The Great Short Story Collection

  • by Barry Pain, O. Henry, Charles Dickens, E. F. Benson, Stacy Aumonier, Katherine Mansfield, W. F. Harvey
  • Narrated by Cathy Dobson
  • 26 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The short story is considered to be one of the most challenging genres because of the need for compact plotlines and the ability to conjure up atmosphere and character in a few sentences and to engage the reader instantly. This collection presents 66 of the greatest examples of the genre - many of them well known, some hidden literary treasures, all of them exquisite examples of the short story at its finest.

"August Heat" by W. F. Harvey
"Pigs Is Pigs" by Ellis Parker Butler
"A Dill Pickle" by Katherine Mansfield
"The White Dog" by Fedor Sologub
"Batchelors" by Hugh Walpole
"Lost Treasure" by Caradoc Evans
"The End of a Show" by Barry Pain
"The Nightmare Room" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"Rose Rose" by Barry Pain
"The Bus Conductor" by E. F. Benson
"The Dream" by A. J. Alan
"The Drover’s Wife" by Henry Lawson
"The Egg" by Sherwood Anderson
"The Giraffe Problem" by Barry Pain
"The Green Light" by Barry Pain
"The Man of the Night" by Edgar Wallace
"The Room" by Stacy Aumonier
"The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry
"Caterpillars" by E. F. Benson
"Charles" by A. J. Alan
"The Idiot" by Arnold Bennett
"The Storm" by Kate Chopin
"A Witch in the Peak" by R. Murray Gilchrist
"The Dabblers" by W. F. Harvey
"The Trial for Murder" by Charles Dickens
"The Enemy" by Hugh Walpole

And over 40 other great stories....


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Customer Reviews

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a strange collection

some very enjoyable others rather strange. a good collection of stories, though the narration was not to my taste. just check out the sample before you purchase.
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- greg

Ruined by horrendous narration

Some of the finest examples of the short story have been done a massive injustice by the worst narrator I've heard in all my puff. I couldn't get beyond the first few minutes before the grating voice got to be too much of an ordeal. Please don't use this reader again, she is truly dire and I wasted credits.
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- Silverstar

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-04-2015
  • Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks