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If you are considering a collection of Maupassant short stories on Audible, you should grab this one as Audible is practically giving it away, and it contains several of Maupassant's popular stories which are selling individually for several times the price of this collection!
Since the description does not tell you which stories are included, I will list them below. There are thirteen:
"The Story of a Farm Girl"
"Theodule Sabot's Confession"
"The Wrong House"
"The Marquis De Fumerol"
"The Trip of Le Horla"
"Boule de Suif"
The stories are all enjoyable and interesting, ranging from fireside tales about hunting and farming and jilted lovers and poor peasants and debauched soldiers, to a few, like The Inn, that take the form of a ghost story even if no actual supernatural apparitions appear.
Definitely worth reading these, and I wouldn't hesitate to try some more Maupassant. John Pether's narration is clear and cultured and a perfect English tone for this translation of Maupassant's French.
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What did you like best about this story?
Now I know why Somerset Maugham drew from the Well of this writer whose thoughts and language are ever surpassed and even today being continually replenished by a secret aquifer.
Have you listened to any of John Pether’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
First time, and he was brilliant and absorbing.
Any additional comments?
Listen with a Burgundy and nice view.