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Extended Audio Sample Selected Shorts: American Classics, 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 McCour Publisher: Symphony Space Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Maureen | 2/22/2012

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

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