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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Andrew Lam Narrator: James Naughton, Stephen Colbert, John Lithgow, Daniel Gerroll, Maria Tucci, Anthony Rapp, Jerry Zak Publisher: Symphony Space Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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By turns funny, moving, romantic and surreal, and filled with unexpected twists and turns, each of the tales on this lineup has a magical element.

  • Andrew Lam's The Palmist, performed by James Naughton. A chance encounter on a bus between a fortune-teller and a teenage boy.
  • Ray Bradbury's The Veldt, performed by Stephen Colbert. A room which can take you anywhere in the world - sometimes with dangerous consequences
  • W. W. Jacobs' The Monkey's Paw, performed by John Lithgow. A wonderful ghost story about a trinket with terrible powers.
  • Saki's The Occasional Garden, performed by Daniel Gerroll. If you can't grow a garden; poof! - you can rent one.
  • Donald Barthelme's The Balloon, performed by Maria Tucci. There's something suddenly in the sky in midtown Manhattan....
  • Kevin Brockmeier's The Year of Silence, performed by Anthony Rapp. What if everything went quiet?
  • Jonathan Safran Foer's The Sixth Borough, performed by Jerry Zaks. Yes, New York had a Sixth Borough, but it drifted away....
  • Aimee Bender's Drunken Mimi, performed by Bernadette Quigley. A romance between a mermaid and an imp.
  • Haruki Murakami's The Little Green Monster, performed by Dana Ivey. A piece of Murakami magic: Is this a monster I see before me?
  • T. C. Boyle's Swept Away, performed by René Auberjonois. This story's weather forecast: Very windy and very funny.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Sarah | 6/2/2013

    " This book was mostly older stories read by some well-known people. All of the narration is good, and the stories move from dark to light, which is a clever arrangement. But the collection is heavier on classics than I'd realized and I was disappointed by that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kayla Shifrin | 4/6/2013

    " Terrific stories of course, but why was only one female writer chosen? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lauri | 3/13/2012

    " These was my least favorite of this series. I did not understand the choice of stories - many were mean-spirited and unpleasant. "

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