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The Great British Short Story Collection

Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
Length: 32 hrs and 13 mins

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A gripping collection of over 50 of the greatest short stories written by great British writers.

  • 1. "The Missing Years" by Barry Pain
  • 2. "His Brother's Keeper" by W. W. Jacobs
  • 3. "A Madman's Manuscript" by Charles Dickens
  • 4. "The House of Cobwebs" by Barry Pain
  • 5. "Old Fags" by Stacy Aumonier
  • 6. "A Long-Ago Affair" by John Galsworthy
  • 7. "August Heat" by W. F. Harvey
  • 8. "The Dabblers" by W. F. Harvey
  • 9. "Rose Rose" by Barry Pain
  • 10. "An Undergraduate's Aunt" by F. Anstey
  • 11. "An Idyll of London" by Beatrice Harraden
  • 12. "Hot Potatoes" by Arnold Bennett
  • 13. "Bagnell Terrace" by E. F. Benson
  • 14. "Malachi's Cove" by Anthony Trollope
  • 15. "Moon's Gibbet" by Egerton Castle
  • 16. "The Dancing Partner" by Jerome K. Jerome
  • 17. "The Giraffe Problem" by Barry Pain
  • 18. "The Man who was Blind" by Edwin Pugh
  • 19. "The Perfect Murcer" by Stacy Aumonier
  • 20. "The Other Side" by Count Eric Stanislaus Stenbock
  • 21. "The Roman Road" by Kenneth Grahame
  • 22. "At the Farmhouse" by E. F. Benson
  • 23. "The Dead Hand" by Wilkie Collins
  • 24. "The Wind in the Portico" by John Buchan
  • 25. "The Smile of La Gioconda" by Morley Roberts
  • 26. "The Room" by Stacy Aumonier
  • 27. "The Octave of Jealousy" by Stacy Aumonier
  • 28. "The Mark of the Beast" by Rudyard Kipling
  • 29. "The Salt of the Earth" by Barry Pain
  • 30. "The Diary of Mr. Poynter" by M. R. James

....and over 20 more exciting stories.

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  • Transport Kaff
  • 2015-09-01

Awful Voice of Reader!!!

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What a disappointment! The first story on both the American and British collections is read by a woman whose melodramatic, annoyingly-lilting reading style is quite unbearable. I simply cannot understand why they would have chosen her to read at all. I think I am going to have to ask for my credits back.

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  • blossom s.
  • 2019-11-26

terrible voice

I loved all the stories in this collection, but the narrator's voice was dreadful: forced, unnatural and devoid of any emotion. I had to force myself to listen to the stories and now avoid this narrator's readings. Unfortunately, she seems to have a monopoly on some really great collections.