Uncle Wiggily's Travels - audiobook Howard R. GARIS (1873 - 1962) This is the second of 79 Uncle Wiggily books published and contains another selection of bedtime stories from those originally published in the Newark Evening News every day except Saturday for over 40 years. Uncle Wiggily Longears is a loveable rabbit who suffers from rheumatism and has many woodland friends and innocent adventures. (Summary by Lynne Thompson) Genre(s): Animals & Nature Language: English Group: Uncle Wiggily Read more [...]
From a Swedish Homestead - audiobook Selma LAGERL?F (1858 - 1940) "From a Swedish Homestead" by the Swedish author Selma Lagerloef (translated by Jessie Brochner) is a varied collection of stories, mostly set in Dalarne or Vaermland in Sweden, but also some stories or legends from Kungahalla on the west-coast at the time between Heathendom and early Christianity plus some Legends from Italy and Belgium. The first nine sections, "The Story of a Country House", is a short Novel, originally published Read more [...]
Cat Tales - audiobook VARIOUS ( - ) Cat Tales is the first of a series of kid-friendly collections of animal stories and non-fiction. There'll be one or two grade-school-level texts on the animal, with eight-nine fiction works. Source for these is Project Gutenberg. (Summary by BellonaTimes) Genre(s): Children's Fiction, *Non-fiction, Animals Language: English (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]
The Magic World E. NESBIT (1858 - 1924) Talking cats, birds, fish and bells, wicked fairies, uglified princesses - adventure, magic, and more magic. A delightful collection of stories for children of all ages. The Magic World is an influential collection of twelve short stories by E. Nesbit. It was first published in book form in 1912 by Macmillan and Co. Ltd., with illustrations by H. R. Millar and Gerald Spencer Pryse. The stories, previously printed in magazines (like Blackie's Children's Read more [...]
The Goody-Naughty Book - audiobook Sarah Cory RIPPEY ( - ) The Goody-Naughty Book was originally published as two books back to back. Opening the book from one end, the reader experiences "The Goody Side" where the children are polite and thoughtful. However, turning the book over and beginning from the other side, one reads "The Naughty Side" where the children are lazy and irritable. These short, moral stories teach children the proper way to behave and that there are consequences if they don't. To Read more [...]

Kayray’s Storytime audiobook
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A collection of my favorite short children’s stories and rhymes. Each book can be found online at http://gutenberg.org if you wish to look at the wonderful pictures while you listen! ( Summary by Kara )
Genre(s): Short works
Language: English (FULL Audiobook)

 

A Man of Means audiobook P. G. WODEHOUSE (1881 - 1975) and C. H. BOVILL (1878 - ?) A Man of Means is a collection of six short stories written in collaboration by P. G. Wodehouse and C. H. Bovill. The stories all star Roland Bleke, a nondescript young man to whom financial success comes through a series of "lucky" chances, the first from a win in a sweepstake he had forgotten entering. Roland, like many a timid young man seeks love and marriage. In this pursuit his wealth is regularly a mixed blessing. Read more [...]
The Eight Strokes of the Clock audiobook Maurice LEBLANC (1864 - 1941) The Eight Strokes of the Clock is a collection of eight short stories by Maurice Leblanc. The stories have his most famous creation, Ars?ne Lupin, gentleman-thief, as main character. The eight stories, even though independent, have a leading thread: Lupin, under the name of Serge R?nine, trying to conquer the heart of a young lady, travels with her, solving eight mysteries on the way. (Summary by Leni) Genre(s): General Fiction, Read more [...]

