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Publisher's Summary

A superb collection of captivating short stories by leading classic writers, including:


'The Cone' by H. G. Wells
'The Dream Woman' by Wilkie Collins
'Fortunes Adrift' by Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne
'The Kidnapping of Phil Altamore' by Ella Hepworth Dixon
'The Table Under the Tree' by E. Phillips Oppenheim
'In Yeddo Bay' by Jack London
'The Man with the Canine Teeth' by Edgar Wallace
'The Open Boat' by Stephen Crane
'Make Westing' by Jack London
'The Pope's Mule' by Alphonse Daudet
'The Old Ancient Ship' by Morley Roberts
'The Yacht' by Arnold Bennett
'The Village That Voted the Earth was Flat' by Rudyard Kipling
'The Brute' by Joseph Conrad
'Bound for Rio Grande' by A. E. Dingle
'An Old Fashioned Christmas Eve' by Peter Christen Asbjörnsen
'The Far Islands' by John Buchan
'The High Seas' by Elinor Mordaunt
'A Bohemian Bag' by F. Anstey
'The 9.30 Up Train' by Sabine Baring-Gould

Plus many more gripping short stories by famous writers.
Public Domain (P)2018 Red Door Audiobooks
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1 out of 5 stars
By Jan on 01-18-18

Listen To The Narration Sample Before Purchasing.

Because I knew most of the stories in this anthology, I didn't listen to the audible sample of the narration. That is my fault.

I have stopped listening 1.5 hrs into the book. The narrator draws the last word of each sentence out to the point I can no longer listen.

I have never had to write a review like this one. If I am the only reader that has an issue with this recording, my apologies.

Many of my favorite short stories are on this list, so this is disappointing.

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1 out of 5 stars
By O. Jones on 02-02-18

DO NOT BUY

This woman sounds like she is both high and drunk. She manages to sound both slurred and staccato. The stories themselves are actually decent but Every. Single. Word. Has the final syllable stretched out.
I am not sure if it is the final mix but it made the entire book unlistenable. I genuinely tried but couldn't last more than 10 minutes. I love short stories they lend themselves to audio books. This was utter trash

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3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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