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Publisher's Summary

O. Henry's short stories are well known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization and clever twist endings. Includes: "By Courier", "Jimmie Hayes and Muriel", "School and Schools", "Roads of Destiny", "A Blackjack Bargainer"," A Cosmopolite in a Café", "Christmas by Injunction", "Mammon and the Archer", "A Bird of Bagdad", "After 20 Years", "From The Cabby’s Seat", "Lost on Dress Parade", "Memoirs of a Yellow Dog", "Tobin’s Palm", "Transients in Arcadia", "The Trimmed Lamp", "The Skylight Room", "Ulysses and the Dogman", "The Pendelum", "The Enchanted Profile", "The Green Door", "The Third Ingredient", "The Princess and the Puma", and "Best-Seller".
Public Domain (P)2012 Trout Lake Media
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5 out of 5 stars
By Carolina Kat on 01-15-13

O Henry is for the intelligent listener

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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5 out of 5 stars
By Eve on 09-03-17


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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