The Dorothy Parker Audio Collection

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Dorothy Parker

Narrated By: Christine Baranski

Publisher: HarperAudio

Date: March 2005

Duration: 5 hours 46 minutes


Author, poet, screenwriter and outstanding member of the legendary Algonquin Round Table, Dorothy Parker was known for her quick wit, keen observations, and remarkable insight into the human condition. Regarded as brilliant, but known to be an alcoholic and often depressed, Parker's work pushes all buttons at once: humor, anger, love, pity and everything in between ... she pulled no punches, writing with pure, unadulterated passion; her work is timeless and as pertinent to today's society as it was to that of the time she wrote.
Among the gems included in this collection are her first published short story, 'Such a Pretty Little Picture' and her O. Henry Award winner 'Big Blonde,' several other short stories, and, unlike other audio collections, some of her review work.
Big Blonde
Review of Emily Post
Dusk before Fireworks
Review of Redemption
But the One on the Right
Diary of a New York Lady
The Game
Just a Little One
The Bolt Behind the Blue
Valedictory Review
Such a Pretty Little Picture
Lady With a Lamp
The Waltz
Cousin Larry
A Telephone Call
Performed by Christine Baranski, Cynthia Nixon, Alfre Woodard, & Shirley Booth


  • Nell Molloy

    This is a true gem for fans of Dorothy Parker. Her wit and acerbic humor really shone through the fine readings done by all who performed. I couldn't wait to finish it !

  • Anonymous

    Delightful and funny. The stories provide a comprehensive portrait of the author and her world. "The Game" was haunting and "Lady with the Lamp" was sad, but comic relief was sprinkled throughout. Especially humorous was "Diary of a New York Lady."

  • Kim Townsel

    This held my interest; I even replayed some of the stories. Cynthia Nixon is an excellent narrator, providing just the right animation and cadence.

  • Anonymous

    This collection of short stories displays the edgy and sardonic humor of a classic American author.

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