Selected Shorts

  • by Evelyn Waugh, Molly Giles, Ray Bradbury, Italo Calvino, Adam Haslett
  • Narrated by Tony Roberts, John Shea, Leonard Nimoy, Blair Brown, Rochelle Oliver
  • 3 hrs and 12 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

A boon for booklovers, this audio set features funny, fantastical and poignant stories about people with unique and passionate connections to the written word.Tony Roberts reads a hilarious Walter R. Brooks story about how Ed - a talking horse - became a voracious reader of adventure tales and mysteries. In a story by Italo Calvino, read by John Shea, a man tries to make the most of his beach holiday by reading and making love at the same time. Leonard Nimoy performs a dark, vintage Evelyn Waugh tickler about a stranded jungle explorer forced to read Dickens aloud. Plus more memorable stories by Ray Bradbury, Molly Giles and Adam Haslett, read by Rochelle Oliver, Blair Brown and Isaiah Sheffer.

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Truly Enjoyable!

Books about books, reading and authors. A lovely concept. I especially liked The Night Book Mobile. :) And of course Italo Calvino's short story. What a writer!
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- Mazz

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-13-2008
  • Publisher: Symphony Space