Summary

Over 24 of the best humorous stories ever written.


"The Inconsiderate Waiter", by J. M. Barrie
"Mrs. Packletide’s Tiger", by Saki
"Curried Cow", by Ambrose Bierce
"Cannibalism in the Cars", by Mark Twain
"A Love Knot", by W. W. Jacobs
"A Bottomless Grave", by Ambrose Bierce
"Biffin on the Bassoon", by Harry Graham
"Esme", by Saki
"Germans at Meat", by Katherine Mansfield
"Adrian", by Saki
"Her Uncle", by W. W. Jacobs
"The Hounds of Fate", by Saki
"The Baron", by Katherine Mansfield
"Laura", by Saki
"The Changeling", by W. W. Jacobs
"Oil of Dog", by Ambrose Bierce
"The Chaplet", by Saki
"The One-Million-Pound Bank Note", by Mark Twain
"The Boar Pig, by Saki
"A Circular Tour", by W. W. Jacobs
"The Unrest Cure", by Saki
"The Yarkand Manner", by Saki
"The Sister of the Baroness", by Katherine Mansfield
"The Quest", by Saki
"In the Family", by W. W. Jacobs
"The Venturers", by O. Henry
"The Stampeding of Lady Bastable", by Saki
"Smoked Skipper", by W. W. Jacobs
"The Brogue" by Saki
"The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm", by Mark Twain
"The Mouse", by Saki
"The Widower Turmore", by Ambrose Bierce
"The Elk", by Saki
"The Scharz-Metterklume Method", by Saki
"A Distant Relative", by W. W. Jacobs
"The Talking Horse", by Thomas Anstey Guthrie
"The Blind Spot", by Saki
"The Stolen White Elephant", by Mark Twain
"Tobermory", by Saki
"His Lordship", by W. W. Jacobs
"The Background", by Saki
"The Dreamer", by W. W. Jacobs
"The Open Window", by Saki
"The Unknown Quantity", by O. Henry
"The She Wolf", by Saki
"Alf’s Dream", by W. W. Jacobs
"The Unparalleled Adventures of One Hans Pfaal", by Edgar Allan Poe
"The Stalled Ox", by Saki
"The Storyteller", by Saki
"The Test", by W. W. Jacobs
"The Seventh Pullet", by Saki
"The Gift of the Magi", by O. Henry
"The Thousand and Second Tale of Sheherazade", by Edgar Allan Poe
"The Hen", by Saki
"Mixed Relations", by W. W. Jacobs
Public Domain (P)2013 Red Door Audiobooks
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1 out of 5 stars
By deborah on 23-03-14

Awful

What disappointed you about Classic Humorous Stories?

Not humorous in the least.

Has Classic Humorous Stories put you off other books in this genre?

Yes

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Cathy Dobson?

Someone that didn't sound like a digital construct.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Classic Humorous Stories?

I listened to 3/4 of part one and there is nothing I would keep.

Any additional comments?

Waste of my credit for trying this service. May I have another? I won't be listening to any more of this and am happy to undownload it.

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4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By David C. Mauldin on 27-02-15

An enjoyable listen

Any additional comments?

The stories are subtle; some are whimsical, others maliciously funny. The narrator has a lovely voice and accent.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Suea on 02-08-15

Not my favorite narrator

Would you listen to Classic Humorous Stories again? Why?

I already have. I fall asleep to these and so miss a lot of parts. It's kind of fun going back through them finding "new" story parts and even stories I'd missed while asleep. To do the narrator justice, she does read well and create distinguishable characters. i simply didn't find her soothing to listen to.

What did you like best about this story?

Love the variation and that these were not horror stories though a few were borderline but even those were tongue-in-cheek.

What aspect of Cathy Dobson’s performance would you have changed?

She's very talented. I guess I got tired of listening to her voice in every story.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I felt different emotions for each story was very different.

Any additional comments?

I would love another book of humorous stories but with various narrators or perhaps a less jarring narrator voice.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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