The Monkey's Paw and Other Stories

  • by W.W. Jacobs, Kate Chopin, Sarah Orne Jewett, Mary Shelley, more
  • Narrated by full cast
  • 3 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This unique collection features some of the best short stories every written. It includes, "The Monkey's Paw" and "The Well" by W. W. Jacobs; "Desiree's Baby" by Kate Chopin; "A Winter Courtship" by Sarah Orne Jewett; "The Mortal Immortal" by Mary Shelley; "The Revolt of Mother" and "A New England Nun" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman; "The Sire de Maletroit's Door" and "Markheim" by Robert Louis Stevenson.

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Audible Editor Reviews

The Monkey's Paw and Other Stories brings together a collection of spooky stories, over a century old, from such enduring writers like Robert Louis Stevenson, Sarah Orne Jewett, and Kate Chopin. The title story by W.W. Jacobs is about a cursed monkey’s paw from India that grants wishes that come with terrible twists. In this performance, a cast of actors perform various roles resulting in a cross between a radio play and an audiobook. The same treatment is applied to other stories, including Mary Shelley’s "Mortal Immortal", in which a man drinks a potion that grants him immortality.
The stories in this collection make for perfect listening for fans of horror writing interested in the roots of the genre.

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What the Critics Say

"This eclectic group of dramatized stories vary greatly in style and plot, but all deal with essential human ingredients of the human condition as honor, greed, individual worth, the desire for immortality, and luck. Included are one of the best horror stories ever written, 'The Monkey's Paw', as well as fascinating stories by Robert Louis Stevenson, Mary Shelley, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Sarah Orne Jewett, and Kate Chopin." (Booklist)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-23-2004
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings