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Summary

A rich and varied collection of classic short stories by British writers:

  • 'Quality' by John Galsworthy
  • 'The Mark on the Wall' by Virginia Woolf
  • 'The Horse Dealer’s Daughter' by D. H. Lawrence
  • 'The Ticking of the Clock' by Louisa Baldwin
  • 'The Fiddler of the Reels' by Thomas Hardy
  • 'The Return' by R. Murray Gilchrist
  • 'Kew Gardens' by Virginia Woolf
  • 'Seashore Macabre' by Hugh Walpole
  • 'Satan’s Circus' by Eleanor Smith
  • 'The Coffin Merchant' by Richard Middleton
  • 'The Everlasting Club' by Arthur Gray
  • 'The Tiger' by Hugh Walpole
  • 'The Ghost Ship' by Richard Middleton
  • 'The Umbrella' by Arnold Bennett
  • 'A Tiger’s Skin' by W. W. Jacobs
  • 'Odour of Chrysanthemums' by D. H. Lawrence
  • 'The Deserter' by Stacy Aumonier
  • 'Lilac' by Hugh Walpole
  • 'A Thread of Scarlet' by J. J. Bell
  • 'The Whistle' by Hugh Walpole

Plus over 25 more great short story classics.

Public Domain (P)2015 Red Door Audiobooks

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Terrible!

I have tried listening to these stories but the voice/reader is so bad, it's irritating.

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Good selection, but ...

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. The delivery becomes increasingly irritating the more one listens.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The intonation is arbitrary, insensitive to the content.

Did British Classic Short Stories inspire you to do anything?

Read in slilence.

Any additional comments?

The mismatch is a shame.

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  • alan cameron
  • 16-04-17

narration completely detracts. couldn't finish it.

narration is awful and completely detracts from some good stories. very disappointed. I should have returned this book straight away.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful