The Monkey's Paw

  • by W. W. Jacobs
  • Narrated by Simon Prebble
  • 0 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The paw of a dead monkey is a talisman that grants its possessor three wishes, but the wishes come with an enormous price. The Monkey's Paw is a classic horror short story written by author W. W. Jacobs, first published in England in 1902.


What the Critics Say

"'The Monkey's Paw' is one of the most dramatically poignant stories of the supernatural ever written." (Berg Esenwein, Studying the Short-story)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Enjoyed immensely but last 3 minutes is missing !

Would you consider the audio edition of The Monkey's Paw to be better than the print version?

Yes. The reader adds greatly to the enjoyment of the story; a very gifted voice actor.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Monkey's Paw?

It's a short story, set over three or four scenes so none really memorable than others.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

As my comment above, but enjoyed all of it from beginning to end. The reader sets the scene and creates atmosphere.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Too short to be a film, methinks, but probably something along the lines of Be careful what you wish for.

Any additional comments?

Sadly, the last three minutes was missing, but hopefully I didn't miss too much at the end as the main point of the story had been made.

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- Mrs Kate Evans

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-09-2007
  • Publisher: Listen & Live Audio, Inc.