Rain and Other Stories

  • by W. Somerset Maugham
  • Narrated by Steven Crossley
  • 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

W. Somerset Maugham is one of the best-loved short story writers of the last 100 years. In this collection of his finest short work Maugham takes the listener to the sun-drenched Pacific islands where the Governor mercilessly abuses the inhabitants; to the story "Rain", in which the Reverend and the prostitute play out one of the most famous finales ever written; to the studies of chauvinistic Colonels, and snide conversations in Edwardian drawing rooms, as well as at the gates of heaven. As an introduction to one of the greatest writers in the English language Stephen Crossley's reading is the perfect place to start.

2. "The Pacific"
3. "Mackintosh"
4. "Rain"
5. "Envoi"
6."The Casuarina Tree"
7. "The Letter"
9. "Jane"
10. "The Judgement Seat"
11. "The Colonel’s Lady"
12. "The Verger"


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Customer Reviews

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An absolutely delightful set of short stories, each with its own unexpected ending. I loved this audiobook! Steven Crossley reads them brilliantly and brings the characters to life. The only negative is that each story is followed too quickly by the next so there is no time to savour the ending. Apart from this - a wonderful listening experience.
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- Sue

A wonderful collection of short stories

What did you like most about Rain and Other Stories?

Stories which explore the human character in all its guises.

Excellently narrated, which brought the stories alive.

Which character – as performed by Steven Crossley – was your favourite?

Jane Fowler.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes - very much so.

Any additional comments?

A wonderful read / listen - I highly recommend.

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- Leonora

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-01-2013
  • Publisher: Spoken Ink