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Short Stories

The Nostalgia Collection
Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
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Publisher's 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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2011-03-27

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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  • andrew
  • 2012-08-22

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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  • Denise M
  • 2019-02-05

👏🏻 Bravo!!! Full standing ovation!!

We LOVE this collection! I purchased this for use in our homeschool. It is now requested often by all my children! What a great assortment and so well done! We love this! 💜

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  • J-me
  • 2019-07-28

Beautifully read. Enjoyable stories

Classic stories read by the very best actors and narrators.
Remember you can slow down or speed up the narration.
The voices are familiar and as such, feel like old friends. A joy if you enjoy
Anthologies, 19th century settings and a little whimsical prose.

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  • Emily S.
  • 2019-05-10

Just ok

Although the authors are notable, the choices of their stories coupled with the narrators weren't to my taste. After skipping a couple of the stories and finding no change in my feeling towards it, I finally returned it with out finishing.

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  • Stanley Dumornay
  • 2017-07-15

divertissant!

excellente sélection d'histoires racontées avec talent. pour tous les goûts et toutes les occasions. superbe!

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  • A. Larson
  • 2016-01-07

so so

Would you try another book from the authors and/or the narrators?

No... sometimes I could barely even hear them. One of them talked so fast I couldn't understand him.

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

I never knew what the next story would be about. One seemed like an essay on being old and sour about love. I'm not sure it was even a story. The first story was the best one, then it was all down hill.

What three words best describe the narrators’s performance?

not the best

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

sure but it's a lot easier to watch a movie than sit through a whole book.

Any additional comments?

This wasn't a good selection of stories or narrators in my opinion.

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  • Wesly
  • 2009-04-07

Hard Listen

This is a collection of stories that have no appeal to my tastes. I found them dull and uninteresting. I only made it through 2 1/2 stories before giving up. Wish I could return it.

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