Fifty Great Classic Stories

  • by Arthur Conan Doyle, Guy de Maupassant, Kenneth Grahame, D. H. Lawrence, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, Stacy Aumonier
  • Narrated by Cathy Dobson
  • 24 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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


"Juxtapositions", by Stacy Aumonier
"The Misogynist", by Henry Prothero
"Lost in a Pyramid", by Louisa May Alcott
"An Egyptian Cigarette" by Kate Chopin
"The Roman Road", by Kenneth Grahame
"The Mark of the Beast", by Rudyard Kipling
"My Adventure in Norfolk", by A. J. Alan
"Gabriel-Ernest", by Saki
"The Mother Stone", by John Galsworthy
"The Egg", by Sherwood Anderson
"Rats", by M. R. James
"The Ring of Thoth", by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"The Ship That Saw a Ghost", by Frank Norris
"The Brothers", by Stacy Aumonier
"The Girl Who Was Tired of Love", by Leonard Merrick
"The Idiot", by Arnold Bennet
"Found on a Drowned Man", by Guy de Maupassant
"An Undergraduate's Aunt", by F. Anstey
"H2 etc.", by A. J. Alan
"The Wolf", by Guy de Maupassant
"The Black Cat", by Edgar Allan Poe
"The Chaplet", by Saki
"The Grey Parrot", by W. W. Jacobs
"The One Million Pound Banknote", by Mark Twain
"Major Namby", by Wilkie Collins
"Blackmail", by John Galsworthy
"A Lucky Number", by S. B. Hale
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dreadful narration

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

This was absolutely awful ... I wanted to enjoy it but the awful monotonous droning of Cathy Dobson as the narrator spoilt it totally. I only managed to listed to 1-1/2 stories before snatching my headphones off.... Awful awful awful. So disappointed as I have no doubt the stories are great.


How could the performance have been better?

see above


Any additional comments?

Please redo this collection with a different narrator. Just because she's an author in her own right, does not make her a good reader!! I note one other reviewer also made similar comments.

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- MRS

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-02-2014
  • Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks