Collected Stories of William Faulkner

  • by William Faulkner
  • Narrated by Paul Boehmer, Susan Denaker, Scott Brick, Arthur Morey, Marc Cashman, Paul Michael
  • 31 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This magisterial collection of short works by Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner reminds listeners of his ability to compress his epic vision into narratives as hard and wounding as bullets. Among the 42 selections in this audiobook are such classics as "A Bear Hunt", "A Rose for Emily", "Two Soldiers", and "The Brooch".


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Completely Useless as an Audio Book

OK, I really wanted this collection but the way it's arranged, without a pdf file for where stories begin and end, it's completely useless. Some stories have multiple parts so as you start listening to a story, it may be 30 minutes or a couple hours and spread over 5 parts. And if miss a section, there is no way of knowing which part of which story you are in.

As an audio book, it doesn't work. I asked audible for a program---anything. They haven't got one. So you haven't even a list of titles (in order) to guide you. And, as it comes in several large files it's impossible to find anything.

That's a shame. If only there was something that indicated that X story is in Part 3, second section, you could find it!

No, sorry. I have to ask for a refund on this as it's really not useable without a program.

Chris Reich, TeachU
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- Chris Reich "Business Physicist and Astronomer"

Too Bad So Sad

What disappointed you about Collected Stories of William Faulkner?

Nothing disappoints me about Faulkner's stories.

The production of this collection, however, is unfortunate. There's no index, no distinction between the 6 sections you download (that is, you can't choose one section over another) and the stories run back to back with no gaps so you have to be paying very close attention to the timer to find '0' between stories.

I found it frustrating. With a hard copy of a collection, the reader can choose which story they start with, etc. Not so with this collection for the listener.If all you need/want is background on while you do other things, I suppose 35 hours of Faulkner is as good as it can get.

But, if you want a collection you can relish and return to favourites from, and discover new narrators from, you'll have to listen to the whole 35 hours, bookmark each story, and write your own notes on Titles, Narrators, length, etc. That's a lot of work...that shouldn't be required.

Any additional comments?

I really wish Audible would do Signature Performance of Faulkner's most familiar short stories (Barn Burning, A Rose for Emily, etc.) narrated by the same (Southern) celebrity.

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- Gwen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-04-2007
  • Publisher: Random House Audio