Fifty Great Classic Stories

  • by Arthur Conan Doyle, Guy de Maupassant, Kenneth Grahame, D. H. Lawrence, Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, Stacy Aumonier
  • Narrated by Cathy Dobson
  • 24 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Fifty great classic short stories selected from the works of the best writers of the last century.

"Juxtapositions", by Stacy Aumonier
"The Misogynist", by Henry Prothero
"Lost in a Pyramid", by Louisa May Alcott
"An Egyptian Cigarette" by Kate Chopin
"The Roman Road", by Kenneth Grahame
"The Mark of the Beast", by Rudyard Kipling
"My Adventure in Norfolk", by A. J. Alan
"Gabriel-Ernest", by Saki
"The Mother Stone", by John Galsworthy
"The Egg", by Sherwood Anderson
"Rats", by M. R. James
"The Ring of Thoth", by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
"The Ship That Saw a Ghost", by Frank Norris
"The Brothers", by Stacy Aumonier
"The Girl Who Was Tired of Love", by Leonard Merrick
"The Idiot", by Arnold Bennet
"Found on a Drowned Man", by Guy de Maupassant
"An Undergraduate’s Aunt", by F. Anstey
"H2 etc.", by A. J. Alan
"The Wolf", by Guy de Maupassant
"The Black Cat", by Edgar Allan Poe
"The Chaplet", by Saki
"The Grey Parrot", by W. W. Jacobs
"The One Million Pound Banknote", by Mark Twain
"Major Namby", by Wilkie Collins
"Blackmail", by John Galsworthy
"A Lucky Number", by S. B. Hale
and other stories


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great collection but terrible narrator

Is there anything you would change about this book?

The narrator's very strange accent is very off-putting, as is the cadence and intonation of her voice. It's hard to get past it and almost ruins what would be an excellently curated collection.

What did you like best about this story?

It was an interesting and eclectic collection that went from the very funny to the very macabre.

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


Do you think Fifty Great Classic Stories needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

Maybe one narrated by a different author?...

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- Shalaka

Very wierd accent. Hard to stay with the tale. Bad

What would have made Fifty Great Classic Stories better?

A better voice without the forced accent that makes following the stories impossible.

Would you ever listen to anything by the authors again?

No, Never.

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

No. Never.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?


Any additional comments?

The ability to lose yourself in an audiobook with the keys to imagination open has been destroyed by the narrator.

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- pisyx "nikonica"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-10-2014
  • Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks