Selected Shorts

  • by James Thurber, Edith Wharton, Jack London, D.H. Lawrence
  • Narrated by Maria Tucci, Charles Keating, James Naughton
  • 3 hrs and 13 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Selected Shorts is an award-winning series of classic and contemporary short fiction read by acclaimed actors. The readings are recorded live at Peter Norton Symphony Space in New York City. The Selected Shorts radio series is a co-production of Symphony Space and WNYC, New York Public Radio, and is heard on public radio stations nationwide.
In this collection of timeless classics:

James Thurber's "The Night the Ghost Got In" read by Isiah Sheffer
Edith Wharton's "Roman Fever" read by Maria Tucci
Jack London's "Make Westing" read by Steven Gilborn
D.H. Lawrence's "The Rocking-horse Winner" read by John Shea
Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" read by Marian Seldes
Richard Connell's "The Most Dangerous Game" read by Charles Keating
Raymond Carver's "Cathedral" read by James Naughton


What the Critics Say

Audie Award Finalist, Audiobook Adapted from Another Medium, 2007

"What makes these retellings fresh is the dynamic of the live audience, with the murmurs and, at times, laughter of the crowd helping to direct readers." (Audiofile)


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Customer Reviews

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A wonderful variety of stories, each one offers opportunities for perspectives you may not have considered before. Some will leave you podering others are just laugh out loud. So good you'll want to go back to listen again!
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- Southern lady "Mama De"

first rate

perfect before sleep listening. the pieces are reasonably short and it's easy to navigate from one to the other.

great stories, well read. this is the nineteenth of a series from symphony space. i can only hope audible nabs the rest.
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- Scott "still tilting at windmills, after all of these years."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-28-2005
  • Publisher: Symphony Space, Inc.