The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes audiobook Sir Arthur Conan DOYLE (1859 - 1930) Sherlock Holmes, a fictional character of the late 19th and early 20th century created by Scottish author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is a brilliant London-based "consulting detective" famous for his intellectual prowess and renowned for his enormous scope of observation, his astute logical reasoning and forensic science skills in solving difficult crimes. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of Sherlock Read more [...]
Famous Modern Ghost Stories audiobook Dorothy SCARBOROUGH (1878 - 1935) An entertaining selection of "modern" ghost stories selected "to include specimens of a few of the distinctive types of modern ghosts, as well as to show the art of individual stories." Sure to please the love of the supernatural in all of us! (summary by J. M. Smallheer) Genre(s): Horror & Supernatural Fiction Language: English (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]
The Happy Prince and Other Tales audiobook Oscar WILDE (1854 - 1900) Collection of children's stories written in 1888, dealing primarily with love and selfishness. These stories are generally sad, with a moralistic message. The collection includes: The Happy Prince, The Nightingale and the Rose, The Selfish Giant, The Devoted Friend, and The Remarkable Rocket. (Summary written by Joy Chan) Genre(s): Short Stories Language: English (FULL Audiobook)   Read more [...]
Chronicles of Avonlea audiobook Lucy Maud MONTGOMERY (1874 - 1942) Chronicles of Avonlea is a collection of short stories by L.M. Montgomery, related to the Anne of Green Gables series. It features a number of stories relating to the fictional Canadian village of Avonlea, and was first published in 1912. (Summary from Wikipedia) Genre(s): General Language: English Group: Anne of Green Gables and related works (FULL Audiobook)   Chronicles of Avonlea 1st US edition Author Lucy Read more [...]
LibriVox recording of 1912: Short Works Collection. Read by Bellona Times. Audiobook. This is a collection of public domain works either published in 1912, or written in 1912 and published before 1923. The accent is on non-fiction but a few short stories are included. (Summary by Bellona Times) Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; 1912; essay; non-fiction; short story     Read more [...]
The Lilac Fairy Book audiobook Andrew LANG (1844 - 1912) Andrew Lang's Fairy Books or Andrew Lang's "Coloured" Fairy Books are a twelve-book series of fairy tale collections. Although Andrew Lang did not collect the stories himself from the oral tradition, the extent of his sources (who had collected them originally), made them an immensely influential collection, especially as he used foreign-language sources, giving many of these tales their first appearance in English. As acknowledged in the Read more [...]
Just So Stories audiobook Rudyard KIPLING (1868 - 1936) The stories, first published in 1902, are fantastic accounts of how various natural phenomena came about. The original editions of Just So Stories were illustrated with woodcuts by Kipling himself. Each story is accompanied by a poem, in a somewhat ballad style. Many of the stories are addressed to "Best Beloved" (they were first written for Kipling's eldest daughter, Josephine, who had died during an outbreak of influenza in 1899), and throughout Read more [...]
The Dead audiobook by James Joyce (1882-1941) This novella is the final story in Joyce's collection Dubliners. It describes a Christmas party given by Kate and Julia Morkan, two elderly Dublin ladies, that is attended by their nephew, Gabriel Conroy, and his wife. While the party is festive, full of dancing, drinking, and eating, it is also pervaded by political, religious, and sexual tensions, as well as memories of loss. When Gabriel and his wife go home at the end of the night, she reveals Read more [...]

Dubliners audiobook
by James Joyce (1882 — 1941)

Masterful short stories about life in Dublin at the turn of the 19/20th century, by James Joyce. (Summary by Hugh McGuire) (FULL Audiobook)

 

 

The Best American Humorous Short Stories audiobook
by Alexander Jessup (editor) (1871-?)

Eighteen short stories by famous and little known authors compassing the period 1839 – 1914. The editor’s very extensive introduction is omitted from this Librivox audio book. (Summary by David Wales) (FULL Audiobook)

 

 

The Altar of the Dead audiobook by Henry James (1843-1916) A fable of literally life and death significance, the story explores how the protagonist tries to keep the remembrance of his dead friends, to save them from being forgotten entirely in the rush of everyday events. He meets a woman who shares his ideals, only to find that the past places what seems to be an impassable barrier between them. Although James was not religious in any conventional sense, the story shows a deep spirituality Read more [...]
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow audiobook by Washington Irving (1786 - 1859) Everyone knows the story of the Headless Horseman but perhaps you, like me, did not remember what a marvelous story teller Washington Irving was. He observed human nature closely and like any good humorist, lets us laugh at our own silly and superstitious sides through the joy of having strangers be the ones to display them. If you, like me, have only vague and muddy memories of this story, you owe it to yourself to listen 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

 

American History Stories audiobook Mara L. PRATT ( - ) History is brought to life in the second volume of American History Stories by Mara L. Pratt. It is a wonderful introduction for children to American history, this volume beginning with the causes of the American Revolution. Although each chapter is short, it is full of fascinating information, and so well-written that adults will enjoy it as much as children. (Summary by Laura Caldwell) Reader's Note: This edition contains patriotic songs Read more [...]
Tales of the Jazz Age audiobook by F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) Tales of the Jazz Age (1922) is a collection of eleven short stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Divided into three separate parts, according to subject matter, it includes one of his better-known short stories, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". Several of the stories had also been published earlier, independently, in either The Metropolitan, Saturday Evening Post, Smart Set, Collier's, Chicago Tribune, or Vanity Fair. (Summary Read more [...]
Flappers and Philosophers audiobook by F. Scott Fitzgerald 1896-1940 Flappers and Philosophers was the first collection of short stories written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, published in 1920. It includes eight stories: * "The Offshore Pirate" * "The Ice Palace" * "Head and Shoulders" * "The Cut-Glass Bowl" * "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" * "Benediction" * "Dalyrimple Goes Wrong" * "The Four Fists" (Introduction by Wikipedia)     Read more [...]