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Publisher's Summary

The ultimate collection of great short stories by the best Russian classic authors.


1. "Her Lover" by Maxim Gorky
2. "The Empty Drum" by Count Leo Tolstoy
3. "The Hoop" by Fedor Sologub
4. "The District Doctor" by Ivan Turgenev
5. "The White Dog" by Fedor Sologub
6. "The Cloak" by Nikolai Gogol
7. "A Soothing Dream" by Fedor Sologub
8. "The Christmas Tree and the Wedding" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
9. "A Work of Art" by Anton Chekhov
10. "Children Wiser Than Their Fathers" by Count Leo Tolstoy
11. "The Bet" by Anton Chekhov
12. "The Coffin Maker" by Alexander Pushkin
13. "The Three Hermits" by Count Leo Tolstoy
14. "Twenty-Six Men and a Girl" by Maxim Gorky
15. "The Queen of Spades" by Alexander Pushkin
16. "A Candle" by Count Leo Tolstoy
17. "The Self-Sacrificing Rabbit" by Nicolai Schedrin
18. "The Honest Thief" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
19. "Comrades" by Maxim Gorky
20. "The Long Exile" by Count Leo Tolstoy
21. "The Nose" by Nikolai Gogol
22. "The Chorus Girl" by Anton Chekhov
23. "The Old Verger" by Vladimir Korolenko
24. "The Encased Man" by Anton Chekhov
25. "The Pistol Shot" by Alexander Pushkin
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1 out of 5 stars
By Diana D. on 09-24-15

Terrible narrator

What didn’t you like about Cathy Dobson’s performance?

Every three words she does a downward inflection and a drag! It really makes no difference what she's reading: the title, the author's name, the middle or the end of a sentence. It's so terribly monotonic, I replayed a 10 minutes story three times and still could not follow. This is by far the worst audio book I've ever gotten.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Yearachmiel Holtz on 08-01-17

Great selection ruined by abysmal narration.

Superb selection but the narration ruined the experience. Dobson reads every sentence as one would read a fairy tale to a child. Somehow she managed to strip profound passages of meaning with her annoying overdramatic performance. Her unwarranted emphasis on every last word of a sentence was cringeworthy. So disappointing because she ruined the magnificent selections.

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1 out of 5 stars
By ephgrave7 on 03-19-18

Dreadfully Artifical Reading

What disappointed you about The Great Russian Short Story Collection?

The reader is possibly the worst I have come across. Completely artificial and inappropriate emphasis and intonation

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

Definitely not !!

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

The stories are by significant authors but any positive qualities they may have are more than outweighed by the very strange reading.

Any additional comments?

There are several other adverse comments on this reader on other titles on Red Door Audio
Books catalogue. I cant imagine why she was chosen other than for financial reasons

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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1 out of 5 stars
By Ivan on 06-04-16

Narrative

Absolutely unpleasant to listen to. Uncomfortable and annoying ending to all phrases. I am refering to the inflection. Won't listen any further to this book by Cathy Dobson.

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