The Dead
James JOYCE (1882 – 1941)
A group of Dubliners gather together for a Christmas celebration in James Joyce’s transcendent tale of the mundanity and magic in life and death. “The Dead” is taken from Joyce’s collection of short stories Dubliners. (summary by Iremonger)
Genre(s): Short Stories
Language: English

 

Jewish Children (Yudishe Kinder) SHOLEM ALEICHEM (1859 - 1916), translated by Hannah BERMAN (1883 - 1955) Although written from a child's perspective, this is not a kids book but a series of funny, poignant, and sometimes disturbing stories about life in a late 19th-century Russian-Jewish village -- the world of my grandparents. Sholem Rabinovich (1859-1916) was born in Pereiaslav, Ukraine and later immigrated to New York. His short stories about Tevye and his daughters were freely adapted into Read more [...]
Extracts from Adam's Diary audiobook Mark TWAIN (1835 - 1910) Get the true story of Adam and Eve, straight from the source. This humorous text is a day-to-day account of Adam's life from happiness in the "GARDEN-OF-EDEN" to their fall from grace and the events thereafter. Learn how Eve caught the infant Cain, and Adam takes some time to learn exactly what it is. Genre(s): Humorous Fiction, Short Stories Language: English (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]
Further Chronicles of Avonlea audiobook Lucy Maud MONTGOMERY (1874 - 1942) Further Chronicles of Avonlea is a collection of short stories by L.M. Montgomery and is a sequel to Chronicles of Avonlea. Published in 1920, it includes a number of stories relating to the inhabitants of the fictional Canadian village of Avonlea and its region, located on Prince Edward Island. (Summary from Wikipedia) Genre(s): Children's Fiction, Short Stories Language: English Group: Anne of Green Gables and Read more [...]
Frenzied Fiction audiobook Stephen LEACOCK (1869 - 1944) From the cave man to Santa Claus; spies, know-it-alls, and journalists: all are fair game for Leacock's special brand of humor. He touches on the changes time has brought about in the city, education, and work habits. Among the other topics in this work are nature, fishing, gardening, success, and spirits--both of the departed and of the variety Prohibition prohibited. Each chapter of this book is a standalone story and if you love a good Read more [...]

Short Story Collection audiobook
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Librivox’s Short Story Collection: a collection of short works of fiction in the public domain read by a variety of Librivox members.

Genre(s): Short Stories
Language: English
Group: Short Story Collections

 

 

Reginald audiobook SAKI (1870 - 1916) Saki (December 18, 1870 - November 14, 1916) was the pen name of the British author Hector Hugh Munro. His witty, biting and occasionally odd short stories satirised Edwardian culture. Saki is considered a master of the short story and has been compared to O. Henry and Dorothy Parker as well as Noel Coward and Oscar Wilde (who clearly influenced Saki.) His first collection of short stories, Reginald, was published by Methuen Press in 1904 though these stories Read more [...]
Sunshine Factory - audiobook PANSY (1841 - 1930) Seven very short sweet stories by Pansy that you will not soon forget! They are stories children will love, and everyone can enjoy. They will make you smile and laugh and bring tears to your eyes. And each one teaches an important lesson in a sweet, encouraging way. - Summary by fiddlesticks Genre(s): Short Stories, Christian Fiction Language: English (FULL Audiobook)     Read more [...]
Three Ghost Stories audiobook Charles DICKENS (1812 - 1870) As a gifted writer with a strong interest in supernatural phenomena, Charles Dickens produced a string of ghost stories with enduring charm. Three of them are presented here, of which The Signal Man is one of the best known. Though quite different from his most celebrated realistic and humorous critical novels, these ghost stories, Gothic and grotesque as they are, are of good portrayal, and worth a read/listen. Summary by Vivian Chan Genre(s): Read more [...]
African-American Collection audiobook VARIOUS ( - ) This collection recognizes Black History Month, February 2007. Two excellent resources for public domain African American writing are African American Writers (Bookshelf) and The Book of American Negro Poetry, edited by James Weldon Johnson. Johnson's collection inspired the Harlem Renaissance generation to establish a firm African-American literary tradition in the United States. (Summary by Alan) Genre(s): Anthologies, Anthologies Language: Read more [...]