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Great British Short Stories

A Vintage Collection of Classic Tales
Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
Length: 7 hrs and 32 mins
2.5 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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Summary

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

Public Domain (P)2011 Red Door Audiobooks

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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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Awful narrator!

Only managed a few paragraphs. The narrator's voice is dreadful. Great stories I'm sure but I really couldn't get past the way the narrator dragged out the end of every phrase.

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Really irritatating narration

The narrators performance completely gets in the way of the stories. I tried for an hour but couldn't cope for any longer. Maybe it's just me, but listen to the clip before you consider buying. A shame, because I was looking forward to some classic short stories.

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  • Mike
  • 07-02-12

Awful narration

The book is unlistenable as the narrator has unnaturally emphasized and placed inflection, expressing surprise at the end and even in the middle of every sentence.
The stories are classics but hard to evaluate given the distracting reading.

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