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Publisher's Summary

A rich and varied collection of classic short stories by British writers:

  • 'Quality' by John Galsworthy
  • 'The Mark on the Wall' by Virginia Woolf
  • 'The Horse Dealer’s Daughter' by D. H. Lawrence
  • 'The Ticking of the Clock' by Louisa Baldwin
  • 'The Fiddler of the Reels' by Thomas Hardy
  • 'The Return' by R. Murray Gilchrist
  • 'Kew Gardens' by Virginia Woolf
  • 'Seashore Macabre' by Hugh Walpole
  • 'Satan’s Circus' by Eleanor Smith
  • 'The Coffin Merchant' by Richard Middleton
  • 'The Everlasting Club' by Arthur Gray
  • 'The Tiger' by Hugh Walpole
  • 'The Ghost Ship' by Richard Middleton
  • 'The Umbrella' by Arnold Bennett
  • 'A Tiger’s Skin' by W. W. Jacobs
  • 'Odour of Chrysanthemums' by D. H. Lawrence
  • 'The Deserter' by Stacy Aumonier
  • 'Lilac' by Hugh Walpole
  • 'A Thread of Scarlet' by J. J. Bell
  • 'The Whistle' by Hugh Walpole

Plus over 25 more great short story classics.

Public Domain (P)2015 Red Door Audiobooks

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Some good, others not so interesting.

I enjoyed some of the stories in this collection, but found myself being lulled to sleep by the narrator's unvaried and rather sing-song voice. I feel that another narrator could have done more justice to these classic short stories. Cathy Dobson does, however, succeed in voicing the various characters

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  • alan cameron
  • 16-04-2017

narration completely detracts. couldn't finish it.

narration is awful and completely detracts from some good stories. very disappointed. I should have returned this book straight away.

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  • Adam Mcneill
  • 19-08-2018

who let this woman monotone these stories

not good the way this woman hangs on every word oh not good to listen to.

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  • RGN007
  • 13-03-2018

Annoying narrator

The narrator"s unusual tone made it difficult to enjoy the stories.
Some stories were not that enjoyable. I would have returned the book but left I too late.

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  • R. Brown
  • 09-03-2018

Good selection, but ...

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

No. The delivery becomes increasingly irritating the more one listens.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

The intonation is arbitrary, insensitive to the content.

Did British Classic Short Stories inspire you to do anything?

Read in slilence.

Any additional comments?

The mismatch is a shame.

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