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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Steve Moss Narrator: Frank Muller, Kathy Garver, Suzanne Toren Publisher: Listen & Live Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 1995 ISBN: 9781593162498
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Murder. Love. Horror. Suspense. All this and much more in the most amazing short stories ever written—each one just fifty-five words long! Consider for a moment fifty-five words. It’s an absurdly tiny number. No, it’s an impossible tiny number. It’s what O. Henry might have conjured up if he’d only had the back of a business card to write upon. You’ll find murder and suspense, horror and intrigue, love and betrayal, plus distant worlds and inner demons. All in a measly fifty-five words! Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The perfect gift for those who claim to be too busy to read. For the rest of us, these stories are like literary canapes... Irresistible. ”

    Sue Grafton

  • “A short story in 55 words—impossible! Yet these stories, the world's shortest, have setting, characters, conflict, and resolution. They address murder, love, suspense, horror, betrayal, and often end with a catchy turnaround. The answer lies in the author's ability to write with amazing compression and economy, making each word count…the haiku of short fiction.”

    Library Journal

  • “Shorter and sassier are these tiny tales, all amazing for their telling brevity. There are dozen of stories, not one of which is longer than 55 words. Some are humorous, some are gory, some are romantic, and almost all have a twist.”

    New York Post

  • “The readers bring much life to these concise yarns. Muller is fabulous as ever. His rich, resonant voice infuses the stories with emotion. All three readers add accents that inject these imaginative bits of wordplay with energy and verve.”  

    Los Angeles Times

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About the Narrators

Frank Muller (1951–2008) was an Audie and Earphones Award–winning narrator. A classically trained actor, Frank appeared on both television and the stage. His credits include Hamlet, The Crucible, The Taming of the Shrew, The Importance of Being Earnest, Law & Order, All My Children, and many, many more. In 1999 Frank was awarded the AudioFile Lifetime Achievement Award, the top honor in the audiobook community.

Kathy Garver has worked extensively as a stage, film, television, and voice actress. She is best known for her role as “Cissy” on the popular 1960s sitcom Family Affair. Other acting credits including appearances in Sweet November, The Princess Diaries, and The Ten Commandments.

Suzanne Toren has recorded over nine hundred audiobooks. She has performed on Broadway and in regional theaters in works penned by Shakespeare, Molière, and Arthur Miller. She has also appeared on Law & Order and in various soap operas. She was awarded the Narrator of the Year Award for her audiobook recordings for the Library of Congress and has earned more than two dozen Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine.