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A delightful anthology of great works by some of Europe's greatest short story writers:

  • 1. The Marquise, by George Sand
  • 2. The Bundle of Letters, by Maurus Jokai
  • 3. The Pistol Shot, by Alexander Pushkin
  • 4. The Mad Veteran of Fort Ratonneau, by Ludwig Achim von Arnim
  • 5. Twenty-six Men and a Girl, by Maxim Gorky
  • 6. Zodomirsky’s Duel, by Alexandre Dumas
  • 7. The Mines of Falun, by E. T. A. Hoffmann
  • 8. Mademoiselle Fifi, by Guy de Maupassant
  • 9. Maestro Niccolo and the Pig, by Gio Sabadino
  • 10. The Father, by Björnstjerne Björnson
  • 11. Mons. Cassecrouche’s Inspiration, by George Walter Thornbury
  • 12. Malachi’s Cove, by Anthony Trollope
  • 13. The Judgement of Paris, by Leonard Merrick
  • 14. A Queer Night in Paris, by Guy de Maupassant
  • 15. Immensee, by Theodor Storm
  • 16. The Paradise of Cats, by Emile Zolà
  • 17. In the Reign of Terror, by Anatole France
  • 18. The Scholar, by Ludwig Tieck
  • 19. The Long Exile, by Count Leo Tolstoy
  • 20. The Encased Man, by Anton Chekhov
  • 21. The Criminal from Lost Honour, by Friedrich Schiller
  • 22. The Story of Brave Kasper and Fair Annie, by Clemens Brentano
  • 23. The Black Ferry, by John Galt
  • 24. The Mummy’s Foot, by Théophile Gautier
  • 25. The Clockmaker of Poissy, by Stanley John Weyman
  • 26. One Thing Leads to Another, by Stacy Aumonier
  • 27. The Roman Road, by Kenneth Grahame
  • 28. A Child’s Revenge, by Paul Bourget
  • 29. The Honest Thief, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • 30. The Dead, by James Joyce
  • 31. The Stone Dragon, by R. Murray Gilchrist
  • 32. Story, by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Cathy Dobson sets the tone of each story and manages to taint each one with a mood of aloofness and intentional hubris. There is an intellectual commentary to her narrative and at the end of each line, she manages to allude to an elitist's tone of derisive judgement. The audible renditions of the works are somewhat stymied by her lack of story-telling notions and communication skills. Her disassociation from character traits blends the readings into a blob Cathy makes each story non-dramatic, and leaves me, the listen, wanting.

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  • 2020-06-05

Un listenable - Great Stories ruined

The reader was so bad I returned the book after the first story. Very disappointed as I am a big fan of the other authors

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  • 2014-08-10

disappointing

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

stories are fine, reader is awful

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

some stories great but hard with the stone cold reader

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Cathy Dobson?

not sure--

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment

Any additional comments?

no

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