Masterpieces of Modern Short Fiction

  • by Ambrose Bierce, Joseph Conrad, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Aldous Huxley, Joyce Carol Oats, Philip Roth, Paul Theroux, Orson Welles, Isabel Allende
  • Narrated by David Birney, Michael York
  • 6 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The full list of authors includes: Ambrose Bierce, Joseph Conrad, F. Scott Fizgerald, Aldous Huxley, Joyce Carol Oats, Philip Roth, Paul Theroux, David Birney, Roscoe Lee Browne, Elliot Gould, Elixabeth Pena, Ron Silver, Orson Welles, Isabel Allende.
Inaugurating Dove Audio's Modern Classics Collection - an eclectic compendium of the finest short fiction of the last 150 years - Masterpieces of Modern Short Fiction features: "The Imperial Icehouse" by Paul Theroux; "Amy Foster" by Joseph Conrad; "High Darktown" by James Ellroy; "An Inhabitant of Carcosa" by Ambrose Bierce; "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gillman; "The Gioconda Smile" by Aldous Huxley; "You Can't Tell a Man By the Song He Sings" by Philip Roth; and "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz" by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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Probably better to read

This is obviously a book that was not meant to be put in audio. In fact, the editing is quite poor, where some stories don't even announce the title and author. That said, there are two real gems: The Yellow Wallpaper and The Diamond as Big as the Ritz. Both are read extremely well. In fact, they were more of a dramatic performance than a reading and made the listen worth while. If you can get this book on the cheap, get it for these two delights.

Every story has a different narrator, some difficult to understand with their heavy Brittish accents. Others are recorded in low quality making its sound a bit distracting. Still others are plainly boring (with all respect to these recognized masters).
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- Christopher

spotty

Its been a while since I read this; some stories were wonderful, while others were rather dull. I was disappointed.
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- Jody R. Nathan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-16-1999
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books