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Download Far Eastern Tales Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (168 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: W. Somerset Maugham Narrator: Robert Powell Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2006 ISBN:
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Far eastern Tales is a collection of Maugham's short stories, all born of his experiences in Malaysia, Singapore, and other outposts of the former British Empire. The stories included on this recording are Footprints in the Jungle, Mabel, P & O, The Door of Oportunity, The Buried Talent, Before the Party, Mr. Know-all, Neil MacAdam, The End of the Flight and The Force of Circumstance. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophia | 1/2/2013

    " Nostalgic turn-of-the-century/colonial atmosphere and several mentions of Singapore "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 2/17/2012

    " Somerset Maugham creates for me, the atmosphere of tropical Asia, the intriguing stories that have total plausibility and yet each is contained in just one of 10 short stories. Pure craftsmanship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raaha As'art | 1/13/2012

    " This is a great book for anyone interested in colonial SEA. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patrick | 7/31/2010

    " These were well written and sharply observed - and the stories generally nice bite-sized chunks for a night or two's reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 cindy | 3/31/2009

    " he's good at developing his characters :-) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 12/19/2008

    " This book is an easy to read collection of short stories about colonial life in the Far East in the early 20th century. I like the imagery the author creates, but the stories all have depressing endings. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophia | 8/21/2008

    " Nostalgic turn-of-the-century/colonial atmosphere and several mentions of Singapore "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raaha | 9/16/2007

    " This is a great book for anyone interested in colonial SEA. "

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About the Author
Author W. Somerset Maugham

William Somerset Maugham (1874–1965) was born in Paris, the son of a British embassy official, and grew up in England. He studied medicine and officially qualified as a doctor before turning to writing. One of the twentieth century’s most popular novelists as well as a celebrated playwright, critic, and short-story writer, he also served as a secret agent for the British during World War I.

About the Narrator

Robert Powell has, in addition to playing Richard Hannay on screen in The Thirty-Nine Steps, appeared on television in Marple: The Murder at the Vicarage, Dalziel and Pascoe, and Holby City.