Listen free for 30 days

The Ransom of Red Chief

By: O. Henry
Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
Length: 42 mins
5 out of 5 stars (1 rating)

£7.99/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime

Summary

In the first tale, we follow two workmen on an intriguing journey to Coney Island, where the heartsick and disgruntled Tobin has his palm read. Who knew that palmistry could be so unpredictable? Secondly, a tale of kidnapping gone awry. A little boy, self proclaimed "Red Chief", is taken from his home, and has so much fun he never wants to go back, much to the chagrin of the kidnappers.

Public Domain (P)2008 B.J. Harrison

What members say

Average customer ratings

Overall

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Performance

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Story

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

No Reviews are Available
Sort by:
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Jim Hall
  • Jim Hall
  • 22-12-13

Two O. Henry stories

Besides The Ransom of Red Chief -- one of the best-known stories by O. Henry (The Gift of the Magi is another) -- this title also includes Tobin's Palm. Both are amusing, well-written, and extremely well narrated by Mr. Harrison. I enjoyed them both, probably more than if I had simply read the stories.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Russell Bernard
  • Russell Bernard
  • 30-04-18

I knew a kid like that.

The story is very clever and fun to listen to. The narration is adequate for the story I feel that maybe a better narrator could bring this story to life more

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for William E. Hendry
  • William E. Hendry
  • 19-05-19

2 Stories That Will Entertain.

I've never read O. Henry. But this was a good introduction and B.J. accentuated the stories with great characterization.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for vankmen69
  • vankmen69
  • 27-04-17

O boy

I really only listened to this because of a sketch I seen on an old episode of SCTV Network 90, they had done an I Henry parody.

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
Profile Image for Sandra
  • Sandra
  • 25-04-16

Terrible

The concept of The Ransom of Red Chief was amusing. The actual story, however, was not clever and definitely not funny. Lame ending.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful