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Summary

An astonishing collection of fifty of the greatest short stories ever written by some of literature's most highly acclaimed writers.

    1. "Odour of Chrysanthemums" by D. H. Lawrence
    2. "Miss Harriet" by Guy de Maupassant
    3. "Twenty-six Men and a Girl" by Maxim Gorky
    4. "Hot Potatoes" by Arnold Bennett
    5. "Rats" by M. R. James
    6. "Zodomirsky’s Duel" by Alexandre Dumas
    7. "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin
    8. "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allan Poe
    9. "The Encased Man" by Anton Chekhov
    10. "A Candle" by Count Leo Tolstoy
    11. "Malachi’s Cove" by Anthony Trollope
    12. "Nine O’Clock" by Wilkie Collins
    13. "The Drover’s Wife" by Henry Lawson
    14. "The Mines of Falun" by E. T. A. Hoffmann
    15. "The Marquise" by George Sand
    16. "Lost in a Pyramid" by Louisa May Alcott
    17. "The Pistol-Shot" by Alexander Pushkin
    18. "The Three Strangers" by Thomas Hardy
    19. "The Boarded Window" by Ambrose Bierce
    20. "Spindleberries" by John Galsworthy
    21. "The Chaplet" by Saki
    22. "In the Reign of Terror" by Anatole France
    23. "Portrait of a Lady" by Jerome K. Jerome
    24. "The Venturers" by O. Henry
    25. "Mons. Cassecruche’s Inspiration" by George Walter Thornbury
    26. "A Witch in the Peak" by R. Murray Gilchrist
    27. "The Brown Wallet" by Stacy Aumonier
    28. "The King of the Golden River" by John Ruskin
    29. "The Reverend Father Gaucher’s Elixir" by Alphonse Daudet
    30. "The Honest Thief" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    31. "The Model Millionnaire" by Oscar Wilde
    32. "The One Million Pound Bank Note" by Mark Twain
    33. "The Monkey’s Paw" by W. W. Jacobs
    34. "The Man with the Watches" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    35. "A Poor Gentleman" by George Gissing

Public Domain (P)2014 Red Door Audiobooks

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The stories are good

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Cathy Dobson ruined these stories by reading them as if they were nursery rhymes.

Who was your favorite character and why?

N/A Short Stories

How did the narrator detract from the book?

It was very hard to follow the stories as the narrator had such a sing-song way of reading, the sense of the words was lost.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Anger and disappointment. Sad to have wasted my credit.

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Very dissapointed with the narration:(

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I don't know , I couldn't listen to five mins of it.

Would you be willing to try another one of Cathy Dobson’s performances?

never

Any additional comments?

I hadn't got round to listening to this till today, thought it would be a great addition to my collection, and now I expect it is too late to return it!

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  • 20-01-15

Applause!

I caught myself laughing crying and clapping my hands like a live performance. Beautifully narrated I will revisit this "Treasure" often.

6 of 7 people found this review helpful