Caedmon Short Story Collection

Version: Abridged
Author: Various Artists
Narrator: Various Artists
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Literature, Essays & Anthologies, Short Stories
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Published In: August 2001
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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Caedmon brings together some of the most unforgettable stories in literature, vividly realized both by the authors themselves and by a cast of superb actors

Continuing and enhancing the Caedmon tradition of bringing the greatest literature to vibrant audio life, here are stories that have echoed though the years, brilliantly performed by an array of renowned actors, as well as the authors themselves.

These fourteen unforgettable recordings feature Eudora Welty's earthy wit in Why I Live at the PO., Ossie Davis's electrifying incarnation of Langston Hughes's eloquent A Toast to Harlem, and John Updike's delightfully droll reading of his own Persistence of Desire.

The Caedmon Short Story Collection offers such a rich and varied spectrum of listening experiences-whether shattering, darkly hilarious, or cuttingly incisive-it will make for countless hours of enjoyment that only increase with each return to it.

Cassette 1Side 1The Diamond Necklace by Guy De Maupaussant, performed by Claire BloomAn Occurrence At owl Creek Bridge by Ambrose Bierce, Performed by David McCallumSide 2Tobermory by Saki, performed by Keith BaxterA Painful Case by James Joyce, performed by Cirian Hinds Cassette 2Side 1 The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield, performed by Celia JohnsonA Hunger Artist by Franz Kafka, performed by Lotte LenyaSide 2The Jelly-Bean by F. Scott Fitzgerald, performed by Dylan Baker Cassette 3Side 1 University Days by james Thurber, performed by Richard KileyA Toast to Harlem by Langston Hughes, performed by Ossie DavisWhy I Live At The P.O. by Eudora Welty, performed by the authorSide 2The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, performed by Maureen StapletonPersistence of Desire by John Updike, performed by the author Cassette 4Side 1 We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick, performed by Keir DulleaSide 2Homeland by Barbara Kingsolver, performed by the author

Reviews (1)

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Written by Kathy on July 11th, 2011

  • Book Rating: 1/5

The major problem with this collection of short stories was that there was no way to know what each story was. Only on rare occasions would the narrator give the title of the story & the author. I recognized two of the stories, but most of them were unknown to me. I gave up on CD 2

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