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Short Stories

The Ultimate Classic Collection
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Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins

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Publisher's Summary

The Ultimate Classic Collection is drawn from our extensive back catalogue of over 300 short stories and showcases some of the finest examples of the genre: from romance to horror, detective and crime stories to the best of women's writing.

The stories in this superb collection are as follows:

The Girl from Arles - Alphonse Daudet, Read by Stephen Fry
Tobermory - Saki, Read by Barbara Leigh-Hunt
The Sphinx Without a Secret - Oscar Wilde, Read by Martin Jarvis
On Being Idle - Jerome K. Jerome, Read by Hugh Laurie
For Better or Worse - W.W. Jacobs, Read by Joanna David
Mr & Mrs Dove - Katherine Mansfield, Read by Rosalind Ayres
The Model Millionaire - Oscar Wilde, Read by T.P. McKenna
The Garden of Truth - E. Nesbit, Read by Harriet Walter
The Cat that Walked by Himself - Rudyard Kipling, Read by Liza Goddard
Pat Hobby & Orson Welles - F. Scott Fitzgerald, Read by Kerry Shale
Georgie Porgie - Rudyard Kipling, Read by Edward Fox
Mad - Guy de Maupassant, Read by Derek Jacobi
B 24 - Arthur Conan Doyle, Read by Brian Cox
Caterpillars - E.F. Benson, Read by Patrick Malahide
The Man of the Night - Edgar Wallace, Read by Robin Bailey
Reginald on House Parties - Saki, Read by Nigel Hawthorne
Dr. Heidegger�s Experiment - Nathaniel Hawthorne, Read by Nicky Henson
Ship to Tarshish - John Buchan, Read by Iain Cuthbertson
The Tell-Tale Heart - Edgar Allan Poe, Read by Richard Pasco
Lost Hearts - M.R. James, Read by Richard Pasco
The Black Cat Edgar - Allan Poe, Read by Richard Griffiths
The Monkey�s Paw - W.W. Jacobs, Read by Patrick Malahide

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  • Clara
  • 16-02-08

Short Stories review

I find this book fascinating. There is Drama, Mystery, History, a little of comedy, one story,"The Cat Who Walked By Himself" by Kipling is so full of imagination it is unbelievable. I have listened to it many times and am not tired of it yet.The reader did an excellent job, also. The only story I had read previous to acquiring this one is Poe's "The Black Cat". The other stories in the book are not the mainstream that you see everywhere, Like "The Girl from Arles"-or at least I had never read it before. This book was well worth the effort to get it and continues to entertain me.

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  • Brooksies
  • 27-06-12

Nice collection

This is a nice collection of short stories read by different readers (among them I recognised Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry).
The only annoying thing is that they don't always say who is going to read it and I'd like to hear this as well, so I can go out and look on audible for more books that are read by these people...

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  • Anna
  • 22-10-09

A bit disappointing

Well written and well read but the stories are dated and not especially edifying.

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  • Sunil G.
  • 10-01-18


interesting stories that culminate to a disappointing climax. Sorry about the review the book wasn't for me.