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Description

A thoroughly engaging collection of great classic tales by the very best American authors.

  • 1. 'From Beyond' by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 2. 'The Mysterious Card and the Card Unveiled' by Cleveland Moffett
  • 3. 'Pigs Is Pigs' by Ellis Parker Butler
  • 4. 'The Club of One-Eyed Men' by Arthur Somers Roche
  • 5. 'Afterward' by Edith Wharton
  • 6. 'The Furnished Room' by O. Henry
  • 7. 'A Descent into the Maelström' by Edgar Allan Poe
  • 8. 'Regret' by Kate Chopin
  • 9. 'The Terrible Old Man' by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 10. 'The Dumb Man' by Sherwood Anderson
  • 11. 'A Desperate Adventure' by Max Adeler
  • 12. 'A Bottomless Grave' by Ambrose Bierce
  • 13. 'Cannibalism in the Cars' by Mark Twain
  • 14. 'Mr. Higginbotham’s Catastrophe' by Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • 15. 'The Marionettes' by O. Henry
  • 16. 'The Masque of the Red Death' by Edgar Allan Poe
  • 17. 'The Storm' by Kate Chopin
  • 18. 'The Eyes' by Edith Wharton
  • 19. 'Berenice' by Edgar Allan Poe
  • 20. 'Imprisoned with the Pharaohs' by Harry Houdini and H. P. Lovecraft
  • 21. 'The One Million Pound Bank Note' by Mark Twain
  • 22. 'A Lucky Number' by S. B. Hale
  • 23. 'Lost in a Pyramid' by Louisa M. Alcott
  • 24. 'The Problem of the Five Marks' by Melville Davisson Post
  • 25. 'William Wilson' by Edgar Allan Poe
  • 26. 'The Venturers' by O. Henry
  • 27. 'The Cats of Ulthar' by H. P. Lovecraft
  • 28. 'Submarine' by Stella Benson
  • 29. 'The Thousand and Second Tale of Sheherazade' by Edgar Allan Poe
  • 30. 'The Gift of the Magi' by O. Henry

... and 10 more wonderful stories.

Public Domain (P)2015 Red Door Audiobooks

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Un peu déçue

Recommanderiez-vous ce titre à un ami ? Expliquez pourquoi.

Oui malgré tout car la plupart des nouvelles sont intéressantes et surtout très bien écrites, la fin est est souvent surprenante. Elles ont cependant beaucoup vieilli.

Quel était le moment le plus mémorable de The Great American Short Story Collection ?

Je n'en ai pas. On passe si rapidement d'une nouvelle à l'autre, qu'il est difficile de s'y retrouver.

Qu'est-ce qu'a pu apporter Cathy Dobson de plus à l'histoire par rapport à si vous aviez lu le livre ?

Elle lit remarquablement bien. Si cela avait été un livre, je crois que je l'aurais abandonné.

Si ce livre audio devenait un film, souhaiteriez-vous aller le voir ?

Pourquoi pas!

Avez-vous d'autres commentaires ?

non

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    1 out of 5 stars
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  • True West
  • 03/12/2015

Hated narrator big time

American Stories Not Narrated In American English! Woman sounded spiteful, unpleasant, grinding, slurring it was bad.

21 sur 24 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Victoria
  • 24/08/2015

Annoying voice

The stories are classics, but the narrators rythym was irritating. The stories themselves are fantastically written but I felt that the narrator was trying to tell a cheesy horror story to a toddler.

25 sur 29 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Histoire
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  • Jason
  • 04/02/2016

Didn't like narration

Narration style and accent distracted me from enjoying the stories.

Also the pause / transition between stories was so quick and monotone that I was often unsure which story I was in.

12 sur 15 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
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  • Jamie
  • 08/01/2016

awful!

the reader completely destroyed this book for me. I have no idea what accent she was trying to do but was really really bad. and why would she drag out words for no reason, it didn't add suspense it added nausea. not only do I not recommend this book it should be removed and the reader should be fined!

12 sur 16 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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    1 out of 5 stars
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    3 out of 5 stars
  • matt stokes
  • 20/10/2015

narrator is bad

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I have only listened to the first 3 stories. I had hoped that each story would have a different narrator. But NO....

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Cathy Dobson?

Don't know

Could you see The Great American Short Story Collection being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

no

9 sur 13 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    3 out of 5 stars
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  • Rebecca
  • 08/10/2016

Awesome stories... voice was distracting

Most of these stories are really good, some dark, others cute. I'd share this with a teenager in my life. The narrator, however, has a nasal, annoying, British or something accent, and sometimes I couldn't concentrate on the storyline because of it. I'll never listen to anything by this voice actress again.

7 sur 11 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
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  • CC
  • 16/07/2016

Narration is awful! They're short stories, not plays!

Didn't like the actress/automated voice narrating these precious short stories. I assume the "voice" is British, and I love and watch British tv and movies....love them. But this narration is awful. Could not finish a single story with this narration. Too bad because this great story collection.

5 sur 9 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

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    2 out of 5 stars
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  • Brianne
  • 29/06/2018

It's alright

A wide range of quality when it comes to the stories. Too many stories are kind of dull and skippable. The Gift of the Magi is read twice.

The narrator tries to read a bit too dramatically, masking the intonation and syllables that would otherwise make meaning clear.

I'm surprised the cost is so high for books that are public domain and narration that is sub-par.

  • Global
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Histoire
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  • Chris
  • 02/05/2018

Unbearable reader.

Unnaturally reads fast then slow. Seems to randomly emphasize certain syllables. Really too bad. Can't do it.

  • Global
    1 out of 5 stars
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  • Histoire
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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02/01/2018

Read a review of the narrator before purchasing.

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The stories are good but the narrator’s affect is intolerable. I could not listen beyond the first two hours.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

She used one inflection - a kind of exaggerated theatrical voice - that was not appropriate for the stories. No variation for different characters either.

2 sur 4 personne(s) ont trouvé cet avis utile.

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 01/07/2017

Grässliche Sprecherin

Was braucht dieses Hörbuch, um für Sie zu einem 4- oder 5-Sterne Hörerlebnis zu werden?

Eine/n andere/n Sprecher/in.

Wie hätte das Hörbuch besser vorgetragen werden können?

In meinem langen Leben als Hörbuch-Konsumentin habe ich noch nie eine so unangenehme Vorleserin erlebt. Was die Produktionsfirma bewegt, einer so aufgeblasenen und akustisch schlecht verständlichen Vortragsweise die Lesung so vieler hochwertiger Anthologien zu übertragen, bleibt ein Rätsel.

Sie mochten dieses Buch nicht ... Haben Sie vielleicht irgendwelche rettenden Maßnahmen dafür?

s.o.