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Publisher's Summary

A spectacular collection of outstanding half-hour short stories...perfect for commuters or bedtime listening.

  • 'The Whistle' by Hugh Walpole
  • 'The Well' by W. W. Jacobs
  • 'The Scrupulous Father' by George Gissing
  • 'The Debt' by Edith Wharton
  • 'The Problem of the Five Marks' by Melville Davisson Post
  • 'The Purple Wig' by G. K. Chesterton
  • 'Pickman's Model' by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 'Humplebee' by George Gissing
  • 'The Silver Mask' by Hugh Walpole
  • 'The Adventure of the Three Garridebs' by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • 'The Lake' by W. F. Harvey
  • 'Batchelors' by Hugh Walpole
  • 'The Diary of Mr. Poynter' by M. R. James
  • 'The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone' by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • 'A Thread of Scarlet' by J. J. Bell
  • 'The Tarn' by Hugh Walpole
  • 'The Umbrella' by Arnold Bennett
  • 'The Little Ghost' by Hugh Walpole
  • 'Satan's Circus' by Eleanor Smith
  • 'The Enemy' by Hugh Walpole

...and many more entrancing half-hour tales.

Public Domain (P)2016 Red Door Audiobooks

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Awful narration

After bearing the first story, I couldn't go on. The narrator is simply dreadful.

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Narrator is really annoying.

I have struggled through other books that involve this narrator. She has strange cadences that are quite distracting. As a result, I am returning this book. Not a comment on the quality of the stories just on the quality of the narration.

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  • Me
  • 02-10-16

DISAPPOINTED BY THE NARRATOR

What disappointed you about Thirty-Minute Stories?

I can't even stand to listen to the narrator. She ends her sentences on an UP intonation. She doesn't seem to be reading seriously. It's like sing-sing not dramatic.

What about Cathy Dobson’s performance did you like?

I can't even stand to listen to the narrator. She ends her sentences on an UP intonation. She doesn't seem to be reading seriously. I will never buy another audiobook she reads. I SHOULD HAVE DONE AN ON-LINE LISTEN FIRST.

Any additional comments?

rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr disappointed to the max

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  • Chris
  • 10-20-19

Narration is awfully monotonous

Classic stories narrated poorly.
Not the first collection I do not listen to because of this unnecessarily sinister voice.

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