Summary

CSA Word continues its ever-popular series of classic short stories, featuring writers such as Jerome K. Jerome, Louisa May Alcott, and Saki, read by such respected and revered readers as Derek Jacobi, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. Full story listings:
Old Cornille's Secret by Alphonse Daudet, read by Stephen Fry
The Mouse by Saki, Read by Barbara Leigh-Hunt
The Purloined Letter by Edgar Allan Poe, read by Edward Hardwicke
A Tale of Terror by Thomas Hood, read by Patrick Malahide
The Homes of the Stars by F. Scott Fitzgerald, read by Kerry Shale
A Thousand Deaths by Jack London, read by Nicky Henson
Murder! by Arnold Bennett, read by Brian Cox
The White Wolf by Guy de Maupassant, read by Dinsdale Landen
The Mysterious Railway Passenger by Maurice Leblanc, read by Patrick Malahide
The Cheshire Cat by Lewis Carroll, read by Liza Goddard
'Divus' Johnston by John Buchan, read by Iain Cuthbertson
Dick Baker's Cat by Mark Twain, read by Richard Griffiths
The Man in the Bell by W. E. Aytoun, read by Patrick Malahide
Home Sickness by George Moore, read by T. P. McKenna
Spindleberries by John Galsworthy, read by Joanna David
The Face by E. F. Benson, read by Richard Pasco
On Being in Love by Jerome K. Jerome, read by Hugh Laurie
The Disintegration Machine by Arthur Conan Doyle, read by Nicky Henson
The Violet Car by E. E. Nesbitt, read by Harriet Walter
The Patch on the Quilt Sapper, read by Edward Fox
©2008 CSA Word (P)2008 CSA Word
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4 out of 5 stars
By Mikko on 21-01-10

Tour de force, no red line

As the writing and narrating goes, this is a real tour de force, every track is worth several repetitions, and even if you have not yet read more from the writers of these stories, you will feel the urge for it !

As a collection, however, it seems to lack the red line - the tone of the stories and the style of the narrators (and vice versa !) is as uneven as it gets. Maybe it is just this confeti or firework like quality that has been sought after, but it made the continuous listening impossible, had to stop after each story before plunging into a totally new environment of the following one.

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Oliver on 23-12-12

Great Stories, Well Read

This collection of Short Stories was really good to listen to. There is a good mix of amusing, funny, intriguing and darker stories aswell which makes for an audio book which is a pleasure to listen to without getting boring at all. The readers of each story are all very good, and also fit the stories they are telling well so that one feels that the readers fits with the story.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By Frances on 27-03-11

cracking stories, but no table of contents!

I am surprised to find there is no table of contents or means of navigation. Surely this should easily be possible?

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By andrew on 22-08-12

Spectacular Series

Love all these collections. Great performances, good selections of stories that aren't basic tenets of high school that will call up bad memories. Very diverse and entertaining. Been listening to them while hiking on low volume so the bears don't get me. They have greatly improved tedious long trails. Also great just sitting in an armchair.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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