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Download Women's Short Stories, Volume 1 Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Womens Short Stories, Volume 1 (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Katherine Mansfield
3.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 53.36 out of 5 3.36 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Katherine Mansfield Narrator: Eve Karpf, Liza Ross Publisher: The Copyright Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2010 ISBN:
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The art of writing a short story can be barely noticed by a reader or listener - such is the quality with which they are usually written. It is a difficult trade, an unforgiving discipline, but for those who master it, the rewards are many. In this series of works by our greatest female writers, we bring you a selection of those we consider the best.

In Volume 1 we bring you the classics 'A Dill Pickle' by Katherine Mansfield, 'The Storm' by Kate Chopin, and 'The Sexton's Hero' by Elizabeth Gaskell.

These stories are read for you by the renowned actresses Eve Karpf and Liza Ross.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lily | 3/2/2011

    " The Garden Party -- a timeless classic of innocence, loss, and deep emotion! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 1/23/2011

    " It's a pity KM didn't live in New Zealand her whole life but certainly this beautiful inspired her work in some way. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lydia | 9/23/2010

    " I was bored and couldn't get into the story at all. It seemed totally pointless. Overly descriptive with nothing actually happening. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 8/20/2010

    " The stories are beautifully written and the most part light on complete storyline. It's like they are exercises. She is a fabulous writer. I think she is not strong on ending the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bethany | 8/18/2010

    " I absolutely adored the first story, At The Bay, but was disappointed from there on out. The stories are just kind of boring, and I found myself pushing through to finish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruby | 8/5/2010

    " Very, very good.
    Also - this particular edition came with a very interesting, useful and well written introduction, that definitely helped me to enjoy the stories even more. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gill | 8/2/2010

    " I learned that I don't really get Katherine Mansfield. Overly descriptive and downright odd in parts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gemini | 5/10/2010

    " Garden Party, an invisible wall separated the sorrow of death and joy of life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emgeenl | 1/27/2010

    " Only read the Garden party from this book. It's a nice story about the differences between a rich family and the poor folks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tatiana | 11/20/2009

    " so many characters crossing our gaze at insignificant moments of their lives and yet so bespoken by these glimpses. Mariage à la mode is particularly heart-breaking, as the mocking Isabel reads her loving husband's letter and cruelly dismisses it, just to join her empty friends.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 10/12/2009

    " Fifteen short stories. The first couple of stories are long on descriptive writing and short on interest. However, as I continued reading, the stories got better and better: They became more concise, sparer, more focused and altogether very powerful. Delightful read. "

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About the Author
Author Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield (1888–1923) was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and settled in Europe to finish her education. She published her first short fiction in The New Age, then in Rhythm, whose editor, the British writer and critic John Middleton Murry, she soon married. Her writing contributed to the development of the stream of consciousness technique and to the modernist use of multiple viewpoints, and her style has had a powerful influence on subsequent writers in the same genre.