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    • Classic Ghost Stories 1

    • By: Bram Stoker, Charles Dickens, F. Marion Crawford, and others
    • Narrated by: Richard Pasco
    • Length: 5 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Here is a collection of spine-tingling ghost stories, read by Richard Pasco. Featuring:
    The Judge’s House by Bram Stoker
    Dracula’s Guest by Bram Stoker
    To Be Taken with a Grain of Salt by Charles Dickens
    The Upper Berth by F. Marion Crawford
    Who Knows? by Guy de Maupassant
    Narrative of the Ghost of a Hand by Sheridan Le Fanu
    The Furnished Room by O. Henry
    The Open Window by Saki
    My Own True Ghost Story by Rudyard Kipling
    Called by P.C. Wren
    When I was Dead by Vincent O’Sullivan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cracking short stories well read

    • By Panda on 30-10-16

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Great Ghost Stories

    • By: Edgar Allan Poe, Guy de Maupassant, Saki, and others
    • Narrated by: Dermot Kerrigan
    • Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    A spine-tingling collection of classic ghost stories – a perfect way to pass those long winter nights! This set contains "The Tell-Tale Heart" by Edgar Allan Poe, "The Horla" by Guy de Maupassant, "Sredni Vashtar" by Saki, "The Mark of the Beast" by Rudyard Kipling, "Lost Hearts" by M.R. James and "The Furnished Room" by O. Henry.

    Regular price: £11.59

    • Boule de Suif

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Alain Couchot
    • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Écrite en 1879, Boule de Suif est la nouvelle qui a imposé Guy de Maupassant comme un maître. L'action se situe durant la guerre de 1870 : dix personnes fuient Rouen, occupée par les soldats prussiens, pour gagner Dieppe en diligence. Parmi ces dix personnes, se trouvent des bourgeois, des commerçants, des nobles, et une prostituée, surnommée Boule de Suif, à cause de son embonpoint.

    Regular price: £1.99

    • Half Hour Stories

    • By: E. F. Benson, Arthur Conan Doyle, Guy de Maupassant, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 33 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 5
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      2 out of 5 stars 4
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      2 out of 5 stars 4

    A comprehensive collection of superb classic 30-minute short stories. Perfect for commuters, joggers or bedtime listening.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Ruined by terrible narration.

    • By Jo on 24-01-17

    Regular price: £69.99

    • The Weird Circle

    • The Vendetta (Dramatized)
    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 25 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Weird Circle, featuring tales of terror and horror, aired from 1943-1947, mainly on the Mutual radio network. This episode was originally broadcast on September 12, 1943.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • SAD & CREEPY

    • By Highlight on 11-09-17

    Regular price: £0.00

    • Classic French Short Stories, Volume 1

    • By: Jean Paul Sartre, Guy de Maupassant, Anatole France, and others
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    French literature may be said to begin with the ninth century "Song of Roland," and it has since then churned out masterpiece after masterpiece in every century right up to the present. Beginning with Balzac and Dumas in the early part of the nineteenth century and proceeding to Sartre and Camus at the midpoint of the twentieth, the stories in this collection showcase the talents of some of the greatest French masters of the short story.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Perhaps the most terrible reading of anything ever

    • By Sam Duggan on 01-03-16

    Regular price: £16.89

    • Fifty Great Classic Stories

    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Guy de Maupassant, Kenneth Grahame, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 24 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
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      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 5

    Fifty great classic short stories selected from the works of the best writers of the last century.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • dreadful narration

    • By MRS on 24-10-14

    Regular price: £49.99

    • Bel ami

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Jacques Roland
    • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    L'histoire d'un illustre inconnu qui, à force d'opportunisme, d'arrivisme et de culot, parvient à conquérir la capitale, à se faire un nom et une place. Une fresque des mœurs parisiennes où règnent l'ambition, l'ambiguïté sexuelle des discours et la décadence amoureuse au XIXème siècle.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged

    • By Gabriel Jianu on 15-05-17

    Regular price: £10.79

    • Ghosts, Werewolves and Vampires

    • By: M. R. James, Eric Stanislaus Stenbock, Bram Stoker, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 3

    A terrifying collection of classic Victorian short stories about ghosts, werewolves and vampires. The Wolf Book by Henry Chapman Mercer. Number Ninety by B. M. Croker. Ken's Mystery by Julian Hawthorne. The Piano Next Door by Elia W. Peattie. The White Wolf of the Hartz Mountains by Frederick Marryat. The Horla by Guy de Maupassant. Absolute Evil by Julian Hawthorne. Mrs. Amworth by E. F. Benson.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Cathy Dobson

    • By SimonH on 15-06-16

    Regular price: £99.99

    • Bel Ami

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: John McDonough
    • Length: 14 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    Guy de Maupassant is revered for his naturalistic fiction, which brilliantly captures flesh-and-blood characters as it evokes the most telling details of everyday life. Considered one of the finest French novels ever written, Bel Ami follows journalist Georges Duroy and his increasing stature among the Paris elite. With an immense thirst for power, Georges is not above an almost gleeful use of wealthy mistresses to achieve his ends.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Listen

    • By caroline on 14-05-12

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Pack Grandes Clásicos [Great Classics Pack]

    • By: Charles Dickens, Emily Bronte, Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Chico García, Pedro Lanzas, Alejandro Khan
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Bel Ami: La traducción del título en inglés es bastante elocuente: Historia de un sinvergüenza. George Duroy está dispuesto, caiga quien caiga y le cueste lo que le cueste, a ser alguien importante. En su concepto de moralidad, cualquier medio es aceptable para conseguir el fin propuesto. Las convenciones sociales no están hechas para él. Acaba de llegar a París, sin un céntimo, pero sabe que gusta a las mujeres y está decidido a utilizarlas de la forma que haga falta en su camino al éxito.

    Regular price: £13.59

    • Around the World in 80 Tales

    • 80 Classic Stories from Around the World
    • By: Rudyard Kipling, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 37 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
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      2.5 out of 5 stars 8
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      3 out of 5 stars 8

    A breathtaking collection of 80 classic short stories inspired by different locations, people and customs across the globe...

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Great Variety but Spoiled by terrible narrator

    • By Ms. E. Morgan on 13-06-17

    Regular price: £89.99

    • Dark Tales

    • Uncanny and Unsettling Stories
    • By: Arthur Conan Doyle, Maxim Gorky, M. R. James, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A collection of strange and often grisly tales by some of the world's greatest writers, ranging from mildly unsettling to hair-raising.

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Pierre and John

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Walter Zimmerman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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      4 out of 5 stars 2

    First published in 1888 in France, this novel is usually considered Maupassant's best. It is a piercing study of jealousy and suspicion. Pierre and Jean are the sons of a retired Parisian jeweler, M. Roland, living at Le Havre. Pierre is a doctor, whose temperament is somewhat nervous and unsteady. Jean, the younger, has a placid nature and is a lawyer. Both love the widowed young Mme. Rosemilly, who seems to prefer Jean. When Jean inherits a fortune from M. Marechal...

    Regular price: £18.99

    • The Diamond Necklace and Other Stories

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 4 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: £16.09

    • The Best European Short Stories

    • By: Guy de Maupassant, George Sand, Anton Chekhov, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
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      3 out of 5 stars 7
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    A delightful anthology of great works by some of Europe's greatest short story writers....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • worst reading ever

    • By Justas on 20-03-17

    Regular price: £49.99

    • Boule De Suif

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Brian Kelly
    • Length: 1 hr and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3
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      4 out of 5 stars 2
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    Maupassant's early story "Boule de Suif", ("Ball-of-Tallow") from 1880, remains a hallmark and a natural starting point. It's about a prostitute whose refrain, like Bartleby's, is that she would prefer not to - in this case, a Prussian officer asks repeatedly for the pleasure of her intimate company, and she invariably denies him. Unlike Bartleby, though, Boule de Suif must eventually give in, not by any defect of will but because of peer pressure.

    Regular price: £0.89

    • The Horla [Classic Tales Edition]

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: B. J. Harrison
    • Length: 1 hr and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An invisible alien parasite slowly takes over the penetrating mind of a French nobleman. He slowly loses control over his thoughts, his words, and his deeds. Is it insanity? Or is it the Horla?

    Regular price: £1.29

    • Complete Original Short Stories of Guy de Maupassant, Volume I

    • By: Guy de Maupassant
    • Narrated by: Cate Barratt
    • Length: 4 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Guy de Maupassant is widely regarded as the father of the modern short story. As his 13 volumes of short stories attest, he was a prolific writer of this form. He had a simple, efficient style of writing and, like Anton Chekhov, found inspiration for his stories in the day-to-day lives of characters, in which their hidden natures are often revealed. Many of his works also centerd on the Franco-Prussian War, in which he served.

    Regular price: £12.49

    • An Anthology of Classic Stories

    • By: Guy de Maupassant, D. H. Lawrence, Edgar Allan Poe, and others
    • Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A treasure trove of short classic stories by some of the greatest storytellers in the world: 1.Mademoiselle Fifi by Guy de Maupassant 2.The Test by W. W. Jacobs 3.Miss Brill by Katharine Mansfield 4.England, my England by D. H. Lawrence 5.The Dead Hand by Wilkie Collins 6.The Stalled Ox by Saki 7.Red Hanrahan by W. B. Yeats 8.My Uncle Jules by Guy de Maupassant 9.A Love Knot by W. W. Jacobs 10.The Odour of Chrysanthemums by D. H. Lawrence 11.Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe

    Regular price: £49.99

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