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If you could sum up O. Henry Short Stories, Vol. 2 in three words, what would they be?
Entertaining, educational, witty.
Who was your favorite character and why?
The author because he challenges his listener with classic phrasing and descriptions of humanity that elevate and entertain.
Which scene was your favorite?
When the waitress who couldn't tolerate men's eating habits finally realized what hunger was. The metaphor was marvelous.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
O Henry routinely makes me laugh. His tongue is so far inside his cheek you'd have to be deaf to miss it.
Any additional comments?
The narrator is marvelous. I have sought Bob Thomley in other works just to hear his soothing voice. Perfect choice for O. Henry.
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You don't need me to tell you O. Henry is great read. My only complaint is with the editing. The narrator is great with his pacing; however, when each story ends, there is no pause and it goes straight into the next story before you even realize the last story has ended. You will definitely need to stop the play because each of these storied needs more time to contemplate.
Some people will definitely find these stories dated, some stories more so than others.
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