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Publisher's Summary

Over 50 great classic short stories, each around 20 minutes in length - perfect for short journeys, bedtime listening and those moments in between....

  • 'The Khitmatgar' by B. M. Croker
  • 'The Mummy of Thompson Pratt' by Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne
  • 'The Ghost at the Blue Dragon' by William J. Wintle
  • 'A Tropical Horror' by William Hope Hodgson
  • 'Miracles' by Barry Pain
  • 'The Dust That Was Barren' by P. C. Wren
  • 'His Unconquerable Enemy' by W. C. Morrow
  • 'A Tiger’s Skin' by W. W. Jacobs
  • 'Double Demon' by W. F. Harvey
  • 'Number Ninety' by B. M. Croker
  • 'Over an Absinthe Bottle' by W. C. Morrow
  • 'Pigs Is Pigs' by Ellis Parker Butler
  • 'A Considerable Murder' by Barry Pain
  • 'The Bet' by Anton Chekhov
  • 'The Bed by the Window' by E. F. Benson
  • 'The Christmas Tree and the Wedding' by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • 'The Dream Snake' by Robert E. Howard
  • 'The Fire' by Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne
  • 'The Former Passengers' by B. M. Croker
  • 'The Greatest Good of the Greatest Number' by Gertrude Atherton

Plus over 30 more gripping 20-minute tales....

Public Domain (P)2016 Red Door Audiobooks

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  • Valerie
  • 26-03-2017

Couldn't finish

The narrator had such an affected way of speaking, with a lilt at the end of every sentence, that I couldn't even make it through the first story.

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  • lizzie
  • 12-05-2016

Impulse buy

Would you listen to Twenty-Minute Stories again? Why?

I do listen to this again as there are some good stories

What was one of the most memorable moments of Twenty-Minute Stories?

There are some interpretations of traditional tales which are interesting

What didn’t you like about Cathy Dobson’s performance?

I found the reading style very strange and slightly off putting

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

not a good book for a film

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  • Christopher Baglin
  • 08-03-2017

I had to stop listening.

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

The Deaf.

If you’ve listened to books by the authors before, how does this one compare?

No problem with the authors, but can't really comment as couldn't get through it.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Repetitive intonation that bore no relation whatsoever to the content she was reading, unnecessary mid-sentence pausing and the phrasing, in general all over the shop. Occasional flashes of competence.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I honestly couldn't say as I couldn't get through it.

Any additional comments?

Don't waste your credit.

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