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Download Saki: The Short Stories Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Saki: The Short Stories (Unabridged), by Saki
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (898 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Saki Narrator: Richard Mitchley, Eve Karpf Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this selection of some of Saki's best short stories, we enter a fictional world in which the Edwardian gently are pitched against the rude forces of nature and maiden aunts struggle unsuccessfully to contain the merciless antics of children in their charge. Saki is perhaps the ultimate master of writing complete stories in just a few pages and his sublime craftsmanship is accompanied by a wicked black humour. The combination of sharp comedy and precise technique is quite unique and completely irresistible.

These stories are read for you by Richard Mitchley who has worked in theatres throughout Britain as well as the BBC and ITV together with his own Mayfly Theatre company and Eve Karpf who trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She is widely experienced both as a reader of audio books and as a BBC radio actress.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brenda | 2/15/2014

    " The Story-Teller is very good--light, humourous and shows empathy for children "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jim | 1/29/2014

    " These tales are exquisite! He has a dry wit, like Oscar Wilde. There are not many other authors that come mind who are like this. The modern day equivilants MAY be Road Dahl (his adult tales please) and John Collier. (IF unfamilier with them, look up both of these please! they are both wonderful!) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Bettie | 1/22/2014

    " read back in the '80's "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Robert | 1/9/2014

    " First read some of these is 1994. "

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