Best of Women's Short Stories, Volume 2

  • by Elizabeth Gaskell, Mary Shelley, Virginia Woolf
  • Narrated by Harriet Walter
  • 5 hrs and 1 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This celebration of iconic female writers from the 19th and 20th centuries features eight full-length stories about a range of female interests and experiences. Included are a novella, "The Watsons", by Jane Austen, as well as other gems, such as "Bliss" by Katherine Mansfield, "The Parvenue" by Mary Shelley, "A Pair of Silk Stockings" by Kate Chopin, and "The Half Brothers" by Elizabeth Gaskell.

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What the Critics Say

"Harriet Walter's range in these stories is impressive...A real listening pleasure." (The Oldie)

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Customer Reviews

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Wonderfully timeless tales, fabulously narrated!

If you could sum up Best of Women's Short Stories, Volume 2 in three words, what would they be?

Gripping, passionate, emotional.


What did you like best about this story?

The background emotion which caught you


What does Harriet Walter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Fantastic narrator who can play the separate characters brilliantly bringing then to life. A voice made for narrating stories.


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

The stories were excellently and classically written, and with the emotional elements of the heart, they had you hanging on until the (mostly) bitter end. Sadly the only downside was , due to the way it has been edited, that there isn't even a breath taken between stories for you to contemplate the touching story as a whole.


Any additional comments?

Vintage tales for a modern day woman.

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- MRS

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-12-2007
  • Publisher: CSA Word