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The Great Short Story Collection

66 Classic Gems of the Short Story Genre
Narrated by: Cathy Dobson
Length: 26 hrs and 22 mins

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Publisher's Summary

The short story is considered to be one of the most challenging genres because of the need for compact plotlines and the ability to conjure up atmosphere and character in a few sentences and to engage the reader instantly. This collection presents 66 of the greatest examples of the genre - many of them well known, some hidden literary treasures, all of them exquisite examples of the short story at its finest.

  • "August Heat" by W. F. Harvey
  • "Pigs Is Pigs" by Ellis Parker Butler
  • "A Dill Pickle" by Katherine Mansfield
  • "The White Dog" by Fedor Sologub
  • "Batchelors" by Hugh Walpole
  • "Lost Treasure" by Caradoc Evans
  • "The End of a Show" by Barry Pain
  • "The Nightmare Room" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "Rose Rose" by Barry Pain
  • "The Bus Conductor" by E. F. Benson
  • "The Dream" by A. J. Alan
  • "The Drover’s Wife" by Henry Lawson
  • "The Egg" by Sherwood Anderson
  • "The Giraffe Problem" by Barry Pain
  • "The Green Light" by Barry Pain
  • "The Man of the Night" by Edgar Wallace
  • "The Room" by Stacy Aumonier
  • "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry
  • "Caterpillars" by E. F. Benson
  • "Charles" by A. J. Alan
  • "The Idiot" by Arnold Bennett
  • "The Storm" by Kate Chopin
  • "A Witch in the Peak" by R. Murray Gilchrist
  • "The Dabblers" by W. F. Harvey
  • "The Trial for Murder" by Charles Dickens
  • "The Enemy" by Hugh Walpole
  • And over 40 other great stories....

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    • Laura Ridley
    • 2017-01-23

    Loved listening to the different stories.

    Enjoyed the era of the tales. Provides interesting insight into the thinking and lives of the time.

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    • William
    • 2015-08-12

    It Sucked

    What disappointed you about The Great Short Story Collection?

    The narrator totally sucked

    Has The Great Short Story Collection turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Poked my ears out after trying to listen to this.

    Would you be willing to try another one of Cathy Dobson’s performances?

    I would need a lobotomy first.

    5 of 16 people found this review helpful