Unusual Short Stories

  • by Mark Twain, Guy de Maupassant, Stacy Aumonier, D. H. Lawrence, John Galsworthy, W. W. Jacobs, Ambrose Bierce
  • Narrated by Cathy Dobson
  • 20 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Fifty unusual and enchanting short stories.


1. A Lucky Number by S. B. Hale
2. The Brown Wallet by Stacy Aumonier
3. The Queen of Spades by Alexander Pushkin
4. A Strange Thing by John Galsworthy
5. Rats by M. R. James
6. The Mark of the Beast by Rudyard Kipling
7. My Adventure in Norfolk by A. J. Alan
8. Gabriel-Ernest by Hector Hugh Munro
9. The Pig and Whistle by George Gissing
10. The Misogynist by Henry Prothero
11. An Egyptian Cigarette by Kate Chopin
12. Miss Bracegirdle Does Her Duty by Stacy Aumonier
13. The Changeling by W. W. Jacobs
14. A Strange Goldfield by Guy Boothby
15. A Poor Gentleman by George Gissing
16. The Room by Stacy Aumonier
17. The Inn of the Two Witches by Joseph Conrad
18. The Other Side by Count Eric Stanislaus Stenbock
19. The Test by W. W. Jacobs
20. Old Iron by Stacy Aumonier
21. Nyarlathotep by H. P. Lovecraft
22. A Queer Night in Paris by Guy de Maupassant
23. The Famous Race Between the Hearse and the Steamroller by Sidney Keyes
24. The Haunted Dolls’ House by M. R. James
25. A Falling Out by Kenneth Grahame
26. The Belated Russian Passport by Mark Twain
27. The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe
28. Adrian by Hector Hugh Munro
29. H2 Etc. by A. J. Alan
30. The Stalled Ox by Hector Hugh Munro
31. The Cabin Passenger by W. W. Jacobs
32. The Hair by A. J. Alan
33. The Egg by Sherwood Anderson
34. Submarine by Stella Benson
35. An Intervention by W. W. Jacobs
36. Blackmail by John Galsworthy
37. Red Hanrahan by W. B. Yeats
38. A Child’s Revenge by Paul Bourget
39. Miss Brill by Katherine Mansfield
40. Curried Cow by Ambrose Bierce
41. Odour of Chrysanthemums by D. H. Lawrence
42. Miss Harriet by Guy de Maupassant
43. The Mother Stone by John Galsworthy
44. Alf’s Dream by W. W. Jacobs
45. A Source of Irritation by Stacy Aumonier
46. Lost in a Pyramid by Louisa May Alcott
47. Mrs. Packletide’s Tiger by Hector Hugh Munro
48. My Uncle Jules by Guy de Maupassant
49. Major Namby by Wilkie Collins
50. Number 17 by Edith Nesbit

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2nd rate

Poor narration. Not awful but not good. Many of the stories are told in the first person by a male. So why a partially incompetent woman reading?

A lot of these are dry dated old stuff from the days when gay only meant jolly. While there are occasional gems there is a lot more chaff than wheat. I hope nobody ever payed the full price for this as it is just some sweepings from the library floor thrown together and narrated without flare. You'd find much better podcasts for free. Best avoided unless you enjoy handsome cabs, handlebar moustaches and laboured writing.
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- Peter Buchanan

Terrible Narration

I could not even make it through Chapter 1. You would think that Audible would vet the narrators beforehand, but it would seem not. Absolutely awful.
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- Martin Bannon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-03-2014
  • Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks