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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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 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. "

About the Author

Author Amy Tan

Amy Tan is the author of numerous New York Times bestselling novels, including The Joy Luck Club, The Hundred Secret Senses, The Valley of Amazement, and The Bonesetter’s Daughter, as well as The Kitchen God’s Wife, which hit the #1 New York Times bestseller spot. She has also written the children’s books The Moon Lady and Sagwa, which has been adapted for television by PBS. Her essays and stories have appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies, and her work has been translated into thirty-five languages.