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Publisher's Summary

A delightful anthology of great works by some of Europe's greatest short story writers:

  • 1. "The Marquise", by George Sand
  • 2. "The Bundle of Letters", by Maurus Jokai
  • 3. "The Pistol Shot", by Alexander Pushkin
  • 4. "The Mad Veteran of Fort Ratonneau", by Ludwig Achim von Arnim
  • 5. "Twenty-six Men and a Girl", by Maxim Gorky
  • 6. "Zodomirsky’s Duel", by Alexandre Dumas
  • 7. "The Mines of Falun", by E. T. A. Hoffmann
  • 8. "Mademoiselle Fifi", by Guy de Maupassant
  • 9."Maestro Niccolo and the Pig", by Gio Sabadino
  • 10. "The Father", by Björnstjerne Björnson
  • 11. "Mons. Cassecrouche’s Inspiration", by George Walter Thornbury
  • 12. "Malachi’s Cove", by Anthony Trollope
  • 13. "The Judgement of Paris", by Leonard Merrick
  • 14. "A Queer Night in Paris", by Guy de Maupassant
  • 15. "Immensee", by Theodor Storm
  • 16. "The Paradise of Cats", by Emile Zolà
  • 17. "In the Reign of Terror", by Anatole France
  • 18. "The Scholar", by Ludwig Tieck
  • 19. "The Long Exile", by Count Leo Tolstoy
  • 20. "The Encased Man", by Anton Chekhov
  • 21. "The Criminal from Lost Honour", by Friedrich Schiller
  • 22. "The Story of Brave Kasper and Fair Annie", by Clemens Brentano
  • 23. "The Black Ferry", by John Galt
  • 24. "The Mummy’s Foot", by Théophile Gautier
  • 25. "The Clockmaker of Poissy", by Stanley John Weyman
  • 26. "One Thing Leads to Another", by Stacy Aumonier
  • 27. "The Roman Road", by Kenneth Grahame
  • 28. "A Child’s Revenge", by Paul Bourget
  • 29. "The Honest Thief", by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • 30. "The Dead", by James Joyce
  • 31. "The Stone Dragon", by R. Murray Gilchrist
  • 32. "Story", by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Public Domain (P)2014 Red Door Audiobooks

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Un listenable - Great Stories ruined

The reader was so bad I returned the book after the first story. Very disappointed as I am a big fan of the other authors

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The reader lacks the ability to use voice to create atmosphere

Furthermore, the selection of stories was not satisfactory. Selection of short stories writers was poorly done

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disappointing

Would you try another book from the authors and/or Cathy Dobson?

stories are fine, reader is awful

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

some stories great but hard with the stone cold reader

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Cathy Dobson?

not sure--

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

disappointment

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no

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  • Ziad Daccache
  • 09-10-19

Irritating Heavy Voice

Could not continue listening to it, as the reader's voice was too heavy... The tone was not relaxing.

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  • Val Herdman
  • 03-18-19

Extremely irritating voice

The narrator has irritating repeated inflections and tones. I gave up listening as I had to work too hard to understand her

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  • Justas
  • 03-20-17

worst reading ever

worst reading ever. for real, listen the sample before you buy. can't believe someone hired her

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  • 03-10-22

beautiful stories terribly narrated

I got to chapter 15 and am not willing to go any further. The narrators reading reminds of Eliza Doolittle's attempt at sounding posh at races - over the top and unnatural. These stories are full passion and action unlike the voice which doesn't change with characters and more importantly emotions. I can't believe the Audiobook published it.