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The Diamond Necklace and Other Stories

Narrated by: George Guidall
Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
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Award-winning narrator George Guidall uses every instrument at his disposal to bring these simple but profound stories from the classic, masterful writer to life. Guidall performs all the parts and accents here with his trademark inflections and pacing. One of the major pleasures of listening to Guidall is his perfect pacing and timing; he knows just the right time to twist a vowel or hold a word for that extra second that makes his work head and shoulders above others in the business.

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Beautifully simple and marvelously strong, the stories of Guy de Maupassant have enchanted generations around the world. One of the finest short story writers of all time, de Maupassant believed that the most heart-wrenching and powerful moments in life lay in the simple events of daily life, and he proved it by turning those moments into timeless stories. In addition to The Diamond Necklace, this collection includes six of de Maupassant’s most popular stories: "Boule de Suif"; "The Piece of String"; "Beside Schopenhauer’s Corpse"; "Mademoiselle Fifi"; "Miss Harriet"; and "The Legend of Mont St. Michel".

Public Domain (P)1997 Recorded Books, LLC

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  • Katherine
  • 20-06-15

Absolutely marvelous

Here is a book of short stories written by the master of the genre. Each story is fascinating with succinct but thorough development of characters and plot. Terrific narration is a terrific enhancement.

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