• The Best of Saki - Volume 1

  • By: Saki
  • Narrated by: Roy Macready
  • Length: 3 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-02-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Spiders' House Audio
  • 5 out of 5 stars 5.0 (1 rating)

Summary

The delicious, biting wit of Saki's short stories satirizing Edwardian high society are some of the funniest and most delightful exquisite literary miniatures. In this first volume, there are 22 glittering examples.
Saki was the pen name of Hector Hugh Monro. He was born in Burma in 1870, where his father was a senior official in the Burma police. From the age of two, he lived with two maiden aunts and his grandmother in Devon and was educated in Exmouth and at the Bedford Grammar School. Later he traveled in Europe with his father. He joined the Burma police but resigned after a year because of ill health and returned to England, where he began his writing career as a journalist and short story writer for magazines and newspapers. Saki is regarded as a master of the short story.
At the start of the First World War, he refused a commission, enlisted as a private, and went to France, where, in November 1916, he was killed by a shot to the head, his last words being, "Put that bloody cigarette out."
Public Domain (P)2016 Spiders' House Audio/Roy Macready
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4 out of 5 stars
By P O. on 18-09-16

Good performance of storytelling Saki

Pleasant voice with just enough subtle irony to do justice to this narvelous s malicious author.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Terri A Arden on 14-02-16

no connection

could not make a connection to this story or narrator
:(. fell asleep listening. could not tell you anything about the story.

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