Short Stories: The Vintage Collection

  • by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Saki, Thomas Hardy, Kate Chopin, James Thurber, P. G. Wodehouse
  • Narrated by Derek Jacobi, Martin Jarvis, Hugh Laurie, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Rupert Degas
  • 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The fifth volume in CSA Word's massively popular complete and unabridged ‘Short Stories’ collection is bound to please. With something for everyone this collection of classic stories read by only the best-suited and most established readers will delight the ears as a vintage wine excites the gullet; The Vintage Collection is audible gold.
Full story listing:


'The Old Couple' - Alphonse Daudet, read by Stephen Fry 13.49
'Pat Hobby Does His Bit' - F. Scott Fitzgerald, read by Kerry Shale 14.46
'A Tale of Negative Gravity' - Frank R. Stockton, read by Nicky Henson 41.50
'The Kiss' - Kate Chopin, read by Rupert Degas 06.54
'A Double Tragedy' - Louisa May Alcott, read by Derek Jacobi 53.48
'The Boar Pig' - Saki, read by Barbara Leigh-Hunt 12.06
'Sredni Vashtar' - Saki, read by Robin Bailey 11.15
'The Werewolf' - Frederick Marryat, read by Robin Bailey 48.23
'At the Article of Death' - John Buchan, read by Iain Cuthbertson 16.28
'The Toys of Peace' - Saki, read by Rupert Degas 12.25
'The Son’s Veto' - Thomas Hardy, read by Joanna David 38.24
'The Wrong Black Bag' - Angelo Lewis, read by Rupert Degas 25.45
'The Foolhardy Mouse and the Cautious Cat, - James Thurber, read by Liza Goddard 03.15
'The Cat and the Lifeboat' - James Thurber, read by Richard Griffiths 04.51
,The Owl and the Pussycat' - Edward Lear, read by Liza Goddard 01.22
'A Terribly Strange Bed' - Wilkie Collins, read by Robin Bailey 39.10
'Providence and the Butler' - P. G.Wodehouse, read by Martin Jarvis 19.50
'The Box Tunnel' - Charles Reade, read by Rupert Degas 17.33
'On Eating and Drinking' - Jerome K. Jerome, read by Hugh Laurie 13.39
'To Catch a Thief' - E. W. Hornung, read by Rupert Degas 50.28
'The Locket' - Kate Chopin, read by Rupert Degas 14.33

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Superb Collection and Production

Cannot recommend this one highly enough. All the stories have been excellent. Funny often, witty, everything you could want, with a great mix of authors and narrators- all well matched. Huge scope and variety. These are not ones you'll get necessarily everywhere else but they are perfect as short stories. They really show what the form can do. But without relying on those few short stories you'll have been forced to read in every grade at every school. Head and shoulders above other collections I've tried so far. Even the eras are mixed- older to modern. Congratulations to the compilers, producers, and narrators for really doing justice to great authors! And my thanks.
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- andrew

I loved these!

I had such a great time listening to this collection of short stories. These particular stories are quite old and many are written by some of the best authors of the time, notably, F. Scott Fitzgerald, James Thurber, Thomas Hardy, Kate Chopin, to name a few. They almost all have an ironic twist at the end, and all are micro novels of great entertainment. I recommend them highly.
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- Sher from Provo "Tired teacher. That is, REtired teacher."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-02-2010
  • Publisher: CSA Word