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    • Selected Shorts: Funny Business

    • By: Simon Rich, David Schickler, Joe Meno, and others
    • Narrated by: Wyatt Cenac, Isiah Sheffer, Kirsten Vangsness, and others
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
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    From wild and wacky to knee-slapping, laugh-out-loud fun, these humorous tales represent some of the best of recent seasons of the hit public radio series Selected Shorts. Comedian Wyatt Cenac gives a killer performance of Simon Rich’s hilarious tale of woe from the point of view of a condom in a young man’s wallet. Alec Baldwin gives a delightful over-the-top performance of James Thurber’s wonderfully silly classic tale of the day everybody in a small Ohio town thought the dam broke.

    Regular price: £13.99

    • Wonderful Town

    • New York Stories from The New Yorker
    • By: Woody Allen, John Cheever, E. B. White, and others
    • Narrated by: Tyne Daly, Timothy Jerome, Joe Morton, and others
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
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    New York City is not only The New Yorker magazine's place of origin and its sensibility's life blood, it is the heart of American literary culture. Wonderful Town, an anthology of superb short fiction by many of the magazine's most accomplished contributors, celebrates the 75-year marriage between a preeminent publication and its preeminent context with this collection of 20 of its best stories from (so to speak) home.

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    • By RONAN O'CALLAGHAN on 01-11-15

    Regular price: £20.29

    • Parker: Selected Stories

    • By: Dorothy Parker
    • Narrated by: Elaine Stritch
    • Length: 2 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Dorothy Parker's quips and light verse have embedded themselves in the American literary landscape, but it was her prose that proved her star and demonstrated her talent as extending far beyond her time. In her fiction, she not only brought to life the urban milieu that was her bailiwick, but lay bare the uncertainties of ordinary people living ordinary lives, all told in her unflinching and deeply personal voice. In these selected stories, read for you by Elaine Stritch, we have the chance to draw upon her insight into the social and emotional realities of human nature.

    Regular price: £12.89

    • The Dorothy Parker Audio Collection

    • By: Dorothy Parker
    • Narrated by: Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Alfre Woodard, and others
    • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Author, poet, screenwriter, and outstanding member of the legendary Algonquin Round Table, Dorothy Parker was known for her quick wit, keen observations, and remarkable insight into the human condition. Regarded as brilliant, but known to be an alcoholic and often depressed, Parker's work pushes all buttons at once: humor, anger, love, pity, and everything in between.

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    • Not for me

    • By Mrs. K. J. D. CURRIE on 13-01-13

    Regular price: £20.39

    • Men I'm Not Married To

    • By: Dorothy Parker
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this story, by American writer Dorothy Parker, a woman gives a laundry list of men she's not married to. She also convincingly states the reasons why she is not and would not want to be married to the various men. Parker's wit and humor shine through as the eccentricities and foibles of the men are described.

    Regular price: £6.69

    • Women's Short Stories

    • Volume 4
    • By: Kate Chopin, Dorothy Parker, Elizabeth Gaskell
    • Narrated by: Richard Mitchley, Ghizela Rowe, Liza Ross
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Women's Short Stories - Volume 4. The art of writing a short story can be barely noticed by a reader such is the quality with which they are usually written. It is a difficult trade, an unforgiving discipline but for those who master it the rewards is many.

    Regular price: £5.99

    • Such a Pretty Little Picture

    • By: Dorothy Parker
    • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
    • Length: 26 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Mr. and Mrs. Wheelock live with their five-year old daughter in a small house in a tidy suburb. Although they present the picture of a happy little family, the old adage "appearances can be deceiving" could certainly apply to their household. This was American author and celebrated wit Dorothy Parker's first published short story.

    Regular price: £6.89

    • New Yorker Geschichten

    • By: Dorothy Parker
    • Narrated by: Elke Heidenreich
    • Length: 2 hrs and 28 mins
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    Treffsicher und bitterböse - wunderbar! Die Erzählungen einer sehr starken Frau aus einer Zeit, als Frauen noch schwach und hilfsbedürftig zu sein hatten...

    Regular price: £6.09

    • The Little Old Lady in Lavender Silk

    • By: Dorothy Parker
    • Narrated by: Cherry Lorenzana
    • Length: 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A 77-year-old woman reflects back on her life and thinks that it’s time she shares the greatest thing she has learned. She does. And it’s..."there was nothing more fun than a man".

    Regular price: £1.59