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Publisher's Summary

A glorious collection of some of the finest British short stories ever written.


The Dog – Arnold Bennet
Not On The Passenger List – Barry Pain
The Old Man’s Tale About The Queer Client – Charles Dickens
The Half Brothers – Elizabeth Gaskell
The Veiled Portrait – James McGovan
Markheim – Robert Louis Stevenson
The Bottle Imp – Robert Louis Stevenson
The Adventures Of The Kind Mr. Smith – William J. Locke
The Man Of Mystery – Barry Pain
The Brazilian Cat – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Public Domain (P)2011 Red Door Audiobooks
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1 out of 5 stars
By Mike on 02-07-12

Awful narration

The book is unlistenable as the narrator has unnaturally emphasized and placed inflection, expressing surprise at the end and even in the middle of every sentence.
The stories are classics but hard to evaluate given the distracting reading.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Anne on 04-07-12

Can't listen to this!

At first I couldn't figure out what this narrator was trying to do with her unbearably singsong voice, then I did some research and realise she is reading for children - her delivery is beyond annoying and I can't listen to her. I really urge you to listen to a sample before you spend money on this oddity! I couldn't get past the second story and am very annoyed, I really wanted to hear these short stories - shame on you Audible for not explaining this is a childrens' book and shame on me for not listening to a sample first!

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1 out of 5 stars
By L. Brigden on 05-12-17

Awful narrator!

Only managed a few paragraphs. The narrator's voice is dreadful. Great stories I'm sure but I really couldn't get past the way the narrator dragged out the end of every phrase.

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