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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,054 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Kate Chopin Narrator: Emma Hignett Publisher: Saland Publishing Format: Original Staging Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2012 ISBN:
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Tales of the Unexpected is a collection of timeless short stories, which surprise and engage with a twist. This audiobook features the classic tales The Story of an Hour, by Kate Chopin; The Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry; Miss Bril, by Katherine Mansfield; A Horseman in the Sky and An Occurence at Owl Creek Bridge, by Ambrose Bierce; and The Necklace, by Guy de Maupassant.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kelly Dunagan | 2/14/2014

    " Taken individually, most of these stories are pretty entertaining. As a group, however, they seem monotonously repetitive, with the same sort of "surprise" twist in each story. They really don't hold a candle to his childrens' books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betsy Tsukada | 2/9/2014

    " Another book I've read again and again and again. Short stories meant for adults. Not kids lit at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany | 1/27/2014

    " An interesting assortment of short stories - some creepy, all enjoyable. I loved the foray into adult literature from a writer who is perhaps best known for his children's stories. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry | 1/26/2014

    " More examples of the fantastically quirky endings that Dahl is famous for. Not his best but a good read nonetheless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danger | 1/20/2014

    " A very enjoyable book, although its better for that sporatic, bathroom or waiting for the doctor time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Ganotis | 1/19/2014

    " Turns out this is a collection of short stories that appear in several other Roald Dahl books, like Skin, Switch Bitch, and the Umbrella Man. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ainun Nazrin | 1/15/2014

    " Charming, as it should be. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shihab Babgi | 1/11/2014

    " I like this book it was grate I loved it. There is more than one store I could not forgot . : / "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 1/3/2014

    " fabulous reading while backpacking in the wilderness :) entertaining, sometimes creepy "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley Marie Holden | 12/20/2013

    " Eerily weird, in a very good way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason | 12/2/2013

    " VERY adult-oriented short stories from the master of children's tales. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizzie Shannon-Little | 11/26/2013

    " GREAT short stories by one of the best authors EVER. Love his dark little mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abbie L. | 11/24/2013

    " Brilliant. Funny. And yes, as the title suggests, every tale contained within has a very unexpected ending. What is so fantastic about Roald Dahl is that one rarely sees a repeat of a certain type of character. Everything is fresh! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clare | 7/19/2013

    " This book seemed to appear in my bedroom from nowhere as a kid and I suppose it generated my interest and enjoyment of stories with good twists. Absolutely brilliant and although I read the collection several times, I want to read it all again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brook Miscoski | 6/23/2013

    " Quentin Tarantino totally ripped this in Four Rooms! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rashada | 2/19/2013

    " I love the unexpected twists and turns in these stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cirque | 2/13/2013

    " This is an absolutely amazingly good book of short stories, and pretty much the perfect example of what the format is capable of and should be doing. One story was so good that it seriously blew my mind, I had to stop, close the book, sit up in my bed and say "woah." READ IT "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tania | 7/21/2012

    " imaginacion y aventura... juego de cartas "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 7/20/2012

    " Roald Dahl is always spectacular. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Art Warriors | 7/12/2012

    " Cuentos especiales con finales... inesperados! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patricia | 7/5/2012

    " Adore every single story in this. Creepy and fab to the nth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 5/5/2012

    " I definitely need to go back and reread some of these stories. I just skimmed a couple as they all started to sound the same. But the ones I read in full were full on Dahl creepy. "

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About the Author
Author Kate Chopin

Kate Chopin (1851–1904) was born in St. Louis. After marrying, she moved to Louisiana, where she raised six children. Chopin earned acclaim for her finely crafted short stories about the Creole and Cajun people of Louisiana. But her novel, The Awakening, was condemned for its controversial themes, which foreshadowed later feminist literature.