Classic Humorous Stories

  • by Saki, W. W. Jacobs, Ambrose Bierce, Mark Twain, O. Henry, Katherine Mansfield, J. M. Barrie
  • Narrated by Cathy Dobson
  • 20 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Over 24 of the best humorous stories ever written.


The Inconsiderate Waiter, by J. M. Barrie
Mrs. Packletide’s Tiger, by Saki
Curried Cow, by Ambrose Bierce
Cannibalism in the Cars, by Mark Twain
A Love Knot, by W. W. Jacobs
A Bottomless Grave, by Ambrose Bierce
Biffin on the Bassoon, by Harry Graham
Esme, by Saki
Germans at Meat, by Katherine Mansfield
Adrian, by Saki
Her Uncle, by W. W. Jacobs
The Hounds of Fate, by Saki
The Baron, by Katherine Mansfield
Laura, by Saki
The Changeling, by W. W. Jacobs
Oil of Dog, by Ambrose Bierce
The Chaplet, by Saki
The One-Million-Pound Bank Note, by Mark Twain
The Boar Pig by Saki
"A Circular Tour, by W. W. Jacobs
The Unrest Cure, by Saki
The Yarkand Manner, by Saki
The Sister of the Baroness, by Katherine Mansfield
The Quest, by Saki
In the Family, by W. W. Jacobs
The Venturers, by O. Henry
The Stampeding of Lady Bastable, by Saki
Smoked Skipper, by W. W. Jacobs
The Brogue by Saki
The McWilliamses and the Burglar Alarm, by Mark Twain
The Mouse, by Saki
The Widower Turmore, by Ambrose Bierce
The Elk, by Saki
The Scharz-Metterklume Method, by Saki
A Distant Relative, by W. W. Jacobs
The Talking Horse, by Thomas Anstey Guthrie
The Blind Spot, by Saki
"The Stolen White Elephant, by Mark Twain
Tobermory, by Saki
His Lordship, by W. W. Jacobs
The Background, by Saki
The Dreamer, by W. W. Jacobs
The Open Window, by Saki
The Unknown Quantity, by O. Henry
The She Wolf, by Saki
Alf’s Dream, by W. W. Jacobs
The Unparalleled Adventures of One Hans Pfaal, by Edgar Allan Poe
The Stalled Ox, by Saki
The Storyteller, by Saki
The Test, by W. W. Jacobs
The Seventh Pullet, by Saki
The Gift of the Magic, by O. Henry
The Thousand and Second Tale of Sheherazade, by Edgar Allan Poe
The Hen, by Saki
Mixed Relations, by W. W. Jacobs

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

An enjoyable listen

Any additional comments?

The stories are subtle; some are whimsical, others maliciously funny. The narrator has a lovely voice and accent.

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- David C. Mauldin

Not my favorite narrator

Would you listen to Classic Humorous Stories again? Why?

I already have. I fall asleep to these and so miss a lot of parts. It's kind of fun going back through them finding "new" story parts and even stories I'd missed while asleep. To do the narrator justice, she does read well and create distinguishable characters. i simply didn't find her soothing to listen to.


What did you like best about this story?

Love the variation and that these were not horror stories though a few were borderline but even those were tongue-in-cheek.


What aspect of Cathy Dobson’s performance would you have changed?

She's very talented. I guess I got tired of listening to her voice in every story.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I felt different emotions for each story was very different.


Any additional comments?

I would love another book of humorous stories but with various narrators or perhaps a less jarring narrator voice.

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- Suea

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-01-2013
  • Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks