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Download Short Stories: The Thoroughly Modern Collection Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 54.5 out of 5 4.50 (6 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Doris Lessing Narrator: Harriet Walter, Walter Lewis, Roslaind Eyres Publisher: CSA Word Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2008 ISBN:
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Twenty-three stories, all unabridged, from a diverse group of star writers and readers. A truly memorable collection with a wide appeal. Includes The Years Midnight by Helen Simpson, read by Harriet Walter; On Seeing the 100% Perfect Girl One Beautiful Morning by Haruki Marukami, read by Walter Lewis; Bablady by A. S. Byatt, read by Roslaind Eyres; Hotel des Vaoyaguerus by William Boyd, read by Martin Jarvis; and Who? by Fay Weldon, read by Julie Christie. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 1patstoll | 3/10/2011

    " Wonderful short stories and sketches from the master. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mel | 7/6/2009

    " If this is indicative of the rest of her work, I'm not that impressed. Average at best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ivy | 1/14/2009

    " Doris Lessing has a way with getting into the soul of women. I often find the way she opens stories to be difficult, but I know that by the end I will be impressed by her insight into the female mind. Every story has me nodding in agreement...yes, yes that't it. That's it. She speaks truth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alisha G | 11/8/2008

    " Keen and insightful look into contemporary London, and human nature in general. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corina | 7/10/2008

    " Really lovely collection of short pieces. Was a pleasure to read on the BART. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Caroline | 2/5/2008

    " Doris Lessing is a fabulous writer. Adored this collection of short stories and am looking forward to reading more of her work. "

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About the Author
Author Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing was born of British parents in Persia in 1919, and moved with her family to Southern Rhodesia when she was five years old. At fifteen she left school and worked in Salisbury. After the break-up of her first marriage she became involved in radical politics. She remarried in 1945, but in 1949 she left for England with her youngest child and from then on supported herself and her son by her writing. She is the author of more than twenty books, including novels, stories, reportage, poems, and plays. Recurring themes in her writing are her concerns with politics, the changing destiny of women, and a fear of technological disaster.