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Publisher's Summary

A treasure-chest of the written and spoken word, this collection is read by brilliant actors who make this audio anthology a genuine treat for the listener. Includes:

"Reginald on House Parties" by Saki

"The Sphinx Without a Secret" by Oscar Wilde

Tobermory" by Saki

"On Being Idle" by Jerome K. Jerome

"For Better or Worse" by W.W. Jacobs

"The Model Millionaire" by Oscar Wilde

"The Garden of Truth" by E. Nesbit

"The Cat That Walked by Himself" and "The Girl from Arles" by Alphonse Daudet

"Mr. & Mrs. Dove" by Katherine Mansfield

"Georgie Porgie" by Rudyard Kipling

"Caterpillars" by E.F. Benson

"Lost Hearts" by M.R. James

"Ship to Tarshish" by John Buchan

"The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

"The Man of the Night" by Edgar Wallace

"Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" by Nathaniel Hawthorne

"B 24" by Arthur Conan Doyle

"Pat Hobby & Orson Welles" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

"Mad" by Guy de Maupassant

"The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe

"The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs
This collection was previously published as Short Stories: The Ultimate Classic Collection.
(P)2005 CSA Telltapes, licensed from CSA Word
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Critic Reviews

"Emilia Fox reads beautifully. She also supplies an appealing, believable voice for Victoria, the Cockney heroine." (AudioFile)
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4 out of 5 stars
By Wendy on 10-22-09

Enjoyable listen

The previous reviewer must have done something wrong, because I got nearly 8 hours of audio. Great narrators & great stories.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Margaret on 08-21-16

a strange collection ...

... or maybe just not for me. I truly enjoyed only one or two of the stories in this collection. Some off the rest were downright unpleasant, including the flattest and at the same time the most horrifying ghost story I have ever read. There's also an story by Conan Doyle (not a Sherlock Holmes story) that I found unentertaining. And if you're looking for laughs at the expense of the Downton Abbey set, skip this collection and go back to Wodehouse.

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