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An enchanting collection of some of the greatest short stories ever written by notable French authors.

  • "Zodomirsky’s Duel", by Alexandre Dumas
  • "Mademoiselle Fifi", by Guy de Maupassant
  • "The Marquise", by George Sand
  • "Miss Harriet", by Guy de Maupassant
  • "The Cord", by Charles Baudelaire
  • "The Piece of String", by Guy de Maupassant
  • ",The Necklace", by Guy de Maupassant
  • "An Episode of the Reign of Terror", by Honoré de Balzac
  • "A Child’s Revenge", by Paul Bourget
  • "In the Reign of Terror", by Anatole France
  • "Jeannot and Colin", by Voltaire
  • "The Mummy’s Foot", by Théophile Gautier
  • "The Paradise of Cats", by Emile Zolà
  • "The Shoulders of the Marquise", by Emile Zolà
  • "Jenny", by Victor Hugo
  • "The Child with the Bread Shoes", by Théophile Gautier
  • "The Reverend Father Gaucher's Elixir", by Alphonse Daudet
Public Domain (P)2014 Red Door Audiobooks

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Wonderful stories TERRIBLE narrator

after purchasing this as and other collections of my favorite authors I swore off anything read by Cathy Dobson. Her voice and ridiculous intonations ruins every story she reads. I am passionate about French and Russian literature and it is beyond disappointing to see so many of those stories read exclusively by Csthy Dobson. I noticed I am hardly the first to deem these recordings unlistenable. Why have they not been re-recorded by someone else?!!

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Dobson as narrator ruins the best stories

The narration by Cathy Dobbs simply ruins what are otherwise spectacular stories. The wrong voice, narration, it’s just horrible, and sadly Dobbs narrates much of these beautiful older pieces. Listener beware, see if your ear can take it.

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  • 01-05-20

great stories ruined!

I was so looking forward to listening to the stories of great authors I had previously read. However within 20 minutes and trying all of the stories I turned off in frustration. The reader was pretentious and irritating to the point of ruining great literature. no wonder young people don't listen to these wonderful works.