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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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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.

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  • 11-11-2020

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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