSA Word's massively popular complete and unabridged 'Short Stories' collection is bound to please. With something for everyone this collection of classic stories read by only the best-suited and most established readers will delight the ears as a vintage wine excites the gullet; The Vintage Collection is audible gold.
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"Superb Collection and Production"
Cannot recommend this one highly enough. All the stories have been excellent. Funny often, witty, everything you could want, with a great mix of authors and narrators- all well matched. Huge scope and variety. These are not ones you'll get necessarily everywhere else but they are perfect as short stories. They really show what the form can do. But without relying on those few short stories you'll have been forced to read in every grade at every school. Head and shoulders above other collections I've tried so far. Even the eras are mixed- older to modern. Congratulations to the compilers, producers, and narrators for really doing justice to great authors! And my thanks.
"I loved these!"
I had such a great time listening to this collection of short stories. These particular stories are quite old and many are written by some of the best authors of the time, notably, F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Thurber, Thomas Hardy, Kate Chopin, to name a few. They almost all have an ironic twist at the end, and all are micro novels of great entertainment. I recommend them highly.
I liked all of the stories and loved most of them. I listened to the book several more times at bedtime after the initial listening. It helped to relax me for sleeping. It became my "go to" book.
"hotchpotch assortment of forgettable tales"
i chose the title mainly based on the list of luminary authors and readers. i found the stories of no relevance to each other and generally of little dramatic interest . Quality of reader performance is also inconsistent.
"Not so gripping stories"
The stories apart from only a few were not gripping at all. Perhaps seeing PG woodhouse as one of the authors I had high hopes.
"OVERALL, A GOOD CHOICE WITH SOME GREAT NARRATION"
Enjoyed about half of the stories, particularly Thurber and Saki and skipped over the period/Victorian pieces, worth the cost, as provided me with good escape and if you like literature you'll enjoy more than half.
"Not bad but Narration rushed"
Narration lacked the necessary pauses. Most annoying was the lack of silent space between each story. I suppose one could hit 'pause' but there was never time enough before the title of the next story was announced thereby eclipsing that wonderful post-story lingering. Stories were good.
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