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Extended Audio Sample Selected Shorts: American Classics Audiobook, by Amy Tan
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (17 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Amy Tan Narrator: Freda Foh Shen, David Strathairn, Stockard Channing, René Auberjonois, Christine Baranski, Jerry Stiller, Malachy McCourt Publisher: Symphony Space Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN:
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A compilation of classic tales by great American writers performed by terrific actors, with a lineup including Pulitzer Prize winners, National Book Award winners, and PEN Award winners.

  • Amy Tan's Rules of the Game, performed by Freda Foh Shen. A strict Chinese mother bedevils her chess prodigy daughter.
  • Donald Barthelme's Game, performed by David Strathairn. Playing cosmic chicken in a nuclear bunker.
  • Eudora Welty's Why I Live at the P.O., performed by Stockard Channing. Hilarious story of an independent young woman striking out on her own.
  • Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat performed by René Auberjonois. Terrifyingly delicious Poe masterpiece.
  • Joyce Carol Oates' Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? performed by Christine Baranski. Sly, creepy tale of a teenage girl's seduction by a dangerous drifter.
  • John Sayles' At the Anarchists' Convention, performed by Jerry Stiller. Laugh-out-loud classic.
  • Alice Walker's Everyday Use, performed by Carmen de Lavallade. Siblings disagree about a precious piece of their family heritage.
  • John Cheever's Christmas Is a Sad Season for the Poor, performed by Malachy McCourt. A high-rise elevator operator is overwhelmed by his riders' holiday generosity.
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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Taitt | 8/25/2013

    " Super! A wonderful collection of thought-provoking short stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenny | 12/29/2012

    " Excellent collection of stories, and the readings are superb. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 6/8/2012

    " Excellent narration in this eclectic mix of short stories! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 2/22/2012

    " Amy Tan fan. Storyteller of "Rules of the Game" is quite good too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauri | 5/19/2011

    " There were two stories in this series which were just creepy and nearly ruined the book for me. But the rest were wonderful - particular one by Alice Walker and, best of all, Jerry Stiller reading "At the Anarchist's Convention." Worth the price of the CD alone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 7/19/2010

    " pure delight! well performed. ohmygosh. "

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About the Author
Author Amy Tan

Amy Tan is the author of The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God’s Wife, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Bonesetter’s Daughter, The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life, and two children’s books, The Moon Lady and Sagwa, which has now been adapted as a PBS production. Tan was also a co-producer and co-screenwriter of the film version of The Joy Luck Club, and her essays and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. Her work has been translated into thirty-five languages. She lives with her husband in San Francisco and New York.