Download A Retrieved Reformation Audiobook

A Retrieved Reformation Audiobook, by O. Henry Extended Sample Click for printable size audiobook cover
Author: O. Henry Narrator: Deaver Brown Publisher: Simply Magazine Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9781614960126
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book)
Regular Price: $15.95 Add to Cart
— or —
BEST PRICE!
FlexPass™ Price: $12.95$7.95$7.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

“A Retrieved Reformation” may be the fourth most widely read O. Henry story in grammar, middle, and high school. “The Ransom of Red Chief” rates number one, “The Gift of the Magi” number two, and “The Cop and the Anthem” number three. Young readers enjoy this story a lot, because of the safe-cracking plot. Adults tend to like the growing up part: starting a shoe store, succeeding, getting the girl, and going straight.

O. Henry stories are not read or heard widely after one leaves high school, which is a shame, because they are such magical stories about expectations being crushed by realities, and the turn of events, which O. Henry was so masterful at achieving. However (and O. Henry is full of howevers), adults tend to love the stories once reintroduced to them. The humor is spectacular and quite light hearted. A final thought for the listener: Is there anyone similar to O. Henry in style? We can’t think of anyone, and that is another reason to listen to these stories. As with all Simply short stories, you should enjoy the ideas put forth in the introduction and afterword—things to think about or write about if a student. A brief biography appears in each of our O. Henry audiobooks.

Download and start listening now!

b9as

Listener Reviews

Be the first to write a review about this audiobook!
Write a Review

About the Author

O. Henry (1862–1910), born William Sydney Porter in Greensboro, North Carolina, was a short-story writer whose tales romanticized the commonplace, in particular, the lives of ordinary people in New York City. His stories often had surprise endings, a device that became identified with his name. He began writing sketches around 1887, and his stories of adventure in the Southwest United States and in Central America were immediately popular with magazine readers.

About the Narrator

Deaver Brown is an author and entrepreneur. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School, and his books include Crucial Conversations, Presidential Wisdom, George Washington: Farewell Address, and numerous others.