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

Too many same same

What disappointed you about Classic Humorous Stories?

"Classic" here evidently means "public domain" and nearly all are British to boot.

Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Narration was professionally done.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The Mark Twain stories, and those by Ambrose Bierce (particularly "Dog Oil") really stood out for me.

Any additional comments?

My fault for assuming that "Classic" meant "Famous," and not looking at the table of contents before buying.

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- John Peters

Book Details

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