Short Story Audiobooks

Told After Supper

Friday, July 13th, 2012

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by Jerome K Jerome
1 hour, 2 minutes
Unabridged Humor/Ghost/Christmas Novella
1891

Jerome K Jerome

A Christmas mystery story where even the narrator can’t be trusted to stay sober or keep his clothes on.

“There must be something ghostly in the air of Christmas–something about the close, muggy atmosphere that draws up the ghosts, like the dampness of the summer rains brings out the frogs and snails.”

Performed by Susie Berneis and Robert Bethune.



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A Dill Pickle

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

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by Katherine Mansfield
17 minutes, 19 seconds
Unabridged Short Story
1920

Katherine Mansfield

A story of love lost and found, after an absence of six years. The reasons for connection and separation quickly become clear, but what will be the choice this time around?

A beautiful day. A discussion of classlessness. A snobbish ex-lover. What could possibly go right?

Read by William Coon.


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Originally for sale on June 17, 2007, and released free with a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial License five years later. See the Mission page for why.

Katherine Mansfield (1888-1923) was a New Zealand-born author of short stories and critical writings. She was a prominent modernist in the first part of the 20th century.


Athough William Coon is a relative newcomer to audiobook recording, he has many years of experience using his voice to inform, persuade, and educate his consulting clients. A recent contributor to the podcast timetravelershow.com, Bill has narrated over 30 short works for LibriVox. A list of his LibriVox recordings can be found here.





 

Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Six Napoleons

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

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by Arthur Conan Doyle
50 minutes, 34 seconds
Unabridged Short Mystery Story
1904

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard seeks the guidance of Sherlock Holmes and Watson when the mysterious destruction of statues leads to murder.

Read by Alex Wilson.


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About Magnanimous-Incident Literature

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

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by Mark Twain
16 minutes, 7 seconds
Unabridged Humor/Storytelling/Essay
1878

Twain

Twain proposes some realistic sequels to three common morality tales.

Read by Alex Wilson.


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Dubliners: Two Gallants

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

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by James Joyce
25 minutes, 14 seconds
Unabridged Short Story
1914

Joyce

Con men want to convince a maid to steal from her employer. “Two Gallants” is the sixth story in James Joyce’s collection Dubliners, classic tales dealing thematically with miscommunication, isolation, class differences, and emotional paralysis in Joyce’s Ireland.

Narrated by Alex Wilson.


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The Facts in the Case of M Valdemar

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

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by Edgar Allan Poe
27 minutes, 01 seconds
Unabridged Horror / Science Fiction
1835

Poe

What happens when you hypnotize a person in the moments before he dies? The story that began as a hoax (it was first published without the “fiction” label) is one of the first modern science fiction tales.

Narrated by Alex Wilson.


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Young Goodman Brown

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

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by Nathaniel Hawthorne
38 minutes, 54 seconds
Unabridged Short Fiction
1835

Young Goodman Brown

A puritan confronts witches, the devil, and his own morality in the spooky, Salem woods in this classic American short story.

Read by Alex Wilson.

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The Valley of the Spiders

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

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by H G Wells
29 minutes, 11 seconds
Unabridged SF/Fantasy Pulp Adventure Story
1903

Wells

H G Wells was such a science fiction pioneer that he took all the great, archetypal titles (Think about it: The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds, The Magic Shop, etc.. You’d think he would have at least been generous enough to call it, say, “A Magic Shop,” allowing that Asimov or Heinlein might decades later want to write about another one.) So it goes with “The Valley of the Spiders.”

Three adventurers face danger, death, and giant spiders, all for the capture love of a woman, in this classic pulp adventure story. Read by Alex Wilson.


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A Medieval Romance

Monday, November 1st, 2010

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by Mark Twain
21 minutes, 12 seconds
Unabridged Humorous Story
1870

Twain

A comedic fable about gender issues, succession, identity crisis, and, yes, a bit of love and romance in a patriarchal kingdom in the year 1222. By the incomparable Mark Twain.

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Dubliners: Eveline & After the Race

Monday, October 18th, 2010

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by James Joyce
27 minutes, 3 seconds
Unabridged Short Story
1914

Two stories about Dubliners on the cusp of adulthood, figuring out how to balance their respective responsibilities and freedoms. “Eveline” and “After the Race” are the fourth and fifth stories in James Joyce’s collection Dubliners, classic tales dealing thematically with miscommunication, isolation, class differences, and emotional paralysis in Joyce’s Ireland.

Read by Alex Wilson.

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