Fifty of the world's greatest classic short stories:

The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant
The One Million Pound Banknote by Mark Twain
The Phantom Rickshaw by Rudyard Kipling
The Fly by Katherine Mansfield
The Black Cat by Edgar Allan Poe
My Favorite Murder by Ambrose Bierce
The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe
One Thousand Dollars by O. Henry
Regret by Kate Chopin
The Nose by Nikolai Gogol
The Mezzotint by M. R. James
The Gift of the Magi by O. Henry
The Pit and the Pendulum by Edgar Allan Poe
The Mortal Immortal by Mary Shelley
A Curious Dream by Mark Twain
The Doll’s House by Katherine Mansfield
The Inconsiderate Waiter by J. M. Barrie
The Sphinx without a Secret by Oscar Wilde
The Suicide Club by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Three Strangers by Thomas Hardy
The Dead by James Joyce
The Monkey’s Paw by W. W. Jacobs
Memoirs of a Yellow Dog by O. Henry
Cannibalism in the Cars by Mark Twain
The Finest Story in the World by Rudyard Kipling
The Belated Russian Passport by Mark Twain
A Circular Tour by W. W. Jacobs
The Premature Burial by Edgar Allan Poe
American Sir! by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
They by Rudyard Kipling
The Telltale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin
The Model Millionaire by Oscar Wilde
A Distant Relative by W. W. Jacobs
The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe
The Boarded Window by Ambrose Bierce
The Background by Saki
The Black Poodle by F. Anstey
The Open Window by Saki
A Descent into the Maelström by Edgar Allan Poe
A Bottomless Grave by Ambrose Bierce
A Safety Match by W. W. Jacobs
The She-Wolf by Saki
Oil of Dog by Ambrose Bierce
Frau Brechenmacher attends a Wedding by Katherine Mansfield
The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm by Mark Twain
Curried Cow by Ambrose Bierce
Berenice by Edgar Allan Poe
The Changeling by W. W. Jacobs
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4 out of 5 stars
By Mountain K9iner on 08-05-14

A Good Choice

What about Cathy Dobson’s performance did you like?

The narrator is certainly a gifted linguist, and able to reproduce seemingly authentic accents from a variety of European languages. There are two drawbacks to her narration. The first is that her British accent is so refined that at times it comes across as affected. The second is that a British accent just cannot do justice to Mark Twain, the quintessential American storyteller! These aside, I would still purchase another audiobook with Dobson as the reader.

Any additional comments?

The collection is a bit unbalanced toward Poe and Twain. I would have liked to have seen a greater variety, including Kafka, Bradbury, and Borges. All in all, though, I had never read most of the stories and enjoyed the selections.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Joshua on 05-02-14

Amazing value for 1 credit

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The accent of the narrator can be difficult at times, but it didn't significantly detract from my enjoyment at all; the quantity and quality are phenomenal considering this is just 1 credit.

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