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Author: O. Henry Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481558754

Publisher Description

O. Henry wove several stories together into this highly episodic narrative, taking his title and inspiration from Lewis Carroll’s poem “The Walrus and the Carpenter” in Alice in Wonderland.

The stories are set in the fictional country of Anchuria in Central America, a banana republic where larceny is rampant and revolution is lurking in every impoverished back alley. O. Henry offers a cutting satire of contemporary politics and prejudices. Nevertheless, an essential middle-class morality prevails, in which lovers are reunited, poverty obliterated, character rewarded, and sentiment satisfied.

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  • “[Sean Pratt] speaks the vernacular as naturally as he creates the characters’ accents. [Pratt’s] agile pacing and overall breezy approach work favorably.”

    - AudioFile

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I generally love Henry. This one feels a bit much. I am struggling through it, as I hate to leave a book unread. Maybe the trick with O. Henry is small doeses, but since these stories all tie together, I don't feel I can read one or two and then come back later. I feel pressed to finish. "

    - Kandice, 8/19/2008
  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " I probably should have loved this, but I just couldn't let myself enjoy it. "

    - Gemma, 6/17/2007

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

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.