Going Public … in Shorts!: Complete Collection
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: June 2015
Duration: 16 hours 52 minutes
From haunting ghost stories to classic fairy tales, Going Public … In Shorts! is a collection of forty classic and lesser-known works by history’s greatest writers. Among the stories included are “The Death of a Government Clerk,” Anton Chekhov’s defining vignette; “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County,” Mark Twain’s comedic story that earned him national fame; “The Gift of the Magi,” O. Henry’s masterful Christmastime tale about love and sacrifice; and “The Story of an Hour,” Kate Chopin’s enduring feminist work about a frail woman and her dead husband. Also included are lesser-known stories such as “Brown Wolf,” a short tale by Jack London; “The Diamond as Big as the Ritz,” an early thriller-romance by F. Scott Fitzgerald; “The Spectre Bridegroom,” a folk tale–style ghost story by Washington Irving; and “The Prophets’ Paradise,” a dreamlike narrative by Robert W. Chambers. Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.
Read by: H. P. Lovecraft; John Lee; Mark Turetsky; John McLain; Scott O’Neill; Diane Havens; Dick Hill; Simon Vance; John Pruden; Arielle DeLisle; Jo Anna Perrin; Dion Graham; Amy Rubinate; Kyle Munley; Adam Verner; Rachel Fulginiti; Cris Dukehart; Coleen Marlo; Susan Ericksen; Oliver Wyman; Paul Michael Garcia; Gabrielle de Cuir; Johnny Heller; Tish Hicks; Kaleo Griffith; David Drummond; Karen White; Peter Berkrot; Vanessa Hart; Patrick Lawlor; Jeffrey Kafer; Hillary Huber; Gary Dikeos; Luke Daniels; Stefan Rudnicki; Robert Fass; Cassandra Campbell; Robin Ray Eller; Xe Sands