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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,128 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: O. Henry Narrator: Frank Muller Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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If you think of classic literature as dry and dusty reading that you have to force yourself to get through, then prepare to change your mind. Not only are these stories witty and entertaining, they are laugh-out-loud funny to boot!

Does the 300-year-old ghost of Sir Simon de Canterville really exist? And if he does, will the rambunctious Otis children scare him out of his wits? What deadly crime is foretold in Lord Arthur Savile’s palm, and who will be the victim? The answers lie in these hilarious tales.

Each of O.Henry’s stories are original, intelligent and wonderfully written. His fiendishly clever prose, and deftly ironic humor begs to be read aloud, and is heightened by the incomparable Frank Muller’s dazzling narration. This collection includes:

“The Gift of the Magi,” “The Reformation of Calliope,” “One Thousand Dollars,” “The Pimienta Pancakes,” “The Badge of Policeman O’Roon,” “The Thanksgiving Day Gentlemen,” “Caught,” “The Whirligig of Life,” “Makes the Whole World Kin,” “The Cop and the Anthem,” “Memoirs of a Yellow Dog,” “The Last Leaf,” “A Newspaper Story,” “The Skylight Room,” “A Retrieved Reformation,” “The Rubaiyat of a Scotch Highball,” “The Passing of Black Eagle,” “The Green Door,” “Whistling Dick’s Christmas Stocking,” “The Furnished Room,” “Springtime a la Carte,” and “A Madison Square Arabian Night.”

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Fish | 2/3/2014

    " 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 by Giuliana | 12/7/2013

    " Tried my best to read this for book club but had a hard time and didn't finish it. O. Henry was a trailblazer in his day, and is considered the grandfather of the short story and the twist ending. Today, I think audiences are much more sophisticated and it's not hard to foresee the twist in most of his stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mara | 11/14/2013

    " And you thought O. Henry was just a witty name for a mediocre candy bar..."O" no!! This guy's another master of the English language, and I'm a sucker for a good short story. "Gift of the Magi" and "The Last Leaf" are unmatched. Its just a shame they couldn't have named a tasty Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor after him instead. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Shokufeh شکوفه Kavani کاوانی | 9/29/2013

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

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