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Publisher's Summary

Selected from the best of the world's short fiction, 50 Great Short Stories brings together writings by great masters of the genre. Carefully picked for their timeless quality, listeners are sure to be delighted by the inclusion of such favourites as 'The Gift of the Magi', 'The Lady with the Dog', 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button', 'Rain' and 'Mrs Packletide's Tiger', to name but a few.

This outstanding and wide-ranging anthology of stories is a collector's item, designed for those familiar to refresh their acquaintance with some of the world's finest writing and for newer listeners to be introduced to it.

©2015 Selection and Introduction Copyright Terry O'Brien (P)2016 Audible, Inc.

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The narration was low quality, difficult to understand at times, and the character voices were annoying.

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  • 14-12-2018

Very Disappointed

It was very hard to understand the narrator. Therefore, I did not enjoy the one story I got through.

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  • natural independent
  • 21-03-2019

Narration was awful...

Narrator was monotone and hard to understand. At least it was only one credit in my free trial, although I really wish I still had that credit! $23 is way too much for this collection. PASS!

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  • Amazon Prime Customer
  • 24-12-2020

Narrator is terrible

The stories are ok. The narrator has a shrill voice and her accent makes her hard to understand. I will avoid books in the future narrated by her.

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  • J. Currie
  • 21-08-2020

Very poor narration

It's amazing the narration is done by a person with a thick Indian accent. It is hard to listen to and actually quite annoying.

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  • Martin Bannon
  • 24-11-2017

Absolutely terrible narration

I could not even make it through Chapter 1. You would think that Audible would vet the narrators beforehand, but it would seem not. Absolutely awful. No emotion or drama to the storytelling, and completely distracted from what otherwise are some fantastic stories.

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