Dream Life and Real Life

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Olive Schreiner

Narrated By: Cathy Dobson

Publisher: Red Door Audiobooks

Date: November 2016

Duration: 0 hours 23 minutes


Olive Schreiner (1855-1920) was a South African author, suffragist and political activist. She is best known for her novel The Story of an African Farm, but some of her most haunting and memorable works are her short stories.

"Dream Life and Real Life" is a haunting short story about a little orphan girl in servitude to a cruel Boer family. One night, following a beating, she runs away and hides in a cave. But there she overhears three men plotting to rob and burn down the Boer's farm and kill the family. What should she do? Warn them, or let them burn to death?


  • Cathy B

    The most annoying narrator ever heard. Her nasal voice with a lilt at the end of each line nearly drove me crazy and really detracted from the story. Very bad pronunciation of South African Afrikaans words.

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