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A fascinating collection of classic short stories featuring unusual ways of making a living.

  • 'The Umbrella-Mender' by Beatrice Harraden
  • 'The Triumphs of a Taxidermist' by H. G. Wells
  • 'A Pair of Silk Stockings' by Kate Chopin
  • 'A Skinful of Trouble' by Arthur Morrison
  • 'White Magic' by Ella d'Arcy
  • 'A Deal in Ostriches' by H. G. Wells
  • 'His Tale of Bricks' by Arthur Morrison
  • 'Quality' by John Galsworthy
  • 'The Coffin Merchant' by Richard Middleton
  • 'The Brazen Serpent' by R. Austin Freeman
  • 'The Man Who Fell in Love with the Cooperative Stores' by Stella Benson
  • 'A Catastrophe' by H. G. Wells
  • 'A Lucifo Match' by Arthur Morrison
  • 'The Conjurer' by Richard Middleton
  • 'The Secret of the Strong Room' by J. S. Fletcher
  • 'The Magic Shop' by H. G. Wells
  • 'White Stockings' by Edgar Wallace
  • 'Sparkling Biacrene' by F. Anstey
  • 'The Silver Mask' by Hugh Walpole
  • 'The Student Lodger' by Neil Munro
  • 'The Secret of the Barbican' by J. S. Fletcher
  • 'Mr. Pappas' by A. J. Alan
  • 'The Child in the Garden' by Leonard Merrick

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  • 05-02-2018

Was the narrator drunk?

The collection of short stories are great, but they are utterly destroyed by terrible narration. The reader must have been drunk judging by the slurred speech and exaggerated sound added to the length of each word. it would be less painful to listen to every word being hummed instead. If I was the author of any of these stories, I'd have demanded it be removed from the collection or read correctly.

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