The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty

  • by Eudora Welty
  • Narrated by Barbara Rosenblat, Jessica Almasy, Victor Bevine, Marc Boyett, Jonathan Davis, Colman Domingo, Jeremy Gage, L. J. Ganser, Gayle Hendrix, Khristine Hvam
  • 32 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This complete collection includes all of the published stories of Eudora Welty. There are 41 stories in all, including those in the earlier collections A Curtain of Green, The Wide Net, The Golden Apples, and The Bride of the Innisfallen, as well as previously uncollected stories.
The full cast of narrators includes Jessica Almasy, Victor Bevine, Marc Boyett, Jonathan Davis, Colman Domingo, Jeremy Gage, L. J. Ganser, Gayle Hendrix, Khristine Hvam, Allyson Johnson, Katy Kellgren, Kevin Pariseau, Elisabeth Rodgers, Barbara Rosenblat, Eileen Stevens, Suzanne Toren, Marc Vietor, Ollie Wyman, and Gabra Zackman.

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What the Critics Say

"Eudora Welty is one of our purest, finest, gentlest voices, and this collection is something to be treasured." (Anne Tyler, Washington Star)
"The richness of such talent resists a summing up.... She is always honest, always just. And she is vastly entertaining. The stories are magnificent." (Maureen Howard, The New York Times Book Review)
“An expansive cast of performers delivers Welty’s 41 published stories. While all the performances are strong…it is the female narrators who shine on these recordings. Their voices are especially capable of performing the acrobatics involved in the social maneuverings of Welty’s steel magnolias. Dialogue is nuanced—many exchanges sound so authentic that it’s almost as if the listener is watching a play rather than hearing prose. Welty’s unique stories of hope, love, and redemption are enlivened by all the performers on this extensive collection.” (AudioFile)

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Customer Reviews

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Too Good For Audio

(I've given fewer stars for performance, because some performances here are better than others).
Based on what I've been hearing on this recording, Eudora Welty may be the best American writer of the 20th Century. (For me, for my taste) Hard to tell. So I've got to read her on the page. I've bought this book, now, from Amazon. I can't listen to it anymore because I want to constantly stop, go back, and read stuff over, asking, "WHAT did she just say?!." I can't believe an American writer I haven't read before (I'm old and I've been reading all my life) can be so impossibly good.
Usually I LISTEN to books to escape. Audio is fine for that. But this is escape of a different kind entirely. It's a glimpse into the real world made magical by descriptions that make you catch your breath. I may change my mind after pursuing her onto the page. I don't think so, though.
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- Yennta

great stories, uneven readers

I was initially appalled by the arch and phoney accent of the initial narrator reading Welty's preface. Happily most of the readings are better than that, some of them actually quite good. The stories themselves, it it almost needless to say, are varied and splendid.
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- sam

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-05-2011
  • Publisher: Audible Studios