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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,127 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: O. Henry Narrator: Michael Hanson Publisher: Commuter's Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2004 ISBN:
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The best of O. Henry's stories: The Gift of the Magi, The Voice of the City, The Ransom of Red Chief, and more. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rita Platt | 1/18/2014

    " Didn't read every story... but, I personally am finished with this book. O Henry's story are uneven...some are FANTASTIC others...no so much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shokufeh شکوفه Kavani کاوانی | 1/16/2014

    " He is - in my view - the best short story writer of all times.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Biju viswanath | 1/13/2014

    " i had adpated them to film several times "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad Gibbons | 1/9/2014

    " O. Henry was an accomplished teller of tales. There's some duds in here (I think), but overall it's well worth it. How can you argue against 'Gift of the Magi'? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/5/2014

    " This is a really wonderful book of short stories. Perfect for a subway ride. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jiayin | 1/5/2014

    " I love these short stories, funny and witty, cannot stop reading them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/31/2013

    " LOVED it. I know alot of people wouldn't sit through a book of short stories, but I've always loved them, and O. Henry has a gift like nobody else. His stories CAN be slightly predictable, but many of them were original, and ingenious, and just thoroughly enjoyable. Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fish | 12/23/2013

    " These stories are amazing. The first, The Gift of the Magi, is very famous. It could made a stone cold serial killer smile. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thomas | 11/27/2013

    " I'm sure these had a time and place but in the present(jaded, cynical) world the stories had a saccharine overload. I eventually needed to bail and toss this in the trash. (I was never a big fan of the O. Henry candy bar, either.) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 11/18/2013

    " Some truly entertaining moments. O'Henry surprises with sarcasm, wit, and a change around every corner. Everyone probably knows him for "The Gift of the Magi", but he is so much more. These stories are fairly short, so you can read one or several quickly and then come back to him when you have time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristina Stefanova | 11/9/2013

    " The first book that I read in English. It was really nice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kandice | 9/19/2013

    " I read this stories over and over. Even though you know the ending, it's still cool the way they twist! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay Campbell | 5/14/2013

    " the original master of the short story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Isaac | 8/3/2012

    " I liked he Furnished Room, The Lost Blend and Roads of Destiny "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Satish Jha | 7/24/2012

    " It is hard to believe Saki and O Henry were contemporaries. Chekhov fine he was of different school. But the detailed often ruffian characters and clever plot of O Henry with the setting in a different land miraculously complement the fluid prose and more commonplace setting of Saki "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joanie | 5/7/2012

    " Fun stories that can get young readers to actually pick up a book!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ferry Herlambang | 1/13/2012

    " Penulis cerpen terbaik. Di versiku... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 10/13/2011

    " If you need something quick to read, short stories are the answer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ali | 8/18/2011

    " My favorite airplane companion...not the book you bring to LOOK like you're reading something intelligent...but nice, compact stories with twists to leave you feeling satisfied, even if you're interrupted by the captain's comments a little too often. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shriya | 5/11/2011

    " A book I can read again and again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Prince | 4/19/2011

    " This Is Awesome And Real "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 3/11/2011

    " Unexpected. That's what I liked a lot; a twisted end, you never know HOW it will change at length. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 2/13/2011

    " Here is a handful of some less famous O. Henry stories along with the famous ones. Some are a little slow and confusing, but they all have an unusual twist at the end that prompts a chuckle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessie | 2/8/2011

    " Great Christmas classic. I've read it many times. This was a free listen on audible. Scott listened to it, and was touched; it was his first time. I'm always impressed how a good storyteller like O'Henry can move people so much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Geoffrey | 1/12/2011

    " I read these as a teenager and thought they were great fun. My favorites were from the collection "The Four Million", but "The Cisco Kid" is a very clever, cynical thriller. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hani | 1/7/2011

    " This book is a very nice book full of short stories that connect to real life and tell readers that life continues in happy and bad time. Each story shocks the reader especially with the twist at the end of every story. I really like this book and I wish you will too.
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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 12/27/2010

    " I always loved "The Gift of the Magi", but his other stories are just as good. I honestly could not help myself. It was heart warming without being too cliche or preachy. I think I'm in love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maggie | 12/14/2010

    " christmas short stories from audible dot com this year (dec 2010): gift of the magi, the cop and the anthem, and the last leaf. well done, audible! relaxing and enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 9/18/2010

    " I had already read many of the stories included in this collection, but it was great to re-read them and peruse a few new ones into the bargain. I personally loved 'The Ransom of Red Chief' and 'The Pimienta Pancakes', 'Springtime a la Carte' and 'The Cop and the Anthem' are also very funny. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karl | 5/8/2010

    " Just thinking about this story makes me smile! I would recommend this title story to anyone - it's well-written, valuable, thought-provoking and sweet. "

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Author O. Henry

O. Henry (1862–1910), born William Sydney Porter in Greensboro, North Carolina, was a short-story writer whose tales romanticized the commonplace, in particular, the lives of ordinary people in New York City. His stories often had surprise endings, a device that became identified with his name. He began writing sketches around 1887, and his stories of adventure in the Southwest United States and in Central America were immediately popular with magazine readers.